Posts Tagged: operations

Improving Productivity Through IT Innovation

For Thursday’s online training, “IT Innovation and How to Get There,” GovLoop brought together experts Shashank Khandelwhal, Director of Cloud.gov at 18F, and Jason Adolf, Industry Practice Lead for Appian’s Federal Business, to discuss some of the challenges of digital transformation and strategies to achieve innovation.

The Digital Transformation of Organizational Functions

No one would argue with the notion that social and digital technologies are having a significant – and sometimes dramatic – impact on societies and economies. And though most people may not yet refer to this as the Digital Age or Era, they would likely concede that we are indeed transitioning away from a world… Read more »

Ebola and the Impact on the COOP

On Monday morning I woke up to the horrible news that the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus over the weekend was a 2010 graduate of Texas Christian University. As a Fort Worth resident, proud TCU alum, and daughter of a recently retired nurse, the news hit home. I also had… Read more »

SOCOM Selects DigitalGlobe for Geospatial Dataset Software, Licenses

U.S. Special Operations Command plans to award a one-year sole-source contract to GeoEye Analytics, a subsidiary of DigitalGlobe, for human geography information system geospatial dataset software and licenses. SOCOM selected GeoEye Analytics’ software for interoperability and compatibility with simulators the command uses, according to a Sept. 24 FedBizOpps notice. “The specialized HGIS software is independently… Read more »

Special Operations Command Seeks Dust-Proof Helicopter Vision

The Technical Applications Contracting Office at Fort Eustis, Va. has selected three defense contractors to develop synthetic-vision helicopter avionics that work in dusty conditions for Special Operations Command, Military Aerospace & Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes SOCOM officials have allocated between three and five years of technology demonstrations for the Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage… Read more »

How to Tweet Like a Mars Rover

This was originally posted on the Measured Voice blog. This robot is probably better at Twitter than you. Photo from NASA. NASA gets to take credit not only for blazing trails into outer space, but also for developing some of the first great examples of social media voice. In May 2008, Veronica McGregor, social media… Read more »

The Emergency Communications Catalyst: Social Media Meets Amateur Radio

I recently wrote on the coming of age of the “Digital Public Information Officer (PIO)” and how social media, digital volunteers, and organization is key. (Find the original posting here: Considerations for the Digital Public Information Officer) This sparked a lot of great conversation across the Social Media in Emergency Management (SMEM) community and a… Read more »

Work Order Management Streamlines Daily Operations for Companies

In business, it’s important to keep facilities running smoothly and efficiently so that daily operations don’t detract from the company’s core purpose. While the primary objective of most corporations is to generate revenue while serving their customers to the best of their ability, daily nuisances such as broken equipment, manual business processes, upgrades, replacements and… Read more »

NASA’s Beck: A Rock Star Promoting the Mission

 Beth Beck, Space Operations Outreach Manager at NASA, has created a national community of rocketry and exploration enthusiasts. And she’s helped a generation unfamiliar with the thrills of NASA’s Mercury and Apollo eras understand that the space agency is more than budget battles and tragically lost Space Shuttles. How has Beck boosted outer space… Read more »