Episode: #576 Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: November 27, 2018
Guest: Dr. Frederic Lemieux, Director Applied Intelligence Program, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #576
It seems like every show for the past six months has touched on artificial intelligence. Well, let’s talk about old fashioned intelligence. In the federal community, the term “intelligence” normally does not involve rank in a standardized test, normally “intelligence” is the analytical ability that a human being takes after he or she is presented with a series of facts. These can be 2 million facts from a large data set; it can be 3 facts from an investigation.
Typically, this native ability is learned on the job. Dr. Frederic Lemieux presents an academic approach that is certainly not a replacement for experience, but supplemental. A well-structured classroom experience can help learn analytical approaches quicker than on the job. Being exposed to risk management and understanding intelligence collection can put decisions in perspective for the CISOs of the world.
Dr. Frederic Lemieux has a PhD. in Criminology, which gives him a background to discuss one aspect of intelligence that emerged was one aspect that may or may not be discussed in the work environment – ethics. That is the value of a wide range of individuals. A topic can be tabled for discussion and several perspectives can emerge that may surprise some participants.
Today’s federal world of insider threat, transparent data, and remote access is a fruitful field for systems administrators and executives to put the job title of “Information Security Analyst” to the test.