House moves to keep government open ahead of funding deadline– Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico, discusses what the next few weeks will hold for budget negotiations, and the possibility of a shutdown happening on December 21. Issues with the VA’s electronic health records program– Ed Meagher, former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs and executive VP of healthcare strategy at Information Innovators, discusses why he believes that the current VA EHR plan is unworkable, and how people can support veterans during the holiday season through Operation Covert Santa. Applying private sector cybersecurity lessons learned to government– Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder & chief technology officer at CrowdStrike, and Coleman Mehta, senior director of U.S. policy at Palo Alto Networks discuss their advice to Congress for improving cybersecurity at the Pentagon.
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