Dave and Gunnar on smoking funny cigarettes, OpenShift all over the place, motorcycles, hacking Gunnar's house (in a bad way), how to ask for help, and how to receive help like a gentleman.
You may already be familiar with my ongoing frustration with Andrea DiMaio, and his relentless effort to ensure that government IT staff around the world is afraid of failure, change, and the future. This pessimism, especially coming from Gartner, contributes to the culture of conservatism and risk-aversion that confounds the same reforms he claims to … Continue reading Why IT Consolidation Isn’t Even Close to Doomed
The DOD keeps its own catalog of system vulnerabilities, the IAVM. You can think about this as the computer security alerting system for the DOD. If you get an IAVM, it will tell you what the vulnerability is, how critical it is, and if you need to patch it immediately. The rest of the world … Continue reading DISA releases IAVA-to-CVE mapping
The GSA is currently planning forge.gov, which is widely assumed to be based on forge.mil, the much-discussed collaboration platform from the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA. forge.mil is a pretty incredible idea: a single destination for testing, certification, and software development in the Defense Department. It sounds obvious, but the idea remains revolutionary. For … Continue reading The future of the government forges