Adam's 2012 Tech Predictions

Editor’s note: We have asked each of our researchers to pull together considerations meant to help in your planning for 2012. We solicit your feedback on all these predictive posts. bg    Prediction is a messy game. Especially in a field that is often characterized by a state of punctuated equilibrium—long periods of stasis and […]

Alex's 2012 Tech Predictions

Editor’s note: We have asked each of our researchers to pull together considerations meant to help in your planning for 2012. We solicit your feedback on all these predictive posts. bg    Come explore the future with me, but be warned, the future is a big place, and 2012 is a small slice of time. […]

The Cyber Power Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton recently released their Cyber Power Index, which compares the G20 countries in their ability to resist cyber attacks while simultaneously leveraging information technology in their economy. The nations are ranked based on 39 indicators combined into 4 weighted attributes: Legal and Regulatory Framework, Economic and Social […]

Phantom Cyber Wars are a Distraction

Editor’s note: This post by Sean Lawson provides context on cyber conflict, an area of interest at the nexus of national security and technology. – bg British sociologist Frank Furedi notes that an increasingly prominent feature of postmodern society is a “crisis of causality” that is “a cultural mood that assumes the uncertainty of causality between action and effect” […]

Wearable Army Stress Sensors, Avoiding Cyber Conflict With China, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is seeking wearable stress sensors powered by soldiers. More here. During a visit by a visit by a Chinese defense minister, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that the US and China must work together to avoid unleashing their […]

Head of NSA Endorses the Cloud, China Tied to Cyber Attacks, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:  Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, endorsed using the cloud for sharing classified intelligence on cyber threats with critical industries. More here. A MeriTalk survey finds that federal employees blame training and investment for the gap between public and private technology […]