Ryan Schradin
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.

The digital twin – a necessity for government facilities in a post-COVID world

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Tod Glidewell, who leads Future Aviation Sustainment & Modernization Continued Airworthiness initiatives at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), about how digital twins were being developed for one of…

Aging infrastructure and a need for efficiency drives AWV to embrace BIM

Regardless of where you live in the world, you have most likely experienced the impacts of an infrastructure upgrade, road repair, or bridge construction job that has seemingly dragged on forever and – ultimately – cost much more than originally…

Additive manufacturing – redefining what’s possible for the government

The U.S. military and government agencies are constantly looking for public sector best practices and exciting new technologies that they can implement to help increase efficiency, improve operations, and cut costs for the taxpayer. And few technologies are more capable…

How advanced manufacturing is revolutionizing the way the military makes

One of the most exciting technological advancements in today’s military isn’t a mobile device, or an application, or even an immersive AR application that delivers real-time intelligence to warfighters on a heads-up display. It’s a simple aluminum bracket. That may…

Eaton uses advanced manufacturing to rapidly produce PPE for COVID response

The COVID-19 pandemic in our nation began in late January with one single case in Washington State. Just a few short weeks after that, some U.S. states started to experience massive outbreaks, including New Jersey, New York, California, Massachusetts, Michigan…

Virginia Tech on training the DoD’s next gen digital design and manufacturing workforce

Earlier this year it was announced that the Department of Defense awarded Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology $3.8 million in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Office of Naval Research’s Manufacturing Engineering Education Program.…

Affordable Housing and Military Construction Get a Boost from Space Technology

In our previous conversation with Jacobs’s Digital Delivery Director, Kurt Maldovan, we discussed how Jacobs is developing radical innovations in additive manufacturing that could make living on a whole different planet a reality.  But these technologies, which are so critical…

Jacobs Explains Why Additive Manufacturing is a “Gamechanger” in Outer Space and at Home

Space may be the final frontier, but when human exploration of other planets becomes a reality, we will need to find ways to build homes and shelters there, much like we do for ourselves here on Earth. Doing so, however,…

Taming the “Wild, Wild West” of National Guard Facilities Data Storage

The Army National Guard is a distributed and complicated organization that has multiple divisions and units in each of the fifty states, three territories and the District of Columbia. However, while these agencies are overseen by a centralized federal organization…

How to get started with advanced manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing solutions are giving those that make things for the government new tools that make it possible to make things more quickly, more efficiently and more cost effectively compared to traditional techniques and methods. And yet, despite the evident…