Category Archives: Services

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Lindsay Kishter

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: as simple as it is daunting. Section 508 requires Federal agencies to make any electronic information accessible to a person with disabilities by following technical standards and performance criteria. In practice, this means making

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Patrick White

The advisory board, the steering committee, the working group—these bodies can all be spectacular tools to help focus and guide your project when the task is complex. But they take time and effort to establish, and it’s not always clear

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Jack Eisenhauer
Active Shooter Response – Five Essential Steps
Jack EisenhauerSeptember 17, 2013

The horrific shooting at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday reminded me how important it is to know what to do if you find yourself in an active shooter situation. Lindsay Kishter and I have conducted more than 50 active shooter

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Sarah Lichtner
The Oxford Comma: A Science Writing Must-Have
Sarah LichtnerSeptember 12, 2013

Editors are passionate about punctuation. I have taken a black Sharpie to one of my own wall decorations, fulfilling the urge to add commas to “Eat Drink and Be Merry.” To see an editor’s true colors, ask them if they

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Lindsay Pack
Give Visual Communication a Chance
Lindsay PackAugust 27, 2013

A recent article about Jeff Bezos’s impending ownership of the Washington Post notes that the Amazon founder and CEO all but banned PowerPoint presentations at his company. Instead of slides filled with simplistic, hierarchical bullet points, Bezos requires his employees

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Ross Brindle

Recently the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the AMTech program’s intention to fund a series of planning grants to industry-led consortia. Our CTO, Warren Hunt, blogged about the program last week in his post. This is a

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Patrick White
How To Take Over a Failing Project
Patrick WhiteJuly 16, 2013

As project managers, we are often asked to step in and take the lead on a project that is already underway. The reasons for the change can vary—staff turnover, a need to reallocate resources, or the project simply not proceeding

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Ross Brindle

This week The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) released a new report, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Implementing ICME in the Aerospace, Automotive, and Maritime Industries. The report is intended to be used as a practical handbook for those attempting

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Lindsay Pack

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, author and professional communicator Lee LeFever advocated for the use of visual communications to make potentially confusing ideas, products, and services easier to understand. Audiences are more visually literate than ever, he

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Jack Eisenhauer

A top executive once explained to me that a successful partnership has four features: trust, executive engagement, a strong value proposition, and a simple process. After 20 years of helping to form public-private partnerships, I couldn’t agree more. But I’ve

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