With or without an actual Executive Order (EO), it’s clear the Trump Administration intends to focus on improving the cybersecurity posture of federal networks. The draft EOs that have circulated address federal networks before anything else, and the President’s Assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Tom Bossert, similarly emphasized government networks in a keynote address…

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I recently returned from a week’s stay in Paris, where I hadn’t been for 10 years. It’s one of my favorite cities, but in my usual quest to find traditional French fare, this time I found mostly international cuisine – particularly Italian. I couldn’t go any place without running into at least two Italian restaurants,…

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Thought leadership has become a big part of organizations’ communications mix, even for companies like our clients who are selling solutions to government agencies and other businesses, especially here in DC. The idea behind thought leadership is to take the focus away from products and direct it towards the underlying issues that our clients’ solutions…

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The revelation that the same background-checking firm vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis has made me think about the importance of support and trust in a process.  Trusting a team, and each individual member, to do the right thing without much supervision is something that most employees…

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It’s hard to imagine that the leaks of PRISM and other national security programs could have a silver lining for the Obama Administration, but there just might be one in terms of public relations. The exposure of PRISM and the Administration’s reactions to the leaks have at least taken some attention away from the IRS…

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