Cyber Strategy and the Dunning-Kruger Effect: Could some policymakers be too unskilled to recognize their ineptitude?

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The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias manifesting in unskilled individuals suffering from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude (from Wikipedia).  The phenomenon was first tested in a series of experiments published in 1999 by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of the […]

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and implications for enhancing government dialog with citizens

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This is the fifth installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. In this post we provide some of Marc’s thoughts regarding ways that government can improve the dialog underway with citizens on the future of automation. Gourley: How can government start a dialogue with citizens on how AI, robotics and the coming […]

Obama Administration Chose Cooperation over Counterattacks


Throughout 2012, Iran targeted United States banks and companies with a series of distributed denial-of-services cyber attacks. The attacks doubled and sometimes tripled the amount of traffic that the American websites were capable of handling. Many considered the attacks retaliation, revenge for the destruction wrought by Stuxnet on Iran’s nuclear program. The cyber attacks presented […]

How Can We Retain The Jedi Masters Of Federal IT In Government Service? Yodas Require Big Missions To Serve


If you follow federal IT you more than likely already read Steve O’Keeffe. But if you are new to this world you can find him at Last week he treated his followers to a nicely written piece which used metaphors from the Titanic (but in this case, the USS ITanic).This is a great overview […]

Instagram Video, The New Vine?


Instagram, the popular photo sharing application which was recently acquired by Facebook, has released a new software update that enables the recording and sharing of 15 second long videos. This is great news for Android users like me because, unlike Twitter’s Vine application, Instagram video is available on Android and not just Apple devices. So […]

Interact with Highly Regarded Cyber Intelligence Professionals at AFCEA’s Global Intelligence Forum 30-31 July 2013


AFCEA continues to help facilitate dialog on issues of importance to the nation regarding technology and national security. An event I believe you will find of high interest is their July 30-31 2013 Global Intelligence Forum. I have pasted information below from their site including a list of speakers. AFCEA events almost always are booked […]