CDM: the new driver of cybersecurity and IT modernization
Recently, I had the opportunity to join many of my industry, agency, and Capitol Hill colleagues at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing Continuous Diagnostics...
Welcome to Cybersecurity in Public Sector
It’s like the scene in a movie when the good guy pulls out a knife thinking he has the upper hand over the villain…. and out of nowhere the bad...
Next-Generation National Security and Public Safety in Europe
As the threats and risks from cyber criminals, terrorists, gangs, nation states, and others continue to grow and evolve, national security and public safety officials in Europe face one of the most difficult challenges yet in keeping citizens, cities, and nations safe. Providing this safety often means understanding the global, cultural, social, and technological trends […]
Scaling Public Safety and National Security in a Digital World
Analyst firm IDC, in partnership with Cisco, produced a summary of current and future trends in public safety and national security.
#TransformationThursday Series: Keeping Communities Safer
It Takes a Village: Stories of public safety threats and humanitarian crises dominate news cycles, ever present and continuously increasing in complexity. How do we respond, how do we ensure that our collective human story is a happier, safer one? After all, feelings of basic safety and personal security are essential to the core of […]
Governments Need Global Standards of Conduct for Surveillance
Privacy and human rights advocates, technology companies, and trade associations have today called on U.S. political leaders to reform the country’s surveillance laws. We add our voice to those calls. These reforms will help show the world that the U.S. Government is ready to lead the dialogue on global standards of conduct, and wants to […]
Highlights from AFCEA Homeland Security Conference: Remaining Ever-Vigilant
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the AFCEA Homeland Security conference in Washington, D.C. Eleven days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security was appointed leading to the combination of 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency when it […]
Public Safety Blog Series-Highlights from IACP 2013 in Philly
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. It was an honor to attend this event and learn from experts about best practices in public safety as well as to recognize this years Winners and Finalists selected by the IACP […]