Major General Dale Meyerrose (U.S. Air Force, retired), an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the vice president and general manager of Harris Cyber Integrated Solutions, has announced the construction of the nation’s first cyber integration center and the projected development of a secure business model for cloud computing.

Cloud computing is a way of storing information, documents, and services on distant servers rather than on an individual computer. Concerns about cloud computing arise around the security and privacy of sharing information with third party hosting companies.

Meyerrose told the Federal News Radio that Harris believes the new integration center will alleviate the concerns about hosting computer applications on remote servers by offering cloud computing as a service tailored to the specific needs of each customer.

Cybersecurity and cybercrime are important concerns of Meyerrose. He was quoted in Federal News Radio 1500 AM as saying, “The element of cyber crime is not an artificial need. It’s so invisible to most of us that it’s really hard to see. Unless you’re a personal victim, and lose your identity or something like that, it’s pretty hard for the normal person to see the urgency about it. When dollar total of cyber crime is higher than that of other kinds of crime, then it’s a real problem.”

Meyerrose is frequently interviewed by major print and television media on national and international cybersecurity issues. He has more than three decades of military and government experience in cyber, communications, information technology, intelligence, command and control operations, and space support. Most recently, he was the first President-appointed, Senate-confirmed Chief Information Officer and Information Sharing Executive for the U.S. Intelligence Community in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is currently vice president and general manager of cyber initiatives for Harris Corporation.