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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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Knowledge Management Across Agencies: Tesla Government featured on GovExec Daily Podcast

By Andrea Castle
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Knowledge management, collaboration and information sharing between agencies under normal circumstances is challenging – even more so while working remotely.  Tesla Government’s Andrea Castle, a data curator and knowledge management…

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Benefits of Open-Source Research for Federal Agencies

By Tyler Wilson
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With the 24/7 news cycle, many of us have learned to source and assess articles and updates like professional researchers. Is the information I have in hand accurate or not?…

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Insider Secrets for Knowledge Management System Adoption: Community Building

By Fred Hassani
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Your agency’s new knowledge management system (KMS) went live a few weeks ago. You were excited to introduce it to everyone and expected to hear good feedback, but what are…

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File Naming and Data Organization Best Practices: From Clutter and Chaos to Knowledge Management Nirvana

By John Steed
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No one pays much attention to file names until they cause a problem. Perhaps you’ve experienced the frustration and needless busywork caused by a lack of standardized file organization practices.  …

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Data Curation Strategy: 3 Essential Elements and Best Practices

By Andrea Castle
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Federal agencies are collecting more data and information than staff can manage. With so much to sift through, it’s sometimes impossible to find the small percentage of data that’s actually…

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Data Visualization for Federal Agencies: Data Specialists Bring Your Information to Life

By John Steed
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The novel War and Peace has 587,287 words. If you randomly strung those words together, you wouldn’t end up with one of the best novels of all time. You’d end…

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3 Signs You Could Benefit from a Knowledge Management System

By Andrea Castle
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Since our team is frequently called to rescue clients experiencing information overload, we are often asked how a government agency can benefit from a knowledge management system.  Many questions arise…

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Disadvantages of Lots of Data

By Fred Hassani
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We live in a grand age of communication. Every day, we have access to an abundance of data and information passing across our screens. Anything we need to know is…

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Why Do Knowledge Management Projects Fail? Lack of User Engagement.

By Andrea Castle
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Stories about project success and failure make great reading for project managers. Without enduring the pain, you can see how some projects went off the rails while others didn’t. For…

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Metrics of a Successful Knowledge Community

By Ben Schwartz
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Effective knowledge management depends on community-building and collaboration: pulling together everyone’s information and experience in a usable format enables each individual to benefit from the shared body of knowledge. At…

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