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Interesting Takeaway From The Future of Cybersecurity Panel

May 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · atarc, cyber-security, security, technology

A few days ago I moderated a panel at the ATARC sponsored Federal Cybersecurity Integration Summit.  I discussed the panel here. The topic for the panel was a look at The Future of Cybersecurity, what kinds of threats that we might encounter and what to do about it. We had panelists with very different perspectives. […]

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The Future of Cybersecurity Panel – ATARC Federal Cybersecurity Integration Summit – May 20

May 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment · atarc, cyber-security

ATARC is sponsoring a Federal Cybersecurity Integration Summit this coming Wednesday, May 20, at the Renaissance Washington, in downtown Washington DC. The agenda is here. There are also links there for those who are interested in registering for the Summit. From 11:00am – 11:45am I will be moderating a panel that will take a look […]

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My Interview on WFED Radio

December 6th, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security, government

Here is a link to my interview on WFED radio by Francis Rose, broadcast Friday during the In Depth radio show. I provided some thoughts about the role of the Inspectors General relating to cybersecurity, and other IT, oversight.

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Oversight in the Federal Government – The Underutilized Part

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security, government, technology

One of the things I learned during my time as the Chief Information Officer at the US Department of Transportation is that one of the core competencies of the Federal Government is looking over someone else’s shoulder, that is the provision of oversight. The CIO has three major organizational best friends providing helpful advice. First […]

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My Top Three Articles Relating to the Federal Government From Last Friday

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments · big data, cloud computing, current events, cyber-security, data, government, sensors, technology

On Friday, October 24, I was on the Federal News Countdown, hosted by Francis Rose, along with Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs for Shaw, Bransford and Roth. You can hear the show, and see a picture of an old, bald guy standing next to Jenny, here. The format of the show is each guest […]

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Out Is A Cybersecurity Problem

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security

There is an interesting article about the Department of Defense database used to track security clearance revocations. The article talks about a database which had been setup to keep track of those people who had their security clearances revoked. The context was to help in identifying high-risk individuals that might compromise security. It is another […]

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My Presentation to the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security, technology

I was invited to testify earlier today before the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence. The Commission was established by the Maryland State Legislature to “conduct an overview of federal and state cyber security laws and policies and consider Maryland’s role in promoting cyber innovation and to recommend a comprehensive framework and strategic plan for […]

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Read About or Listen To My Participation on the DorobekINSIDER Live Panel on Cybersecurity

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security, technology

The link to the  show is here: http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/another-one-bites-the-dust-cybersecurity-done-right-on-dorobekins There are a few quotes from me in the printed material plus there is a link there to the show. Participants included (copied from the web page):   Rob Carey, former Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer Defense Department; he is now Vice President and General Manager CSC Global […]

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On The Dorobek Insider Live Tomorrow/Wednesday from 2pm – 3pm

May 20th, 2014 · No Comments · act-iac, cyber-security, government, technology

Chris is doing a broadcast about Cybersecurity tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21st, at 3pm about Cybersecurity. His panel consists of Rob Carey, the recently retired Deputy CIO at DoD, now at CSC; Ira Hobbs, retired from a distinguished career as an IT executive at a number of Govenment agencies including USDA and the Department of Commerce, […]

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Stigmergic Systems

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security, security, technology

In today’s Washington Post there was an article “Termites inspire construction robots?”,  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/termites-inspire-construction-robots/2014/02/13/e6ef44ce-941f-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html. The article discusses an approach to making a building following the process termites use to build their large nests. Termites, and the robots discussed in the article use a technique called stigmergy.  Communications are indirect creating loosely coupled but aligned collections capable of […]

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