2015 Federal IT Spending Update: An analysis of the budget for CTOvision Pro Subscribers

The total federal budget is about $3.9 Trillion. Of that, about $1 Trillion is “discretionary” meaning it is something that the current government planners (Congress) government has a choice on. About $79 Billion of this is for IT. That is huge! Many firms with great technologies believe the size of the federal budget means there is something […]

The Drone Terrorism Case That Wasn’t

Fears related to drone safety, in particular concerns about so-called “near misses” with manned aircraft, have gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. More detailed analysis, however, has shown those fears to have been greatly exaggerated. Nonetheless, they have resulted in one senator’s call for an expansion of the FAA’s drone ban to include […]

You And Everyone You Know Should Study This Report On The Cyber Threat

Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson published an important piece for Bloomberg news titled: UglyGorilla Hack of U.S. Utility Exposes Cyberwar Threat This well researched piece provides context on the threat I believe all technologists should understand. In fact, it is so important, I think every citizen should read it and think about its implications. A […]

Implications of U.S. Indictment of Chinese Officers for Cyber Espionage

Today, the United States Department of Justice indicted five Chinese military officers related to alleged cyber espionage against U.S. companies. At the same time, John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, sent a letter to President Obama arguing that NSA efforts to undermine global Internet security undermine the future of the Internet and […]

Innovators, Integrators and Tech Vendors: Here is what the government hopes they will buy from you in 2015

Everyone knows it can be very hard to do business with the government. But you can take steps to make it easier to serve. The most important thing to do, in my opinion, is to be informed on government mission needs. How else can you determine if you have what the government really wants from […]

Reference to Cyber Security “Wake-Up Calls”

  We have previously discussed research and analysis we did for the Cyber Conflict Studies Association on the many “Wake-Up Calls” the nation’s policy makers have declared themselves to have had regarding cyber security. If history is any predictor of the past, we will still be getting these wake-up calls long into the future. We […]