Tag Archive for technology

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

My latest op-ed in SC Magazine: It is tough being in cybersecurity. Defense is a cost center, and it’s hard to find meaningful metrics to demonstrate success. Interest in security is also cyclical: Major breaches stir action, but as time…

i knew him when

Imagine merging 11 companies’ IT departments, creating a standard communications platform that can withstand battlefield conditions, and launching an SOA effort all at the same time. And having it in operation just two years later. That was the challenge Robert…

still not getting it

The newly confirmed U.S. spy chief says the agencies he oversees have lost the ability to successfully choose and make big-ticket acquisitions. During the 1990′s, "we saw the (Intelligence) Community atrophy in many areas," said Director of National Intelligence Michael…

i’m pretty sure that was my idea

…albeit from an intel point of view, but I’m content to assume that great minds think alike: Social networking is a buzzword that even the military has latched onto. According to a new request for information, DARPA’s scientists are looking…

an XGW-cyber intel lab?

Beltway Bandits offering up expensive and cumbersome gaming solutions to Uncle Sam: look out! I was sitting at a picnic table Thursday afternoon talking with a revolutionary who last year bombed an American Apparel store. I didn’t think she was…

DIA: getting it

Scooped by Shloky: The U.S. Department of Defense’s lead intelligence agency is using wikis, blogs, RSS feeds and enterprise "mashups" to help its analysts collaborate better when sifting through data used to support military operations. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)…

war: easy when you always win

From Inside the Army (subscription required): The top civilian and uniformed leaders of the Army told a House committee last week that recent war games have proved the effectiveness of the Future Combat System as a counterinsurgency tool, and pushed…

who do you trust?

The CIA, Homeland Security Department and National Security Agency are the least trusted federal agencies when it comes to protecting Americans’ privacy, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute. The annual survey, which will be released Wednesday, asked…

Gamers Miss Real World Developments

Gamers quibble over trees while missing a forest: Was an elite congressional intelligence committee shown video footage from an off-the-shelf retail game and told by the Pentagon and a highly-paid defense contractor that it was a jihadist creation designed to…