This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy speaks with Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Networks. Lober gives an update to the challenges in handling the tremendous amount of data generated by the move to Big Data and how the proliferation of satellites can support this transformation.
Rick Lober, VP & GM, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Networks During the interview, Lober brings out many of the issues faced by federal leaders in the area of managing data using satellites as an integral part of a hybrid network. The satellite business has been transitioning from delivering capacity to serving data-centric applications for more than a decade including the use of smaller satellites and digital network technology, all to support resilient, multi-megabit communications.
In the past five years, we have seen satellites get so small that they can fit in your hand,and have seen so many large and small satellite launches it is hard to keep track. You may be surprised to learn that the United States had 27% of the launches in 2018 and China had 34%.
All of this leads to challenges in managing all of the RF signals to ensure security, resilience and uninterrupted communication networks.[Read more…] about Satellites and our Connected Future
Tony Cole is well-known in the federal cyber community. He has distinguished himself after a twenty-year career in the military as well as working with many leading vendors. Currently, he is the CTO of Attivo Networks.
The topic: how to handle the fact that malicious actors are already inside the network? His company specializes in an approach technically called “engagement-based attack analysis.” You may want to call it setting a trap.[Read more…] about “It’s a trap” Admiral Ackbar and Today’s Cybersecurity
'Any app, any where, any cloud ' Kara Sprague, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Application Services, F5 Networks Click To Tweet
Today’s guest is Kara Sprague is from F5 Networks. She has a couple of master’s degrees from M.I.T. – combine that with years of experience in systems management she is a perfect guest for Federal Tech Talk.
Her official title is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Application Services for F5 Networks. Her focus is on enhancing the performance and security of applications. The interview ranges from app servers to microservices to application delivery controllers to the general concept of infrastructure security.[Read more…] about Secure Application Delivery
'Most federal IT professionals are data rich and information poor' John Cofrancesco, Vice President Active Navigation Click To Tweet
John Cofrancesco Vice President, Active Navigation is in the studio today. We started off the interview with a remark by the Association of Information and Image Management. They have claimed that 50% of an organization’s retained data has no value. Some will call this Redundant, Obsolete, or Trivial Data (ROT). Some even talk about data “hoarding.”
Well, how does that apply to federal information technology professionals? During this far-ranging discussion, John Cofrancesco outlined some concepts about records management. These include getting a grasp of the data that is on your network. From there John talks about systems that can “tag” data so it can be managed successfully.
During the interview John talks about storage concepts from the Office of Management and Budget as well as the National Archives Record Administration requiring agencies to eliminate paper and use electronic records. The key phrase in this mandate is “to the fullest extent possible.”
The cost of this excess storage is enormous. First of all, systems administrators can easily multiply the time it takes to respond to discovery requests. Millions of superfluous records can decrease the speed of access. It is quite possible that malicious actors can place the code in this storage area increasing vulnerability to cyberattack.
guest is Phil Carrai, President of the Space, Training & Cybersecurity Division at Kratos Defense and Security Solutions. Many federal listeners know that changing satellite technology has impacted their world – from communications to enhanced geographic information and data from sensors all over the world. This innovation has a tremendous impact on the defense community as well.
Today’s guest is Rick Pina, Chief Technology advisor, World Wide Technology. He has twenty five years’ experience working in technology in the Department of Defense. Today, he works at World Wide Technology (WWT). This is a company based in St. Louis who has recently opened a technology center in downtown Washington DC.
In the beginning of the interview, Rick recounts how when he was attempting to evaluate products he had an elaborate way to assemble and set up test beds for complex systems. It was expensive, difficult, and time consuming. The WWT offers a single location where systems can be compared in an environment what allows for “What if” scenarios to be played out. An enterprise architect, or person involved with information assurance, can see what happens what systems are integrated in a dynamic manner.[Read more…] about Applying Commercial Tech Innovation to Federal IT