Richmond Mayor Congratulates Impact Makers in October Newsletter

City of Richmond, Virginia Mayor Dwight C. Jones featured Impact Makers’ ranking on the Inner City 100 in his October 2015 newsletter. Fortune and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) ranked Impact Makers as the 8th fastest growing inner city company in the U.S. Mayor Jones also commends Impact Makers’ business model and […]

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Cybersecurity News & Trends

So much is happening in the world of cybersecurity, and it impacts everyone, from individuals to businesses to communities as well as local, state and federal government. Impact Makers’ Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consulting practice is seeing these significant trends: 1) Encryption is the best option! 2) Risk Assessments are the linchpin! and 3) Information sharing on […]

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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Directive to Strengthen Cybersecurity

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive to Strengthen Cybersecurity Protocol (Executive Directive 6), August 31, 2015 A tall order with a sense of urgency, Executive Directive 6 was issued by Governor McAuliffe to strengthen the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity measures in order to protect personal information and sensitive data through the expansion of cyber-related risk management activities. 

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Two Impact Makers Projects Win Governor’s Technology Awards

The 2013 Governor’s Technology Awards were presented at COVITS (Commonwealth of Virginia IT Symposium) on September 9, 2013. In the category “IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Government” the winner was the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for the Elevated Review Workflow project. The Impact Makers project team leveraged Kanban to enable DMV to […]

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PMI Central Virginia Presents: Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government

Impact Makers’ Doug Couvillion spoke at PMI Central Virginia Chapter – Government Local Interest Group Meeting. Doug is Impact Makers’ Director, Project Delivery and presented “Kanban – Applying Lean Management in Government.” The presentation included how to apply lean management principles to projects, an introduction to Kanban, and examples of state government successfully implementing Kanban solutions to manage teams […]

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Impact Makers Participates in COVITS Kanban panel

Andy Savage participated in the Kanban panel at the recently completed Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS), held Sept. 6-7 in Richmond, Virginia.  Andy provided an overview of Kanban workflow and visibility concepts to a standing room only crowd of state, local, and higher education technology leaders from across Virginia.  Impact Makers’ clients from the […]

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Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Wins RichTech Award

On May 9, 2012 RichTech held their 17thAnnual Technology Stars Gala with a sold out crowd of more than 600 people in attendance. At the event, Impact Maker’s client the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) received the Technology Innovation Developer Award. DHCD’s win represents the first time a state agency has won […]

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