Content Archive

As a writer, editor, advetiser, and podcast producer, I take content from conception to the finish line. Below is a collection of articles that I have written and edited, podcasts that I have recorded and produced, and links to the various social medias that I manage on a daily basis.

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Podcasts

As the host and producer of these podcasts, I take audio recordings and interviews from various sources before turning them into high-quality conversational content and distributing them across the entire podcast ecosystem; Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, etc.

Latest Articles and Blogs

How the FAA’s $5 Billion Dollar Investment Will Help Create a Modern Aviation Industry

At the recent ATCA Annual Conference, business and government leaders came together to share what the future has in store for the aviation industry. Among those leaders was Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer of Air Traffic Operations for the FAA, whose keynote speech extolled the successes that the industry has had despite the many challenges facing it. Bristol also noted that recent government legislation, specifically the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), included a number of provisions

How a Zero Trust Methodology is Helping to Redefine Government IT According to DLT’s Don Maclean

Government IT teams are worried and for good reason. Confronted by the rising threat of sophisticated cyberattacks, they are looking at an uncertain future and wondering if they have the best tools to defend their systems. When defenders create new technology, attackers defeat it. This has resulted in numerous high-profile attacks against critical infrastructure, supply chains, and more. But what will it take to combat this threat? According to Don Maclean, Chief Cybersecurity Technologist at D

Government Cybersecurity 2022 Priorities from Quest’s Chris Roberts

Government cybersecurity is at a critical junction. Faced with the rising threat of cyberattacks against physical supply chains and critical infrastructure, government agencies and organizations are looking for ways to safeguard their networks while still providing citizens with the service and access they expect from a modern organization. We saw this in 2021, with a number of high-profile breaches against organizations that comprise America’s critical fuel, food, and utility supply chains. Wer

Quest’s Chris Roberts Shares Four Tenets for Securing Government Networks in 2022

Experts anticipate that cybersecurity will be just as large of a challenge and a priority for government networks in 2022 as it was last year. Ultimately, as government agencies have embraced digital transformation initiatives that have fundamentally altered how they operate, malicious actors have adopted more sophisticated attack methods and leveraged the increasingly digital nature of government operations to execute more successful and impactful cyberattacks. With both experience and opportu

3 Ways That a Whole-of-Nation IT Approach Can Challenge Ransomware Attackers in 2022

Recently the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), known for being, “the cybersecurity think tank,” released a paper titled, “Ransomware Weaponized.” Diving into the nature of modern ransomware, the organization wrote extensively on the need for a wider and more diversified approach to combatting ransomware referred to as a “Whole-of-Nation” IT approach. But what exactly does that approach entail? A “Whole-of-Nation” IT approach requires everyone in the entire “nation” to be

2021 Best of The : Defense Industry Updates on Waveforms, Open Systems, and PC21

Throughout 2021, there have been many innovations in the field of military communications. From updated expectations from military leaders to the ongoing efforts to find better ways to facilitate faster interactions, the ability of the defense industry to remain at pace with the ever-changing modern battlespace was on full display. As the nation began to find its footing in the post-pandemic world, military and industry stakeholders demonstrated what they are looking to prioritize in the near f

2021 Best of the Best: Aviation Industry Executive Spotlights

The year 2021 was a time of innovation, overcoming challenges, and adapting to a new normal on the road to recovery for the aviation industry. Looking back on how the industry evolved and changed, there was a tremendous amount of effort from all sides of the aviation community to not just survive but to adapt, innovate, and thrive. Connected Aviation Today has resurfaced several of our top-performing pieces of content from the site, as a part of our annual retrospective. Each article features i

The Future of Waveform Modernization and the Trends Defining Defense Communications

Through 2021, trends that were established in 2020 remained and evolved to further drive innovation in the defense industry. These changes, in large part due to the ongoing digital transformation spurred by the pandemic, have placed renewed emphasis on the role of communications between teams. Throughout 2021, military leaders have come together to talk through how the battlespace is evolving and how to maintain overmatch, when faced with new competitors. As threats to communications systems gro

Three tips to secure government IT data from Quest’s Chris Roberts

There is a rising star in the world of IT and cybersecurity, it has been on the rise for years, even decades, but recent events have propelled it to even grander heights. Having a grasp on this element can make cybersecurity more effective and provide a better level of operation for any agency. However, its use remains somewhat of a mystery as government IT learns what to do with it, and perhaps more importantly how to safeguard it. We are, of course, referring to data, the functional lifeblood

I/ITSEC 2021: Top Military Training Priorities and the Future of Simulation Training

I/ITSEC 2021 has now come to a close and after a week of panels, discussions, expositions, and demonstrations there is a lot to discuss. From the future of simulation technology to the role of VR/AR/MR/XR in training, attendees learned more about what the industry has been working on in the last year. Perhaps more important, however, were the insights shared from service leaders about their military training priorities and how industry can support them. Quoted in the show daily, Capt. Dan Covel

Embracing MOSA to Match Pace with Tomorrow’s Threat Landscape

Implementing open systems across the U.S. military revolves around a simple concept that has remained consistent throughout the years: remaining ahead of the tactical edge. Through several iterations across the domains, initiatives like Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) demonstrate the capability and potential of creating interoperable solutions for warfighters. There has been an ongoing focus on how to put new technologies into the hands of the warfighter and prepare them for the future

Senior IBM leaders explain how to bolster security in the era of digital transformation

The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly evolving, and the cyber threats facing today’s government and military organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated. This rising threat – and some of the workplace and technology changes that are happening across all levels of government – are making it increasingly essential that agencies remain vigilant and embrace new security strategies and technologies to remain ahead of cybercriminals. That was the main thesis of a recent session ho

How a Zero Trust Approach to Security Can Prepare Government IT for the Sophisticated Cyber Threats of 2022

Even though Cybersecurity Awareness Month has ended, it’s important to keep the discussion about securing government networks going year-round. While the need for cybersecurity has not necessarily changed, the ways cybercriminals operate have become far more sophisticated than ever before. With the ongoing COVID pandemic and the upcoming holiday season likely to keep Federal employees working from home, the attack surface for malicious actors is massive, and the need to secure government networ

AI and ML are Helping Create the Future Battlespace with Project Convergence

The future battlespace is an ever-evolving concept, and it is almost impossible to qualify. The changing requirements to put warfighters in the best position to combat and counter adversaries across every domain have resulted in any number of initiatives and programs designed to give them that tactical edge. Throughout it all, one innovation has continued to demonstrate significant promise: Artificial Intelligence (AI). “We’re bringing our soldiers, sailors, [and] airmen together with all the d

NETSCOUT’s Chief Solutions Architect on the future of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Awareness Month may be over but that doesn’t mean the focus on the future of cybersecurity is any less important for federal agencies. In fact, as many organizations may see more of their workforce working remotely in the upcoming holiday season, it may be even more important in the coming months. As agencies continue working on the many meaningful services they provide, finding the right tools to ensure their employees can operate securely is a major priority. To help explain som

World ATM Congress 2021: Drone, Data, and Decreased Carbon in the Future Airspace

World ATM Congress 2021, recently held in Madrid, presented an opportunity for companies and industry partners to come together in-person and discuss exactly what it will take to thrive in the post-COVID world. From new and innovative ways to bolster sustainability, to management of new entrants into the airspace, to the future of space tourism, World ATM Congress 2021 demonstrated that the future is in the clouds and take off isn’t far away. For our readers that were not able to attend, Conne

Why government agencies must move beyond firewall protection as the end-all and be-all of protection

Firewalls are a critical part of the modern cybersecurity paradigm, but they are not likely to be enough to defend against many common cyberattacks. One, in particular, DDoS attacks, present a unique challenge for firewalls, according to NETSCOUT’s Richard Hummel, who cautioned that “firewalls are not silver bullets.” But what exactly about firewalls make them such ready targets for these attacks? In a recent blog post, Tom Bienkowski, Director of Product Marketing at NETSCOUT, shared his insig

NBAA 2021: Sustainability and the Future of Airspace Navigation

For the first time since 2019, the National Business Aviation Association held its annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, NBAA-BACE 2021, in person. Long-time attendees, major players, and thoughts leaders throughout the industry came together at the Las Vegas Convention Center to meet with partners and peers to showcase the products and technologies that will help the industry prepare for a sustainable future. As always, NBAA-BACE hit on all the big issues for the business aviation

US Air Force Test Center, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Large Force Test Events, Maj. General Evan C. Dertien

The state of the US Air Force is changing. From the frontline Airmen, all the way up to the leadership there is a prescient understanding that the U.S. is at a critical juncture of its defensive capabilities. On one hand, we have the tried-and-true methods of the past, and the other holds the promise of a different, more efficient future. This was the theme of the recent Air Force Association’s Air, Space Cyber event, which saw members of the defense industry sitting side by side with their DoD

9 steps to make cybersecurity everyone's duty this CSAM

As Cybersecurity Awareness month continues on, many around the industry are reviewing many of the best practices that have helped safeguard government agencies as they have adapted to modern threats. Information security professionals have had to address a number of serious breaches, each have showcased many of the failings and the strengths of the modern IT world. This trend, as well as the increasing coverage of cyberthreats by more mainstream news sources, has led to continued interest in how
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Social Media Content

I regularly create social media content for various social media platform including Twitter and LinkedIn.

That process includes identifying relevant audiences, targeting social campaigns based on their interests, and reporting on its success.