Understanding SDSFIE 3.0 Compliance

One of the more critical, and somewhat confusing, concepts in the SDSFIE 3.0 is the notion of what constitutes a 'compliant' data set. SDSFIE 3.0 offers considerably more flexibility in schema options than earlier releases. This capability was created to ...
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Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE): Five Fundamental Tools

The Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE) is the single Department of Defense spatial data standard that supports common implementation and interoperability for installations, environment, and civil works missions. SDSFIE is being managed by the Defense Installations ...
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Developing Rates for Government Contracts, Part 2

Welcome back for Part II! Last post we discussed the various type of contracts (Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials, and Cost Plus Fixed Fee) and started to get into what we call indirect cost “pools” – Fringe, Overhead and ...
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Implementing a Lightweight Google-Like Search Using .Net

One of the requirements for my current project was to implement searching capabilities that were “Google-like”. When I heard this, I immediately thought about solr, which some colleagues have recommended as an enterprise search engine. And it does look good ...
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Developing Rates for Government Contracts, Part 1

Zekiah has been working in the complicated government contracting world for over a decade as a small business. In that time, we have been asked many times by other companies, most of the time new starts ups but sometimes established ...
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Implementing Data Encryption With Symmetric Keys in Microsoft SQL Server

Starting with the 2005 version, Microsoft SQL Server has included new encryption capabilities that all administrators, programmers and database analyst should be aware of. Since then SQL Server has been able to natively support both hashing and encryption. When planning ...
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Integrating SharpMap with the Esri ArcGIS API for Silverlight

Note: The project described in this post also makes use of ArcGIS Server. If you intend to use the Esri ArcGIS API for Silverlight/WPF without ArcGIS Server, you should review the license agreement. If you have spent much time with ...
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