Outside the world of government, video traffic is mostly about watching clips on YouTube and streaming a favorite Netflix series. Within the government, particularly the Defense Department, video traffic—more specifically videoconference calling—often is far more mission critical.
Gen. Tom Lawson, RCAF, chief of the Defence Staff, outlined four priorities for the Canadian Armed Forces in a speech last month at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The highest priority is delivering excellence in operations. That is followed, Gen. Lawson said, by preparing the armed forces for tomorrow’s challenges, providing warfighters with training and professional development, and caring for warfighters and their families.
Big Data increasingly is viewed as the future of knowledge management, aided and abetted by the cloud. And, it would seem to be a perfect fit in the field of intelligence. But two longtime experts in intelligence take opposing views on the utility of big data for intelligence.
Social networking with a video twist. The mobile-to-mobile video network allows users to share and watch 15-second video clips right from their phones.
This is the first in what will be a series of video interviews featuring senior leaders of military, government and industry as they share their philosophy on leadership and the techniques that have worked for them.
This inaugural episode features Deborah H. Alderson, President, Defense Solutions Group, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).