Although cybersecurity has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention lately, 90 percent of companies recently surveyed admit that their organizations have invested in a security technology that was ultimately discontinued or scrapped before or soon after deployment.
The U.S. Defense Department now has a leader who fully grasps how technology can strengthen the defense base. Yet, bringing the military and the high-technology private sector together is not as easy as it used to be, given cultural differences.
Don't expect important cyber legislation to be sent to the president any time soon. If history is any judge, all that will emerge is a rehash of existing regulations or executive actions codified for public consumption.
Guest blogger Bill Nolte discusses how attention will shift to verification when and if the Iranian nuclear framework becomes an agreement, marking a major challenge for U.S. intelligence.
Cybersecurity has become a mission of equal importance to the Department of Homeland Security as combating terrorism, Secretary Jeh Johnson shares at the RSA Conference 2015 in California.
Guest blogger Justin Marston tackles the reality that is the current state of classified mobility across the U.S. government—voice and basic email. It’s not what senior leaders want, he writes. They want apps, just like everyone else, but their (justified) level of paranoia has neutered most mobile devices.
Do you have unique personal identification numbers (PINs) for all of your passwords? If you answered no, create a priority “to do” and investigate password vaults, accessible from your mobile devices and web browser.
Welcome to the security world, where agencies worry about cyber attacks from the outside as much as from the inside. Guest blogger Ed Bender highlights some surprising results from a recent survey in which respondents lament the insider threat; both from those who intend harm and those who inadvertently invite it.
In December 2014, Stephen Hawking, the renowned theoretical physicist, warned the world that true artificial intelligence (AI) could mean the death of mankind. Well, that got my attention.
The Electronic Security Association, a professional trade association that represents the electronic life safety and security industry, launched a website geared at connecting people interested in careers in the security with companies that are hiring.
Today more than ever before, it’s all about information. But, it turns out that Sneakers script writers only scratched the surface.
Is the U.S. Defense Department moving back toward requiring cost and pricing data for commercial item purchases? A recent series of memoranda and experiences show a backward march toward the department requesting cost data as a means to justify fair and reasonable pricing for commercial item purchases.
Guest blogger Lewis Shepherd says poll results can be surprising, especially when it comes to young people's views on the U.S. intelligence community.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants as part of a new initiative designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities across the country.
Guest blogger Terry Roberts shares concerns about the ability of government to continuously attract, recruit and enable top talent of all ages, educational and experiential backgrounds. After all, organizations and companies alike are only as good as their leadership talent pool.
National Public Radio released a humorous, touching and all-around awesome video today, capturing tweets and photographs by NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who launched to the International Space Station in May 2014 for a six-month space mission.
Just when you thought consolidation was a good thing. Guest blogger Chris LaPoint addresses the issue caused by consolidation of federal data centers and the added workload for administrators of the remaining centers who must manage the growing infrastructure—and all of the problems that brings—while still meeting service levels required by end users.
U.S. federal agencies signed an agreement that sets the charter for the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network to create a collaborative framework with an eventual goal of facilitating access to a wide range of testing that supports the sharing of the finite spectrum resource.
The U.S. Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture have been named co-chairs of the Broadband Opportunity Council, a new federal government initiative aimed at increasing broadband investment and reducing barriers to broadband deployment and adoption.
A team of students from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, will use this year's Undersea Defence Technology exhibition to present a revolutionary man-powered submarine. The group, known as WASUB, designed the craft to break the world speed record for a single-person propeller driven submarine.