Cybersecurity Executive Order Provides Agency Leadership with Opportunities and Challenges

President Trump’s “Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening US Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure” is significant as it discusses improvements to the Nation’s digital infrastructure, protection of the power grid, replacement of antiquated IT systems, protection against cyber threats. It also makes government leadership accountable for cyber deterrence. Agency heads can no longer delegate responsibility for cybersecurity […]

Presenting Tech To Decision Makers: Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone….

The KISS principle is the essence of good communication – Keep It Simple, Stupid! This admonishment always refers to the presenter. Encapsulate the essence of your idea into a clear and simple message. Simple is all about intent. Don’t sacrifice your core message, just lose the extraneous details. Why is simple so important? Retired Brigadier […]

Does AI Make Self-Driving Cars Less Safe?

Recently, most industries are facing a significant change due to the improvement in technology. The automotive sector is one of the industries that are defined by the normal technological development. Various automotive companies have been working to release self-driving vehicles. The self-driving vehicles use the machine learning technology to substitute the human driver. The self-driving […]

Cyber Intelligence and Defense for the Public Sector, Part 1

Part 1: The Challenge In today’s connected society, the threat posed by cyber actors and the reality of countless high-profile breaches have catapulted cyber security to a top priority for most organizations. According to recent studies, today, cyber crime and cyber espionage are estimated to cost the global economy over $400 billion each year. However, […]

TechNet Augusta 2016: Defensive Cyber

This is the sixth in our series of posts on US Army systems and mission needs based on the AFCEA Augusta Technet. The US Army must ensure they have the ability to maneuver in cyberspace.  There were considerable discussions on defensive and offensive cyber operations and how they will occur in a conflict.  Defensive cyber […]

TechNet Augusta 2016: Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS)

This is the third in our series of posts on US Army systems and mission needs based on the AFCEA Augusta Technet. Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS).  Electronic warfare and spectrum management operations are being developed, synchronized and integrated into the electromagnetic operational environment.   There is a new emphasis on how “cyber electromagnetic activities” can […]