On April 22, CIO Journal deputy editor Steve Rosenbush published a column on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. His column looked at the way a number of disparate elements quickly came together to address the very complex problem at hand: identify and find those responsible for the bombing as quickly as possible.
I’ve worked closely with Steve since last April when CIO Journal started posting my blogs. We discussed the Boston investigation as he was writing his column and he quoted some of my comments. Since then, I’ve continued to think about what might be some of the key lessons we have learned so far about the investigation and the way it was conducted. Let me share a few of my personal first impressions.