In Trying To Become Competitive, U.S. Postal Service Is Losing Sight Of Its Main Mission

by John Palatiello In its quarterly report earlier this month, the Postal Service posted a loss of $754 million dollar loss, continuing a trend of incurred billion dollar losses each year as it continues operations in the face of many challenges. Despite its troubles, the majority of Americans find that the delivery agency remains a cornerstone of our functioning […]

Infrastructure Gets a C from COGO

Former governor says U.S. spatial data leadership has slipped. The nation’s spatial data infrastructure gets a barely passing grade of “C” indicating it “requires attention,” former Governor Jim Geringer (R-WY) reported on February 23. Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Geringer said the national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI), a […]

In Trying To Become Competitive, U.S. Postal Service Is Losing Sight Of Its Main Mission

by John Palatiello In its quarterly report earlier this month, the Postal Service posted a loss of $754 million dollar loss, continuing a trend of incurred billion dollar losses each year as it continues operations in the face of many challenges. Despite its troubles, the majority of Americans find that the delivery agency remains a cornerstone of our […]

VAS Hires JMP&A for Association Management

Reston, VA – The Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) has announced the firm of John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) has been selected to provide association management services for the organization effective January 1, 2015.”We are thrilled to hand the reins over to JMP&A,” said John Sehl, President of the Virginia Association of Surveyors. […]

Reston Executive Selected for FAA UAS Working Group

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 […]

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

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 […]

John Palatiello Discusses Privatization on Fox News

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 […]

Palatiello Appointed to Virginia Geographic Advisory Board by Governor McDonnell

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 […]