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2017Oct
Slow is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast…. and Stable

I was thinking about the origin of the expression, “slow is smooth, smooth is fast.” I have heard Navy SEALs say it and I know it has origins in various military weapons training. However, this is something that I have learned to apply in life beyond the battlefield.  Basically, being

Hike for Vets Entry #18

Our Hike for Vets Hike 2017, Atlas, has reached the Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail!  Her summit of Mt. Katahdin is a monumental success for the Hike for Vets Campaign and our partner, Warrior2Warrior.  We are proud of the successes that Alison has made over the course of her
2017Sep
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Difficulty of VA Compensation and Pension Examinations

Every disabled Veteran I have talked to dreads the inevitable Compensation and Pension (C&P) examination. For those of you not familiar with this process, the C&P exam looks like a medical appointment, but it is very different. The difference is that at your medical appointment your doctor is gathering facts

Hike for Vets Entry #17

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker, Atlas, is 3/4 of the way done with her hike!  She is a mere 100 miles from the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Mt. Katahdin.  Once she reaches Katahdin she will “flip-flop” to Massacheusettes to finish a section she had to skip.  Be
2017Aug

Hike for Vets Entry #16

Alison has officially made her way through the Presidential Range of the Whites in New Hampshire, including the Mt. Washington, know for having the worst weather in America!  At this point, Alison has hiked over 1400 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and Veratics is proud to be sponsoring her hike

Hike for Vets Entry #15

This week’s Hike for Vets 2017 Detailed SelfTM dashboard is up, and we are almost to the $5,000 raised mark!  Here at Veratics, we are thrilled with how successful this campaign has been, all thanks to our supporters and donors!  If you’ve yet to donate and want to make a

Hike for Vets Entry #14

Alison is currently making her way through the mountains of New Hampshire, making steady progress towards Mt. Katahdin.  Check out her Detailed Self™ dashboard below for all of her stats!  So far she has hiked over 1,200 miles and Hike for Vets 2017 has raised close to $5,000 that will

Hike for Vets Entry #13

After a short break in Pennsylvania, our Hiker, Atlas, is back on the trail!  She restarted the trail in Massachusetts, from which she will continue her way up to Mt. Katahdin and the end of the Appalachian Trail.  Once reaching Mt. Katahdin, she will head back down to Massachusetts to
2017Jun

Hike for Vets Entry #12

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker, Alison, has crossed the Mason Dixon line and is now hiking into Pennsylvania.  She’s hiked a total of 1,064 miles and so far and, thanks to all of our contributors, raised $4,003 to benefit Warrior2Warrior.  Follow along with her progress by checking out her

Hike for Vets Entry #11

Our Hike for Vets Hiker, Atlas, is closing in on the 1000 mile mark!  Take a look at Atlas’ latest Detailed Self™ dashboard below, and check back weekly to follow along with her progress!   We are incredibly proud of the progress she is making and of the overwhelming support we

Hike for Vets Entry #10

Hike for Vets 2017 has raised $3,563.73 for Warrior2Warrior thus far!  Warrior2Warrior is a non profit dedicated to the goal of eliminating Veteran suicide.   Here at Veratics we are proud to show our support for Veterans in any way possible, and are honored to be donating 100% of the proceeds

Hike For Vets Entry #9

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker, “Atlas”,  is continuing to her steady progress! She’s hike 813 miles so far, and Hike for Vets has raised $3,048 for Warrior2Warrior. See below for Atlas’ latest DetailedSelf™ dashboard.  And don’t forget, it’s never too late to make your pledge to #endveteransuicide: https://pledgeit.org/veratics-hike-for-vets-2017.

Hike for Vets Entry #8

Hike for Vets 2017 is nearing the $3,000 raised mark!  Atlas is making great progress, and it is incredible to see the amount going to Veterans grow.  But there is always room for improvement, and we are still $1.75 away from our $5/mile goal!  Please consider donating if you haven’t already
2017May

Hike for Vets Entry #7

Hike for Vets 2017 has officially broken the 600 mile mark!  Our hiker, “Atlas”, has hiked 634 miles which equates out to $2,378 for Warrior2Warrior.  Thank you to all of our contributors who have made this possible!  We hope that you all are enjoying following along with Alison’s journey as much

Hike for Vets Entry #6

“Atlas”, our Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker, has crossed the state line into Virginia!  She’s hiked a total of 469 miles so far and, thanks to all of our contributors, raised $1,759 to benefit Warrior2Warrior.  Follow along with her weekly progress by checking out her updates via the DetailedSelf™ dashboard below.
2017Apr

Hike for Vets Entry #5

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Campaign to HELP PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDES has broken the $1,000 mark!  All thanks to contributors like you!  Check out our latest DetailedSelf™ Dashboard and follow along with “Atlas” as she hikes the Appalachian Trail.  Want to get involved?  Follow the link and make a pledge today to
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Hike For Vets Entry #4

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Appalachian Trail Hiker, “Atlas”,  crossed the 200 mile mark and continues to make great progress progress! We invite you to follow along and see regular (approximately weekly) updates on Atlas’ progress. See below for the latest DetailedSelf™ dashboard.  You can  see the DOLLARS RAISED TO HELP PREVENT
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Cyber Project Operations Center, Why?

At Veratics, we recognize Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) as a broader perspective than the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). In the 1990’s as a Chief Software Engineer I ran a “Software Factory”, in the 2000’s as an Engineering Manager on the Software Discipline team for a Fortune 500 company, I worked
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Hike for Vets Entry #3

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker, “Atlas”,  is continuing to make great progress! We invite you to follow along and see regular (approximately weekly) updates on Atlas’ progress. See below for the latest DetailedSelf™ dashboard.  You can  see the DOLLARS RAISED TO HELP PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDES  increasing!  Dollars raised will increase
DetailedSelf

Hike for Vets Entry #2

Our Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker is making great progress! See below for a DetailedSelf™ dashboard that captures her first full week on the trail.  You can  see the DOLLARS RAISED TO HELP PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDES  increasing!  Dollars raised will increase even faster with your support. Please consider joining us in
2017Mar
DetailedSelf

Hike for Vets Entry #1

Our Hike for Vets Hiker is off to a great start! See below for a DetailedSelf™ dashboard that captures her first three days.  We will continue to blog as she completes miles and you will see the DOLLARS RAISED TO HELP PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDES  increase.  Please consider joining us in our
Veratics CMMI L2

Veratics Achieves CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating

I am proud to announce that Veratics, Inc. is assessed at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2, with a great start on many of the process areas for Level 3.  Over the past four years we have consistently improved toward our goals of high quality, repeatability, and stability. Last
2017Feb
Veratics Hike for Vets 2017

Announcing Veratics Hike for Vets 2017

More than twenty veterans commit suicide every day in the United States. If we can help prevent just one, it is worth the effort. I am pleased to announce our Veratics Hike for Vets 2017 campaign. We are sponsoring a hiker, Alison, who is hiking the 2189-mile Appalachian Trail. Sponsors
2017Jan
Veratics Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker - Alison Swing

Introducing our Veratics Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker

Our Veratics Hike for Vets 2017 hiker, Alison, hails from the great state of California.  She grew up in San Diego, where she gained an appreciation and passion for the outdoors at an early age.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, and then a
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How We Met Our Hiker…

My time as a machine gun team leader in the USMC infantry carrying sixty to eighty pounds of weapons and gear over incredible distances, developed in me a very dangerous muscle memory. As my wife often points out, “Remember, you are very capable of hurting yourself.” I have severe arthritis
2016Oct
050323-F-9629D-056 Private First Class Michael Freise, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment fires an M-4 rifle during a reflex firing exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea on March 23, 2005.  Soldiers from the 1-72nd supported 1st Squadron, 1st Calvary Regiment, deployed from Germany, during Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration/Foal Eagle exercises (RSO&I/Foal Eagle). RSO&I is a complex multi-phase exercise conducted annually, tailored to train, test, and demonstrate United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) Force projection and deployment capabilities.  Foal Eagle exercise runs simultaneously and trains in all aspects of Combined Forces Command's mission.  (U.S. Air Force Photo By: Staff Sgt. Suzanne M. Day)(Released)







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	A shell casing flies out with a trail of smoke as U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Freise fires an M-4 rifle during a reflex firing exercise at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea, on March 23, 2005.  Freise is attached to the 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, which is taking part in exercises Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration/Foal Eagle.  The annual, multi-phase exercise is tailored to train, test, and demonstrate U.S. and Republic of Korea force projection and deployment capabilities.  DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne M. Day, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

Dodging Bullets

by Dan Pierce Dodging bullets, it’s like working in an environment that is operating in full on reactionary mode.  This came up one day while I was having a discussion with some colleagues and how one group couldn’t talk to others; they need permissions or a “code” first, and even
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Improving the Communication of Disability Information

by Tony Galluscio In 2015 when I applied for an increase to my VA disability, I conducted an experiment that I describe in a whitepaper that you can download here. In summary, I think that we need to enhance the communication of disability information from Veterans.  We need a faster
2016Mar
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Another year, another HIMSS Conference : the positive take-aways from a week in Vegas

Las Vegas takes big shows in stride, as huge associations come and go in the palatial halls of venues such as the Venetian hotel. Still, the HIMSS conference can inspire awes for it’s scae, and again – for the fourth year in a row – over 37,000 (41,390 to be
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Veterans in Procurement – VIP Grow – March 2016

Marc Bernard on 3/3/2016 6:11 PM Summary: Veratics had the opportunity to attend an amazing event this past week.   As mentioned on their site (click here), VIP Grow is the country’s first-ever program to train veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses to succeed in the federal contracting market. This three-day, 27-hour, comprehensive training program
2016Feb
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DCAA Compliant Timekeeping System

by  Marc Bernard on 2/4/2016 8:17 PM Veratics is dedicated to operations excellence.   One very important aspect of this operations excellence is our timekeeping policies and procedures.    Veratics is proud to have a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliant timekeeping system.   Back in 2014, we were looking for a