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Third-party cybersecurity assessment of defense industrial base could take 15 years

The Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, a framework to evaluate security in the defense supply chain, has its first third-party assessor. Redspin will be the first company other companies can use to verify their compliance with CMMC standards. Bob Bigman, former chief information security officer of the Central Intelligence Agency and founder […]


Senate cyber report finds weaknesses in government systems

Robert Bigman, former chief information security officer at the CIA, discusses the new Senate report on cybersecurity, and the IT management issues that keep weaknesses from being fixed.


Federal agencies reach out to sci-fi fans at Awesome Con

Government Matters’ James Mahoney reports on agencies that visited the Awesome Con pop-culture celebration, and what they showcased to the comic book and sci-fi fans at the event.


Pentagon to build & launch new satellites with Boeing

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the surprise DoD communications satellites in the 2018 omnibus bill, and the CIA’s open source efforts. 

Government Matters CIA looks to private sector, Silicon Valley for innovation

CIA looks to private sector, Silicon Valley for innovation

Dawn Meyerriecks, deputy director for science and technology at the CIA, discusses where her agency is looking for innovative solutions to the latest national security challenges.

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Government Matters (Full Story) – August 16, 2017

Defense Department pushes toward CAC replacement Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure Cybersecurity Consultancy, discusses the Defense Department’s effort to phase out Common Access Cards and find a replacement. Are arcane budget rules threatening government cybersecurity? Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent for NextGov, discusses the budget rules and processes that could be impacting the governments cybersecurity. Civilian […]

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