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Don’t get ‘Snowdened’

by: Clay Calvert | 1 Comment

Yes, the title is spelled right, though if you are reading this on the 13th of Feb. 2014 and in the southeast then you are also probably ‘snowed in’ due to the winter storm! So what is being ‘Snowdened’?  It has nothing to do with the weather, but it certainly can be a huge storm.  […]

Filed in: Cybersecurity, Technology


‘Seamless’ Security with NFC rings

by: Clay Calvert | 1 Comment

Does anyone like entering passwords? Short passwords are not so bad, but the best passwords are long and difficult to remember, and can be tedious to enter on a smart phone or tablet. Have you ever forgotten the credentials needed to log in? Any of us can look back “fondly” at those times we’ve had […]

Filed in: Cybersecurity, Technology


Network security and the government: The top five vulnerabilities

by: Clay Calvert | 1 Comment

For almost 10 years, I worked to maintain a secure IT environment in the State Department. My work stretched across three consecutive Secretaries of State: Secretaries Albright, Powell, and Rice. Over the years I’ve learned that some of the most effective security measures are also the most simple. Today, I’m outlining the top five network […]

Filed in: Collaboration, Cybersecurity, Modernization, Technology, Tips & Tricks, Web


Why I Ride

by: Clay Calvert | 2 Comments

This was my 4th year participating in the MS Bike Ride from Richmond to Williamsburg. I ride to support a former colleague’s husband, Bruce, as a part of Team BRUCE (Bikers Ride Until a Cure Exists). In addition, my sister-in-law, Susan, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2006.  I ride to support her as well.  […]

Filed in: Community, Our Culture


Hyper-V memory error resolved with Server 2008 SP2

by: Clay Calvert | No Comments

The training server in Stafford encountered a problem when trying to start multiple virtual machines needed for Sharepoint training. Even though there was plenty of RAM available the following error popped up. – The server encountered an error occurred while starting Trainee10. Please try to re-start this virtual machine after the problem is fixed. ‘Trainee10’ […]

Filed in: Community, Technology, Tips & Tricks