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Thoughts On Teleworking

February 11th, 2012 · No Comments · cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0, social networking, technology, telework

I teach a class at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) about the future of Information Technology. One of the great things about doing this is how much I learn each semester, I find I always gain much, much more than I bring to the class (pointed out to me by the observant students […]

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Why FedRAMP Is Worth Caring About

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0

Reposted from AOL Government, http://gov.aol.com/2011/12/12/why-fedramp-is-worth-caring-about/. If you have been at a recent Washington Capitals hockey game when the opponent scores a goal, you know the crowd routinely shouts out “Who cares!” Last week, Steven VanRoekel, Federal CIO, released the long awaited OMB plan for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP; which reminds me to be […]

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Reflections At ELC: Why Klososky’s Keynote Missed The Mark

October 26th, 2011 · No Comments · act-iac, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0, presentations, technology

This last weekend I attended the Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) sponsored by ACT-IAC in Williamsburg. The opening night keynote speaker Scott Klososky, presented some interesting points but I felt left out some key issues; probably a bit of an unfair feeling since he only had an hour to cover a lot of material. I wrote […]

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Moving Into the Cloud – Practical Experience

September 8th, 2011 · No Comments · cloud computing, government 2.0, government business, presentations

For all those who are near the Washington Convention Center today and tomorrow there is an interesting conference on Cloud Computing and Virtualization, http://govcloudconference.com/Events/2011/Home.aspx, Best of all, they reached back into ancient history, and asked me to moderate a panel Friday, September 9th, from 10:15 – 11:15, entitled Moving Into the Cloud – Practical Experience. We […]

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Earthquakes, Emergency Training, and COOP

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments · cyber-security, earthquakes, government 2.0, leadership, technology

When I was at the Department of Transportation … It occurs to me that a lot of my writing starts with that phrase. I haven’t yet decided if I use it because I learned a lot there or because I think people will be more likely to listen if I start a discussion with it. […]

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A Passing Thought About Knowledge Management Systems

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments · government 2.0, government business

I have been spending time this afternoon working on my UMUC Contemporary Topics in Informatics class. One of the topics my students have been commenting on relates to information sharing. One of the questions I have posed is why are some information sharing efforts successful and some failures. A student wrote: “Who has time to […]

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Brief Thoughts On Security and Other IT Policies

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments · cyber-security, government 2.0

I am finishing up grading final papers for my Syracuse University class on security policy. Each semester I find I learn a great deal from reading the papers and interacting with the students about them. I have drawn three conclusions about policy creation from my past experience at the Department of Transportation, modified slightly from […]

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Cloud Computing Thoughts – Part I

November 8th, 2010 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0, government business, technology

The Cloud Computing freight train roars on, if not with a lot of motion, at least with a lot of noise and tumult. I have been part of a number of panels over the last few months which focused on the subject of Cloud Computing, the current state of the’art’, and as usual what barriers […]

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Cloud Computing Panel at the Cloud Computing Summit

May 6th, 2010 · No Comments · cloud computing, government 2.0, presentations

There was a joke that circulated years ago that if you wanted to get additional budget for IT you just said it was for ‘The Internet’. No one was quite clear as to what they would do, but they knew they wanted to be on, or in, or connected to it. In the Pentagon that […]

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School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Upstate CIO Conference

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments · cloud computing, government 2.0, presentations

This coming Friday, April 16, the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University is hosting a conference to bring together CIO’s and Academic leaders to discuss some of the current issues facing IT. The conference welcome describes the nature of the conference pretty clearly: “Welcome to the first Upstate CIO Conference, where CIOs from Upstate New […]

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