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Federal News Countdown: Shutdown recovery, cybersecurity primer

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Ron Sanders, vice president, Booz Allen
  • Alan Paller, founder, SANS Institute

Ron Sanders’ stories:

#3 Despite government shutdown, federal job seekers bombard agencies with applications (The Washington Post)

3-day work week for DC area feds due to inauguration.

#2 Now the hard part: Undoing the mess wrought by a 16-day shutdown (Federal Times)


#1 Cyber civil servants knock on industry’s door after shutdown (Nextgov)

Alan Paller’s stories:

#3 NIST’s cyber framework moves toward implementation stage (Federal News Radio)

#2 Gov’t officials, civil leaders agree on online safety cooperation (globalpost)

#1 DHS, SANS Institute join forces to give agencies cyber primer (Federal News Radio)