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Tapping into centralized talent pools for data analytics, cybersecurity and other mission enabling functions in government agencies

In 2013 I helped Carahsoft pull together an event focused on the emerging (at the time) concept of Big Data. The highlight of the 2013 Government Big Data Forum was not just the focus on Hadoop-centric platforms like Cloudera, but the exchange of lessons learned and best practices from people in and around the federal space. […]

Cray Launches Next Generation Super Computer

Cray XC50 System Delivers One Petaflop of Peak Performance in a Single Cabinet At the 2016 Supercomputing Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced the launch of the Cray XC50 supercomputer – the company’s fastest supercomputer ever with a peak performance of one petaflop in a single cabinet. The Cray […]

Why Consumers Don’t Trust Self-Driving Cars

On May seventh, 2016, Joshua Brown, a 40-year-old businessman and innovation enthusiast from Canton, Ohio, was seated in the driver’s seat of his Tesla Model S car when a tractor-trailer turned over his way. The Tesla, which was on its self-driving Autopilot mode, failed to recognize the white tractor-trailer against the clear, sunny Florida sky. […]

The Report The Cybersecurity Commission Should Have Sent To the President and President Elect

On 1 December The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued their key deliverable, the report on Securing and Growing The Digital Economy. That is a good report. For policy-makers new to cybersecurity the introduction recaps issues the nation has been dealing with for quite some time now. And the many recommendations are things we should […]

Quick Look On Report of the President’s Commission on Cybersecurity

The report of the President’s Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity has just been posted to the White House Website. You can download the report here). My quick thoughts: If you are a technologist or a security expert or have been tracking security issues, you can skip the first 10 pages. You know the state of things. […]

Why Smart Manufacturing is a Dumb Idea

Someone asked me recently my thoughts on Smart Manufacturing. The so-called IT revolution in the factory. They couldn’t believe that I didn’t see Smart Manufacturing as the salvation of American manufacturing. Don’t misunderstand me. Smart Manufacturing has a place in reviving American manufacturing. I have a smart factory. We employ the latest in pick to […]