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
- 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
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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.
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Reasons for smartphone slow down, browser hijacking virus revisited (symtoms, virus scanners), creating custom ringtones for iPhone 5 (creating, placing in ringtone directory), Office 2013 subscription (advantages and pricing), geotagging (tracking vacations made easy, dangers of posting in public forums), Profiles in IT (Ori Allon, founder Orion and Julpan), $45M bank robbery without guns (gift card database hacked, spending limits removed, simultaneous worldwide ATM withdrawal), Bitcoin creator may be hording $100M (Satoshi Nakamoto mined 1 million bitcoins while it was easy, waiting for value to increase, very clever), and Boston drops Microsoft Exchange for Gmail (uses Google Doc instead of MS Office, a real threat to MS revenues).
Connecting on LinkIn, creating animated GIF images (Photoshop, Picasion.com, Gifninja), removing browser hijacking virus, removing ransomware, Google Drive revisited, Profiles in IT (Max Rafael Levchin, co-founder of PayPal), Dumb Idea of the Week (Buddy Cup, make a friend by clinking this Budwieser glass), fake Twitter followers (can be purchased for $5 per 1000, many celebs and companies pump their numbers), thousands of serial ports vulerable via Internet (legacy technology with no security, infrastructure risk), and new digial camera based on bug eye (based on anthropod eyes, multiple low cost sensors arrays on hemisphere, 180 degree FOV).
Antivirus for smart phones, Google Groups revealed, fixing corrupted formatting in Word, using Office365 with Skydrive, cleaning browser cookies, safety of online banking over Wi-Fi, Profiles in IT (Miguel de Icaza, creator of GNOME and Mono), Dutch national arrested for Spamhous DDoS attack, LivingSocial hacked (50,000 names compromised, SQL injection likely attack vector, change your password), juror tossed in jail for texting during trial, and the Internet will be the future for video distribution(Netflix expanding rapidly, broadcasters trying to catch up, look for Amazon or Apple TV.
Word formatting issues, MS Office on iPad using CloudOn thin client, cloud backup options and advantages, adjusting text message notifications in iPhone, flash drive virus protection, Profiles in IT (Claude Elwood Shannon, father of Information of Theory), technology used to capture Boston bombers (surveilance cams, smart phone pic, robotic ordinance disposal, infrared camera, flashbangs), funding sites help Boston Marathon victims (sites raise over $1M, GoFundMe and Give Forward are the most effective), Google Person Finder activated after Marathon, Website of the Week (Digital Public Library, over 2 million items in searchable database), Wi-Fi routers easy to hack (13 of the most popular found lacking, vendors are fixing the issue, look for Bios updates), and geocaching (looking for treasure using GPS coordinates, free apps available of smart phone).
Connecting iPhod to iCloud, facial recognition (in picture organization, in surveillance), resetting Windows admin password, Google cloud printing, primer for starting an IT career (guidlines for playing around with hardware and software), technological solutionism (an overhyped risk), Profiles in IT (Cecil Howard Green, co-founder TI), first integrated circuits (TI vs Intel, the back story), Standford creates biological transistors (building blocks for biological computer are in place, may replace conventional drugs), Apple revises water damaged phone replacement policy (defective moisture sensor), and Google launches tool to to specify data use after death (the first digital living will).
Pebble vs Martian Passport smart watches, dangers of sharing Wi-Fi with neighbor, RSS feeds revealed, NAT routers explained, Profiles in IT (Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone), Googles April Fools jokes (YouTube shutown, Google Nose, Google Treasure Hunt, Google Fiber Poles, and more), Saudi Arabia to ban encrypted VoIP and messaging apps (Skype, WhatsApp, Viber targeted), H1-B Visa update (statutory cap reached in 5 days, final selection via lottery, State Department check required), new Skype malware (installs Bitcoin miner app, may saturate CPU, spreads via Skype messaging link), trends in mobile tech (ARM, Apple, Google, Samsung are winners; MS, Dell, Intel, AMD are losers).
Wal-Mart cell phone plan revisited, removing blog entries from search engines, Skype privacy and security, disabling laptop touchpad, configuring wireless routers, Profiles in IT (Ivan Edward Sutherland, father of computer graphics), undersea fiber optic cable cut (severe service disruption in Africa, three arrested), massive denial of service attack (targeting Spamhous, used DNS amplification to create disruption), Instamatic 50 years old (revolutionary camera, over 50 million sold), Bitcoin reaches $1B valuation (first peer-to-peer Internet currency, not tied to any country, fiscal instability is driving up valuation), ACLU challenges cell phone tracking using Stingray surveillance system, and FBI seeks realtime Internet monitoring (chat, VoIP, cloud storage, opposed by privacy advocates).
Wal-Mart Straight Talk cell phone plan, removing CyberCob malware, TreeSize to analyze disk usage, Apple vs Google maps in Dublin, Profiles in IT (Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica software application), first domain name registered 28 years ago (March 15, 1985, symbolics.com), thunder and lightning (rainstorms vs snowstorms), Senate votes to include Internet sales taxes in budget (a bad day for online purchasing), Mac trojan in the wild (Trojan.Yontoo.1, requires user to download installer), Apple patches iForgot Password Reset (accounts could be hijacked with only AppleID and birthday, users advised to activate two-step verification), Andy Rubin no longer leading Android (Andoid will be under Chrome developer, Google vows to keep them separate for now), Google self-driving car (64-beam laser rangefinder, four radar units, camera, GPS, inertial measurement, wheel sensors, onboard computers, US$100K worth of equipment, better than human on open road, limitations to full deployment).
Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.
Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.