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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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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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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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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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Social Media and Open Government – My Presentation

February 11th, 2010 · No Comments · cyber-security, government 2.0, presentations

I was honored to be invited to speak at the Potomac Forum’s conference held February 3-4 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, “Planning and Implementing Social Media and Open Government Strategy and Efforts: What Executives and Managers Need to Know”, http://www.potomacforum.org/. I discussed two topics under the topic of Bringing Governance, Performance Management, and […]

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