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Reston Executive Selected for FAA UAS Working Group

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This originally appeared in the Reston Patch. John Palatiello, Executive Director of MAPPS, the association for private sector geospatial firms, and government affairs consultant with JMP&A, has been selected to represent MAPPS as a member of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) working group on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), according to a news release. Here’s more […]

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Maryland Society of Surveyors Selects John M. Palatiello & Associates to Provide Association Management Services

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Monday, April 28, 2014  Annapolis, MD – The Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) today announced it has retained the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) to provide association management services. “JMP&A’s significant experience in the association management field and expert knowledge of the surveying profession made them an attractive candidate in our […]

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MAPPS, NSPS Testify on 3DEP, Land Inventory Before House Appropriations Subcommittee

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Thursday, April 10, 2014  Washington, DC, – John Palatiello, Executive Director of MAPPS, the association for private sector geospatial firms, and government affairs consultant to the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), testified today before the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, U.S. House of Representatives advocating for funding for the […]

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John Palatiello Discusses Privatization on Fox News

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Watch the latest video at <a href=”//video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a> “We’ve seen things like mapping , audio visual services, food services that were being in-sourced,” said John Palatiello, of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition. “In the Defense Department when Secretary Gates was still in office, he put an end to in-sourcing, because he found that it just wasn’t […]

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Palatiello Appointed to Virginia Geographic Advisory Board by Governor McDonnell

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RESTON, VA – John M. Palatiello, President and Owner of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc., a public affairs consulting firm based in Reston, VA, has been appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Advisory Board. The VGIN advisory board advises the Virginia Information Technologies Agency on issues related to […]

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John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. to Provide Government Relations Services to the National Society of Professional Surveyors

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RESTON, Virginia – February 19, 2013 – John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A), the premier public affairs consulting firm in the geospatial community, is pleased to announce it has been retained by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), the association of surveyors in the United States, to manage the organization’s government affairs in […]

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A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello

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A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello (without the fire) Professional Surveyor Magazine recently sat with John Palatiello, executive director of the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), for a wide-reaching and insightful interview. Palatiello spoke in detail about the changes that have taken place in the geospatial professions—since his early days on […]

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The Great MWAA Bait and Switch

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This content originally appeared in the Jefferson Policy Journal. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) seems to think the people of the region and their elected officials have either short or poor memories.  MWAA’s attempt to shift the $300 million cost of an underground rail station at Washington Dulles International Airport to Fairfax and Loudoun […]