Dr. Richard Shurtz is President and CEO of Stratford University.
Prior to Stratford University, Dr. Shurtz was Vice President of Physical Sciences for the BDM Corporation. Prior to BDM, he led an electro-optics research team at the Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory. He received both his Ph.D. and M.S. from Catholic University in Physics.
Dr. Richard R. Shurtz II won the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in Greater Washington for the Government/Education Services category. Stratford University was ranked as one of the Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers for All Disciplines in 2009 by Diverse Education.
Stratford University is a private, higher educational U.S. university founded in 1976. Stratford specializes in adult education and offers placement assistance for students and graduates. It delivers online, classroom, and blended online/classroom programs. Stratford has campuses in Tysons Corner and Woodbridge in the Washington, DC area, Newport News, Richmond, and Baltimore, Maryland, plus two locations overseas in New Delhi and Gurgaon, India. The majority of the student body is non-traditional and works full-time while attending school. Stratford's international student body is diverse and represents over thirty countries. Stratford has partnered with the Global Land Coalition to provide distance education services in developing countries and with the K. K. Modi Group to offer residential American degrees in India.
Stratford University awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines including business administration, computer information systems, health sciences, nursing, culinary arts, and hotel management. Online, residential, and blended programs are available. All online and blended courses use the Stratford online Moodle platform hosted in Stratford's data center. The learning outcomes embedded within the curriculum are employer-centric, while the teaching methods and delivery style are student-centric.
The University offers accelerated degree programs for those who wish to start their careers quickly. An associate's degree can be earned in 15 months, a bachelor's degree in 30 months, and a master's degree in 15 months. The table below lists all programs and indicates which are available online.
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Stratford University's Tech Talk
Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on 1500AM
Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz, w/Jim Russ
Sponsored by Stratford University
Call during the show (Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00 am EST) by dialing toll-free: 877-936-9333.
Email your questions to the show using email@example.com
Stopping unwanted popup advertising, intalling Chrome RSS reader, iPhone iMessage failure in iOS7.0.2, hacked Google accounts, transferring pictures from Samsung phone to computer (Dropbox, USB), booting from CD in Windows PC (BIOS configuration), Profiles in IT (Stacey Ferreira, co-founder MySocialCloud), lessons learned from HealthCare.gov (load testing, functionality, validation, user experience, don't go for lowest bid), drone crashes in Manhattan (civilian drone usage could be a problem), Siri voice revealed (Susan Bennett is the voice, interview with Siri, funny responses), and Book of the Week ( Decisive, critical thinking applied to business decision).
Wikibooks for free books, adjusting fonts in iOS7, avoiding webcam hijacking, putting file name in Word footer, Profiles in IT (Ray Milton Dolby, founder Dolby Laboratories), NSA workers spy on lovers and exes, FISA court orders declassification of data requests, Windows XP nears end of life (installing Windows 7 is best option, increase RAM to at least 4GB), Obaamacare tech problems on launch (back-end data synchronization not working properly, beta test one day before launch, poor software management), webcam hijacker arrested (conrolled more than 50 computers, blackmailed girls with nude photos), hacker sentenced to 3 years (member of Anonymous, took down police servers to protest anti-piracy legislation), Google makes search mobile friendly (voice activated search designed to compete with Siri), artificial neural networks used for deep learning (Google, Microsoft, and Facebook all datamine, better ad targeting), and iOS 7 includes multi-path TCP (seamless transfer from one connection type to another).
HDMI cable selection, syncing Android smartphone with Outlook, fixing computer that consumes too much Wi-Fi bandwidth, memory card speed specs (which one is right for your camera), browser comparison (the top five discussed), Profiles in IT (Marc Russell Benoiff, founder and CEO of Salesforce.com), new iPhones go on sale (5C vs 5S, colors, features, market positioning), iPhone thumb print security (sleep hacking your phone now possible), London electronic bank heist (used KVM devices installed inside the bank by bogus IT personnel), US almost ignited atomic bomb over North Carolina (1961 event recently revealed, one single switch prevented disaster after three others failed).
Replacing drive with SSD, privacy when using search engines (not as private as you think), using more than one Bluetooth device at a time (only one audio channel allowed), adjusting font size in Windows, Profiles in IT (Andrew W. Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox), iPhone updates (iPhone 5C vs iPhone 5S, 64-bit processor in 5S, minimal feature upgrades, not much price difference, Apple stock drops), Apple 5S camera features (8MP, larger pixel captures 33% more light, dynamic tone mapping, true tone flash matches ambient color temp, slow motion video).
Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.
Surge protector specifications, bookmark formatting in Adobe Acrobat Pro, virtual machines on iMac (Parallels Desktop 8 vs VMWare Fusion vs VirtualBox), CClearner revealed (application cleaning, registry fixes, etc.), Bluetooth connection reliability revealed, Profiles in IT (Steven Anthony Ballmer, CEO Microsoft), Earth-to-Moon laser communication (NASA demonstration project, deep space next), Microsoft and Google to sue NSA over data surveillance, iPhone trade-in programs (getting better by the day), NASDAQ blames NYSE for 3-hour outage (connection errors created issues, software flaws acknowledged), and compact cassestte celebrate 50th anniversary (first announced by Phillips August 20, 1963)
Connecting extra laptop monitors, sending text messages using email gateway, digital photography (RAW vs JPG images, size, features), learning Linux, atomic clocks (time standards, WWVB sync broadcast from Fort Collins), computer time (synced using Internet time servers), Profiles in IT (Eben Christopher Upton, creator of Raspberry Pi computer), Device of the Week (Raspberry Pi, $35 hacking computer), JustDelete.me (delete your online presence with ease), Microsoft CEO to retire (August 2014, stock soars), and teaching to all learning styles is key to student success.
Internet TV options, geo-location techniques, 32-bit vs 64-bit operating systems, Gmail configuration without tabs, chkdsk revealed, hardware vs software firewalls, Profiles in IT (Evi Nemeth, Godmother of UNIX administrators), Erdos number defined, 3D printing of high security keys, encrypted email in Germany (response to NSA data collection), NSA surveillance (the official position vs the Snowden leaks, NSA has not been truthful), Google goes dark for 2 minutes (worldwide Internet traffic drops by 40%), Apple patents may block the import of some Samsung devices, Bitcom now tracked with Bloomberg ticker, Bitcoin features (anonymity, lack of government monetary controls, no bank transaction fees, susceptible to manipulation, will be blocked by government if it become too successful), and Bitcoin money makers (Bitcoin ETF, Bitpay, Butterfly Labs, Coinbase, Silk Road).
Steaming TV options, call filtering options (Ooma vs Verizon), weather apps on iMac, batch processing of digital photos (BIMP, Phatch, Resize Me, Photo Drop, Photoshop, DBP), Profiles in IT (Fang Binxing, father of China's Great Firewall), Kurdistan education visit (booming economy, safe, secular government, ready for education), transfering pictures to new iPhone (Photostream vs copying), David Burd surprise visit, Washington Post sold to Jeff Bezos (more streaming media, targeted advertising, new revenue models, a good thing for the Post), Google Wi-Fi ballon project (Project Loon, designed to brign the Internet to the entire world, free floating network of balloons).
Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.