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  • Steve LaFountain: Educating the next generation of cyber professionals

    While millions of kids spend their summer camp time paddling in canoes and roasting marshmallows, one select group is spending it in a different way. They’re sitting in front of workstations, learning the ins and outs of cybersecurity. The GenCyber summer camp program is backed by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. For more on its goals and how it works, Steve LaFountain, dean of the College of Cyber at the NSA, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • FOIA update puts pressure on contractors to protect trade secrets

    The new FOIA Improvement Act puts pressure on contractors to protect their trade secrets. Jon Burd explains what contractors can do from the get-go to keep them safe.

  • Capt. Bill McKinley: Navy overhauling training of its sailors

    The Navy is overhauling the way it trains its sailors. It’s incorporating more virtual environments and distance learning so sailors can eventually get the training they need and not spend long periods away from their duty stations. It’s all part of the long term effort known as Sailor 2025. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with an update on this effort, Capt. Bill McKinley, commanding officer of the Center for Surface Combat Systems.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Addressing the morale of federal ‘back office’ employees

    The HR, technology and contracting people in your agency should feel connected to the mission. If they don’t, the mission can suffer. Mallory Barg Bulman, director of research at the Partnership for Public Service, talked about these findings with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • VA to vets: Tell us what works for you

    A new VA center seeks emerging therapies to enhance veterans’ physical and mental well-being.

  • Stopping terrorist groups from recruiting, hacking through social media

    A phenomenon called the “cyber caliphate” is producing ever-rising levels of cyber-attacks and real-world violence. ICIT’s James Scott has advice for how agencies can defend against and attack cyber-jihadists.

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