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The Income Gap In America – The Reality of Increasing Inequality

Click here for the complete report in PDF INTRODUCTION The debate over the income gap in the United States is nothing new. However, in recent years, the gaps between the wealthy and indigent and the privileged and underprivileged have widened… Continue Reading →

NIST-StratML: Common Ground

By R. Russell Ruggiero   Introduction In our world today it seems like manmade (e.g., terrorist attacks, oil spills, etc.) and natural (e.g., earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, etc.) driven events are becoming even more common place. As a resident of Manhattan… Continue Reading →

Landfill: The Tale of City by the Bay

We as humans tend to think we can fool Mother Nature, but really the joke is on us because what Mother Nature wants to do, she will do. I happened to be in Houston, Texas during the month of April,… Continue Reading →

Human Behavior 9.0: How the Mind Adapts to Long Distance Travel Destinations

Introduction While my heavily modified Klein Quantum road bike is great for short treks, it is not the ideal choice for domestic or international travel. As a result, I must take airplanes to better deal with my long-distance travel needs…. Continue Reading →

America and Job Creation: Years 2014 to 2044

By Russell Ruggiero and Matthew Harang Since the Great Recession started somewhere around 2006, America has lost millions of well-paying jobs and replaced them with the lower-paying type. This trend is quite troublesome and will most likely foster a lower… Continue Reading →

IT Deployments in Heterogeneous Environments

By Russell Ruggiero Being involved in public and private technology deployments that ranged from concepts to large-scale efforts (10,000+ seats) has been quite the eye opener over the past fifteen years. In the process I have worked with open-standards organizations… Continue Reading →

HB 7.0 (Dinner for One and Two AC Outlets for my Digital Devices)

By R. Russell Ruggiero with Restaurant Insights by Gary Nellis Excerpt: I must be old school because I focus on the company I am with, and food that is served when I go out to eat. If I want to… Continue Reading →

HB 3.0 (New Testing Methods to Access Human Behavioral Changes due to Digital Devices)

By R. Russell Ruggiero Excerpt: We as humans are ever changing and the Internet is only making these changes occur at an ever more accelerated pace. There are many important benefits in leveraging the Internet such as speeding research, connecting… Continue Reading →

Research Report HB 2.0: Human Behavior (Isolation from the Physical World)

The term “Social Media” is one that is currently popular and most often misunderstood. It is really interaction via keyboard or touchscreen, and not in person. Make no mistake, these new forms of communication provide tremendous value, but they also… Continue Reading →

Research Report HB 1.01 Human Behavior: How Interaction Has Changed Since 2000

Humans have not changed physically in millions of years, but our behavioral patterns as a whole have done so in recent years. There was quite a bit of media hype leading up to Year 2000, and as a result millions… Continue Reading →

The Revitalization of America

The Revitalization of America is a large-scale report by Rex Brooks, Russell Ruggiero, and Matthew Harang. This is the second major effort by this writing team, and the new report touches upon a number of key topics which directly impact… Continue Reading →

The 2011 California Landscape (Transportation)

Rex Brooks, Russell Ruggiero and Matthew Harang present this extensive report on the state of transportation in California. The study examines problems and issues faced at the metropolitan and regional levels, and provides possible solutions to some of these complex… Continue Reading →

Let’s Work Together: A Call for Bipartisanship in a Struggling Economy

This study is a joint effort of one Democrat and one Republican with the common goal of appealing to government officials in Washington D.C. and across the nation to put aside political differences for the good of the nation and… Continue Reading →

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