ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 1, 2013) Innovate and Photo Science have teamed to provide web and mobile GIS solution for Oncor, a power company based in Texas. Oncor is a regulated electric transmission and distribution service provider that serves 10 million customers across Texas. Oncor provides services in 401 cities across 91 counties, making up nearly one-third of the state of Texas geographic area. Innovate will be working with Oncor to implement a mobile field solution using ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Mobile.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 7, 2012) Innovate was newly awarded a contract to facilitate the creation of the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) performance measures program. As part of their business consulting practice, Innovate specializes in creating and supporting performance measure programs to provide clients with measurable indicators regarding what they care about on an organizational level. These performance measures allow clients to report and take action to enhance their performance and drive success in the future around their organization’s strategy and goals.
For the OSA performance measures program, Innovate will be leading a series of five stakeholder work sessions over the course of 6 months to lay the foundation and identify performance goals and metrics. Upon completion of the work sessions, Innovate will lay out a “Metrics Blueprint,” test the methods identified and analyze data to ensure OSA is being provided with their desired insights. After thorough testing, a finalized process will be laid out an implemented for OSA.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 4, 2012) Innovate!, Inc. was recently selected to provide maintenance and support to EPA’s Tribal Program Management System (TPMS). TPMS is run by EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)/ American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) office. TPMS assist all federally recognized tribes in assessing the condition of their environment, help in building their capacity to implement environmental programs where needed to improve tribal health and environments, and implement programs in Indian country where needed to address environmental issues. Innovate’s roll in this project will be to assist EPA in updating the web interface and maintaining backend database for TPMS.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 23, 2012) In March, 2012, Innovate was awarded a grant from the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) for approximately $30,000. The NSDI CAP, which is administered by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), supports projects that assist the geospatial community in implementing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. In this project Innovate will develop a recommended migration route from the FGDC CSDGM metadata standard to the latest ISO metadata standard for the US EPA and State of Idaho metadata clearinghouses. By leveraging the history, background and experience of each of these agencies, this project will create a model for metadata transition that other groups across the US can follow. For more information, please visit: http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2012CAP/projects/G12AC20135.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 10, 2012) Innovate, Inc. is proud to welcome Linh Nguyen to its executive team. Linh joins Innovate as Managing Director of its new Organizational and Human Capital Consulting division. A former senior executive at Accenture and head of Accenture’s U.S. Federal Human Capital service line, Linh brings to Innovate over 25 years of consulting experience in both public and private sectors. He is a recognized leader in designing and implementing new organizational models, high-performance cultures, and complex change programs involving the integration of strategy, process, people, and technology.
Under Linh’s leadership, Innovate will augment its consulting capabilities and will now offer robust services in Organization Alignment, Human Capital Planning, Human Resources Support, as well as Leadership and Team Development, Change Management, and Training. Innovate has had a successful track record and looks forward to an exciting new venture under Linh’s leadership. For more information click here
ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 4, 2012) — On Wednesday February 22nd, Innovate celebrated its 10 year anniversary in downtown DC. The event was designed to thank Innovate’s friends, clients, and teaming partners for all of their support and assistance throughout the years.
Guests of Honor Lily Thomas, President and Phill Thomas, Program Manager enjoying the 10th anniversary party in DC
Hosts Marleen Greenleaf, Lily Thomas, Whitney Baker, and Suma Malthou pose for a quick photo at the greeter’s table.
Innovate’s official 10 year anniversary took place Thursday March 1, 2012. Lily Thomas, President, had the following to say about the 10 year milestone:
“When we started Innovate back in 2002, we had big dreams of becoming a “green” consulting firm, making a difference in the industry, making a difference in the world, and being a company that people could rely on. Now 10 years later, we have clients such as EPA, NOAA and USGS and prime contractors such as SRA, Accenture, CGI, Booz Allen, and CSC who continually renew their contracts with us, because of our “human-touch,” reliability, and personal commitment and caring. There are hundreds of other consulting firms they could hire, but Innovate has garnered a reputation of being personally invested and committed to seeing our clients succeed. That’s what sets us apart. We are truly blessed and grateful to all that have helped Innovate achieve this.”
ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 15, 2012) Innovate! Inc. plans to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in Washington, DC on February 22nd, 2012. While the official anniversary date is March 1st, 2012, Innovate has decided to move up its celebration to coincide with ESRI’s National Conference being held in DC February 22-24. The event will be taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Washington, DC from 5:30-7:30pm EST. This event not only celebrates the achievements Innovate has made in the past 10 years, but is also intended to honor and thank all of our teaming partners and others who helped to make the accomplishment possible.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 5, 2012) – Innovate wishes you a very Happy New Year! As we welcome 2012, we wanted to take a moment and briefly look back at another exciting year for us. 2011, our 10th year in business, has brought us several great accomplishments. Here is just a snapshot of some of the highlights:
- Grew two of of our larger contracts including our work with NOAA Fisheries and FEMA’s RiskMap
- Won three all new contracts
- Procured our first Sole Source 8(a) contract.
- Welcomed an incredible 50% increase in employees
- In addition to our work in the business world, Innovate was pleased to have its 501(c)3 non-profit, The Global Cooling Network, join the Combined Federal Campaign.
In 2012, we look forward to celebrating our 10 year anniversary in March and the continued growth of both Innovate! and the Global Cooling Network!
ALEXANDRIA, VA (December 12, 2011) Innovate is very excited to announce its new headquarters location at 6189 Cobbs Road Alexandria, VA. Innovate has welcomed many new team members this year— growing by 66% since 2010. Understanding the need to accommodate our growing employee base, we have relocated to a larger office a short distance away from our previous location in Alexandria. We look forward to continued growth and a bright future in our new office.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 19, 2011) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on September 7, 2011 that it was awarding Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate) a five year, $2.2M Software Development Support Services contract to support the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) of the NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS). Innovate is an 8(a) certified, “green” business that provides premier government consulting services. Innovate will be providing first level determination, problem/incident recording, problem resolution, and problem escalation for NERO supported products and services in support of NMFS.
NERO, located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, has primary responsibility for managing the living marine resources of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from the U.S./Canadian maritime boundary to waters off North Carolina.
This is the second contract Innovate! has been awarded by NOAA in the past year.