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=”//”></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 […]

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

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 […]

A Fireside Chat with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello

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 […]

The Great MWAA Bait and Switch

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 […]

Government, Inc.: The Cost of Government Competition with Private Enterprise

Recently, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund observed, “the politics of the next decade are likely to center on a debate over how to deal with a public sector that often seems to exist more for the benefit of its employees than its citizens.” As America observes Labor Day 2010, it is time to recognize […]

America Moving Forward Announces John M. Palatiello as Executive Director

America Moving Forward, a non-profit coalition devoted to advancing innovative solutions to the infrastructure crisis that is currently plaguing America’s roads, bridges and highways, has appointed John M. Palatiello as its executive director. “It is clear that our nation’s transportation infrastructure has reached a critical point,” said Palatiello. “Our roads and bridges are cracked and […]