CTOvision Interviews RADM Paul Becker, Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff, On The Cyber Threat

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We recently had the opportunity to interview the Director for Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, RADM Paul Becker, USN. RADM Becker has served in this position since September 2013. The Joint Staff J2 is a position requiring a constant awareness of the day-to-day threats to the nation. Becker had the perfect background […]

U.S.-Japan Rebalancing

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The United States and Japan just released their Interim Report on the Revision of the Guidelines for U.S. – Japan Defense Cooperation. Anyone who works U.S.-Japan interoperability issues (from policy to technology) will be interested in the language contained in the report, which is basically an action item from the last U.S. – Japan Security […]

Context on Forced Joint Unity and DoD and Impact on Military C2 Constructs

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Today we don’t fight solo – we fight as Coalitions.  Unilateral US military actions are rare, and getting rarer. As US DoD budgets continue to shrink, we encourage our coalition partners to pick up the slack. That may help but only so much. This past summer we saw an outstanding example of Maritime Partnerships. RIMPAC […]

Net Threats: Nation-States and Security

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Our assessment on recent reports by Pew Research are available to CTOvision Pro subscribers at: Net Threats: Nation-States and Security  

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

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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 […]