innovation

  • Pushing the region into technology product innovation

    In this special double-feature episode, we hold two separate panels with two pairs of experts. First, Oliver Schlake, Clinical Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business; and Jack McDougle, president and CEO of the GWBT, discuss how to grow the region’s economy through new technology and product-oriented business. Next, Ed Bersoff, serial entrepreneur and angel investor; and Tami Howie, partner at DLA Piper and former CEO of Maryland Tech Council, discuss how the Tandem Product Academy works to spur innovation in the D.C. area.

  • The Government IT Sales Summit

    ImmixGroup Vice President and GM Troy Fortune, and Rita Walston, the company’s senior director of Marketing Programs, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the upcoming Government IT Sales Summit and how to bring cutting edge technology to the government market. October 15, 2018

  • The future of cybersecurity

    Zulfikar Ramsan, chief technology officer at RSA Security joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss innovation concepts, handling large data sets, and artificial intelligence. October 9, 2018

  • Innovation has been neglected in the defense sector

    Coming off the end of a period of sequestrations, some defense experts are worried that innovation has taken a backseat.

  • New wetsuits will give military divers ability to stay underwater longer

    A team working for the Office of Naval Research has found a way to give neoprene wetsuits insulating power nearly equal to the fat on a seal.

  • Myths and misconceptions about SBIR

    Geoff Orazem, managing partner of Easten Foundry, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how agencies of the federal government can use Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) to solve complex problems. September 25, 2018

  • Air Force creating prototype consortium, and other new ventures at DoD

    The Air Force is continuing the trend of other transactional authorities to speed up the procurement process, says Bloomberg Government Senior Defense Analyst Rob Levinson.

  • VHA harnessing employees’ ideas for Diffusion of Excellence

    The Veterans Health Administration says its best ideas for improvement come from its own employees. It says putting those ideas into practice saved the agency nearly $23 million.

  • Does innovation exist in federal procurement? OFPP is on the look out

    OFPP has asked ACT-IAC to help find and share examples of agencies who are being innovative in federal procurement.

  • GSA’s 18F innovation hub touts 5 areas of success

    Alla Goldman Seiffert, acting director of 18F’s office of acquisition, said their mission is to help vendors spend less resources on the bidding process and more on the delivery.