Archive for June, 2009

I have been working with Mike Daniels on a new book about Network Solutions and the commercialization of the Internet. Our research has included interviewing many of the people who were instrumental in the development and commercialization of the Internet — from its beginnings within ARPA, up to the point that SAIC sold Network Solutions […]

By now you have probably heard that the SAIC vote on conversion of the preferred stock into regular common stock was approved by the company’s shareholders last Friday. Based on an announcement from the company, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on June 20, 2009, that 85% of stockholders participated and that two-thirds voted for this […]

We continue to work to move the book on Network Solutions and the Internet forward. For those of you familiar with the story of the origins of the Internet, you know that DARPA (then called ARPA, the Advanced Research Projects Agency) created the computer network that led to its development. I am an admirer of […]

As many of you know, I am a believer in the power of entrepreneurship. It is the engine that keeps our economy growing, and it is the well from which innovation flows. Our nation would be a much different place without entrepreneurs and all the good things they do. As SAIC grew in the years […]

I would like to thank former SAIC employee Mark Allen for pointing out some interesting websites having to do with algae-based biofuels. The first site,, is Mark’s company, which is finding new uses for algae, including capturing CO2 and producing biofuels. The second site,, is a large group of government organizations and businesses […]

It was with great interest that I followed news of the General Motors bankruptcy filing this morning. It’s hard for me to believe that this company which was once America’s largest and perhaps most important has been so humbled. The company’s U.S. market share has tumbled from 45 percent in 1980 to 22 percent in […]

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