About ChrisScott

Chris Scott is an experienced department of defense enterprise technology professional and business executive with a long running track record of fielding proven technologies into large organizations. She interacts with senior DoD and IC officials and provides insights to our readers here. She publishes at CTOvision.com and DelphiBrief.com and the new analysis focused Analyst One

DoD Public And Private Cloud Mandates: And insights from a deployed communications professional on why it matters

All who track DoD technology issues have been waiting way too long to see DoD to capitalize on the benefits of Cloud Solutions. This topic has been studied for years (see, for example, DSB Report on Cyber Security and Reliability in a Digital Cloud). Building on years of work, Ms. Takai, DoD’s CIO, signed out the […]

Navy continues to invest in innovation: Review their S&T efforts here


We are all sick of hearing about the budget cuts and woes of DoD.  Let’s focus on the good news: some really great things will continue to be funded as Navy continues to invest in innovation.  Last week, Secretary of Defense released the details of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and the FY15 Budget […]

Motivated Team Of Mission Focused Technologists From Software AG Wins Rapid Integration Challenge of Plugfest


Plugfest is a new phenomenon in the national security technology community, where participants compete in judged evaluations showing how well (and fast) they can create trusted situational awareness in a chaotic/realistic scenario using off the shelf software and existing data sets/streams. Hands down, one of the coolest things I have seen in months was PLUGFEST […]

Actionable Insights From AFCEA Western Conference and Exposition 2014


This report provides actionable insights into the AFCEA Western Conference and Exposition 2014 (AFCEA WEST). The AFCEA West event was held 10-13 Feb 2014 in San Diego.Over 1,000 government and industry leaders met for this annual conference. The theme was:  Shaping the Maritime Strategy: How do we make it work?  It was refreshing to see our community […]

US Navy’s Engineering Center Provides Deal Winning Info To Industry


The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) is a large organization focused on design and acquisition of systems. They primarily serve the Navy but also support other DoD organizations, spending billions of dollars a year on technology. SPAWAR makes point of trying to reach out to small businesses to provide them the […]

Analyzing GSA and DoD Cybersecurity and Resilience Recommendations


On 19FEB2013, the President directed SECDEF and GSA to report, within 120 days, on the “feasibility, security benefits, and relative merits of incorporating security standards into acquisition planning and contract administration” (more here). 369 days later, the report was signed and sent back to the President. Oh well, that’s DC time for you!  Improving Cybersecurity and […]