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Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Association to Form

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RESTON, VIRGINIA, USA, June 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Reston, VA – A new trade and professional association of subsurface utility engineering (SUE) practitioners, the SUE Association, is being formed and an organizing conference will be held on Thursday, July 26 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC. The intent of the SUE association is to fill a […]

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John Palatiello’s report on privatization in the federal government with the Reason Foundation

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Annual Privatization Report 2017 — Federal Privatization The latest on privatization and public-private partnerships in federal government. John Palatiello December 14, 2017 The Federal Privatization section of Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report 2017 provides an overview of the latest on privatization and public-private partnerships in federal government. Subsections include: Federal Government Privatization Update Federal Government Privatization News and Notes

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Congress mulls changes to ‘inherently governmental’ activities

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Originally published in FCW discussing inherently governmental activities. By Mark Rockwell John Palatiello, president of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition, told lawmakers that some agencies have indeed reconsidered how they receive services in many areas, including IT. For instance, the U.S. Geological Survey has transitioned from being an in-house map-production agency that often duplicated […]

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

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]