Category Archives: Government

How a Recent Study Got It Wrong: Lower Budgets not Reducing IT Security

The Wall Street Journal recently covered a PWC study that concluded that since security budgets have stopped going up, our corporate security must be going down. While that is certainly one possible outcome, I believe that if you securely harness … Continue reading

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More than a Crime

At a recent session presented by the American Enterprise Institute, NSA Director and Commander of the US Cyber Command General Keith Alexander called cybercrime “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” Is this true? Numbers relating to cybercrime — and … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Ruling on ACA Forces Healthcare’s Hand on Exchanges

After three months of deliberations, the Supreme Court, in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated alignment of divergent views and interpretations, delivered a decision that upholds the constitutionality of the requirement for individuals to obtain health insurance coverage (or … Continue reading

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The Real Reasons Why Cyber Is Now Front-Page News

A front-page article on cybersecurity by Ellen Nakashima, published in the March 18, 2012, edition of The Washington Post, is important in several ways.  First, the article discusses the use of cyber as a weapon system, i.e., as a component … Continue reading

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For Better or Worse, Global Banking Will Encounter Global Cyber Threats

The Washington Post report on the suspected North Korean cyberattack is troubling in a number of ways. If true, the attack signals that commercial institutions are – as many have suspected – the targets of weapons-grade, state-sponsored cyberattacks and exploits. Such … Continue reading

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IT Industry Leaders Release Recommendations for Government Transition to Cloud

The U.S. government earlier this week gained two valuable aids for its transition to new technologies enabled by cloud computing. TechAmerica, responding to requests and encouragement from the Obama administration, released a set of 14 recommendations to guide government through … Continue reading

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Will the FDCCI Create a Bright Future of IT Professionals?

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) went mainstream last week when the New York Times published an article on the subject. Most of it was old news to the federal IT community, but it was probably new information for … Continue reading

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