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Good Afternoon All from Sunny (albeit baking) San Diego ---

Our DC trip resulted in a great deal of valuable feedback by way of comments and suggestions and I can assure you the Alliant 2 and Alliant Small Business 2 teams are listening.

A few big chunks to consider:

  1. Create a method to allow  industry to cite classified work as qualified experience when - by nature - the specifics cannot be disclosed or even discussed
  2. How can government objectively measure innovation
  3. Keep the contracts flexible - do not create a reporting contract at the expense of usability
  4. Communicate more frequently with industry and agencies

Those were my major takeaways.  Did I miss any?

By way of progress since DC, we will soon announce (I think) a solution to #1 on the hit parade and a few have offered suggestions to solve the second on the list, while 3&4 go without saying but reminders are appreciated as well.

In the meantime, I struggle with finding a definitive "glossary" of IT terms and technologies offered through a reliable source - one we can all look to as an authoritative source.  The most obvious players have been tapped but we are not quite there - especially when attempting to define the leading edge technologies we identified in a previous post.  Any ideas out there?  Perhaps a hybrid compiled from various sources and vetted here for acceptance?  Or maybe you know where I can find exactly what I am looking for?  Basically, if we hold out a technology or related service we want to ensure we are all on the same page when it comes to the scope and definition of the terms used. 

Geez... one would think there would be a generally accepted IT dictionary by now or at least a reliable taxonomy reference.

HELP!!!!

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Paul.Anninos
<p>I&#39;m sure many of the sources offered by others will be very helpful.&nbsp; While this is a long-shot, I was involved with an ISO (International Standards Organization) Committee on Nanotechnology a few years ago.&nbsp; And there were many discussions about terminology/vocabulary/taxonomy - since Nanotech was a fast-emerging (&quot;leading edge&quot;?) technology with extraordinary product applications.&nbsp; I&#39;m wondering if ISO - through their literally hundreds of Committees may have already addressed this taxonomy issue with IT.&nbsp; I will do more research but throwing it out to everyone in case there are some ISO experts out there that can drum it up faster than me!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Smorris
<p>When you ask &quot;how can the government objectively measure innovation?&quot; are you asking about cost savings?</p>
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<p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">@Smorris: Thank you for your question.&nbsp; We&#39;re open to your interpretation of innovation and more interested in how innovation can be measured objectively.&nbsp;</span></p>
rblakeonline
<p>After considerable review and thought, we are leaning toward the <strong>techtarget.com </strong>source. Frankly it offers the most useful information and seems clear. Gartner does not cover specific technologies in the glossary. Would anyone object to the use of this commercial site as a definative reference?</p>
rblakeonline
Lots of great input both on and off Interact - thank you. Liking techtarget.com v. the "pedia" portals. Thank you and I encourage more input.
michael.wiltse
<p>Gartner is a highly respected source.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/">http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/</a></p>
bgillette
<p>Try these...in order of preference</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://whatis.techtarget.com/">http://whatis.techtarget.com/</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/">http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.webopedia.com/">http://www.webopedia.com/</a></p>
egaulrapp
<p><a href="http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/">http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/</a><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>This might be a starting point.</p>
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