From warfighter to business leader: lessons from a veteran on growing the next generation of talent in the Augusta cyber hub
Michael (“Hammer") Hammerstrom is a U.S. Army veteran and cybersecurity expert based in Augusta, Georgia. After retiring from the Army, during which he commanded one of only two Army cyber brigades, he joined Leidos as a senior business development lead in 2022. We asked him about his transition from warfighter to business leader, the meaning of cyber citizenship, Augusta's emergence as a cyber hub, and how to foster the next generation of cyber talent.
The need for visibility into and control of physical and digital assets wherever they reside has become a key priority with the growth of edge computing. Here are some best practices for protecting your edge ecosystem.
Electric vehicles get the lion’s share of attention in the quest to lower the carbon footprint of transportation. But one critical element often gets overlooked, say executives at Swedish steelmaker SSAB: the steel that goes into them.
That’s a major oversight since an estimated 7% of the world’s CO2 emissions come from steel production.
The rivalry between the two biggest names in CPUs has been a major boon for gamers, DIY builders, and everyone else looking to push every last cycle per second of computing power out of their PCs. That’s because clock speeds keep accelerating as each company seeks to outdo the other with the release of each generation of processors.
When the COVID-19 pandemic sent colorists, visual effects (VFX) artists, engineers, and the rest of the teams that handle postproduction home for lockdown in March 2020, Hollywood’s movie (and TV) magic screeched to a halt. On Company 3’s 63,000-square-foot Santa Monica, California, campus, a vast array of postproduction hardware, VFX workstations, and multiple private screening rooms was suddenly rendered unusable...
For most of recorded history, the fragility of paper made our information painfully vulnerable, not just because it was so easily destroyed but also because it was so hard to duplicate. Advances in digital technology have granted modern society the ability to secure data in ways unimaginable to our ancestors.
Meetings can sometimes be frustrating for remote participants, who often have to contend with extraneous noise, unclear speech, and bad acoustics, especially with multiple participants in large conference rooms.
High-end conference room setups can alleviate these issues with individual mics for participants and professional audio equipment such as high-end digital signal processing hardware and software. But these can be expensive and cumbersome for most businesses to deploy and maintain.
Google’s new Series One meeting room kits let businesses create spaces that filter out noise...
Imagine this scenario: In the San Francisco Bay area one weekday morning in the near future, a long-haul trucker wakes up and gets ready for the day's shift. She's made incredible time recently, covering two or three times the distance she used to be able to cover in the same time span. As she pours her coffee and settles in the control center, she reminisces about when she had to physically be in the truck to drive it.
Now, it's cruising down the highway a thousand miles away, along with three others on different routes that she's responsible for. She watches her monitors...
A diabetic man collapses in a New York City hotel room. But the guide dog he’s fostering licks and nudges him repeatedly, keeping him from passing out. Finally, the dog rouses him enough so he can inject himself with glucose and recover.
It was that experience, in 2000, that led the man, forensic scientist Mark Ruefenacht, to found Dogs for Diabetics (D4D) in the San Francisco Bay area four years later.
These days, D4D-trained dogs help diabetics get assistance or emergency supplies when they...
THE DATA GENERATED in the health care industry increases by 48 percent every year. The amount produced in 2020 alone could exceed 2.3 zettabytes, or 2.3 trillion gigabytes. That’s the amount of data it would take to watch 262 million years straight of HD movies.
This tsunami of data, along with industry inefficiencies, make health care ripe for digital innovation. A.I. and machine learning in particular hold the potential to reduce costs while improving the health of millions of people.
The Indianapolis 500 brings together 235,000 fans for a once-a-year event pitting 33 drivers against each other in a 200-lap, 500-mile test of skill and endurance. But in the fall of 2021, the teams racing on the oval will pit software against software whose engineers will sweat out the race, not in the cockpits of their cars but in their on-site garages and pit stops.
The first-of-its-kind Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) will use the same Dallara IL-15 race cars as the famed Indy 500 race an...
Chakri Toleti was at his office in Florida in January 2018 when he got the call from India alerting him that his mother had fallen.
Only hours after the fact did he learn that his mother had lain on her bathroom floor for a good 20 to 30 minutes before a live-in caregiver discovered her. He felt helpless that he didn’t know she was in trouble until much later and therefore couldn’t get her help. He knew that many other people must face similar struggles. So he did what any good serial entrepreneur does. He started a company to solve what he perceived as a major challenge...