Alan Webber is Research Director for IDC Government Insights. In this role, Alan leads IDC's National Security and Intelligence research program as well as IDC's government cybersecurity and cybercrime research efforts. Specific areas of research interest for Alan are the national security and cybersecurity aspects of technology policy, cybercrime, big data and analytics, internet of things, 3D printing, automation, cognitive computing, encryption, digital risk and security, and privacy.
Alan has more than 25 years of analyst, management, and technology experience working in the public sector. Alan is able to provide strategic advice and market intelligence on emerging and existing technologies, business practices, and market trends in the national security space. He also tracks the evolution and impact of legislative and policy efforts in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, encryption, and privacy.
Alan’s primary research interests are to assist clients in understanding the intersection of society/culture, technology, and government. His research covers market forces and transformation technologies critical to the evolution and success of national government agencies and programs, enabling political leaders, line of business executives, and IT executives to be informed on today's technology challenges in preparation for tomorrow.
Alan has a B.A., M.A., and an M.S. from Colorado State University, and is ABD for his Ph.D. from George Washington University. Alan is also currently an adjunct faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA for the US Navy where he lectures on the impact of disruptive technologies on national security.
During his career Alan has been a Partner and Principle Analyst at the Altimeter Group covering digital risk, a Principal Analyst covering public sector at Forrester Research, and has led various technology, strategic planning, and performance management initiatives for the US Government agencies.
Alan has been quoted in numerous business and technology publications including B2B Magazine, Business Week, The Washington Post, Government Computer News, Congressional Quarterly, CIO Magazine, CIO Today, Government Technology, and French CIO Magazine among others.
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Unisys: Securing Your Tomorrow
David Tapper, Adelaide O'Brien, Peter Marston, Gard Little, Alan Webber, Rebecca Segal, Jerry Silva, Chad Huston, Waldemar Schuster, Karen Massey
Dec 2016 - Doc # US42058816 Flash
This IDC Flash provides highlights of the Unisys Analyst and Advisors Day event held in New York City, November 10 and 11, 2016.purchase document
Business Strategy: U.S. Defense Department IT Forecast, 2015–2020 — Moderate Growth Continues
Alan Webber, Shawn McCarthy
Dec 2016 - Doc # US41997416 Business Strategy
This IDC Government Insights report forecasts IT spending for various services within the U.S. Defense Department. Key findings paint a picture of DoD IT budgets undergoing slow recovery after a few years of decline."Network upgrades contin...purchase document
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