Ryan Schradin
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Ryan Schradin is a communications expert and journalist with more than a decade of experience. Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on the digital design, security, satellite, unified communications and network infrastructure industries. He serves as the executive editor for the GovDesignHub. In addition to his work with the Hub, he serves as the Executive Editor of the Government Satellite Report and the Modern Equipment Manufacturer 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.

Reskilling the Federal Workforce for Today’s Advanced AEC Technologies

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Michael Echave, the Structural Services Manager at ATG, to discuss the massive changes and digital transformation that has swept across the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Ultimately, the…

The Workflow and Efficiency Benefits BIM Brings to the Government

The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry has witnessed significant digital transformation over the past two decades – much of which has been driven by the evolution of new digital design solutions. Advancements in digital design—including the evolution and movement…

Is the Military Ready to Embrace Additive Manufacturing?

In our last article on the GoveDesignHub (GDH), we sat down with Dr. Samantha McBirney, an engineer at the RAND Corporation, to discuss the benefits the Department of Defense (DoD) would receive from embracing additive manufacturing. Ultimately, we concluded that…

How Additive Manufacturing Can Revolutionize Making Things for the Military

Generative design and additive manufacturing (AM), also commonly known as “3D printing,” have the capability to revolutionize how the military creates new parts for its equipment and new products for the warfighter. Additive manufacturing is widely seen as a technology…

How Advanced Manufacturing is Keeping F-35 Pilots Off the Ground and in the Skies

In our previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Arthur De Ruiter and Dustin Vagedes of Collins Aerospace, about the incredibly innovative and futuristic helmets utilized by F-35 pilots, and what makes them so unique. As Arthur De Ruiter…

The F-35 Helmet – a Modern Marvel That Creates a Unique Maintenance Challenge

For a military aircraft pilot, instantaneous perception and response can mean the difference between life and death. To give military aviators immediate access and visualization of the data and intelligence they need to increase survivability and accomplish their missions, companies…

Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Making Things in the Marine Corps

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Capt. Matthew Audette, a project officer at the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC), which the organization within the Marine Corps working to identify ways…

Increasing Readiness in the Marine Corps with Advanced Manufacturing

When military members and warfighters need a vehicle or tool to accomplish their mission, broken or malfunctioning parts are an unacceptable nuisance that stands in the way of mission success and completed objectives. When the mission requires something, warfighters and…

Safer, Faster, Cheaper – the Importance of the Jointless Hull Program

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we featured an interview with Aaron LaLonde, PhD, a Additive Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert at the United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVCS), about a recently-announced project…

The Jointless Hull Project looks to make “giant” strides with additive manufacturing

In April of this year, it was announced that the U.S. Army would be working with ASTRO America and other industry partners on a truly revolutionary advanced manufacturing program – the Jointless Hull Project. This program involves the development of…