Some computer scientists see the president’s executive order on cybersecurity as vindication. Computer scientist and former Navy Seal Jon Iadonisi had been predicting a cyber 9-11 long before former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used the term. Iadonisi says policy makers need greater digital insights to deal with cyber threats, and now, they may be coming around.
Stuart Delery principal deputy assistant attorney general Civil Division, Justice Department
It’s National Consumer Protection Week. The Justice Department is focusing on one consumer group in particular – service members and veterans. Stuart Delery, principal deputy assistant attorney general, in the Civil Division of the Justice Department, joined Federal News Radio to discuss what the agency is doing.
Carl Fillichio senior adviser for public affairs and communications Department of Labor
As the push for a raise in the minimum wage moves forward, the Labor Department is marking its 100th anniversary this week. President Barack Obama signed a proclamation praising the department for, as he says, ensuring the promise of the American Dream &mdash: if you work hard, you can make it. Carl Fillichio, senior adviser for Public Affairs and Communications at the Labor Department, joined Federal News Radio with a look at Labor’s past, present and future.
Shawn Brimley vice president and director of studies Center for a New American Security
The Pentagon has begun work on a long-term plan to guide strategy and procurement decisions for the next 20 years. The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review will lay out how the military can stay on top, despite budget constraints and fewer boots on the ground. As a former Defense Department policy wonk, Shawn Brimley helped draft the last QDR in 2010.
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.