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Surfing the Data Tsunami(Comments Off on Surfing the Data Tsunami)

November 11, 2015

Data Crush is coming, and it gives us an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform aging and decrepit institutions, designed for the mid-20th century. As futurist Chris Surdak argues the “digital trinity” — mobile computing, social media and advanced analytics — is sweeping all before it. Digital-driven innovation is outpacing the ability of our ossified structure of government, […]

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College Degrees Help Recession Recovery

Apparently a college degree does make a difference – at least when it comes to a region’s ability to recover from recession. Northern Virginia is a driver of growth in our state. This was the case in the period between the last two recessions. From 2002 through 2007, employment in the Northern Virginia portion of […]

Public Private Partnerships in Transportation Work

Virginia’s landmark 20-year old transportation public-private partnership (P3) law has been a boon to the state. It has helped bring in additional financing sources and shift risk from the public sector to the private sector. Across the country, the state is seen as a model of leveraging private resources to improve the public good. Further, […]

Room Sharing Standards Needed In Virginia

The sharing economy has taken the world by storm—ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber have revolutionized transportation, food trucks make it possible to grab gourmet food on the go, and room sharing platforms, like Airbnb and HomeAway, give travelers affordable traveling options. Room sharing services allow people to rent out spare rooms, or even their entire property, providing guests […]

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