USMC and DoD Rapid Reaction Technology Office Seeks Info On Six Categories of Technology: Please review and engage

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Friends at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies recently brought this to our attention and since a high number of our readers live their lives studying or working with advanced technologies we wanted to get this to you right away. The threat of improvised explosive devices (IED) has proven very difficult to mitigate. This strategic threat poses […]

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 […]

DISA Provides A milCloud Overview: Looks like progress, but watch for two big risks

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DISA released the information below as an update on milCloud, an integrated suite of capabilities designed to drive agility into the development, deployment and maintenance of DoD applications. I have no insider information on this activity, but reading between the lines leads me to conclude there are two key risks to this program. My sense […]

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

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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 […]

The Need for A Strategic Pivot in DoD R&D

This CTOvision Pro produced analysis focuses on the technological needs for DoD in order to ensure a modern infrastructure while enhancing DoD ability to defend itself. It specifically calls for a shift in R&D spending in DoD. The Need For A Strategic Pivot in DoD R&D: A concept piece for enhancing DoD cyber security posture […]