Local CEO Identified as Possible New CIA Director
The Washington Post and other sources have identified John Brennan as a possible replacement for current CIA Director Michael Hayden. Mr. Brennan is currently CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC). TAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc, run by Dr. John Hillen. Mr. Brennan has had an illustrious career with the intelligence community, and serves as the Chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, as well as an intelligence and foreign policy advisor to President-elect Barack Obama. Read the full story here.
Secret Service chooses “Code Names” for the Obama family.
The Secret Service is known for it’s creativity for choosing code names for those they protect (However, Al Gore’s code name was “Al Gore”) Click here to get the Obama codes.
White House Comes Under Cyber Attack
As we move past the furor of the election year, it is sobering to note that a blitz of cyber attacks continue on governmental infrastructures despite our best efforts. According to the Financial Times, the computer network of the White House was infiltrated on more than one occasion, with Chinese hackers gaining access to official email correspondence. Wired Magazine reported that both presidential campaigns were hacked. Seems like this is something democrats and republicans can all agree on. Read more here.
The U.S. government is fighting back, unveiling a plan this past February for a National Cyberspace Strategy. The new administration has definitely chosen to harness the latest in cyberspace, as evidenced by their unprecedented campaign.
On October 28th, 2008, the Potomac Officers Club was proud to host newly-named Obama Transition Team Chief Technology Advisor Julius Genachowski, and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Genachowski spoke to a crowd of DC area executives on the technological expectations of the new administration. Click here to read more!
Top 10 most irritating phrases. Are you unknowingly irritating people?
In veritably blunt fashion, Oxford University has collected the Top 10 most irritating phrases. Unfortunately, the corporate world is not immune to overuse of expressions such as the time-honored, “synergy.” Is one of your favorite phrases highlighted? Click here to find out!
Do you know Tom Grissen of Daon?
ExecutiveBiz recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Grissen, CEO of Daon. Grissen stays focused on identity assurance, as he believes that the future will demand it. In fact, as we move further in technology and truly break down the map-drawn boundaries, who people think you are will determine your access level in even the most mundane areas. In an age which has seen cyber attacks on all fronts, including the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, cyber security remains at the forefront for both the government and corporations. Tom Grissen addresses how Daon is tackling this pressing issue. Click here to read more!
In a truly timely and powerful event, the Potomac Officers Club is proud to host famed business forecaster, Knight Kiplinger. Kiplinger is Editor-in-Chief of the oldest economic newsletter in the U.S., The Kiplinger Letter. Kiplinger is slated to speak on the troubled economic climate and how DC area executives can safeguard their assets. According to Kiplinger, “The dynamism and heft of the US economy will be tested but not defeated.” Register Here!