Creating The New Cyber Warrior: Eight South Carolina Universities Compete


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


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


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]