Slow is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast
October 6, 2017

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
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October 5, 2017

Hike for Vets – Mt. Katahdin

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
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Veratics Cyber Project Operations Center
April 7, 2017

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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Veratics CMMI L2
March 1, 2017

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
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Veratics Hike for Vets 2017
February 6, 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
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Veratics Hike for Vets 2017 Hiker - Alison Swing
January 31, 2017

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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Foothills Trail
January 24, 2017

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
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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)

	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)
October 31, 2016

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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October 18, 2016

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
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March 23, 2016

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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March 3, 2016

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
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