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Month: April 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 19, 2022

USAID appoints new chief diversity officer; Turkey’s balancing act between NATO and Russia; implementing a national strategy for Web3


Analyst has three recommendations for US to encourage Turkey to align with NATO

Turkey has been called a “frenemy” of the United States, sometimes friendly and other times hostile. It is a NATO member located strategically on the Black Sea, but it seems to be on the fence with Russia’s war on Ukraine. Ryan Brobst, research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the United States […]


USAID prioritizing diversity and inclusion with new leadership position and strategy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports American foreign policy by providing assistance to areas of the world that are most in need. The agency recently created a chief diversity officer position to improve diversity, equity and inclusion internally and externally. The new chief diversity officer is Neneh Diallo, who told Government Matters […]


Web3 presents challenges US government must address, says MITRE chief futurist

The next generation of the internet – Web3 – is presenting new opportunities but also introducing major social, economic and national security issues. Charles Clancy, senior vice president and general manager of MITRE Labs and chief futurist for the MITRE Corporation, argues the United States needs a national strategy to address these new challenges. Clancy […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – April 14, 2022

Defense Department CIO on zero trust, modernization and data; bringing war crime perpetrators to justice


‘Cybersecurity is my absolute top priority’: DoD CIO on zero trust, modernization, data

The Defense Department’s chief information officer acts as a principal advisor to the secretary of defense in areas including IT, information management and telecom. Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with John Sherman, DoD CIO and acting chief digital and AI officer, about goals and challenges. “As CIO, with that hat on, cybersecurity is my absolute […]


Bringing war criminals to justice in Ukraine requires three things, says human rights expert

With increasing news of atrocities against civilians in Ukraine, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other organizations are gathering evidence to bring perpetrators to justice. Marti Flacks, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Human Rights Initiative, said prosecutors need three things to hold perpetrators of war crimes accountable: evidence of serious international […]

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