CTOs, Global Cyberwar and Our Collective Future

If you are a technologist, please take a moment to download the PDF of the report by the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity.  This report, titled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, is the best proclamation of the challenges of cyber I have read.  It is also a roadmap that will help any trying to navigate […]

Collaborate and Deliver With More Cowbell

Participants in this week’s Enterprise 2.0 conference, hosted by the ODNI’s ICES group and the CIA’s WIRe team, were treated to a shared experience that is hard to capture in a blog post.   So I won’t try.  But I will say this, we all had some great collaboration and coordination lessons and context, and we […]

Social Media and Web2.0 for National Security Planners

Over the last couple weeks I sent several friends and associates a draft article I was working up on Web2.0 for National Security Planners.  I enjoyed pulling that together, since it helped me convince myself that the right thing to do is to get more senior US strategists engaged in Social Media.  There are some […]

Day One at Synergy Conference

This post provides a summary of day one of the STRATCOM Synergy conference.  The conference is focused on integrating combat ops/intelligence implications for national intelligence processes.   Conference leader Brigadier General Billy Bingham (USAF, ret) opened the conference by reviewing what was discussed last year’s Synergy conference.  He also laid out the goal for this year’s […]

Day Three of the Synergy Conference

This is the third and final post on some observations from the 2008 Synergy conference (co-hosted by Stratcom). The day opened up with a great update on operational intelligence in the modern age, with Mr. John J Powers of the Defense Intelligence Operations Coordination Center (DIOCC) providing a first hand look at the DIOCC, its […]

I hope to see you at the Synergy Conference

The second annual Synergy Conference and expo will be held 12-15 August 2008 at Marco Island, FL.  Last year’s conference provided a great way for participants to learn from each other and interact with speakers from both operational and intelligence backgrounds.   I sure enjoyed it. It was one of my last official events before leaving […]