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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“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin I recently read an article in InformationWeek about the rising number of cyber-attacks on the federal government. Although the technology industry as a whole has been focused on cyber-security for some time, I have,…

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