The Navy’s Disconnected Refresh Strategy: Delivering Yesterday’s IT Tomorrow

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I’m going to spell out a challenge in hopes that someone fixes this (if you have a way to fix this issue you will be a hero to us all and probably make a billion dollars at the same time). If you have been on a Navy ship recently then you know the ugly truth: […]

Navy Information Dominance Day 2014: What industry needs to know to serve the USN

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Editor’s note: our research analyst Chris Scott produces recaps below for industry partners seeking to better serve federal missions. They are produced for our CTOvision Pro readers. For access, sign up here. On 7 May, the Navy again assembled all their leaders in C5ISR to brief Industry on their priorities and requirements.  This annual ritual […]

Creating The New Cyber Warrior: Eight South Carolina Universities Compete

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When Defense Secretary Hagel announced that he was going to expand his cyber workforce by more than 6,000 by the end of 2016, I think most of us in the industry collectively wondered: “Where the heck is he going to FIND these cyber warriors?” While almost every University is paying attention to this career enhancing […]

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 Information Dominance Corps: IT still searching for the right governance model

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It’s always interesting to see how large, complex organizations have morphed over time to absorb the increasing importance of IT and Cyber. Industry, academia and government have approached this important task with varying solutions. It’s sometimes unbelievably frustrating to watch as years roll by and organizations come-and-go, at great expense of manpower, brainpower and hard […]

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: building a business when there are no easy answers

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I was recently speaking with a friend who formed a business. His background is perfect for what he is doing, his ideas are solid, his product addresses a pain point in most modern enterprises. And he has the stamina and work ethic of a champion. But still there is no certainty in his future. Even […]