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Attributes of a Skilled GIS Team

By John Steed
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Federal agencies rely on geospatial data to understand the where and the what for their projects around the world. Geospatial data helps agencies decide where to set up security perimeters…

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GIS and Civil Affairs: Tesla Government featured on One CA Podcast

By John Steed
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Through the past decade, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team from Tesla Government has supported Civil Affairs missions around the globe. Tesla Government’s John Steed, Director of Geospatial Services, was…

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The Geospatial Data Act of 2017: A Necessary Step Forward, with One Major Flaw

By John Steed
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Even the casual observer will likely have noticed a greater prevalence of the words “geospatial” or “GIS” over the past few years, and for good reason. The use of geospatial…

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One Clearance to Rule Them All

By Mark Costis
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Does the process of obtaining a security clearance feel as grueling and unending as Frodo Baggins’s quest to destroy the One Ring of Power? Does the idea of “reciprocity” in…

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5 Steps to Stop Information Hoarding and Encourage Collaboration

By Andrea Castle
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“Information sharing” isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a reality for modern-day government operations. However, sharing is difficult. We learned from the 9/11 Commission that the lack of information sharing was…

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Open-Source Data Is Everywhere, You Just Need to Use It

By Brie Gilvin
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Did you know that you have access to robust conflict data on Africa? Or that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United States Agency for International…

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Holding 59% of Backlogged Clearances in Its Hands, DoD Announces New "Lines of Effort"

By Geoff Openshaw
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Obtaining a security clearance can feel like the long march to Mordor: just when you think you have arrived, an angry little monster shows up to set you on a…

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Reading or Skimming: Writing for How People Read Online

By Riz Zandi
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What if I told you that the majority of visitors to your site aren’t actually reading your content but are just skimming it? The fact is most people simply don’t…

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We Want to Shape the Future Without Spending Time Building Context

By Joe Delany
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The 9-11 Commission stated six primary reasons for restructuring the Intelligence Community. First on the list was that information was not organized. The Commission argued that the importance of “…integrated,…

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Out of the Wild: Taming the Information Beast in the Digital Age

By Maureen Carita
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As knowledge workers in today’s digital world, we’re constantly bombarded with unstructured information of all types in all formats–emails, news feeds, blogs, research papers, whitepapers, performance reports, market analyses, etc.…

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Choosing the Right Image Format for the Web

By Joe Fitzgerald
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Whether you’re a seasoned web content manager or a newbie blogger, you’ll likely find yourself asking this question: what is the best image file format to use for my web…

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When In Doubt, Make A Graphic

By Geoff Openshaw
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Managing information often results in cumbersome data sets that are not friendly to readers or the poor saps curating them. Whether working through thousands of pages of coded results from…

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