A new cybersecurity report commissioned by the Air Force says it’s nearly impossible to take away an enemy’s ability to carry out a cyber attack. But you can manage such attacks. One of the most powerful tools you have is messaging. Rand Corporation Senior Management Scientist Martin Libicki wrote the report.
Kevin Brancato defense analyst Bloomberg Government
The Canadian government and its technology manufacturers have been major partners to the U.S. Government and Lockheed in the F-35 effort. Now Canadian defense officials say they might not be able to afford their order of the new planes. Joining is with what this means to the program is Bloomberg Government defense analyst Kevin Brancato.
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Tomorrow, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, three top leaders in federal technology will be speaking about what it means to be African American in IT. The event at B. Smith’s restaurant in Union Station aims to bring attention to what the organizer calls a “silicon ceiling.” John William Templeton is the editor of BlackMoney.com and the man behind tomorrow’s event.
Belva Martin director of acquisition and sourcing management issues Government Accountability Office
When it comes to its new network communications strategy, the Army may have bitten off more than it can chew. It’s trying to overhaul its field communications. So as it assesses new technology, it’s also trying to adopt agile approaches to testing and fielding new technology. A lot is at stake. The Army says it needs $3 billion a year for the effort. The Government Accountability Office says hold on, this one needs a closer look. Joining us with more is GAO’s director of acquisition and sourcing management issues, Belva Martin.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC 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.