It’s not the circus. Is that what you thought? Apologies to Cecil B. DeMille. Cyber’s all the rage. Feds can’t get enough. It touches everything – data, networks, mobile, data centers. Feds are throwing money at security. Is it enough? Don’t think so. But don’t take my word. Take it from someone who was on […] […]

It may be April Fool’s Day, but cyber’s no joke. John P. Carlin was confirmed as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security a year ago. He’s a serious gentleman with a serious job. At DOJ’s National Security Division, he heads law enforcement’s cyber security efforts. Heading Off Disaster In a speech last year at […] […]

Once in a while, it’s good to revisit and reconsider from a distance. It’s just over two years since then-unknown Alexandria-based cyber security company, Mandiant vaulted into the media spotlight.


Fans will fill out 70 million brackets this week in an attempt to win an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament pool. Who’s your pick? Kentucky? U Va? Both look strong. Apparently the odds of picking a perfect March Madness bracket are less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to Science Daily, which credits DePaul […] […]

How did a wannabee Scott Fitzgerald in college become a middle-aged man fascinated by government audits?  Now that’s a question I frequently ask my reflection in the mirror while shaving.  But, fascinated I am. As if it’s not enough to ingest GAO APBs, I recently found myself fascinated by a new analysis of the last […] […]

Continuous monitoring is surging along, but agencies are really bad at authentication. Cyber attacks were up 15 percent last year. Agencies spent $12.7 billion on cybersecurity in Fiscal 2014. The annual Federal Information Security Management Act compliance report paints a dismal picture of Federal IT security. Let’s break it down. Authentication efforts are lagging. “Numerous […] […]

Revelations that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as Secretary of State should scare the hell out of CIOs. The government spends $14 billion a year on cybersecurity, but no amount of spending or regulations will make a difference if top leaders flout the rules and set up a […] […]

True to their word, Terry Halvorsen and Major General Alan Lynn released milCloud pricing on Friday. Here’s the chance for industry to see the competitor’s price card. Some observations.