Nearly a dozen years ago, consumers were afforded some protection against receiving unwanted phone calls—the National Do Not Call Registry. But it's up to consumers to make sure it works.
The Bottom Line
Privacy hasn't disappeared. We've been handing it over bit by bit for years.
While cybersecurity is getting big play in the news these days—as it well should—three topics require just as much attention but have not yet hit the big time. Acquisition, spectrum and interoperability may not have the headline-grabbing charm of the hack into the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter account, but they are issues that need the same serious attention.
Serial has become more than an ordinary podcast. Its captivating story line has listeners joining in the conversation, an approach that could help governments solve larger problems.
When it comes to STEM, it is time to stop talking about the need and the gap and the possible solutions and start doing something about them. Action not only requires that more students and future teachers major in STEM fields but also that governments and the private sector put their money where their mouths are by providing financial support to these students.
You’ve heard of light years? Well, in computer time, what you believe has been 15 minutes is actually one hour.
New media entrants have quietly emerged: John Q. Public as the on-the-spot reporter.
The 2013 U.S. Defense Department’s budget woes have been called “the perfect storm,” but it’s time to come out of the storm cellar.
Graduation ceremony speech from Adm. McRaven, Navy SEAL and commander, U.S. Special Forces Command, encompasses wisdom for all: Make your bed. Face the sharks. Respect everyone.
The military’s evolving environment stands on the strong shoulders of the past to reach for the clouds.
Are people more comfortable with evolutions in technology because they’re young, used to change, eager to learn and searching for an easier way to get a job done well? Have Baby Boomers learned the latest technologies because they were raising video gamers during the days of the Super Mario Bros. who then turned into digital natives? Is it age ... or environment?
The bottom line is that the Internet today is more like the Wild West than the researchers who gave birth to it envisioned, but its inherent dangers have inspired techno-creativity to an extent that they also could not have anticipated. That’s probably something the bad guys also never predicted.
It is estimated that today more than 100 billion emails are sent and received each day, and this number is expected to grow. While email is an effective means of communications, it is has become a time-consuming black hole.
Year-end business and weather forecasts have a lot in common.
In an open letter to decision makers in Washington, D.C., last week, several superpowers of the Web called for global government surveillance reform. A bit of the pot calling the kettle black, isn’t it?
The bottom line is that today's military structure is not set up to foster creative solutions and incorporate them into the bureaucracy, but a revolution quietly erupted in October. More than 80 innovators came together to discuss their ideas about how to solve some of the military's most vexing problems.
For hours and hours and days and days, representatives on both sides of the aisle in the House of Representatives droned on. One side continued to call for a clean continuing resolution (CR) bill to be brought to the floor for a vote; the other side continued to bring up individual items in the CR for a vote.
Some say the information age dawned as early as the early 1970s with the birth of email, while others may argue the light wasn’t realized until the early 1990s with rise of the World Wide Web. Either way, there’s no doubt that the era of information sharing is at least into its third decade with a growth rate that rivals a computer virus. Yet in a time when information travels at the speed of light, the public continues to be astonished when once-private information goes, well, public.
Industry has been reacting to sequestration woes for some time, but now it appears the details of downsizing are finally making their way into the military sector.
It’s time for military leaders, and yes, even members of the intelligence community, to come out from behind the curtain. They not only need to share with the public what networks and radios and tanks and guns mean to a warfighter’s safety but also what they mean to global security.