Progress of open source initiatives at DISA.
Google, love what you are doing with Smart Meter energy consumption visualization, but don't Bogart my meter data!
Bezos' vision to make every book ever printed in any language accessible within 60 seconds could save history.
Web 2.0 isn't really about specific technologies, it's about enabling large scale emergence. The Army should replicate the kind of generative platforms found on the web and intentionally enable emergence in the enterprise.
Mixed modal transit routing is coming, but it faces a different kind of data acquisition problem than street routing before it. The data isn't observable, and it's often proprietary.
The other day Jesse posted a call for participation for the next Velocity Web Operations Conference. My background is in the enterprise space, so, despite Velocity's web focus, I wondered if there might not be interest in a bit of enterprise participation. After all, enterprise data centers deal with the same "Fast, Scaleable, Efficient, and Available" imperatives. I figured there…
Or, My Enterprise is Appliancized, Why Isn't Your Web? I wrote a couple of posts a while back that covered task-optimized hardware. This one was about a system that combined Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA's) with a commodity CPU platform to provide the sheer number crunching performance needed to break GSM encryption. This one looked at using task-appropriate efficient processors…
Vivek Kundra, the District of Columbia's CTO, isn't just talking about transparent government and participative democracy, he's working hard to make DC's massive data stores transparent and inviting your participation. I first heard about Vivek's push for transparency when he spoke at an Intelligence Community Conference in September (I just happened to be speaking on a panel thanks to…
Dear Apple, All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth and a personal backup solution that doesn't suck.
I've been meaning to write a post about open-source software in defense for a while and today my inbox achieved critical mass with the arrival of yesterday's GCN article on the subject. The article previews a memo being prepared by the Defense Department's CIO that should be released in early November. It will provide additional guidance on the use of open source software in defense and is meant to make it easier for the government to obtain the benefits that come with open source.