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2017May
DetailedSelf

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
DetailedSelf

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
DetailedSelf

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
DetailedSelf

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
2015Dec

Snapping the Chalk Line

Tony Galluscio on 12/4/2015 9:21 AM On my 50th birthday I was reminiscing a bit about my career. I was thinking about projects I worked on that were the high points of my career, and it occurred to me that many of those successes have something in common.  On those successes we
2015Oct

Matching Our Passion to the VA’s Mission

by Tony Galluscio at 4:33 PM in Ideas At Veratics we have a passion for helping Veterans. We want to help Veterans transition to civilian life, we hire as many Veterans as possible, and our software development teams build software geared toward providing better quality healthcare for Veterans. A couple
2015Sep
healthcare

Toward a Healthcare Mission Control Center

by  Tony Galluscio on 9/30/2015 6:25 PM I began my career writing software and providing software engineering support for satellite ground station systems. If you know me you have probably heard me draw an analogy between using technology to understand the state-of-health of satellites and to understand the state-of-health of people.  I
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Focus

by Tony Galluscio at 6:10 PM in Ideas Have you ever had a concept that just took hold of you and would not let go? I have. Several years ago, I had the honor of attending an executive leadership seminar at the University of Virginia.  Professor Edward D. Hess taught
2015Aug

TEAMWORK

by  Tony Galluscio on 8/20/2015 1:39 PM Over my time in the military and then in my life as a civilian I have worked on many teams. I have come to value teamwork above most other things including ability. You have “teamwork” when good team players come together as a team in
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Thoughts from the Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS).

by  Jim St. Clair on 8/20/2015 3:28 PM Last month was the annual National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Training and Simulation Industry Symposium, known as “TSIS”. Hosted in Orlando, TSIS features an excellent opportunity to meet government officials and program managers from the various branches of the Armed Forces supporting training and
2015Jul
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COMPETENCE = PROCESS + SKILL + EXPERIENCE

by  Tony Galluscio on 7/28/2015 3:59 PM At Veratics we strive to build competence that solves problems for our customers.  We understand that a successful business relationship develops when our competence provides a solution to our customer’s business problem. We think of our competence as the key that unlocks a solution for
2015Jun
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A little bit about Veratics…

“Veratics” is a combination of roots of words that, when put together, means “the pursuit of truth.” We are a Veterans Administration verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). We provide software development services for government agencies and large government prime contractors in the healthcare, defense, and space industries. We use
Agile Fundamentals

Protecting the Agile Fundamentals

Which way is the wind blowing on your Agile project? Is it blowing you toward “land of happy stakeholders” or toward the “land of missed expectations?” How can you tell? At Veratics we have managed Agile projects, executed Agile projects, and helped enterprises adopt Agile practices. Along our journey we
2015May
Agile Manifesto

Agile Beginnings

In December 2007 my employer at the time was bidding a government program that required the key personnel to have Agile Scrum certifications. I was a seasoned technical manager with experience on many successful waterfall projects. I was also a certified Capability Maturity Model assessor. I signed up for the