Is DHS’ acquisitions program becoming unaffordable? U.S. Energy Department spends $30M to bolster utility cybersecurity tools and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Is DHS’ acquisitions program becoming unaffordable? The DHS is under a lot of intense scrutiny lately to re-vamp their acquisition processes in the face of allegations and revelations of inefficiencies and waste. One specific example was from the $3B expenditure on radio upgrades, 8,000 […]

Liquid Robotics: An update on this particularly virtuous technology– and a request for your input

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It has been a while since we have written about our friends at Liquid Robotics. We imagine most of our readers are keeping their ears open for news on their capabilities, they are so widely known in tech circles just about everyone knows their basic approach of leveraging “Wave Gilders” as wave propelled robotic platforms […]

Obama tags EPA, OMB and DoE heads, DHS 3.0 has cybersecurity as a top priority and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Obama makes three major personnel announcements – President Obama has announced the heads of three organizations, the OMB, the Department of Energy and the EPA. All of them have extensive experience in the government, specifically in organizations. Via FedScoop, more here. Napolitano calls for […]

7 major energy trends to watch for in 2013, Microsoft Considering A Linux Version Of Office In 2014 and more

Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. 7 major energy trends to watch for in 2013, via DOE bigwig David Sandalow – David Sandalow is the acting US Under Secretary of Energy, and they are “”trying to replicate the rate of IT innovation for energy.”” Their trends are as follows; grid […]

CTOvision Podcast: OMB, DHS, USN, Data Encryption

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this podcast, Bob and Ryan discuss some of the recent government and cyber news. OMB releases IT accessibility guidance German Activists Punch Out Big Brother’s Eyes Weatherford Outlines DHS Cybersecurity Goals DOE to invest $9 million in solar big data projects Navy delays NGEN decision to May […]

Solar Microgrids & the Developing World

Almost 400 million Indians, do not have access to a power grid. Nikhil Jaisinghani and Brian Shaad, cofounders of Mera Gao Power (MGP), want to change that. MGP’s goal is to provide 400 million rural Indians access to clean light (as opposed to kerosene-fueled lamps) and the opportunity to charge their phone without taking a trip […]