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Lessons From Our Cyber Past: History of Cyber Intelligence

By AlexOleskerOn Thursday, September 27, the Atlantic Council hosted a stand-out panel discussion on the history of all-source cyber intelligence. The discussion was moderated by CTOvision editor and Crucial Point LLC founder and CTO Bob...

Posted October 5, 2012    

CIA Releases Its Maps, DHS Secretary Doesn’t Use Email, and More

By AlexOleskerHere is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted to avoiding most online services including email, commenting that “Some would call me a Luddite.” More...

Posted September 29, 2012    

Bob Gourley on the Ethics, Analytics and Future of Big Data

Bob Gourley, editor of CTOvision as well as  founder and CTO of Crucial Point, LLC, was recently interviewed by WashingtonExec, where he shared his views on emerging information technology, government needs, and Big Data. The...

Posted September 18, 2012    

Gartner’s 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Since 1995, Gartner has been tracking the development and adoption of new technologies by plotting them on their Hype Cycle, updated yearly. Last month, they released their 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, plotting the progress of some of...

Posted September 5, 2012    

DARPA Awards Contract for Humanoid Robots, How to Hack the Curiosity Mars Rover, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:A U.S. federal appeals court found that authorities do not need a probable-cause warrant to track suspects through their mobile phone GPS. More here.A new bill, the Wireless...

Posted August 17, 2012    

Big Money for Big Data

Big Data is the data too large, complex, and fast-moving for conventional information infrastructure to handle. There’s been a lot of buzz about investment in cutting edge Big Data solutions and start ups, and for good reason. Venture capital for...

Posted August 16, 2012    

NYPD and Microsoft Create a Next Generation Law Enforcement Big Data Solution

With an emphasis on surveillance, evidence, and reporting, law enforcement is an extremely data-intensive field and the New York City Police Department, as the largest agency which deals with the largest American city, has the most data to handle....

Posted August 11, 2012    

Exploring Technological Horizons with Recorded Future

Technological innovation can be a huge advantage to early adopters or a massive disruption to organizations that do not see it coming.For the Department of Defense, disruptive technology is literally a matter of life and death, so they try...

Posted July 27, 2012    

Tracking License Plates, Tracking Cellphones, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and  information technology news:The National Vehicle Location Service, which has over  685 million continually updated images of license plates, will soon be available to the Department of...

Posted July 10, 2012    

Three Use Cases for Splunk

The greatest source of potential use cases for technology is the user community. This is a great reason to attend events where customers are at the center of focus. This was what last month’s Splunk Live DC was like. Splunk is a very user-...

Posted June 26, 2012    

Hackers and Honeypots: Getting Things Done

It’s always been fashionable in the cybersecurity industry to throw up our hands and call cyber crime an intractable problem. We don’t have the technical skills to match hackers, attribution is impossible in cyberspace, we don’t have the...

Posted June 10, 2012    

Innovation and Robotics: The Uncanny Valley of Death

The Jetsons premiered almost 50 years ago, but where’s Rosey? Science fiction has been predicting the rise of robotics in daily life for decades and, for the most part, science fact has delivered, with ever-improving artificial intelligence driven...

Posted May 30, 2012