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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Information Technology: Trick or Treat?

Information Technology: Trick or Treat? There’s always lots of discussion about populations as they experience the migration from agrarian, through industrial, and to information societies. The migration is typically precipitated by some technology trigger. The steam engine is purported to …

Sustainability and Business

If you have visited the GSA website in the last year, I am sure you have noticed that we will have an item or two related to sustainability linked from our home page.  I like to think of sustainability as …

Vivek Kundra Testimony on More Security, Less Waste: What Makes Sense for Our Federal Cyber Defense

More Security, Less Waste: What Makes Sense for Our Federal Cyber Defense STATEMENT OF VIVEK KUNDRA FEDERAL CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, ADMINISTRATOR FOR ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET BEFORE THE SENATE SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FINANCIAL …

Register Now for NDU iCollege’s Free Social Media Conference

On November 9, leading experts will discuss the challenges of using social media to communicate within their organizations, with the public, and across organizations at NDU’s conference, “Social Media Implementation Across Organizational Boundaries.” The conference offers valuable networking opportunities, and …

Leadership Versus Management

I threw the concept out at a recent All Hands Meeting that I had about the differences between leadership versus management.  I got this strange quizzical look from a few of the strong managers in the room.  I’ve seen that look many …

Registration Open for 2010 Federal Privacy Summit

The Federal Privacy Summit provides an opportunity to share best practices and to hear leading experts discuss the issues affecting Federal privacy professionals today. This free Summit is sponsored by the Federal CIO Council’s Privacy Committee. Space is limited, so …

Smart Phones Join the Army

Today’s civilian travelers can step off a plane in a foreign destination and instantly get connected to maps, transportation schedules, restaurant reviews, and other convenient tools through a single handheld device. Now the U.S. Army is hoping to put that …

Leadership of the Owl

As autumn nights started to approach, the air conditioning was turned off and the windows were opened.  The smell of the fresh fall air filled the room with a wonderful fragrance.  But, as I laid in darkness in another extended bout of …

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Advocates Good “Cyber Hygiene”

Surfing the web. Social networking. Shopping. Even the most innocuous online activities can pose a threat to our nation’s cybersecurity, and all Americans should play a part in protecting it. That’s the message behind the seventh annual National Cybersecurity Awareness …

Benefits of Peer Interactions and Perspectives

I returned recently from the largest gathering of Information Technology (IT) officials from public, private, non-profit, and international organizations. This was an annual symposium that attracted over 7,500 attendees this year, including over 1,900 Chief Information Officers (CIOs). The benefit …


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