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What is Information Systems Management?

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments · education, technology

For close to two years now, I have been the Program Chair for the Information Systems Management, IFSM, major for the undergraduate school, cleverly called The Undergraduate School (TUS), at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).  By something probably a bit more than coincidence that is the same major I graduate in from the […]

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Daylight Savings Time

November 6th, 2016 · No Comments · technology

Ignoring for a moment that Standard Time remains standard less than 50% of the time, which is a metaphor in my opinion or today’s world, it occurs to me that if ‘falling backward’ is such a great idea perhaps we should continue to do it every day, adding an hour on a continuous basis. Perhaps […]

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Facebook

May 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · life, technology

I guess the story today is that mostly old people use Facebook, though of course that puts me right in the Facebook main stream. Having said that, it is clear that people, old or young, who do not use Facebook or at least one of the more popular social networks do not realize how much […]

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Still Another Presentation on the Future of Technology

September 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · internet of things, technology

Luckily for me, the future of technology remains exactly that, the future, so I can continue to update and present such presentations unless, or until, The Future is NOW, becomes reality and not just a slogan. Last Friday, September 11, I was invited to give the keynote talk at a conference held by the Modern […]

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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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Everything As A Service

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, technology

Recently I was on the DorobekINSIDER LIVE show along with Sean Herron, Product Lead and Developer at 18F; and Richard Beutel, Senior Advisor and Counsel for Acquisition Policy House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The link to the show is here. The attitude to Cloud has changed dramatically since I was the CIO at the […]

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It Turns Out You CAN Go Home Again – A New Job

January 1st, 2015 · No Comments · education, technology, University of Maryland University College

Slightly over forty years ago, I received a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland College Park (the major had just been created). It started me off on a random walk through the continually changing Information Technology field. When I first wrote a computer program to bid bridge in high school and […]

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The Beginnings of Information Technology 3.0

December 8th, 2014 · No Comments · government 2.0, technology

In order to talk about Information Technology 3.0, it is necessary to explain what I mean by Information Technologies 1.0 and 2.0. The first generation of Information Technology focused on replacing what was already in place by something more efficient and faster, but substantially the same in function. Thus computers initially, even though the beginnings […]

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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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Article on the Panel I Moderated at the Federal Health IT Summit

November 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · atarc, healthcare, technology

Nice follow-up article in Fierce Mobile Healthcare regarding the panel I moderated here.

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