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StateScoop: USVI BIT Director and CIO Angelo “Tony” Riddick shares post-disaster insights


(via StateScoop.com)

Angelo Riddick at OmniSystems Tech Expo in 2017

Angelo Riddick, COL(R) PMP at OmniSystems Tech Expo on St. Thomas, USVI (2017)

As the United States Virgin Islands braced for off-scale Hurricane Irma in early September 2017, neither its citizens nor those tasked with keeping them safe could anticipate the advent of vicious Hurricane Maria with 2 weeks of Irma’s departure. As the territory’s Chief Information Officer and director of the Bureau of Information Technology, U.S. Army Colonel (Retired) and Project Management Professional Angelo “Tony” Riddick, took action as his department withstood the merciless grind of these two historic weather events, guiding his team and retooling processes to strengthen recovery protocols.  Continue reading

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VI Source: Restoration Progress of viNGN All-Fiber Broadband Continues to Move Quickly


viNGN’s Celestino White, Jr., Nathan Burchett, Cleave McBean, Jr. and Lead Field Tech Matthew Stephens work to restore fiber optic circuit at Property & Procurement building in Subbase, St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS December 2, 2017 – The U.S.V.I. is now seeing tremendous benefits of design and construction of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) through quick restorations and more high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the Islands.

The viNGN has announced that progress around the recovery and restoration efforts throughout the territory continues to move quickly. Credit for the continuing progress was given to the overall design of the all-fiber broadband network as well as the underground infrastructure that was protected from both the recent hurricanes and related storms which devastated the islands. Continue reading