SPEC Innovations Releases Innoslate 4.7

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Manassas, VA; 2-06-2023: SPEC Innovations is proud to announce the release of Innoslate v4.7. This release follows its prior release of 4.6 in May 2022. Innoslate 4.7 focuses on user experience and enhancements. This release features updates such as SysML 1.6 Compliance Developers have been working hard to keep up with the continuous SysML updates. […]

#SPECSpotlight – Taylor, Communications Manager

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Taylor Duffy, Communications Manager I graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2018 and went to work full-time for a defense contracting company as their Communications and Marketing Analyst. I came to SPEC Innovations in March of 2022, so I am a relatively new addition to the team! My role consists of social media management, writing, […]

SPEC Innovations’ Tool, Innoslate, Receives Security Technical Implementation Guide Approval

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Manassas, VA; 11-17-2022: SPEC Innovations is proud to announce that our product, Innoslate, is now Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approved. A STIG is a configuration standard consisting of cybersecurity requirements for a certain product. Following these protocols certifies that Innoslate is a fully cyber-secure software that protects all critical information for any product or […]

SPEC Innovations Attends NDIA Conference

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By Taylor Duffy SPEC Innovations President, Dr. Steven Dam, and Systems Engineers, Michael Campbell and Andy Tapia, just got back from representing SPEC Innovations at the 25th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference! The annual conference is hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and this year took place in Orlando, Florida, November 1-3. […]

3 Biggest Lessons Learned Owning a Small Business

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By Cynthia Mahugh-Dam  In 1998, I joined SPEC Innovations as the CEO, with the vision to provide quality and innovative engineering services to clients, create a safe and pleasant working environment, and offer superior leadership and guidance. Although our vision remains the same, SPEC Innovations has evolved into something much greater. With new opportunities comes […]

SPEC Innovations Takes Space Day at GMU

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By Dr. Steven Dam SPEC Innovations had the pleasure of sponsoring George Mason University’s Space Day on September 10th! The event was free for everyone of all ages and educated the public on the technology and science behind some of the leading aerospace projects in the area. GMU did a great job creating fun for […]

Letters to Our Younger Selves

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As part of our sponsorship with INCOSE’s Empowering Women Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE), we wanted to take our own spin on a book they wrote, Letters To My Younger Self: How Systems Engineering Changed My Life. 5 SPEC Innovations women wrote letters to their younger selves about lessons learned from pivotal moments in their […]

Methods to Maintain Communication With a Remote Team

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By Taylor Duffy When it comes to remote working, you either love it or hate it. However, there’s one thing we can all agree on – it isn’t going anywhere. Before the pandemic, about 6% of Americans worked primarily from home. In a recent study, they found that that number has risen to around 62%. […]

#SPECSpotlight – Lilleigh, Systems Engineer Intern

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Lilleigh Stevie, Systems Engineer Intern I currently attend George Mason University, College of Engineering and Computing and began an internship with SPEC Innovations in February of 2021. Upon my graduation this December, I will be a full-time Systems Engineer at SPEC Innovations! My current role consists of doing research on various topics that will potentially […]

SPEC Innovations Attends 32nd INCOSE Symposium

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By Steve Dam Another year is in the books for SPEC Innovations and INCOSE! Elizabeth, Mallory, Michael, and I just got back from the 32nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium. The event was over five days, June 25-30, in Detroit, Michigan. After two years of lockdown and being unable to attend in person, the theme was […]