The world has gone from only a small group of people having access to
information to having everyone in all corners of the globe accessing every
piece of the world's information, according to Google Executive Chairman Eric
Schmidt detailed that change and its impacts on sectors such as education,
business and media in an interview with James Manyika of the McKinsey Global
Humans and machines are racing each other to find the most efficient way to
carry out tasks, according to Schmidt, who says machines have largely
replaced low-wage workers at grocery stores.
High-skilled, educated immigrants will hire people in America as well because
businesses will want a share of uneducated people, Schmidt says.
Schmidt also discussed the impacts of three-dimensional printing, where users
build their own products from different manufacturing materials.
Rep. Mike Rogers has told CNN that lawmakers were not given formal notices
about the negotiations with Iran.
Rogers, the House Intelligence Committee head, said the ranking members and
chairmen knew most of the classified information and the Iran deal should
have been discussed at Congress.
“There was no formal notification, certainly that I received, and my
understanding is that neither did the Senate, which is concerning,” Rogers
said in the interview.
“We have full access to every classified program, every covert action
program, as we should in our role for oversight,” he add... (more)
An IBM team of scientists used a luminescent polymer to demonstrate the
concept of Bose-Einstein condensation, which the company says could lead to
advances in building quantum computers.
Researchers aim to develop a computing system that makes use of
optoelectronic architecture to process big data 50 times faster than existing
technology, IBM said Tuesday.
During an experiment, polymer film-light interaction formed bosons that IBM
scientists believe can be used to create optically interconnected
"It's really a beautiful example of quantum mechanics where one can... (more)
Bob Kipps serves as managing director at investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co.,
a provider of services to middle-market firms in the government services,
aerospace/defense, cyberintelligence and technology industries.
In a new feature for Executive Mosaic, Kipps provides insight into what's
driving the GovCon deals market and where participants are aligning for the
To start 2013, he addresses impacts of the now-in-effect sequester and other
budget pressures and notes five important things to consider for the future.
After gushing throughout 2012, GovCon M&A deal announcements... (more)
Lockheed Martin has designed a new tail hook for the F-35C Navy variant that
is meant to allow the plane to land on carriers and be deployed to the fleet,
according to a DoD Buzz article.
The most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Defense Department
has not only been hampered by organizational mistakes but various design
The initial design of the tail hook, had it concealed within the airplane to
enhance stealth capability which led to it failing to catch the arresting
wires that are stretched across a carrier's flight deck to bring the aircraft
to a halt.... (more)