In a major speech on national security yesterday at Purdue University, Barack Obama highlighted the need to face new threats and not continue “fighting the last war.” Loose nukes, bio-terrorism, and cybersecurity were the three themes. Originally posted by Bruce McConnell on governmentfutures.com 2008.
What happens when King Abdullah II of Jordan invites 30 Nobel Laureates to gather in the ancient jewel of Petra, and “imagine practical approaches to sustainable growth, development, and prosperity, the real foundations of peace”? Originally posted by Bruce McConnell on governmentfutures.com in 2008.
Fifteen years ago, cartoonist Peter Steiner drew two dogs sitting in front of a computer, one saying to the other, "On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog." This iconic adage, cute in its day, is now a warning. Originally posted by Bruce McConnell on governmentfutures.com in 2008.
Last week at the RSA Security Conference, several interesting workshops explored aspects of criminal hacking. One of them, conducted by Charlie Miller, examined the incentives for finding and disclosing vulnerabilities in enterprise software. Originally posted by Bruce McConnell on governmentfutures.com in 2008.
is the first result of our “Keeping It Real” research. It analyzes, for realism and innovation, eight Presidential front-runners’ proposals on five issues critical to America’s continued success and prosperity. It concludes that many of the presidential candidates’ promises are laudable, but that the federal government and the industry that supports it can not deliver on those promises in the timeframe Americans expect without major changes in the way we do business. Originally posted by Bruce McConnell on governmentfutures.com in 2008.
The research was presented January 8, 2008 at the Consumer Electronics Show Government Conference
in Las Vegas.