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Monday, August 09, 2010

Update: He’s joined FortiusOne.

- blog post

—- original post—-

UMapper‘s Andrei Taraschuk is stepping down as CEO, as noted in his blog: “Friends, I’ve made the decision to step down as UMapper CEO and end my active involvement in the company’s day-to-day operations.” UMapper co-founder Antoine Toffa will take over.

- Andrei’s Blog via TWIM

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/09 at 11:18 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Killpack, well-known to readers as one time head of the Charlotte ESRI office and general manager and head of worldwide sales at ESRI (among other geospatial companies), will serve as Senior Vice President at GeoNav in a marketing/business partner role.

The company offers, per a Killpack attributed quote, “a unique and state-of-the-art technology combining terrestrial LiDAR and 360-degree real-time video. This ability to build a library of LiDAR and video will change the way industries collect facility and asset information.”

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/09 at 11:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Defense Secretary Robert Gates decided to drop what’s called the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System, a pay-for-performance system used for a large number of the department’s intelligence employees. James Clapper, who headed the Natinoal Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and will be the new director of national intelligence, penned a memo that says all those workers, save those at NGA, will move to a difference system. The NGA has its own pay for performance system that’s been in use for about a decade. The DCIPS appears to be much newer, though I could not find the date when it went into effect.

- GovExec Blog
- Federal Times

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/09 at 07:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Letitia A. Long will be named as director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency today. She will be the first woman to head one of the 16 major intelligence agency. (I look forward to not having to note such things as being a big deal soon!)

- AP

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/09 at 07:34 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“I wish I could come to the conclusion that GIS could save the world.”

- Karin Mac Donald, director of the Statewide Database at the University of California, Berkeley, maintains the official database of California’s legislative boundaries, quoted in an article highlighting boundary issues in Kern County CA at Bakersfield.com

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/09 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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