George I. Seffers

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George I. Seffers
Technology Editor
After reading my descriptive paragraph aloud to the class, my fourth-grade teacher in Marmaduke, Arkansas, asked if I had ever considered becoming a writer when I grew up. And that was the moment I knew I would make my living as a wordsmith.

I did not know, however, that the writer's journey would include seven years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, a degree in English and communications from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, a stint as a sports writer at the Batesville Daily Guard, or experience with Defense News, Federal Computer Week, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. I also did not know I would get the opportunity to interview some of the world's most brilliant and interesting people, including members of Congress, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, high-ranking military and civilian officials in the Pentagon, and scientists at MIT, the military research laboratories and the National Science Foundation, among others.

I didn't know that my coworkers at SIGNAL Magazine would become some of my favorite people, that my work at SIGNAL would include a trip to Afghanistan, or that someday terms like C4ISR, SIGINT and nano would make complete sense to me.

What I have learned since then, however, is that technology is integral to keeping our nation and allies safe, that the people who design, build, maintain and procure that technology have interesting stories to tell, and that it is an honor and a privilege to help tell those stories.

My Recent Content:

Cloud Computing Value Measured in More Than Dollars
January 20, 2015

Moving to a cloud environment will save government agencies money, but those savings may not be great, especially in the short term.

By George I. Seffers
Advancing Research on Side Channel Data Leaks
January 9, 2015

Georgia Tech researchers work toward a scanner—similar to a virus scan—for side channel emissions.

By George I. Seffers
Preaching the Small Business Gospel to Special Forces
January 9, 2015
By George I. Seffers

SBIR program manager with U.S. Special Operations Command helps spread the word about small business innovation.

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Seeks Input on Securing Medical Devices
December 23, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence outlines a threat to medical devices and launches a search for solutions.

NGA Wants Your Intelligence Data in the Cloud

With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's interactive Map of the World now residing in the cloud, the intelligence agency plans to expand the tools and content.

December 12, 2014
By George I. Seffers

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