Guidance developed with FDA outlines preparedness and response recommendations for healthcare delivery organizations and others.
Federal acquisition is easy and straightforward, said no one ever. Rules, regulations, policies, procedures, definitions, requirements, contracts, forms—constantly updated …
Exhibitors included Lead Visualization/Graphics Software Engineer Sacha Panic. His “If there was no gravity” exhibits were grounded in his research of human perception and control of spatial orientation….
This award-winning project enables the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to forecast the future aviation fleet in the United States. Previously, having to contract externally for this forecast, the FAA had minimal insight into how the forecast was produced…
Gestalt Wikis at MITRE: Origins
This blog post is the first of four in a series about Gestalt Wikis at MITRE. MITRE began using wikis on the corporate intranet in 2005 with the volunteer grassroots creation of MITREpedia. MITREpedia uses open source MediaWiki as its underlying wiki software. The objective as stated in its Main Page was to capture information about MITRE “people, projects, organizations, customers, technology and more.” In a recent conversation with its founder, Harry Sleeper, the motivation behind MITREpedia was elaborated as to provide a collaborative environment where staff could author linked narratives of well-formed, detailed knowledge about their work.
With the popularity of social media in purely social contexts, I’ve been fascinated by the implications for using these tools for work-related purposes. In recent years, organizations of all types—whether they are industrial, academic, government, or non-profit—are increasingly turning to social media tools such as wikis, blogs, microblogs, and social networking for internal use. By doing so, they hope to enhance collaboration, streamline business processes, and improve relationships.