Exploring with Google Earth

On Thursday, February 10, in an act of friendship and cooperation on behalf of South Africa, paleo-anthropologist Lee Berger donated casts of recently uncovered Australopithecus sediba fossils to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Despite having explored the area hundreds of times, Berger only discovered the remains of this new early human ancestor in the […]

Monday's Internet Blackout, "The Analyzer" Sentenced, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Federal Bureau of Investigation will shut off the temporary servers it set up to help victims of the DNSChanger malware on July 9, leading to hundreds of thousands of Internet blackouts. More here. The hacker behind the 1998 penetration of Department of Defense networks in Operation Solar Sunrise, Ehud Tenenbaum, aka “The […]

Shared Values With Hackers, NGA Geo-Location Tool for Video and Images, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: General Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of US Cyber Command, will talk about “Shared Values, Shared Responsibilities” between the Intelligence Community and hackers at DEFCON 20. More here. The Army is looking for a a realistic Threat Computer Network Operations Team to evaluate […]

The Need for A Strategic Pivot in DoD R&D

This CTOvision Pro produced analysis focuses on the technological needs for DoD in order to ensure a modern infrastructure while enhancing DoD ability to defend itself. It specifically calls for a shift in R&D spending in DoD. The Need For A Strategic Pivot in DoD R&D: A concept piece for enhancing DoD cyber security posture […]

Ready to work on something that matters? See NGA Senior Executive Position-Director, Online GEOINT Services

A friend at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency mentioned that they have a search underway for a critically important new position on their leadership team. Details are at the USAjobs.com job listing and are also pasted below, but I want to underscore something: Clearly they are looking for someone who can think out of the box […]

TASC has been a great firm for as long as I can remember and now the greatness continues with a new CTO

With this post I would like to share some great news I read about TASC. They have just hired a fantastic enterprise technology/mission-focused thinker, Dr. Keith Littlefield, to be their CTO. Here is the story from the TASC press release: March 4, 2013 TASC Names Dr. Keith Littlefield Chief Technology Officer NGA and DNI veteran […]