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The weakest link in any computer system is the individual sitting right in front of the keyboard. That means you. It’s a point worth reflecting on, especially now; Obama has designated October “National Cyber Security Awareness Month.” To keep the momentum going, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan offers up […] More
First came the technorati. Then the twitterati. Now the goverati have burst onto the Web 2.0 scene. These are individuals from government and industry alike leveraging new technology to better shape government policy and direction. So what can industry do to keep on top of this emerging trend? Who better to ask than Mark Drapeau, […] More
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen has developed a model that explains the market chaos that follows a game-changing innovation in any particular field.  Using examples from the steel, computing, chemistry, and financial industries, he explains the three enablers that make an innovation game-changing: technology, a cost-effective business model, and a “complete vertical commercial system.” […] More
The other day, Microsoft confirmed that a number of Hotmail account login information was compromised and posted online. It now appears that the breach is significantly wider, extending to Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Earthlink and Comcast email accounts. Over 30,000 accounts have been posted online according to a list the BBC viewed. Google has moved to […] More
Apple has one. So does Google. So why shouldn’t the federal government? That’s what Vivek Kundra’s been asking ever since he was named the first-ever federal CIO. Now, with the release of their latest initiative, Apps.gov, the feds are catching up. The online storefront, which is designed to be a one-stop shop for software used […] More
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and the US Commerce Department have ended an 11-year partnership in which the U.S. government possessed direct control of ICANN. The split will allow for a private sector-led model for the Internet, with review teams from around the globe. The two organizations have signed an Affirmation of […] More
During a speech at the Brookings Institute on Monday, Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed his support for net neutrality. He suggested that the existing guidelines set forth by the FCC for net neutrality should be codified for regulation purposes.  According to cnet news, two new guidelines that Genachowski advocates adding to net neutrality “would […] More
During a speech at the Brookings Institute on Monday, Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed his support for net neutrality. He suggested that the existing guidelines set forth by the FCC for net neutrality should be codified for regulation purposes and that two new ideas be added that would better facilitate net neutrality. According to […] More
What happens to previous administration websites once a new administration moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Most government websites are promptly  deleted from the world wide web; causing final destruction of former administration  information and documents. Librarians at the University of North Texas Library work to preserve former administration websites in order to maintain complete access to the public. Some previous administration ‘dead websites’ […] More
Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds will be speaking to the Potomac Officers’ Club at a “Stare-and-Compare” event next week on September 10th (click here to register), and they recently spoke to ExecutiveBiz.  Here’s ExecutiveBiz’s “stare-and-compare” of the Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates. Q: How do you plan to make Virginia a more business friendly state? Bob McDonnell:  […] More
Who’s Alan Carlin?  You probably haven’t heard of him, and CBS claims that’s the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants it.  Dr. Carlin, who holds a Bachelor’s in physics from CalTech and a Ph.D in economics from MIT, wrote what the Heritage Foundation called a “damaging report” questioning the science behind the green movement’s […] More
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp., has joined the heads of both Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in accepting a $1 per year salary for fiscal 2010. In fiscal 2009 he was paid $1 million. Ellison, who founded the company in 1977, has ownership of 23.4 percent of Oracle's outstanding shares, as of July, which […] More
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