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DJ Kachman — Director of mobile and security assurance for Enterprise Systems Engineering, Veterans Affairs Department
The agency has begun a pilot program, testing up to 5,000 possible smartphones and tablets to be use departmentwide. That’s the first step in a roadmap laid out by the agency’s chief information officer, Roger Baker, to eventually include 100,000 centrally-managed devices throughout Va’s health-care and benefits systems.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says cyber legislation may be on the agenda for a lame duck session of Congress that starts the week after the election. The Obama administration, meanwhile, is finalizing the language in a draft cybersecurity executive order that would address some of the points Congress hasn’t acted on yet.
Dr. Steve Bucci, a senior research fellow for defense and homeland security at the Heritage Foundation, joins In Depth to discuss why he believes issuing an executive order would be using “a 19th-century answer for a 21st-century problem.”
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.
Frank Rusco — Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues, Government Accountability Office
The Energy Department is supposed to lead the government’s efforts in the so-called energy-water nexus. But seven years after the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was signed into law, the department still has work to do, according to a recent Government Accountability Office review.
Frank Rusco, director of natural resources and environment issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the agency’s recommendations.