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Day: May 17, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 17, 2021

More requirements necessary to prevent ransomware attacks, says former CIA official Ron Marks, President of ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies, discusses the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack and the need for requirements to prevent similar attacks   Investing in civilian infrastructure has spillover effects on national security, says policy expert Miranda Priebe, Director of the Center […]

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More requirements necessary to prevent ransomware attacks, says former CIA official

President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order, which comes on the heels of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, includes a long list of tasks agencies will perform to secure their systems. Former CIA official Ron Marks said the government must provide direct orders to American businesses for cybersecurity measures to prevent them from paying ransom to hackers. Marks […]

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Investing in civilian infrastructure has spillover effects on national security, says policy expert

The Biden administration will propose a budget of $753 billion for national security when it sends its official budget request to Congress later this month, $715 billion of which is for the Defense Department. This is restarting discussion of where money comes from for defense. Miranda Priebe, Director of the Center for Analysis of U.S. […]

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Contractors should prepare now for anticipated cybersecurity regulations, says Holland & Knight partner

The new White House cybersecurity executive order requires agencies to take specific actions and meet hard deadlines. The vendors that serve government will also have new rules to follow as a result of the order. Government contractors should be ready for the “worst-case scenario” by planning what to do if the executive order leads to […]

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ACT-IAC Emerging Technology and Innovation Conference

ACT-IAC has created the Emerging Technology and Innovation Conference, to be held virtually May 25 – 26, 2021, to focus on the innovations and emerging technologies that are on the forefront of change in Federal IT. This year’s agenda revolves around three major themes: Resilient Infrastructure, Emerging Technologies, and the U.S. Science and Technology Agenda. […]

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Spotlight: Space Force / DoD

The Space Force Spotlight is coming to Government Matters later this month, sponsored by Chenega. Space Force leaders will outline their initiatives and the work they are doing with DoD partners and industry to meet…

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