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Commercial Insights for Government Solutions — Smart Cities Implications

More and more often, governments (local, state, Federal) are finding the most current, useful and high-performing solutions (particularly in the IT space) are created through very collaborative engagement of the commercial ecosystem.  Bringing "commercial insights for government solutions" to bear, is actually essential at this time, for example in designing, building and improving Smart City initiatives.

Read more about how commercial insights for government solutions is practiced in the use case of the Las Vegas Smart City, a collaboration between NTT DATA, the citizens and government of this American city.
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Mission Data and Information Intelligence, Analytics, AI - the DoD and Army's Data Strategy

The New Army Data Strategy, Due Soon in 2019.

Many in our mission intelligence and data management community are eagerly anticipating the pending release of the Army’s 2019 Data Strategy (last released in 2016). The 2016 strategy still is entirely (mostly) relevant, however, and in fact remains to be fully implemented in all corners of the Army.

The digital domain with AI/ML tools is quickly evolving, however – by the data owners, data consumers and their enemies.

A recent industry quote "Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford told reporters at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting Oct. 15 the data strategy will help ensure the service's data is accessible, understandable and trusted. The unstructured nature of our data today doesn't allow us to do that until we implement a data strategy... Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities will be best put to use in structured and clean data, something the service does not have rig…

Top 10 Northern Virginia SEO & Digital Marketing Firms

From time to time we’ve taken account of the digital marketing and SEO landscape around us, here in Northern Virginia. Things change quickly on the Internet, and in the DMV digital business area - particularly for online marketing businesses competing for business, keeping up with Google, and educating local clients about all things digital.  Our research summary here is a mix of current data, and our long-time understanding of the expertise available in our industry here in NOVA.  While our summary may obviously appear subjective - we’re happy to point out the stronger players - while bypassing others - in this area.  Some are friends, some we’ve known, some are newcomers, but the digital marketing industry in Northern Virginia is quite healthy, with a very capable and professional shortlist of providers for the wealth of small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and startups who need help getting to #1 in Google search results.
We did the research, so you don’t …

ALL Data as a Service (DaaS/BDaaS) - EAs in a New Role, as DaaS Enablers

That's where we're headed, inexorably - you'd like to know what's going on with your systems, what your customers or constituents need, or perhaps the latest metrics concerning device utilization trends during business events. And, you'd like this information (all of it, or lots of it) right now, in an easily consumable, visual, semantically-relevant way - to share with your community and to be automatically (or easily) ingested by your other systems or analysis tools. Secure & compliant, fast, portable, standardized if necessary, high quality.

But most of all, you'd like to pay only for the data and the way it's delivered to you - not for a bunch of information technology products and services, hardware and software. You want data-as-a-service, as a consumer; i.e. explicit data units delivered via affordable service units. (Note the service deployment method might include Database-as-a-Service, i.e. DBaaS).

Or - you're on the other side - you want …

DC, Northern Virginia Digital Strategy - for Businesses, Agencies, Nonprofits - Upcoming Committee Meetings 2014-2015

Thursday, Sept. 18th 7:30-9AM - Build Your Digital Strategy, for 2015

Mark your calendars and RSVP for this first rebranded NVTC "Digital Strategy" meeting of the new fiscal year - kicking off support and insight regarding building and evolving your Digital Strategy for 2015.

Or join the NVTC now to participate!

Hear from other #NVTC business and government members, sharing information regarding the approach to a Digital Strategy, executing and sustaining it for innovative business value.

This is an ongoing series, helping NVTC members through creation and use of their 2015 Digital Strategy, beginning with roles, resources and organizational challenges. Following meetings and forums will address digital business models, digital channels and communication, digital infrastructure and IT impact, plus analytics and value realization.  Mobile, Social, Cloud - these are key enablers, disruptors.

If you're an member engaged in Digital Strategy, as a leader or partici…

Hand-held Motorola CP200 Radios vs. Cellphones Identified as Key to Safety & Reliable DR/Continuity of Operations, for Industry and Government

News reports and incidents regarding issues with reliance on cellphones for event, incident or other monitoring and operations activities requiring mobile communications continues to surface. In this context, those responsible for finding, purchasing and using critical hand-held communications devices are maintaining their use of advanced hand-held radios - including the extremely popular and durable Motorola CP200 handheld radio.

(This is a noteworthy industry perspective, from a KME client partner. Myself and other KME partners are satisfied, regular user of handheld two-way radios for many purposes, business and recreation, when cellphones are impractical or otherwise not designed for purpose.)

National Two-Way Radios, a leading provider of critical Motorola mobile hand-held radio technologies and services, provides current, key evidence for two-way radios vs. cellphones as a critical core or backup component for business and mission operations in all challenging environments.

This …

Northern Virginia Hire a US Veteran Information Campaign Kickoff - Lake Ridge, VA Wed Apr 30 10AM-2PM

Northern Virginia Business Center (NVABC) Hire a Vet Kickoff

Date: Wed 30 April 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Networking Coffee 9-10am)
Location: Northern Virginia Business Center (NVABC), 3421 Commission Ct., Suite 100, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

Registration is required, at this registration link.

NVABC, in conjunction with a long list of sponsors, is proud to support our nation's veterans and their transition from military service to gainful employment and business opportunities.

Companies and supporters are invited to come to the NVABC "Hire A Vet" Kickoff, to meet military veteran job seekers in the Northern Virginia region, network with other Northern Virginia businesses, and to learn about the wide range of accessible, local programs and resources available to support veteran transitions. The event is designed to provide businesses with the most updated information and insights to maximize their veteran hiring goals.

This past week, The Bureau of Labor Statistics re…