The National Institute of Standards and Technology says it’s the “end of the beginning” for drafting the nation’s first cybersecurity framework for protecting critical infrastructure. The agency says the document is just about finished, and should be ready for release by its due date in a few weeks.
The registration window’s open for this year’s East Coast Trade Symposium presented by Customs and Border Protection. It’s Oct. 24 and 25 here in D.C. Maria Luisa Boyce is CBP’s senior advisor to the Commissioner for trade and public engagement.
The Department of Health and Human Services will use big data to improve the security of their computer networks. At the same time, HHS is striving to make more data accessible to the public and across all the agency bureaus. Kevin Charest is the chief information security officer at HHS. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about how HHS is balancing security and open data.
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Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins Francis Rose for Industry Chatter. They discuss the possibility that the federal government may now have a short-term continuing resolution, a move to tie Obamacare de-funding to the debt ceiling vote and, if that fails, a repeat of our current scenario where de- funding is tied to a CR extension in November.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.