Welcome to the launch of “SAIC on Cyber”, SAIC’s first blog, where we will explore the implications of cyberspace in business and our global community. The Internet’s pervasiveness and our deep reliance on it requires a re-evaluation of the strategies and technologies utilized to defend and extend our presence in cyberspace. As an interconnected network of networks (logical, physical, and increasingly social among others), cyberspace comprises an ecosystem that produces what Horst Rittel has termed “wicked problems”. That is, problems in cyberspace generally have incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements where sustained solutions are often difficult to determine because of complex interdependencies. We plan to utilize this blog as a platform to discuss these complex issues, engage the community in problem solving, and offer our insight and perspectives gained through close to four decades of solving challenging problems and integrating complex systems in a variety of disciplines.
I’ll be the curator for this multi-author blog which will give voice to a variety of perspectives on cyber from SAIC’s diverse workforce. We’re teeing up a stable of regular bloggers including executives and cyber community of practice leads; you’ll be introduced to them a few at a time over the next couple weeks. Additionally, many of our distinguished subject matter experts are looking forward to appearing as guest bloggers in the near future. We’re excited to join the blogosphere in discussing the “wicked problem” that is cyber. Comments are turned on, thank you for letting us be part of this vital conversation.