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O’Connor Named a Government Technology Innovator 2021

NetCentrics

NetCentrics’ CEO Lawrence O’Connor was recently named a 2021 government technology innovator by Enterprise Viewpoint magazine in its May issue. The issue featured government innovators in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. The publication timing happens to coincide with the Biden Administration’s recent cybersecurity Executive Order. This Executive Order outlines several specific measures to enhance digital security throughout government.

O’Connor discusses future trends in cybersecurity. He sees digital defense evolving with emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. (Check our listings – we’re hiring.) Despite the new technology, O’Connor reiterates the importance of people in the pursuit of preventing, detecting, and minimizing cybersecurity threats.

He also discusses NetCentrics’ culture and how this impacts performance and protection. He shares the story of one employee empowered to make a security call quickly. This action required expertise but also a strong work culture. As a result, this employee prevented more serious damage. The magazine underscores NetCentrics’ reputation as a trusted government contractor in IT strategy, IT modernization, and cybersecurity

He concludes saying,

“We are currently in expansion mode. We anticipate growing the company talent. Several technical disruption trends are coalescing in the next five years that will require the best and brightest. We will continue to serve the government. But, we already see a trendline growing in the private sector as cybersecurity issues are increasingly brought to the forefront of C-level discussions. We are proactively laying the groundwork for coming technical disruptions.”

Enterprise Viewpoint, May 2021

The issue features New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on its cover.

"Cybersecurity issues are increasingly brought to the forefront of C-level discussions"
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Katie McCaskey

Content Specialist, NetCentrics
Katie writes about cybersecurity and emerging technologies.
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