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How to Climb the Knowledge Mountain

By Andrea Castle
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Data drives decisions every day in government. But turning raw data into actionable insights is only the first step. How can federal agencies continually add value to the original data…

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How to Enhance Data Collaboration Across Federal Agencies

How to Enhance Data Collaboration in Federal Agencies

By Andrea Castle
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Data is one of the most valuable assets for federal agencies. But in order to maximize its value, data needs to be shared. By sharing data, federal agencies can reduce…

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Virginia Chamber Unveils 23rd Annual List of Virginia's Fastest Growing Companies – The Fantastic 50

By Fred Hassani
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Tesla Government is named as a Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Virginia Fantastic 50 Winner

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When Big Tech Is Not the Answer—Why Small Businesses Get More Done

By Julia Belloti
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Every company wants to be more productive and maximize profit and to do so, many of them use large-scale productivity suites and apps. But what if I told you the…

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Beyond Cultural Training: Turkey and the Case for Context

By Emine Toplu
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Military officers deploying abroad and executives conducting activities overseas often receive cultural training designed to help them avoid offending host country nationals and to negotiate effectively with host country counterparts.…

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Afghanistan Is Finally Holding Elections—While the Taliban Gobbles Up Territory

By John Strobridge
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Afghans are set to head to the polls next year to elect a new parliament more than three years after the legislative body’s most recent term expired in 2015. The…

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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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