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We have previously written about the very positive impact the Security Innovation Network (SINET) is having on the community. Their most significant activity in the federal ecosystem is their yearly SINET Showcase. This years event will be held 3-4 Nov at the National Press Club in DC....
Datameer and Tableau are hosting a joint webinar at 2pm eastern on 30 July titled "Bring Your Big Data Analytics To Life" This webinar will be a great update for any agency or organization seeking to operationalize datas and enable more user self-service around analytics. From their in...
You no doubt know the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and are likely aware of some of the incredible work they are doing. A friend in leadership there has informed us of searches being launched for three senior technology positions.  Candidates for these senior positions will have a ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com andTopTechTicker.com): There's A Plan to Immediately Purge Some DHS Network Surveillance Data - Nextgov NextGov (Today) - There's A Plan to Immediately Purge Some DHS Network Surveillanc...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com andTopTechTicker.com): House bill would halve digital services request at DHS FCW (Today) - House bill would halve digital services request at DHS Lawmakers pushed back on an administrat...
Editor's note: Great news for our friends at HumanGeo and Radiant Group and they many customers they serve.-bg ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2015) - The Radiant Group, Inc., a premier provider of technical solutions and services to the Federal Government, announced today that i...
The push to adopt bring your own device (BYOD) policies is strong, but many business owners are hesitant to do so. While there may be a variety of reasons for this reluctance, perhaps the largest overriding concern is that of security. Many executives see allowing employees to use thei...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com andTopTechTicker.com): DOE launching renewable energy pilot - FCW.com FCW (Today) - DOE launching renewable energy pilot The Energy Department will launch a Web-based tool later this su...
Federal technology news and analysis over the last month has been dominated by the OPM cybersecurity failures, and with good cause. We should all continue to track and learn from the lessons there. But there is also a danger that we will all focus too hard on that single topic when the...
Cognitio is a strategic consulting and engineering firm with a track record of helping clients address their hardest challenges. Past and current projects include high-end due diligence assessments for the financial industry, cybersecurity assessments and strategies for some of the nat...
Strata + Hadoop World in New York sold out last year with more than 5,500 attendees. Have you seen what's new for 2015? - Over 150 thought-provoking speakers already confirmed: Hilary Mason, Joe Hellerstein, Neha Narkhede from companies like Netflix, Etsy, Airbnb, L...
We hold Ben Spivey and Joey Echeverria in the highest regard, and are very pleased to give this book our highest possible endorsement. Hadoop Security: Protecting Your Big Data Platform  is packed with the protective strategies, tips and techniques you will want to build into your desi...
You can measure practically anything in the age of social media, but if you don’t know what you’re looking for, collecting mountains of data won’t yield a grain of insight. This non-technical guide shows you how to extract significant business value from big data with Ask-Measure-Learn...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com andTopTechTicker.com): World Wide Technology Named Federal Partner of the Year and Software ... - Business Wire (press release) Google Fed Tech News (Today) - World Wide Technology Name...
Imagine having your arm as your mobile device. Looking at texts, social media, news, phone and more on your forearm. No longer would you have to root in your purse to pick up your ringing phone, or find it buried in a pocket. With a quick flick of your wrist, your phone becomes visible...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com andTopTechTicker.com): AWS Announces New API Gateway Service TechCrunch (Today) -  Amazon Web Services announced a new product today called Amazon API Gateway, designed to simplify crea...
Like you we have a thirst for information on technology. Since we are driven to provide our readers with the most relevant insights possible we scour the top tech sites every day. Keeping up this way is also very important to our ability to deliver to our clients in industry and govern...
One of our most important lines of business at Cognitio is helping high tech firms that can solve big problems for the federal government succeed in doing that. We are firm believers that advanced technologies, smartly tailored to address federal agency missions, are key to a better fu...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com): The 7 Drivers Of The $150 Billion AR/VR Industry TechCrunch (Today) -  To hit true market scale, AR and VR will need to rapidly transition from 2016’s early adop...
AIIM’s CEO John Mancini explains why ECM is getting ready for the next generation Enterprises have rushed to embrace the cloud, driven by mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT), as a way of keeping the invasion of devices connected – spelling the end of ECM as we know it. Faced with t...
The entire U.S. travel system is under strain today causing a major disruption to business and pleasure travel on all carriers do to what United is calling a computer systems "glitch". What is a glitch? We have all seen those before. The most famous aviation computer glitch was Johnny ...
At ISC High Performance 2015 Conference (12-16 July Frankfurt Germany), Bright Computing will release their Version 7.1 of the Bright Cluster Manager. For those of you attending, visit Booth #920 to meet with Bright Computing engineers who were involved in the development of their late...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com): Top Security Experts Say Government Limits On Encryption Present Risks TechCrunch (Today) - A group of top cybersecurity experts reported today that giving law enforcement special acc...
Social media is a big part of most people's lives, and has steadily increased in importance to businesses as well.  There are two main uses for professional social media use: to inform others through engaging with them, and to learn from others.  This will be the first of a two-part se...
Recorded Future provides real time threat intelligence to cyber defenders as well as business executives seeking insights to inform decisions. They leverage a patented Web Intelligence Engine over with billions of indexed facts (and more added daily) to analyze the open web to provide ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem: Senate advances secret plan forcing Internet services to report terror activity Ars Technica (Today) - Legislation modeled on 2008 law requiring Internet companies to report child porn.The legislation, approv...
An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The app began as a way to serve our readers with content from CTOvision and that remains a key capability. But we now include feeds from all other major tech blogs, letting you use our mobi...
The Wall Street Journal reported that Coca-Cola has named Alan Boehme as CTO: Mr. Boehme has led Coke’s enterprise architecture, innovation and emerging technologies for the past four years. During that time, he has guided the company’s strategy “to arm Coca-Cola for the future, includ...
Just announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA has expanded their availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS). What this now allows is more deployment options for customer’s big data workloads, adding more choices to an ecosystem of hardware and cloud configurations. Red Hat Enterp...
Of course you know Carl Sagan the distinguished astronomer and great explainer of science via best selling books and the TV series Cosmos. One of his last interviews was conducted by Charlie Rose in May 1996.  The clip below captures a very important message from this discussion, one I...
On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, vandals cut three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault In Alameda, CA, near San Francisco, causing a blackout in phone and Internet services for several cities and thousands of businesses and homes that lasted for nearly 19 hours while repairs were made...
Growing up, jetpacks were viewed as a thing of the future. Today, they have finally become a reality. Martin Aircraft has developed personal jetpacks that can either be controlled remotely or be piloted. The jetpacks can reach speeds of 45 mph and travel as long at 30 min. Speaking to ...
Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. OPM is the fed...
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Verisign's Q1 2015 DDoS Trends Report reveals some interesting trends we should all be aware of. The report captures analysis and insights from Verisign including information derived from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and with cooperation with, customers of Verisign's DDoS Protecti...
Are you looking for ideas on how to improve the security of federal systems? Cognitio’s founders have been responsible for guarding some of the world’s hardest-to-penetrate networks, including the classified systems that lets case officers in hostile countries communicate with headquar...
Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) and the International Spy Museum announce a joint presentation: Tracking the Elusive Pueblo, on Wednesday 1 July 2015 at 630pm. Location is the International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW, Washington DC. Here is more on the event: In January 1968, at th...
If you use Google Chrome, you could be subject to eavesdropping by Google.  Similar to what Samsung's TVs are doing, the Chromium browser listens to conversations in the vicinity of your laptop, PC, or tablet, and transmits it back to Google.  Ostensibly, this is part of the "Google No...
Nanobots have shown great potential in the field of medicine. Now, it is not far from using nanobots to cure diseases such as cancer. Researchers of Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) have found a way to give nanobots “propellers”. They created a "nanoswimmer" the width of a sil...
In late 2014, Hortonworks and Oracle teamed up to provide comprehensive data integration capabilities and technologies. Together, they deliver on the promise of big data for customers of all sizes and scale. Oracle and Hortonworks are continuing to work together to bring the latest ETL...