Neel Mehta

New Desktops Won’t Close Real Tech Gap

A top Obama Administration official recently claimed “federal workers having better computers at home than in the office” has led to a technology gap between the public and private sectors that nets “billions of dollars in waste.” Unfortunately, the comments fell short of addressing the real crisis for America’s CIOs. …

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Color Me Healthy

Color is everywhere. Cool green grass, deep purple berries, shiny black shoes. Most executives don’t give much thought to the impact of color, although most of us are drawn to certain colors. Perhaps all your ties or scarves are red, a color that symbolizes action, confidence and vitality. Or you …

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VC Investments in Clean-tech Hold Steady

Critics who question the future of clean technology and our government’s investment in the industry’s future might have to admit they’re wrong, once and for all. Here’s a little bit of news for them from the New York Times’ Green Inc.: Venture capitalists invested $5.6 billion in green technology companies …

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Shoes On or Off?

Traveling executives are familiar with the cultural imperative in some cultures to take shoes off prior to entering a home. But here in America, most families don’t consider removing shoes until it’s time for bed.  But we should.  We already know germs are everywhere.  We’re told to wash our hands …

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Executive Profile: Mike Fox of Attain

Mike Fox serves as Vice President, corporate business development and chief strategy officer at Attain. Prior to his recent hiring at Attain, he worked at SRA International for over 20 years in a variety of positions, most recently working as senior vice president for corporate strategic development.  In this role, …

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Reports Indicate Bright Future for Renewables

The green movement seems to have the blues lately. Many advocates and experts are still reeling over disappointment with the outcome in Copenhagen. Reports indicate climate change ranks far below reality TV on Americans’ priority lists. Regardless, the green movement marches forward – at least when it comes to renewable …

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Executive Profile: Mischel Kwon of RSA

Mischel Kwon is vice president of public sector security solutions for the worldwide professional services unit at RSA, the security division of EMC. Kwon is responsible for leading RSA’s security consulting services practice, and while focusing on the public sector, she also will provide private-sector customers and global organizations strategic, …

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Executive Profile: Jim Lewis of CSIS

As director and senior fellow of CSIS’s technology and public policy program, Jim Lewis’s research involves innovation and economic change; Internet policy and cybersecurity; space programs; and intelligence reform. Prior to joining CSIS, Lewis was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and Senior Executive Service where he worked on …

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Pass on the Salt?

As part of ongoing efforts to advocate for healthier citizens, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg has added salt to his list of “unhealthy” habits to kick.  This campaign to lower sodium intake is questioned by experts who indicate that this may serve as an experiment with unintended consequences.  Are you eating …

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A Look at Good News with an Eye on the Future

A New Year always presents an opportunity to look back and look ahead and the crucial issues we have faced and will meet head on in the coming months. Amid last month’s flurry of debate and voting on health care reform legislation, there was a bit of good news that …

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