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5 Must-Read Tech News Hits

Tags: innovation, Google, cloud computingPosted: 08/09/2017

  Rounding up IT and advanced tech-related news in government and industry   Silicon Valley Vet Discusses Being ‘Old’ in Tech World Karen Wickre was offered a job at Google at age 52, and as the company and team grew, she noticed most of the incomers were younger. Though this was 15 years ago, not…

Ventures Office Led by ‘Guy Who Wears Jeans’ Aims to Create Pathway for Disruptive Tech

Tags: national geospatial-intelligence agency, anthony vinci, innovationPosted: 08/09/2017

NGA’s Anthony Vinci’s focus is to get government to innovate faster The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new Office of Ventures and Innovation is slated for an early September formal kickoff currently being stood up by “a guy who wears jeans to the office.” That’s how NGA Director of Plans…

ATARC Awards 5 Government Leaders of Mobile Innovation

Tags: ATARC, innovation, mobilePosted: 04/07/2017

The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center held its Federal Mobile Computing Summit on March 28 in Washington D.C., where it highlighted the technology and strategies the federal government is using to improve agencywide mobility efforts. During the event, ATARC paused to present its Mobile…

Building a Vision That Works

Tags: change management, innovationPosted: 09/19/2016

Half of all Americans have compromised vision. If you are nearsighted, close objects are in focus, but distant objects are blurred and indistinguishable. If you are farsighted, the distant scene is clear, but differentiating the near path is difficult. Having the correct vision requires…

Creating a Space for Innovation

Tags: innovationPosted: 11/01/2014

Say the word innovation, and technology comes easily to mind. Advanced analytics, data visualization, nanotechnology… There’s no end, and the possibilities are game changing. However, innovation also involves adjustments to an organization’s business model. These changes center upon the way an…

Three Ways to Make Innovation Easy

Tags: federal government, innovationPosted: 06/01/2014

Innovation is a hot topic in government today. It’s the subject of entire conferences, speeches, programs, and awards. Despite all the coverage, however, one rarely hears a definition of what innovation is. It’s frequently connected to technology, but beyond that it seems to have a “you’ll-know-it-…

American Innovation: Can We Get Our Groove Back?

Tags: innovationPosted: 01/01/2012

It is often said that as individuals, we can be our own worst enemies. We do things that seem like good ideas, but aren’t, or perhaps just take one too many short cuts. The result is that we sometimes we end up hurting ourselves. This will put us behind the proverbial “eight ball,” and leave us…