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Interview with Anne Pence-Poynter

What brings you joy? My children. What are you most afraid of? Being alone.  What would you like to learn? Technology.  Who or what inspires you? My mother.  If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say? Take school more seriously and finish your Masters! What is your favorite book or movie [...]

By | 2017-11-21T07:37:22+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interview with Anne Pence-Poynter

Procurement Support by Faye Makishima, Sara Jones and Tyler Fosnaugh

One of our newest core capabilities at netlogx is Procurement Support. As anyone who has worked in State government can attest, the procurement process can be quite complex for all parties involved – both the State issuing the procurement as well as the responding vendors. Although complicated, competitive procurements are vital to ensure State business [...]

By | 2017-11-21T07:34:00+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles|Comments Off on Procurement Support by Faye Makishima, Sara Jones and Tyler Fosnaugh

Independent Verification and Validation by Barbara Zenor and Denise Forsythe

Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), what exactly is this term that is becoming more widely recognized and requested? IV&V has, over the last several years, become a key activity for State implementations. Especially from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in regard to Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) and more recently Eligibility and Enrollment [...]

By | 2017-11-21T07:29:32+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Independent Verification and Validation by Barbara Zenor and Denise Forsythe

America Recycles Day by Nick Petr

Each year, Americans generate between 250 and 400 million tons of garbage. The amount of waste generated has tripled since 1960, and every day the average American will personally produce 4.6 pounds of waste. At times, the amount of waste produced around the world can seem staggering, but that’s not to say we can’t all [...]

By | 2017-10-10T14:43:23+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on America Recycles Day by Nick Petr

Celebrating World Kindness Day by Emily Shipman

World Kindness Day is a day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. There are a lot of problems in the world today. Mass shootings, bullying, natural disasters, riots, … The world needs more kindness now than ever. World Kindness Day (WKD) became an international observance on November 13, 1998. The mission of [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:05:38+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles|Comments Off on Celebrating World Kindness Day by Emily Shipman

Bonfire Night – A Lesson in Failing Fast and Growing Quick by Tim Barnes

Sometimes I’m appalled by my own narrow-minded thinking. As I began to research Bonfire Night, I started, like most, with Google. I discovered Bonfire Night is a night for fireworks and Guy Fawkes!  I love things that explode and V for Vendetta, but hold on, we already celebrated the 4th of July and I can [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:12:25+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles|Comments Off on Bonfire Night – A Lesson in Failing Fast and Growing Quick by Tim Barnes

The Big Data of Autonomous Vehicles by Tyler Fosnaugh

Autonomous vehicles are coming, whether we like it or not. In a previous blog, I discussed some of the potential policy considerations related to self-driving cars. See here: How Do We Prepare for Self-Driving Cars? But I barely even touched on the technological implications of autonomous vehicles. By now, you’ve likely heard the term big [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:36:01+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Big Data of Autonomous Vehicles by Tyler Fosnaugh

#TheHungerChallenge by Tabatha Anderson

Unfortunately, hunger has become more than just an epidemic.  There are multiple people across the world who are affected daily.  World Food Day is celebrated each year on October 16th to memorialize the founding of the Food and Agricultural Organization in 1945.  Each year, events are organized across the world to help provide awareness to [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:52:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #TheHungerChallenge by Tabatha Anderson

Interview with Shameem Zia, Consultant

What brings you joy? Hanging out and spending time with my family and friends. What are you most afraid of? Losing my family. What would you like to learn? How to play the piano. That is something I’ve always wanted to do; I just haven’t found the time. Who or what inspires you? My inspiration [...]

By | 2017-10-03T15:59:55+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles|Comments Off on Interview with Shameem Zia, Consultant

Consulting After Life as a State Employee by Jim Dunn

For ten plus years, I was the state of Indiana’s TANF Program manager.  As a state administrator, I’d inevitably spend time listening to advice from a private sector consultant who had been an administrator in another state. The conversation would be cordial until the consultant would wax poetic about how his old state did something, [...]

By | 2017-10-03T16:01:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: netlogx Noodles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Consulting After Life as a State Employee by Jim Dunn