Jody Westby — CEO, Global Cyber Risk LLC & Adjunct Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Computer Science
Congress returns from recess next month with some unfinished cybersecurity business. But Westby says lawmakers have it all wrong and is missing the point on what cyber legislation should do. She explains what Congress should be focusing on when it comes to cyber reform.
Kevin Brancato — Defense Analyst, Bloomgberg Government
Budget sequestration cuts might be 140 days away, but the administration has only until Sept. 6 to tell Congress where the ax will fall. The Defense Department must notify Congress of civilian personnel cuts by Sept. 18 — 105 days before sequestration. That’s forcing Defense planners and contractors to consider their options — and they have several.
Jamie Barnett — Senior Vice President of Academic Programs and Research, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The violent storms in June that left hundreds of thousands without power. It also left millions without access to 9-11 emergency services. What went wrong? And what, if anything, can the government do to prevent this from happening again? From 2009-2012, Barnett served in an IPA assignment as Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB).
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.