Saturday, August 04, 2007
Why having cyber warriors in Texas is good for the DCI
If you are a cyber warrior, the Air Force is looking for you. San Antonio is considered one of the finalists for a new Cyber Command that could be located at Lackland AFB. While the Express News article that announced it doesn't mention these facts, here's some thoughts on why Texas should get this:
1) The AFCERT was created in San Antonio in 1990.
2) Much of the intellectual capital that created companies like SecureInfo and SecureLogix stayed in Texas.
3) The Center for Infrastructure Assurance Studies is up and running at UTSA
4) UT has a lot of intellectual talent in the mathematics and computer science needed to help grow this command.
The Digital Convergence Initiative of the Texas Technology Corridor –
An opportunity to be a leader in establishing Central Texas as the world center of innovation for Digital Convergence.
As more intelligent, smaller digital machines are developed, as digital circuits evolve, and as digital communications becomes ever-more pervasive, they will continue to converge with computers, televisions, security systems, electric appliances, and many other devices, to provide new and useful functions for both the home and work environments.
This is Digital Convergence, and is the tip of the iceberg - the symbiotic coalescence of technologies, markets, and functions forming the foundation for present and future innovation and growth.
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