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Upcoming event SAP's NS2 Solutions Summit on October 29th. This 4th annual summit is focused on Human Critical: Empowering People to Drive U.S. National Security.               When: Thursday, October 29th from 8AM to 1PM Where:  Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA  The featured k...
The post below, by Kristin Hansen with Bright Computing,  highlights IDC HPC User Forum's panel discussions on the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). The NSCI was created by an executive order on July 29th. NSCI defines a military agency framework for furthering U.S. ...
The chorus of voices declaring the end of anti-virus has reached a deafening pitch. Many of us in the community, myself included, have long said that anti-virus is dead and even a senior VP at Symantec has now admitted such. When the biggest anti-virus vendors, folks who want to perpet...
Often times, the journey to data driven business transformation can not only be challenging, but also confusing. The first step towards overcoming this challenge is mapping out the journey to fully utilize the value of your company's Big Data. This begins with understanding how the mat...
Winners to Introduce Innovative Technologies at SINET Showcase in Washington, DC, November 3 & 4, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SINET, an organization focused on advancing Cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, announced today the winners of its annua...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Good Governance Key to Good FITARA Implementation - Nextgov Northrop Grumman Completes Center Fuselage for First F-35 Aircraft to Be Assembled in...
Verisign’s iDefense Security Intelligence Services is widely known in the enterprise technology community for providing actionable intelligence on cyber threats. By actionable we mean information that can be acted on either by security and IT teams or in automated ways, but actionable ...
We maintain our reference to technology events as a service to the enterprise technology community.  This hand-curated list contains events we believe to be of high interest to our readers (many are events we will be at ourselves). With this post I would like to ask your assistance in ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Former Intelligence Director: Law Enforcement Must 'Adapt' to Encryption ... - Nextgov Inside the CIA's new Digital Directorate - FCW.com August ...
Tamr has opened a public Beta program for an enterprise metadata catalog tool that makes it easy for people to find, use and collaborate in organizing high-quality data sets for analytics. Tamr Catalog, part of the larger Tamr Data Unification Platform, is now being offered as a free s...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Northrop Grumman to Feature Maritime Security Capabilities at Pacific 2015 Audit: Federal networks still vulnerable - The Hill Self-Driving Cars ...
This month, the Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division is collaborating with the leading High Performance Computing (HPC) software vendor Bright Computing. Bright Computing has brought their supercomputing software tools to the embedded Aerospace &...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker DHA Vet Allen Middleton Heads to Booz Allen; Andrea Inserra Comments Mike Petters Receives ‘Lone Sailor’ Award From Navy Memorial Foundation Hurd...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker GAO: Small businesses working with DoD need cybersecurity guidance Technology One making inroads into Federal Govt - Delimiter ACLU Argues for Ri...
Look at any science-fiction vision of our technological future and you’ll find a world dominated by artificial intelligence. Some of these visions may go for the more dystopian angle, where humanity has been displaced by self-aware robots that now rule the world. Other, more optimistic...
Editor's note: We have been tracking WayIn since their founding and are very proud to close to the founders and executives of this very savvy team. We are also proud that WayIn was a founding sponsor of our Synergy Forum, where we could expose them to a wide range of government executi...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Another Great Example Of Pattern Analysis Over Hacker Activity Oceus Networks' Michael Wheeless Receives FCW 2015 Rising Star Award - Business Wi...
The video at this link and embedded below captures key parts of a a 24 Sep 2015 session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with testimony by NSA Director Admiral Rogers. The exchanges allowed Admiral Rogers to offer expert testimony on a range of key issues including the ne...
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ThreatConnect Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and open source cyber intelligence company Defense Group Inc. (DGI) today unveiled a report attributing a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, orchestrated by ...
Recorded Future has just posted another nice piece of analysis on the cyber threat. This one in particular deals with interesting patterns which can be observed in hacker forums. Summary of the analysis: Forums can be analyzed at traffic level, without an analyst knowing foreign langua...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker AECOM-IBM Disaster Risk Mgmt Tool Wins Recognition; Peter Williams Comments Raytheon’s 3D Patriot Missile Training Tech Wins Silver Brandon Hall ...
With new technology, come new problems. Oft times, with the increasing demand for the latest and greatest tech, security is more of an after thought. What has been a consistent theme is developing the next best technology, and then figuring out how to protect it. Before the tests are r...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker HHS Focuses on Flexibility in New Health IT Plan - Nextgov Federal Cybersecurity Second Only to Finance Industry, New Report Says - Nextgov Four ...
Thursday, September 24th from 1pm to 2pm, join Bob Gourley, Cognitio partner, and Steve Egan, Solutions Engineer at Datameer, for their webinar on fraud detection and prevention. The webinar is entitled "Empowering Analytics: Detecting Fraud In Hybrid Datasets". As many are well aware,...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Watch Drones Build A Rope Bridge In Fight: Think of the use cases for this… Michael Dougherty Joins SIBA as Chief Executive Senators Drop Bid to ...
The video at this link and embedded below shows an incredible use of drones to construct a bridge that people can walk across. Doesn't that get your mind thinking about use cases for this technology? Imagine what it will be like when it matures? Here is more from the video description:...
Here’s something to think about when you're planning a big data project: are you planning a project or a program? Here's a simple distinction: A project typically has a beginning, middle, and end. A program is something ongoing and relatively permanent. Relatively self-contained big ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker GCMS hunts down, defeats FCW - MyWebTimes.com Moving Beyond Pre-Season in Federal Cloud - Nextgov Navy releases RFI for $3.4B NGEN recompete Ball...
Researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human's split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. Watching the video at this link will immediately bring to mind many disaster re...
On 26 August 2015 the DoD promulgated new rules that apply to any contractor or subcontractor that does business with the DoD. These rules are in immediate effect. We are compiling information we will use in future reporting on CTOvision.com and also to provide as feedback to DoD on th...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Under the Hood: Building a New College Scorecard with Students Executive Profile: Sarah St. Clair, People Services VP at Booz Allen Hamilton Succ...
The video at this link and embedded below captures insights by Verge reporter Adi Robertson, who brought cameras into USC's experimental VR lab at the Institute for Creative Technologies: This clip really gets the imagination going. Innovations have been coming out of this lab for deca...
Today, there is countless data collected and analyzed by companies. Just a few years ago, that data was useless, now data is collected and used to provide answers and solve problems. As big data use cases continue to evolve, there will be an increasing number of business missions that...
I haven't been this excited about MicroSoft in forever. Their thought leadership, investment in R&D and incredible technical chops has turned what was recently science fiction into a deployable reality. The innovation is called the HoloLens. Its power and potential is perhaps best ...
Security Information and Event Management, SIEM, is a term used for software products and services, combining security information management (SIM) and security management (SEM). A significant investment has been made in SIEM to automate and scale data analysis, to improve security and...
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is a non profit organization providing a unique venue for collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions for intelligence and national security.  INSA organizes itself into councils on key issues. One of t...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker New report outlines 'panic cycle' of hyped privacy fears over new technologies Agenda Announced For 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo S...
The agenda for the 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber Summit and Threat Expo has now been posted at events.FedCyber.com Please reserve your seat today by registering here (as always, the FedCyber Summit is free for federal government employees). Every year this summit brings together thought leaders...
Previously untapped data sources are now accessible to derive business value, through Big Data projects that promise a flexible and cost-effective data architecture. Integrating the new sources such as: Internet of Things, semi or un-structured data with the traditional structured data...
On August 28, the United States admitted to carrying out an airstrike, widely reported to have come from a drone, which killed an ISIS hacker by the name of Junaid Hussain. He was killed in Syria four days earlier on August 24. This strike represents the latest escalation in the United...