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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 →

StratML: Aligning Strategies for a Better Future

By Matthew Harang and Dan Strongin In many ways, communication is the cornerstone of civilization. After all, it is humans unique ability to communicate on endless levels that sets us apart from other species. In today’s fast paced world, information… Continue Reading →

Taylor Alesana, Conversion Therapy, and the Treatment of Transgender Youth

Taylor Alesana, a 16 year-old from California tragically took her own life on April 2, 2015 after being bullied for being transgender. Taylor became popular on her YouTube channel for her makeup tutorials and her candid advice to other transgender… Continue Reading →

Pollution From An Artist’s Perspective

By Patricia C. Bischof At this moment, why don’t you go look into your clothes’ closet! How many of any one clothing item might you have accumulated because of the need to have the newest version of that item? As… 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 →

HS2 – Fast track to economical success or the slow train to economic failure?

By Tasmia Akkas The British government has proposed a ‘railway revolution’ entitled HS2 and declared to spend £32.7 billion on a high-speed rail link from London to Manchester and Leeds. Although HS2 may seem like project that will boost our… Continue Reading →

U.S. playing the role of whistleblower in Libyan conflict

By Ben Hernandez, Jr. As the battle to usurp complete control of Libya rages on for the rebels, the United States has discreetly been playing the role of whistleblower.  With news that the family of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi… Continue Reading →

Government Without Walls: The Internet and Government Organizations

Approximately 15 years ago, most government agencies barely had an Internet presence.  In that short time frame, government organizations have made great strides.  By the year 2000, estimates are that 90 percent of goverments already has a precense online. Policy Analyst… Continue Reading →

Embracing Reengineering in the Public Sector

By Scott Schneider Reengineering –a multi-step process in which organizations critically examine their internal work processes, compare them to those of known industry leaders, and plan ways to radically redesign them.  Reengineering is a structured method for an organization to examine… Continue Reading →

Genderless Marriage Policy

This study is primarily a literature review of one of the most heated debates in American social and legal spheres. Individuals are often very passionate about weather same-sex couples should be allowed the right wed. This report analyzes writings and… Continue Reading →

Campus Parking Policies

The issue of parking is a problem that many cities, companies, and organizations deal with on a daily basis. This planning issue is addressed in this study from the standpoint of Georgia Institute of Technology. The report includes a problem… Continue Reading →

Cruel and Unusual: Capital Punishment

The death penalty, historically, has been a major subject of debate in United States. Some argue that it is unconstitutional, while others argue it is unethical. However, over the past several years, capital punishment has not received much political opposition…. Continue Reading →

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