Virtual Adjacency

Virtual Adjacency® enables Mobility.

Be where you want to be, do what you have to do.“®

(USPTO Trademark serial number 1796574  4/9/96)

“Virtual Adjacency® is the ability to perform a task as though you are there without being physically present.
It enables us to redistribute what we do, where we do it, and when we do it
through the enlightened use of computer and communication technologies.”

(USPTO Trademark serial number 74312117  10/5/93)

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Why is Virtual Adjacency important for La Plata?


I am sure you will find (Jay Hellman’s Virtual Adjacency work) very helpful
as we look ahead to economically and environmentally efficient ways to reinvent government.

— US Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
in a letter to Vice President Al Gore, July 1996

I write today to urge you to embrace telework as a workplace priority for both the public and private sectors to improve continuity of operations in the event that a disaster – whether natural or man-made – strikes our country. . .  Telecommuting has proven benefits, not only for continuity of operations, but also energy savings, air quality,employee productivity, and employee cost savings. In short, telework is a winner all around. As the nation’s largest employer, the federal government should be the model for telework for every level of government as well as the private sector.

— US Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA)
in a letter to President George W Bush, September 2005

1 ROAD RAGE — La Plata’s 4 fiber-optic networks can transform commuting patterns
TECHWAY Mag. COVER Wash Post ROAD RAGE last mile 13nov00
2  2a)  Scientific American Magazine Special Issue Communications, Computers and Networks Sep 1991 

2b)  Rethinking Work, BusinessWeek Special Report 17oct1994

3  Book for Al Gore: Virtual Adjacency NOT Telecommuting
  — In 1996, the SEC asked the wrong question: what 1 building will accommodate everybody and everything.
In today’s world, that is the PROBLEM not the solution.
4 Examples of multi-agency federal office buildings
• Federal Bldg Atlanta VirtConsol example WPst 8jun10
5  > GSA HQ Renov Innovation FCW 30july13 COVER of Magazine
.   • GSA HQ Renovation is multi-location Innovation FCW article 30july13p
   —> Finally, MAJOR PROGRESS — see Scott Rowan’s ltr to Cong. Steny Hoyer in Nov. 1991
.            (it is tab 3 on the GSA Proposal page of this website)
6  >  Make Telework Work FCW 30aug13 COVER of Magazine
     • Make Telework Work USPTO FCW article 30aug13 p
—>  the USPTO story of Telework success is exciting.
7  Accenture is an excellent example of flexible, strategic, economic integration of technology and real estate
see this Wash Bsns Jnl article about their new DC office in Ballston, VA
   > Accenture Office of the Future 2.0 WashBsnsJnl 13-19Apr12
8  Major firms have already created significant Cloud infrastructure
Microsoft CEO in DC promote Cloud for federal users WPst 10dec14
9   Estimating Office Space per Worker, Norm Miller, PhD, University of San Diego
– May 2012
10    GSA Office Space Review Report: Current Practices and Emerging Trends
– Sept. 30, 1997