Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is no stranger to the government technology community. As founder and managing director of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, he helped found or invest in a number of technology companies, including Nextel.
So it was a logical leap when Warner reached out to the Northern Virginia Technology Council in 2010, asking for recommendations for remedying the major record-keeping deficiencies discovered at Arlington National Cemetery. Keep reading →
The MITRE Corporation, in partnership with the Federal Service-Oriented Architecture Community of Practice (SOA CoP), recently hosted the SOA for e-Government Conference: Practical Models Across the Federal Government.
The event drew more than 250 practitioners from industry and government to discuss examples of how government is effectively adopting SOA technologies to enhance flexibility, share data and operational capabilities, and reduce costs.
The day-long conference, held on October 11 at MITRE‘s McLean, Va., campus, was the 12th in an ongoing series launched by MITRE and the Federal SOA CoP in 2006. Co-sponsored by both, the conferences aim to enable government and associated organizations achieve the benefits of SOA through collaboration, demonstration, and community efforts. Keep reading →
Not-for-profit MITRE Corp. is seeking proof of concept ideas for “innovation brokering” with a federal government markets, in the initial form of a perpetual trade show.
The objective is to enable the private sector to overcome barriers to doing business with the federal government, and contribute innovative ideas, according to Mitre officials. Responses are due July 31 for the ideas and will be evaluated using MITRE’s Prediction Market. MITRE manages federally funded research and development centers, so it’s efforts are likely to attract more than casual interest.
Initially MITRE is asking for feedback from vendors and other participants on what it would take for them to work with the federal government – how the government can improve its research and acquisition process – before reviewing contest submissions. Keep reading →