In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's …foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing.
David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
David has relationships with a variety of professional associations and nonprofit organizations. He is the executive director of U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, a nonprofit research and policy organization. He is the cyberwarfare advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals. He is the IT advisor for the Florida Public Health Association, and an advisory board member for the Technical Communications and Management Certificate program at the University of California, Berkeley extension.
David is a member of the FBI's InfraGard program, the security partnership between the FBI and industry. David is also a member of the U.S. Naval Institute and the National Defense Industrial Association, the leading defense industry association promoting national security.
Technically, David is a government employee. He is employed by the State of California on behalf of the University of California, Berkeley extension, where he is a member of the instructional faculty and teaches object-oriented programming.
Many of David's projects find their way into ZDNet DIY-IT articles and are shared with readers worldwide. As part of David's project work, various vendors supply David with products, services, advice, and support. Whenever he discusses an offering from one of these vendors in ZDNet editoral, David makes sure to disclose any support he's received.
Aside from his equity stake in Component Enterprises, Inc., the firm that manages David's contracts and financial affairs, David holds no stock in any other entities. From time-to-time, David's holdings may include mutual funds or other financial instruments, but he has no direct visibility into the components of those funds or the companies they may invest in.
Component Enterprises also owns ZATZ Publishing, one of the first technology magazine publishers on the Internet. Today, more than 15 years of ZATZ archives remain online and the ZATZ technology sites update automatically with relevant news items of the day.
ZATZ is also home to David's research projects, where he has developed breakthrough technologies like the ZENPRESS enterprise content management system and the AI Editor, a dynamic content analysis and editing system based on innovative artificial intelligence algorithms and heuristics.
David is the author of a number of books, and receives royalties on books sales from a number of entities, including Amazon. David also provides his books free in digital form, as part of a grant to the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute. When he mentions his books in editorial, he always provides a link to the free download location.
David believes strongly in disclosure and transparency, and if he establishes any further relationships or partnerships with parties relevant to ZDNet editorial, he will make sure to disclose them to his editors, and in his columns and here, in this document.