Posted by: Brad King
in IT/Cyber Security on Jul 19, 2009
Google's recent announcement of open source development of their Chrome Operating System appears to be a good old fashioned "throw down" challenge to Microsoft's dominance of the desktop OS - and its position as the fundamental point of departure for enterprise systems architecture.
Posted by: Lynn McNulty
in IT/Cyber Security on Jun 25, 2009
By: Lynn McNulty, Executive Consultant, McConnell International
Introduction. In a previous paper I discussed the background and initial manifestations of the Government’s Information Technology (IT) supply chain program. This posting provides additional information about the supply chain program and reemphasizes the need for hardware and software vendors to follow the evolution of this initiative which is bound to be reflected in future acquisition requirements published by federal agencies.
Posted by: Lynn McNulty
in IT/Cyber Security on Jan 27, 2009
Introduction. The Obama administration has inherited a very complex and potentially costly problem from its predecessor; namely cyber security. While the terms used to characterize this problem have changed over the years from computer security to information systems security to information assurance, this paper will utilize the theme du jour, cyber security, to refer to this significant issue. The problem of securing the government’s information systems has been a long-standing issue, dating back to the early 1970s. The debate over government’s cyber security posture has taken many different forms ranging to include privacy, national security, continuity of operations, critical infrastructure protection, internal controls, and other important concepts. This paper will provide a perspective on the current status of the government’s cyber security program.
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.