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Former federal chief information security officer says banning ransomware payments is impractical

The public and private sectors cannot agree on banning ransomware payments. The Justice Department has elevated ransomware investigations to the same priority level as terrorism. Gen. Gregory Touhill, former federal chief information security officer and now director of the CERT Division at the Software Engineering Institute, said he does not think the government should necessarily […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 9, 2021

Former deputy secretary of defense calls for technology competitiveness council Robert Work, former deputy secretary of defense, discusses critical emerging technologies and the prioritization of biosecurity issues at the Pentagon   Early-career investment in personnel strengthens military leadership decades later Katherine Kuzminski, senior fellow and program director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at […]

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Former deputy secretary of defense calls for technology competitiveness council

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) will lead artificial intelligence implementation at the Pentagon, according to a new department-wide memo. That memo orders the JAIC director to develop a responsible AI ecosystem for the department. Robert Work, former deputy secretary of defense and co-chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, recommends establishing a […]

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Early-career investment in personnel strengthens military leadership decades later

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness has a new nominee. If the Senate confirms him, former California congressman and Navy veteran Gil Cisneros will face issues of building and maintaining human capital efforts in the department. Katherine Kuzminski, senior fellow and program director of the Military, Veterans and Society […]

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Transfer of defense budget share from Army to Navy smaller than anticipated

The defense budget request from the White House cuts Defense Department procurement funding by $8 billion. The request asks for $112 billion for research and development, a 5% increase. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at CSIS and former captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, said there was less resource transfer from the […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 8, 2021

Federal workplace expert says making return-to-office plans is more an art than a science Mika Cross, Federal Workplace Expert, talks about how agencies can successfully create return-to-office plans and which factors are important to consider   Federal acquisition expert says contractors should plan for unexpected changes Larry Allen, President of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses […]

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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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