The Alliance for Commercial Technology in Government represents startups and the commercial tech sector, advocating for policies that can improve our government services and maintain our competitive advantage by bringing more tech into government programs.
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Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Girls Who Code equips girls with the skills they need to pursue careers in technology and the confidence they need to break barriers and thrive in a male-dominated industry.
Tl;dr: UX or User Experience encompasses all aspects of the end-user interactions with the company, its services, and its products. An authentic user experience goes far beyond giving customers what they say they want. So we go deeper and research the underlying wants and needs of the end-user. To provide a high-quality user experience, we have to be seamless in our disciplines, which we discuss in detail. There are also two primary requirements to provide a superior user experience. The first is to meet the customer’s exact needs without fuss or bother. Next, focus on simplicity and elegance to produce products that are a joy to use.
At its core, our philosophy of “Changing the Box” is about making a positive impact. Traditionally, the saying is "think outside the box." All too often, when approaching the "impossible," it is assumed that a current or previously tried approach is entirely useless. We believe that all progress against a difficult outcome is valuable, so we seek to evaluate the situation, maximize its strengths, and minimize its weaknesses. If it can be avoided, we don't want to abandon the box; we want to change it for the better – leveraging its strengths to give us a head start on solving the problem.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on the U.S. military and how it operates in the future. Hundreds of airmen completing the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s (USAFWS) rigorous coursework were left without a way to collaborate in real time while planning the final capstone exercise. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration (WSINT) exercise is a series of complex, large-force employment missions, converging over the Nevada Test and Training Range. WSINT previously necessitated co- location of all participants at Nellis AFB. BrainGu is a cutting-edge software innovation lab that supports operators across the DoD. BrainGu partnered with the USAF in order to produce the Web-based Information Dominant Warfare (WIDOW) Mission Planning Software within only five weeks. WIDOW exceeded mission and operator needs, enabling WSINT participants to plan in a modern and collaborative environment.