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Navstar Celebrates Our 11th Anniversary
April 16, 2010

Navstar Celebrates Our 11th Anniversary

Our company has grown from a Staff Augmentation firm to the robust teams in Enterprise 2.0 and Enterprise Architecture leadership in Government. We have been active not only in the community when it comes to Social Media and Technology, but cognizant of our friends and families by supporting causes we care about and going green.… Read the rest

Security’s Nemesis
April 14, 2010

Complexity leads to errors. The more complex a system is, the more likely it is to have errors. This is the root of the problem with computer security. The more functionality our systems have, the more difficult it is to defend them.… Read the rest

Navstar’s New Home
January 04, 2010

We are pleased to announce that as of today, January 4, 2010 we have moved to our new Headquarters in Reston, VA. Please update your files as necessary.

1897 Preston White Drive Suite 202 Reston, VA 20191

703-880-1500 – Main Phone
703-880-1507 – Main Fax


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Cloud Computing (aka Internet based Services)
January 03, 2010

…and that Cloud looks like a highly redundant, geographically dispersed computer cluster…

Technology marches forward and the paradigm changes. The latest new paradigm – Cloud Computing! Cloud Computing is going to completely change the way we design our computing infrastructures, again.… Read the rest

Happy Holidays from Navstar
December 23, 2009

We would like to wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season. With the snow on the ground still from this past weekend’s blizzard, we may in fact have a White Christmas.

We also look forward to a very Happy New Year and prosperous health for everyone in 2010.… Read the rest

Network Management – The Art of Enterprise Monitoring
November 30, 2009

“That which is not monitored is not managed.” – A wise System Administrator

MonitorFailure is a part of life. This is especially true in the world of IT. It is not a question of if, but when. The key to successful enterprise management is to know when things fail.… Read the rest

Happy Thanksgiving From Navstar
November 25, 2009

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Gov 2.0 Takes Two Steps Forward and One Step Back
November 19, 2009

I started following the saga of the missing blog via Diplopundit, so I’ll link to her post Best Consular Blog. Dead, So Very Dead calling the case closed. I’m reposting a lot of it below.

The consular blog “The Consuls’ Files,” by Madam le Consul went missing from the blogosphere 30 days ago today.

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What is Enterprise Architecture?
November 18, 2009

I typically try to avoid “buzz” terms like Enterprise Architecture, but sometimes you just need a term. This is one such case. It is either use a term, or paragraphs of explanations. This is intended to be the paragraphs to define the term, Enterprise Architecture.… Read the rest

8 Social Media Predictions for 2010
November 13, 2009

1. Boring business names.
“twitter merges with plurk to form plitter, which is purchased by facebook (which breaks it) and renamed plitterface, at which point google creates an Open Source API app that adds digg to your plitterface, creating piglitterface.” – Overheard in Second Life

This may seem trivial, but company names and product names will start to get more serious and traditional as the more staid elements of the economy (government, financial sector, etc) look for social media partners/providers.… Read the rest

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