Ryan Schradin
Ryan Schradin
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A communications expert and journalist with over a decade of experience, Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on the security, satellite, unified communications and network infrastructure industries. He serves as a contributing writer for the Public Sector Digital Design Hub. In addition to his work with the Hub, he serves as the Executive Editor of the Government Satellite Report and the Insurance Technology Insider (ITI) online publications. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking across the great state of Virginia with his wife, Sarah, and their rescue pup, Brooklyn the Adventure Dog, who is 13lbs of pure furry fury.

Using technology to design better utility distribution

One of the most important jobs for many state, local and municipal governments involves the distribution of public utilities, which can include power, water, gas and other services necessary to 21st century life. However, the distribution of utilities is becoming…

Josh Watkins, Water Utility Manager for the City of Redding, on the use of digital design in public utilities

Choosing to work in public service comes with the reward of getting to help provide essential services and necessary infrastructure to constituents. But it also comes with some incredible challenges, tight budgets and the knowledge that mistakes made in the…

Chip Barret on the role technology plays in providing public works in an evolving municipality

Every year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) names 10 leaders in public service and public works as their “Leaders of the Year.” These individuals are the public and private employees that have dedicated their careers in the service of…

BIM solutions spark infrastructure improvements in underserved communities

BIM solutions are being utilized in underserved comminutes throughout the world for infrastructure and historical preservation. KnowledgeWell, comprised of professionals who volunteer to share their capabilities with the emerging world, has had a hand in multiple BIM projects that aim…

New materials mean new capabilities for the military

In the past, if you were looking to build a new weapon system or military platform, there were only so many different options for the materials that were available to you. A hundred years ago, that was restricted to things…

3D printing a jawbone? How additive manufacturing could cut the cost of healthcare

You need only to look at the last presidential election to realize that healthcare is a hot topic in this country. If you polled Americans on the street, most would admit that healthcare in this country is broken, but almost…

Upcoming event to focus on the future of making things in government

If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area and your job focuses on making things for or on behalf of the government, we have an exciting new event that you’re going to want to know about. On May 8, 2018, technology…

Autodesk’s digital manifesto details an exciting future for construction

Every few decades, new technologies come along that are truly disruptive and revolutionary – capable of shaking up the way we work, live and play. Once these new technologies enter the marketplace, nothing is the same again, as “business as…

Enabling better constituent service with video

Tuesday was officially tax day. Although many Americans – especially those that are on top of things – probably completed and filed their taxes months ago, there are always going to be a sizeable segment of the population that decided…

Learn about the new features and toolsets in AutoCAD 2019

The launch of a new version of your favorite and trusted software product can be frustrating. Changes to the user interface (UI), functionality or capabilities of something you use every day in your professional life can be uncomfortable. However, there…