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Using Biological Constructs As Metaphors For Developing System Architecture

August 19th, 2012 · No Comments · cyber-security, presentations, technology

Last week I read about a research team at Harvard lead by George Church that encoded Church’s next book in DNA. As the write-up in the Harvard Medical School web page, http://hms.harvard.edu/content/writing-book-dna, said: “Although George Church’s next book doesn’t hit the shelves until Oct. 2, it has already passed an enviable benchmark: 70 billion copies—roughly triple […]

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A Visit to Cornerstone Christian Church

July 25th, 2012 · No Comments · history, international, presentations

A few weeks ago, early on a Saturday morning, I found myself at the Cornerstone Christian Church in Richmond, VA, sitting in a chair in the Church social hall. Facing me were perhaps 15 young (and not so young) immigrants from various parts of Sudan. I had wrestled for perhaps two weeks since I was […]

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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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My GWU Discussion – Part 3 – What to do About Cybersecurity

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · cyber-security, presentations, scada, social networking

This is my third (and thankfully to most readers, last) post about a class at I gave at George Washington University earlier this year. The professor, Dr. Robert McCreight, invites me to be a guest lecturer on cyber-security from time to time. I posted a copy of my slides in the previous two posts and do […]

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My GWU Discussion – Part 2 – What to do About Cybersecurity

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments · CIO, cyber-security, education, government business, presentations, technology

Previously, I had written about a class at George Washington University to which the professor, Dr. Robert McCreight, invites me to be a guest lecturer on cyber-security from time to time. I posted a copy of my slides then and do so again here: George Washington University Slides on Cyber-Security I wanted in this entry to […]

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My Guest Lecture at George Washington University on Cybersecurity

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments · cyber-security, government business, presentations, scada, technology

Every year or so I am lucky to be invited by Dr. Robert McCreight who teaches a graduate class on National Security and Technology to be a guest lecturer on Cybersecurity. Since the classes I teach at the University of Maryland and Syracuse University are on-line distance learning, it is always a treat for me […]

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My Slides from the University of Maryland University College 2010 Annual Cybersecurity and Homeland Defense Symposium

June 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · cyber-security, presentations, scada, sensors

Last month I was the keynote speaker at the University of Maryland University College 2010 Annual Cybersecurity and Homeland Defense Symposium and Job Fair, http://www.umuc.edu/securitystudies/cybersymposium_agenda.shtml. A few people asked me to post my presentation, but I have found that my current job as the COO at Powertek Corporation has caused me to miss many of […]

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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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