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VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

Rob Thomas, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, detailed his effort to stand up an IT demand...
OMB: Federal agencies are doing a better job at securing their networks

OMB: Federal agencies are doing a better job at securing their networks

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), partner in the cybersecurity practice at Venable, discussed the results of this year’s FISMA...
NSA opens some software and code to the public

NSA opens some software and code to the public

Linda Burger, director of the Technology Transfer Program at the National Security Agency, discusses why NSA is opening some of...
Implications of Wikileaks’ CIA documents dump

Implications of Wikileaks’ CIA documents dump

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former chief information security officer at the CIA, and Ronald Marks, senior fellow at...
Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies

Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies

Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and former administrator of...
SEC moves toward Inline XBRL filings

SEC moves toward Inline XBRL filings

Data Coalition founder Hudson Hollister discussed how this month’s Securities and Exchange Commission vote moving toward Inline XBRL filings could...
Forecasting the future of U.S. Cyber Command

Forecasting the future of U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, deputy director of current operations at U.S. Cyber Command, discussed the implications of elevating Cybercom to...
Takeaways from the RSA Conference

Takeaways from the RSA Conference

Bob Gourley, a partner at Cognitio and former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, discussed his primary takeaways...
The importance of personnel to national cybersecurity

The importance of personnel to national cybersecurity

Earl Crane, CEO of Emergent Network Defense and former White House director of federal cybersecurity policy, discussed an op-ed he...
Report: DHS makes progress in high-risk update

Report: DHS makes progress in high-risk update

Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the agency’s progress in moving...
The future of U.S. Cyber Command

The future of U.S. Cyber Command

Michèle Flournoy, CEO at the Center for a New American Security and former under secretary of defense for policy. They...
U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone from the RSA Conference

U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone from the RSA Conference

Government Matters’ Francis Rose traveled to RSA and sat down with U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. They discussed budget...
The cyber culture inside DoD

The cyber culture inside DoD

Francis sat down with Marianne Bailey, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Department of Defense. They discussed the...
Event Spotlight: RSA Conference Public Sector Day

Event Spotlight: RSA Conference Public Sector Day

While many important conversations happen here in DC, the RSA Conference in San Francisco is where the world talks security....
Trump memo reorganizes National Security Council

Trump memo reorganizes National Security Council

Loren DeJonge Schulman, deputy director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, and James Carafano, vice president...
Impact of federal hiring freeze on national security

Impact of federal hiring freeze on national security

Richard Spires, CEO at Learning Tree International, discusses how CIOs in government can navigate the federal hiring freeze and work...
Trump delays signing of cybersecurity executive order

Trump delays signing of cybersecurity executive order

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the details known so far...
OMB issues cybersecurity guidance to agencies

OMB issues cybersecurity guidance to agencies

Ari Schwartz, managing director of cybersecurity services at Venable and former director of cybersecurity at the White House, discusses OMB’s...
RSA Securing the Federal Mission

RSA Securing the Federal Mission

Sponsored: Cyber attacks on the federal government. How will security evolve? Steve Schmalz, Federal CTO for RSA discusses the issues facing...
Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

There’s a relatively new spinoff inside the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency called Pathfinder. The program is a GEOINT swat team of...
The concept of counter-GEOINT

The concept of counter-GEOINT

As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tries to perfect the ratio between public-facing and top-secret GEOINT, they need to factor in...
NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a unique organization guided by both the Department of Defense and the Director of National...
The Obama administration’s cyber legacy

The Obama administration’s cyber legacy

Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent at NextGov, discusses the good and the bad of the Obama administration’s cyber legacy.
Trump administration seeks beefed up cyber presence

Trump administration seeks beefed up cyber presence

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), partner in Venable’s cybersecurity practice, discussed the people tapped as cyber advisors to President-elect...