Creating The New Cyber Warrior: Eight South Carolina Universities Compete

When Defense Secretary Hagel announced that he was going to expand his cyber workforce by more than 6,000 by the end of 2016, I think most of us in the industry collectively wondered: “Where the heck is he going to FIND these cyber warriors?” While almost every University is paying attention to this career enhancing […]

Creating The New Cyber Warrior: Eight South Carolina Universities Compete

When Defense Secretary Hagel announced that he was going to expand his cyber workforce by more than 6,000 by the end of 2016, I think most of us in the industry collectively wondered: “Where the heck is he going to FIND these cyber warriors?” While almost every University is paying attention to this career enhancing […]

Creating The New Cyber Warrior: Eight South Carolina Universities Compete

When Defense Secretary Hagel announced that he was going to expand his cyber workforce by more than 6,000 by the end of 2016, I think most of us in the industry collectively wondered: “Where the heck is he going to FIND these cyber warriors?” While almost every University is paying attention to this career enhancing […]

USMC and DoD Rapid Reaction Technology Office Seeks Info On Six Categories of Technology: Please review and engage

By Bob Gourley Friends at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies recently brought this to our attention and since a high number of our readers live their lives studying or working with advanced technologies we wanted to get this to you right away. The threat of improvised explosive devices (IED) has proven very difficult to mitigate. This […]

DoD Public And Private Cloud Mandates: And insights from a deployed communications professional on why it matters

All who track DoD technology issues have been waiting way too long to see DoD to capitalize on the benefits of Cloud Solutions. This topic has been studied for years (see, for example, DSB Report on Cyber Security and Reliability in a Digital Cloud). Building on years of work, Ms. Takai, DoD’s CIO, signed out the […]

MegaTrend Update: Dramatic and broad shifts in models due to software (“software eats the world”)

We have been tracking this since Marc Andreessen called the trend out in 2011 (see “Why Software is Eating the World“) and are especially interested in how the trend will impact the world of the enterprise. We think this trend will continue, since it is being fed by growing proliferation of smart phones with increasingly […]

An Update On Our Media Properties

CTOlabs is designed to provide in-depth information and curated lists of the most interesting technologies for enterprise IT professionals. It is a member of the Crucial Point family of sites. Our other media properties include: CTOvision.com - We serve the enterprise technology community by seeking out the most relevant news, commentary and assessments on technology. AnalystOne.com - Analyst […]

Virtuous Activity: GSA and DoD Announce A Well Coordinated Acquisition Cybersecurity and Resilience Recommendations

The GSA and DoD have just announced a new list of well coordinated recommendations for ways to enhance overall cybersecurity through better acquisition processes. Download it at this link: “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition“. We view this as a critically important activity that will help enhance overall resilience of DoD and other US Government […]

DoD’s New Air Sea Battle Concept: An overview

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By The recently released summary of the Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration to Address Anti-Access and Area Denial Challenges provides interesting reading on how DoD is preparing to meet evolving threats. It’s a direct challenge to DoD components to work together and collaborate – more than they ever have before. DoD has traditionally been a kluge of distinct […]

DoD’s New Air Sea Battle Concept: An overview

By ChrisScottThe recently released summary of the Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration to Address Anti-Access and Area Denial Challenges provides interesting reading on how DoD is preparing to meet evolving threats. It’s a direct challenge to DoD components to work together and collaborate – more than they ever have before. DoD has traditionally been a kluge of distinct […]