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We were pleased to see CSO magazine produce a feature focused on military veterans who have made the transition from active duty to civilian life in the cybersecurity domain (see: Hacked Opinions: Veterans who transitioned into InfoSec). The write-up featured Armor CSO Jeff Schilling, ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Lockheed Martin Corp. To Exit Cybersecurity, Double-Down On Helicopters And ... - Forbes Fight over net neutrality rules returns to appeals court...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Zuckerberg Vows to Daughter He'll Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares - New York Times Oil firm charged with federal safety, environment violations...
Today, we are amidst the third industrial revolution that is driven by IoT and Big Data analytics. The result of this revolution is disruptive new business models. On Thursday, December 10 at 11:00am, join speakers Frank Gillett from Forrester Research, Grant Bodley from Hortonworks, S...
On October 29th, SAP had their 4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit. This event featured SAP's Mark Testoni, President George W. Bush, ADM Michael Rogers, Michael Morell, Teresa Carlson and our own Bob Gourley. Watch the video below to see the highlights from this event. It is not quite...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws - Madison.com Doctor-Patient Relationship May Suffer When Technology Takes Over Stud...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker UPDATE 1-Amazon releases video showcasing unmanned delivery drones - Reuters President Obama and Bill Gates to announce historic investment in cl...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...
Big Data is a growing trend, making it possible for businesses of every kind to gather, store, and use the unlimited personal and private data found on the internet. This massive collection allows them to predict trends, determine consumer tastes, and hone marketing plans for the great...
The technology insights and context of CTOvision are brought to you by Cognitio. Cognitio is a strategic consulting and engineering firm established and managed by a team of former senior technology executives from the U.S. Intelligence Community. Our accomplished team has a track reco...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker National Science Foundation, Agriculture Release CIO-Boosting FITARA Plans - Nextgov 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk Raises $1.85 Million with...
At the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas, Bright Computing was recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. Bright Computing’s Cluster Manager for HPC was named the Editors’ C...
The video at this link and embedded below captures a first in human history, the first reusable space launch vehicle launching into space and returning in reusable form via a soft landing. This is important for many reasons. The economics of it is a key driver. Up to 90% of the cost of...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker 19 years and counting Nextgov: Pentagon Launches Self-Confirmation Tool for OPM Hack Victims - ExecutiveGov Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce to...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...
Strata + Hadoop World is the leading event on how big data and ubiquitous, real-time computing is shaping the course of business and society. It brings together the world’s best data scientists and business leaders to share hard-won knowledge and innovations in technology and strategy....
NPD provides critical capabilities to the national intelligence community developing state-of-the-art communications network access tools and advanced methods for communications signal exploitation. NPD employs a blending of scientific research and expert domain knowledge to design rob...
NASA has announced that MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory( CSAIL) is one of two university research groups nationwide that will receive a 6-foot, 290-pound humanoid robot to test and develop for future space missions to Mars and beyond. You need to see this ...
Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio Max) is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It has a very powerful and extensible plugin architecture and is used by many video game developers, TV studios, animation shops and architectura...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Mitre Unveils $100,000 Contest to Seek Detection Systems for Unauthorized Drones Data Breach Prevention Series: Weaponized Documents are Dominant...
Editor's note: we asked Toby Duthie and Lukas Bartusevicius of Forensic Risk Alliance to provide context on the dynamics underway in the European Union now that a court has  declared Safe Harbor invalid. Their context is below. - bg Introduction In a landmark decision on the 6th of Oct...
Bright Computing has just announced that it has provided Van Andel Institute (VAI) with high-performance systems management software that lets them implement HPC cluster infrastructure in a private hybrid cloud. VAI is an independent biomedical research and science education organizati...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Paul Meyer Joins Seabury Group as EVP; Charles Davis Comments Pete Sandlin, Mario Suarez Named to Director Roles at HumanTouch DoD Business; Moe ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Boston Globe: Tamr is Number One Small Company In Boston Pentagon purges HTML from .mil emails - FCW.com 4 Ways Consumer Education Affects E-Comm...
We have previously written about the Security Innovation Network: SINET, the very virtuous organization focused on helping the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs of the security community. The capstone event of SINET is their yearly innovation showcase in Washington DC, the last of...
There is something special about Tamr. As technologists we focus on things like their ability to help organizations make better decisions through smart, differentiated technologies. Results are what matters in enterprise IT.  The savvy enterprise leader knows this. Really great firms d...
In our day and age, consumers are affected and influenced in many different ways, including: social circles, advertising, online forums/comment sections, celebrities, pop culture, the news and much more. Because of these factors that contribute to today’s businesses, it’s important tha...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Nextgov: Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill Contains Cyber Screening Provision - ExecutiveGov For Sevatec CEO Sonny Kakar, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker GE Unveils Dubai-Based Aviation Tech Support Hub; Jim Daily Comments SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Technology “Good Scout” Award Luncheon, Nov. 17 Amyx, In...
On November 12th join Hortonworks, HP, SAP, and American Digital for a webinar discussion on how to gain a competitive advantage and transform your business with Big Data. This webinar will highlight how you can turn raw data into insight - the insight that boosts your top and bottom l...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Northrop Grumman Statement on Boeing's Protest of the Long-Range Strike Bomber Program What Federal Cybersecurity Can Learn from Football - Nextg...
The Daily Threat Brief provides strategic insights into threats. This is an open source intelligence report modeled after the concept of the President’s Daily Brief (PDB). Every day the analysts of Cognitio succinctly provide insights into global risk and security issues in ways that c...
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 (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Northrop Grumman Highlights Global Defence and Security Capabilities at 2015 Dubai Airshow What Technology Should Be Un-Invented? - Nextgov Hirin...
Check out Bright's three part vodcast series on Apache Spark™ and how it can be used for large-scale data processing: In Part I, a Bright expert will discuss Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data and walk you through the fully integrated support for Apache Spark now included. The vodcast...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Northrop Grumman Foundation Congratulates Air Force Association on Another Record-Breaking Year for CyberPatriot Registrations The Data Briefing:...
Toyota Motor Europe’s Wouter Dullaert explains Tamr’s features and benefits in the video below. We like this video because it is another great example of how a technologist in an enterprise can make a huge impact on the business of an organization. It is also good because it underscore...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...
Ready Player One is great science fiction set in the very near future. It is well done drama that leverages totally realistic visions of what technology is rapidly evolving to. Imagine a world where virtual reality and global connectivity enables universal access to high quality educat...