Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, joins In Depth to discuss how her office, which was stood up three years ago, aims to improve the energy security of military operations around the world.
Insider threats have the potential to be your agency’s biggest cybersecurity threat. One of best ways to avoid insider threats is to never let them through your agency’s door in the first place. Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, a partner at Monument Policy Group, joins In Depth to discuss.
The size and scope of your agency’s big data networks leaves them open to a wide range of security risks. Dr. Arnab Roy, a researcher for Fujitsu Laboratories, joins In Depth to discuss how the lab is mapping out the top ten privacy and security risks for Big Data systems.
Measuring performance at your agency should help identify program weaknesses and inspire a path to better efficiency. But collecting the performance data is a longstanding problem in and of itself. Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton, joins In Depth to discuss a recent report from the Government Accountability Office that painted a bleak picture of the progress agencies are making in collecting and using performance data.
The IRS now says it’s moving to cut ties with a software vendor after learning that one of its top procurement officials had improper contact with the firms owner. But as Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, that’s only one of the potential problems congressional investigators have uncovered about the company.