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Archive, Innovation

Innovation in Three Easy Steps – Part I


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Innovation is a word that is used frequently today, mostly with a sense of excitement about something new and fun.  Yet in contrast, driving innovation in a large enterprise often seems hard and painful – impeded by a host of obstacles.  Arguably, I will write about no more important issue, and no more important concept

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Archive, Infrastructure

Front Page News


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Happy New Year! You may have seen yesterday’s Washington Post article, “Billions needed to upgrade America’s leaky water infrastructure” on the front page of the paper. Reporter Ashley Halsey used a recent, complicated sewer repair in Adams Morgan to illustrate the challenges DC Water and other utilities face in maintaining aging systems. This media attention

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