Virtual Security: Cloud-based and Managed Security Services

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 7.06.31 PMMost security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package

Undersea Volcanoes and Underwater Robots in Hawaii

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 9.50.43 AMAn underwater robot known as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carefully navigates the precarious terrain of Lo’ihi, an active undersea volcano located off the coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. The ROV’s operators maneuver the vehicle into a small opening in the wall of a crater, hoping to collect samples of a species potentially new to science. Will they succeed before an earthquake or eruption forces them to abort the mission?

Toppling Government IT and Procurement Silos

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 8.56.09 PMIn the public sector it’s all too common to find disjointed IT and procurement “silos,” each with its own separate staff and little to no awareness of other agencies’ strategies and IT spend. But that old-school mentality has become increasingly untenable and unsustainable.