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 […]

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: 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 […]

Building a Realistic and Effective Data Program Governance Strategy

In Six Data Management Steps To Consider Before An Administration Shift William Sullivan of Cloudera lists the following steps government agency executives need to consider before the new Administration arrives: Take a close look at the data you have available. Is it the right type of data that allows you to see trends and stumbling […]

TechNet Augusta 2016: US Army Networks and Services

This is the second in our series of posts on US Army systems and mission needs based on the AFCEA Augusta Technet. The first was an overview you can find at: TechNet Augusta 2016 “Cyber in the Combined Arms Fight” Networks and Services.  The Army is emphasizing the “convergence of their lines of effort” to achieve […]