Jim Garrettson

Fixing the Human Capital Issue in Cyber

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a new report on the human capital issues currently facing the cybersecurity effort in the United States. The report, titled “A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity,” claims the United States is currently facing a crisis in that not enough skilled …

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Preventive Medicine: The Wave of the Future

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Preventive medicine is a phenomenon that is rapidly gaining ground in the current healthcare landscape. The passage of healthcare legislation in late March enshrined preventive medicine on the national scene by creating the National Prevention Strategy, National Prevention Council and requiring Medicare beneficiaries to have a personalized prevention plan, according …

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Earned Value Management: An Introduction

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Since 2005, when the federal CIO released new guidelines on how to hedge against failure on major IT projects, Earned Value Management (EVM) has played an important part in federal IT acquisitions across the federal government. From a December 2005 OMB policy memo, EVM is a “project management control tool …

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Gen. Wesley Clark: US Can Stop Cyber Attacks

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The increasing number of attacks via cyberspace on U.S. federal and private sector networks can and should be stopped, according to General Wesley Clark. Speaking before an audience at the National Press Club, Clark told audience members that the United States already possesses the ability and technology to stop cyber …

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What Makes a Successful Protest?

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Of the 39 bid protests decided in the past 2 months, only seven were upheld. So what makes a protest successful? Here’s a quick summary of the successful bid protests in the last two months: Milani Construction, LLC protested the award of a firm fixed-price Department of the Interior contract …

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Hathaway and Schneier Speak at Cyber Conference

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Last week, experts from around 40 countries met at the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia's capital Tallinn to discuss cybersecurity issues. Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves gave the opening remarks, warning about cyber crime. Melissa Hathaway, President of Hathaway Global Strategies and leader of the 60-day Cyberspace …

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The Future of America’s Armed Forces

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At CNAS’ 2010 conference: Shaping the Agenda, military and policy leaders shared their views on how America’s armed forces will need to evolve to meet the changing needs of an increasingly unstable international environment. Keynote speaker Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, said that despite significant progress in Iraq …

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Are You Part of the Botnet Army?

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As malware becomes more prevalent, the number of infected computers continues to grow, some of which are becoming part of large-scale botnets. So what can you do to protect yourself from joining the “botnet Army?” A botnet is a string of computers that are each infected with malware. The infected …

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Cybersecurity: A Year in Review

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This past Saturday, May 29 marked the one year anniversary of the President Barack Obama’s speech on cybersecurity where he said “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” Since that speech, the United States has moved systematically towards enhancing cybersecurity through the following initiatives: The 60-day …

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