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    "Why Won't My Team Act Like a Team?"

    Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, reflects on what actually makes a team (versus a workgroup) and what it takes to be a successful one. The blog is part of his Technological Business Fundamental Series.
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    Even Scarier Than Halloween: Basics of Accounting and Finance

    As part of the Technological Business Fundamental Series, Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management writes: "I continue to be shocked when engineers who have mastered mass balance become mystified when the subject turns to a balance sheet. The rules of accounting may seem counterintuitive at times, but they are clearly written down, and the resulting math can usually be done on a four-function calculator."

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    TLI’s Mike Johnson Reacts to Congressional Opposition to Reauthorization of Government Spying

    Several members of Congress recently joined forces in opposing a reauthorization of a spying tool, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, by U.S. intelligence authorities due to concerns over security and privacy. Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), was interviewed for the story. He states that bipartisan opposition illustrates how politics of surveillance and security have changed, especially following recent revelations from whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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    Note: Since this story was published, the Senate also approved a six-year extension of the controversial bill, which awaits the President’s signature.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Growing Need for Cybersecurity Leaders for Utility Industry

    In a story about how Minnesota utility companies' need for cybersecurity professionals is growing — to prevent threats such as power grid blackouts — TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), addresses how his program is aiming to fill that demand.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Reacts to Ongoing Debate Around MNsure 2016 Call Center Problems

    A year after Minnesota's health insurance exchange launched open enrollment in November 2016, it remains unclear whether the problems MNsure's call center experienced were due to hacking. The Star Tribune investigates and Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies program, argues the possibility is likely.

    Mike Johnson, James J. Renier Chair in the Management of Security Technologies

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