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Michael DeKort was a Lockheed Martin project manager who posted a whistleblowing video on Youtube.com after he objected to what he felt were failure to meet contractual requirements of C4I systems onboard United States Coast Guard’s 123 Coast Guard Cutter, manufactured for the Deepwater program. Before speaking publically through his YouTube video, DeKort brought these issues to the attention of immediate management and then to higher up executives, including the CEO of Lockheed Martin and the Board of Directors. After his pressing concerns were continually ignored for two years, he was discharged from Lockheed Martin and as a result, DeKort went public with his YouTube account in 2006. DeKort’s video gained a wide amount of exposure and it eventually led to a congressional hearing on the entire Deepwater project. As a result, the boats were taken out of service, engineer changes were made, and a settlement was reached regarding the electronic issues. The U.S. Coast Guard took over the program and the DOJ is aggressively pursuing the contractors responsible for the buckled hulls. In 2008, DeKort received the Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest.

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Dubbed Cruise Anywhere, the service was launched by GM subsidiary Cruise Automation and it allows the company's employees to get a ride in San Francisco. The service is currently in beta testing but the results have been extremely positive as some employees are now using the service as their primary ...
Michael DeKort. logged in via Facebook. Lockheed Engineer - Autonomous Levels 4 and 5 will never be reached without Simulation vs Public Shadow Driving for AI. Public Shadow Driving is Dangerous. Thousands of accidents, injuries and casualties will occur when these companies move from benign ...

As Tesla continually adds incremental updates to bring its Autopilot 2.0 up to parity with the original first-generation Tesla Autopilot; what works and what doesn't? It's outstanding that we have all these skilled and dedicated people in the tech field that are willing to go to great lengths to research and organize data related to ...
Tesla Model S early adopter and one of the first Tesla-focused YouTubers, KmanAuto, is back with another death-defying Autopilot versus human test. This time pitting his Model S against friend and serial test dummy Mike Anthony who rides a bike directly into the path of the moving two-ton electric sedan.
Michael DeKort said 06/19/17 20:51pm. Privileged Account Security – The Giant Dirty Secret in most organizations cybersecurity. Why isn't it being addressed? Lack of Courage. The overwhelming majority of companies and government organizations are avoiding the most critical cyber-security practice of ...
Waymo is inviting hundreds of people to test the self-driving Fiat Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. On Tuesday, the Alphabet project, which was spun off from Google, also announced that it will add 500 more self-driving minivans in the fleet, which would be six times the current number. However, there was ...

Soon, though, the lead engineer, Michael DeKort, discovered that there were environmental concerns with much of the ship's equipment, including radios that were not waterproof and hulls that buckled on the high seas. He tried to persuade his superiors to address the problems, but they weren't interested.
Former Deepwater engineer-turned-whistle-blower Michael DeKort has settled his False Claims Act lawsuit against Lockheed Martin Corp. for an unspecified sum of money, DeKort and Lockheed Martin announced today. However, DeKort said he is continuing to pursue the lawsuit against the other ...
Two years ago ex-Lockheed Martin engineer Michael DeKort, in a bout of frustration, posted a video on Youtube accusing his former employer of cutting corners on the electronics suites for 123-foot patrol boats for the Coast Guard — allegations that have since been proved by leaked Coast Guard ...
The energy sector is sharpening its focus on cybersecurity amid growing concerns about IT threats. The digitization of the grid and the proliferation of renewable energy create opportunities for hackers that haven't been fully explored. Even in the last few weeks, several notable clean energy companies ...
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said Congress might need to rethink cybersecurity policies in the wake of a data breach of Equifax, one of the largest data brokers in the U.S.. The company revealed Thursday a "cybersecurity incident" that it said potentially impacted 143 million consumers, or about half the ...
Michael DeKort. logged in via Facebook. Lockheed Engineer - Autonomous Levels 4 and 5 will never be reached without Simulation vs Public Shadow Driving for AI. Public Shadow Driving is Dangerous. Thousands of accidents, injuries and casualties will occur when these companies move from benign ...
As Tesla continually adds incremental updates to bring its Autopilot 2.0 up to parity with the original first-generation Tesla Autopilot; what works and what doesn't? It's outstanding that we have all these skilled and dedicated people in the tech field that are willing to go to great lengths to research and organize data related to ...
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 Michael DeKort. Lockheed Martin C4ISR/Cybersecurity Engineer and Whistleblower This article is ABSOLUTE NONSENSE ! The FACT is that most commercial and government organization purposefully avoid several critical best practices like Privileged Account Management because of ...
Michael DeKort • 6 months ago. The problem is public shadow driving AI. It will take one trillion miles. No one is remotely close to doing that. Brian • 6 months ago. Can you define "public shadow driving AI"? That's a new one on me. Never mind, I see you made a long comment on it below. I'll get reading.
Last month, we reported on Hagens Berman, one of the law firms leading a class action lawsuit against VW and Mercedes for the emissions-cheating software, attempting to start a class action against Tesla over the claims made for Autopilot 2.0 features: Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities ...
The energy sector is sharpening its focus on cybersecurity amid growing concerns about IT threats. The digitization of the grid and the ...

“There is way too much hype in this industry,” wrote Michael DeKort, whose comment history suggests he's a frequent critic of autonomous ...
From simple dial-up connections on bulky computers, the spread of internet access to watches, cameras, printers, refrigerators and televisions ...
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said Congress might need to rethink cybersecurity policies in the wake of a data breach of Equifax, one of the largest ...
Paul Carlson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, ...
As Tesla continually adds incremental updates to bring its Autopilot 2.0 up to parity with the original first-generation Tesla Autopilot; what works and what doesn't ...
As Tesla continually adds incremental updates to bring its Autopilot 2.0 up to parity with the original first-generation Tesla Autopilot; what works ...
Kiersten Todt, formerly executive director of a federal cybersecurity panel, advocates for the private sector to take the lead on protecting ...
Just 6 months later, Lattner is no longer with Tesla and his responsibilities have been divided between Jim Keller, who was already the head of ...
Science fiction taught us to fear smart machines we can't control. But reality should teach us to fear smart machines that need us to take control ...
Last month, we reported on Hagens Berman, one of the law firms leading a class action lawsuit against VW and Mercedes for the ...
Last month, we reported on Hagens Berman, one of the law firms leading a class action lawsuit against VW and Mercedes for the ...
Google and Apple reportedly have dropped plans to develop driverless cars in favour of developing licenseable driverless technology.
After delaying the latest update that was supposed to come last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed that the automaker started ...
After delaying the latest update that was supposed to come last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed that the automaker started ...
Paul Carlson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, ...
Kiersten Todt, formerly executive director of a federal cybersecurity panel, advocates for the private sector to take the lead on protecting ...
Tesla Model S early adopter and one of the first Tesla-focused YouTubers, KmanAuto, is back with another death-defying Autopilot versus ...
Just 6 months later, Lattner is no longer with Tesla and his responsibilities have been divided between Jim Keller, who was already the head of ...
The biggest difference with the latest update is that the new and more relaxed speed restrictions are making Autosteer usable off highways or ...
Last month, we reported on Hagens Berman, one of the law firms leading a class action lawsuit against VW and Mercedes for the ...
The story has become legend: On March 10, 2004, Deputy Attorney General James Comey got word that White House Counsel Alberto ...
Google and Apple reportedly have dropped plans to develop driverless cars in favour of developing licenseable driverless technology.
After delaying the latest update that was supposed to come last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed that the automaker started ...
They mention the Marine officer Franz Gayl (inadequate protection against IED's in Iraq); project manager for Lockheed Martin Michael DeKort (security flaws in the Coast Guard's Deepwater Project); Department of Justice attorney Thomas Tamm (exposed ...


 

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