Posts Tagged: international

A Call To Arms For Cybersecurity

Think back over the recent history of high-profile cyberattacks. Target, Sony, CENTCOM, celebrity nude photos, to name a few, but the list goes on. It’s starting to seem like every time we open our news portals, there’s word of yet another breach in cybersecurity. Chris Dorobek, host of the podcast DorobekINSIDER, recently interviewed a leading… Read more »

The Importance of Being Global: Cultural Competence in the Public Sector

A study on trends in cultural competence focusing on healthcare policy, practice and education cites cultural competence as a strategy to improve quality of care and eliminate racial/ethnic disparities. The aim is to “develop a workforce capable of delivering high-quality care and services to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, culture or language proficiency,” state contributors… Read more »

Charles Bolden: Next Commercial Space Contract Phase to Start Next Week

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told an audience at the agency’s Washingon headquarters Wednesday that the next phase of contracting for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station will start next week. Rockets and spacecraft made by either SpaceX or Orbital Sciences will support all current and planned U.S. experiments on the station under the Commercial… Read more »

U.S. Health Care vs. The World [Infographic]

To help clarify the differences between world health care systems, the online Masters in Public Health program at GW created an infographic to show how health care in the U.S. stacks up when compared to 16 other countries around the world. The data in the graphic is provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s World… Read more »

Could This Be the End of ‘One World, One Internet’?

Next Friday, December 21st, is a big day for the internet. It is the culminating day of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, the only conference of its kind in 24 years. On the agenda is a of review the international telecommunication regulations. Since the previous meeting in 1988, much has changed on… Read more »

Can Video Increase Military Coordination Between Nations?

Keeping the lines of communication and collaboration open between these nations and their militaries is a struggle under the best of conditions. However, the ongoing economic situation is impacting each and every member nation to some degree and at some level. This means that budgets need to be cut, every cent needs to be accounted… Read more »

Do vague requirements cause programs to fail?

Do vague program requirements cause projects to fail? That’s the question ESI International wanted to know. They surveyed project team members, including project managers and contracting officers, and found that 80 percent said their agencies lacked a formalized process for defining and managing program requirements. Bill Damare is the Vice President for Government Markets at… Read more »