When plagiarism isn’t a bad thing: Cybersecurity

As a journalist, a college student a writer by trade, i’ve been filled with the horrors of plagiarism. So when I heard Henry Sienkiewicz tell the crowd gathered at the Keys to Next Generation Security Operations conference that not only is plagiarism ok, it’s encouraged when it comes to cybeersecurity, i was shocked. Sienkiewicz isRead… Read more »

Tech Evolves Quickly – Are CIOs Able to Keep Up?

The pace of technology is unbelievably fast. Tablets, mobile and big data are all transforming the technology world. But cybersecurity experts and chief information officers are struggling to keep up. Anne Reed is the President of Anne Reed Consulting. She is also the former CIO at the USDA. She recently won the prestigious Janice K.Read… Read more »

Top 10 Priorities for State CIOs

What are the key critical issues facing state CIOs? The National Association of State Chief InformationOfficers have unveiled their survey of state and local government CIO’s. They asked them one simple question – what is your biggest challenge? Eric Sweden is the Program Director for Enterprise Architecture & Governance at NASCIO. He told Chris DorobekRead… Read more »

Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Protection Working Together

Can a “whole of nation” approach be the answer to the increasing connectivity of physical and cyber infrastructure protection? Hear insights from DHS experts Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate and Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, National Protection and Programs Directorate as they discuss DHS programs in recognition ofRead… Read more »

Peering into our Crystal Ball — 2013 Tech Trends Unveiled

It’s hard to peer into a crystal ball and predict what will be the top trends for government technology, but that’s exactly what the experts at IDC Insights have done. Thom Rubel is the Vice President for Research at IDC Government Insights. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that 2013 will be anRead… Read more »

Technology and the Next 4 Years

I would add “transparency”, and “Medical IT”… Would also offer that the Fiscal Cliff is going to have a significant impact on EVERYTHING governmental From 5 big tech issues await Obama in second term (CNN) — Technology policy didn’t get much air time in the 2012 presidential election, but the Obama administration will faceRead… Read more »

4 Years of Tech Challenges — Are We Really Moving Forward?

4 years in any technology cycle is a lifetime. Think about this – 4 years ago BYOD wasn’t even a possibility and tablets still seemed like a dream. So how can the government keep up? And more importantly how can the government utilize the latest and greatest technology to support its mission? Molly O’Neill isRead… Read more »

The Election could Re-Write Cyber Org Charts, New Rules of Cyberwar (Post-Stuxnet) and more

By RyanKamauff Here are today’s top cyber news and stories. While most are looking at the financial, socio-economic and national defense ramifications of the election, Nextgov takes a look the cyber ramifications of the election – Many federal leaders are political appointees, especially in the cyber realm. When the fallout from this election clears, weRead… Read more »

Mobile Malware and Future Threats

By JonathanTabb had an excellent article last week about Mobile Malware and it got me thinking about future computer threats a little. Let’s see where my mind went: Mobile devices far outrank traditional computers and the gap is only growing. The Wired article points to only one of the problems with this, the lackRead… Read more »