Innovate Awarded Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Maps of United States Operations

The CRS required a GIS partner to support the design, development, and testing of an online interactive map and the necessary automated data workflows to support it. CRS utilizes Salesforce to manage information about the U.S. Catholic constituency and its engagement with the individuals and institutions that comprise this constituency. To visualize the constituency strength, CRS required an online, interactive map. Under this contract, Innovate brings our deep expertise and partnerships with both Esri and Salesforce. Tasks include: design and automate workflows, develop online map design and prototype, and provide service operations guides, system documentation, and training

Innovate Awarded Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau-level SharePoint Modernization and Implementation

The importance of the HIV/AIDS Bureau’s (HAB) mission-critical responsibilities within the HRSA cannot be understated. More than 200 HAB managers and staff members contribute to the Bureau’s program. It is crucial that these individuals can leverage an efficient, well architected SharePoint environment so managers and staff can stay focused on delivering program excellence while also realizing improved user experience and increased use of SharePoint (SP) in doing so.
In response to these needs, Innovate has been awarded the Bureau-level SharePoint Modernization and Implementation contract based on our expertise in SharePoint optimization and implementation. Services include, but are not limited to: promote user adoption, design/deliver training, perform overall maintenance, automate processes, facilitate collaboration, and provide business insights. We are excited to support the HRSA mission.

Innovate Awarded GIS Support Contract for Fort Polk

Innovate provides on-and-off site personnel in support of Fort Polk’s enterprise Geospatial Information System for a range of services, from GIS analysis and database management to real property inventory. Our team collects, stores, retrieves, manipulates, analyzes, and displays geospatial and non-geospatial data (i.e. field and road surveys). We routinely generate/develop new geospatial data sets from raw data in both raster and vector formats, through various analysis and conversion techniques. Our analysts evaluate options for acquiring data to optimize the existing system and make recommendations for future data acquisition needs. Under this contract, Innovate fully complies with SDSFIE, the geospatial data standard that covers mission areas across DoD Installations

Innovate Awarded United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) ArcGIS Jumpstart Contract

Through our participation in the Esri Small Business Specialty Program, Innovate was awarded the Installation and Configuration of ArcGIS Server/Portal and ArcGIS Jumpstart contract. This specialty program enabled the USDA to easily and quickly access Innovate’s services. We will provide the installation and configuration of ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Portal. Additional tasks include, but are not limited to: training, configuration, database management, publishing services, map services, and application development.

Supporting Emergency Response for Hurricanes Madeline and Lester

On September 1, 2016 Innovate staff provided Emergency Response support to EPA Region 9 to prepare for Hurricanes Madeline and Lester.  Our team of GIS specialists ensured that all the necessary data was added in the Common Operating Picture viewer. The viewer, constructed by Innovate with Esri Web AppBuilder, ensures emergency management personnel have timely access to information when responding to an incident or event. EPA utilized Innovate’s Server Monitor to ensure that the viewer and services were up and available for the hurricanes.  The map viewer was utilized as one of the primary screens at the EPA Emergency Response Operations Center at Region 9.





Opportunity to hear Innovate speak at 2016 FedGIS

Innovate is pleased to announce that Dan Spinosa, Manager of our Geospatial Services team, will be co-presenting two sessions at ESRI’s 2016 FedGIS conference in Washington, DC.  The conference, being hosted at the Washington Convention Center Wednesday, February 24 through Thursday the 25th, focuses on ways in which the federal government is utilizing geospatial serivces.  In addition, the conference provides wonderful networking and training opportunities for attendees.  Below we have included details regarding our two upcoming sessions:

Advanced Map Automation with Python
Advanced Map Automation with Python★
Thursday, February 25
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
146 A
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Jake Skinner, Esri
Dan Spinosa, Innovate Inc.
This session is aimed at intermediate to advanced level users of Python for ArcGIS. The session will discuss the arcpy.mapping module and how it can be used to manipulate the contents of existing map documents; update/repair data sources; and export, print, and automate map production. Other topics will include automating the creation of map services to be published with ArcGIS for Server and publishing arcpy.mapping scripts as geoprocessing services.

Python: Building Geoprocessing Tools
Python: Building Geoprocessing Tools★
Thursday, February 25
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
146 A
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Michael Rhoades, Esri

Dan Spinosa, Innovate, Inc.

Being able to build a geoprocessing tool with Python is a fundamental building block for adding your own custom functionality into ArcGIS. Join us as we step through the process of taking your Python code and turning it into fully functional geoprocessing tools. Both script tools and Python toolboxes will be explored.

2016 National 8(a) Winter Conference

Earlier this month, Innovate’s President and Chief Operating Officer, had the privilege to attend the 2016 National 8(a) Winter Conference.  Despite the rainy weather, we enjoyed meeting many other small businesses and learning from the many great speakers the conference offered.  The conference was “designed to help 8(a) certified and non-8(a) certified businesses gain the valuable education, promotion, and federal contracting information they need to further advance their level of experience and achieve a higher degree of success.”

We especially enjoyed the opportunity to speak with many small businesses first hand about how our new IBOP tool could help their business grow.  Click here to learn more!

Conference Booth

Innovate! Honored by CIO Review

Innovate! is pleased to announce it has been chosen by CIO Review as one of the 20 Most Promising Public Sector Solution Providers 2015. This annual list, selected from amongst hundreds of other companies, showcases public sector solution providers based on evaluations of business process improvement services and solutions that transform the government. It is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Review’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship.

“Innovate! has been on our radar for some time for stirring a revolution in the public sector technology space, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch public sector solutions,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor, CIO Review. “Innovate!’s offerings continued to break new ground within the past year, benefiting its customers, and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”

To learn more regarding CIO Review’s assessment of Innovate!, please visit:!

In conjunction with this honor, Phill Thomas, Chief Operating Officer at Innovate!, was selected as November’s Entrepreneur of the Month by CIO Review. “Innovate! is honored to be recognized by CIO Review’s panel of experts and thought leaders,” said Thomas.

Full copy of CIO Review’s November 2015 Issue:

National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit

November 4th and 5th, 2015 – Innovate! was pleased to be a gold sponsor of the Fall 2015 National Small Business Contracting Summit in Washington DC. The summit, presented jointly by The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce, is a popular conference dedicated to the growth and success of small business federal contractors.