Making the new national cyber strategy work; cutting-edge tech troubles at DoD; future of telework in question


The new Defense Department Cyber Workforce Strategy includes four pillars for the department to focus on. The Department says an implementation guide is coming soon. Brig. Gen. Greg Touhill (USAF ret.), Director of the CERT Division at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and former federal Chief Information Security Officer, explains how to get the strategy from document to execution.


A small drone company, Cyberlux, partners with one of the biggest defense contractors, Huntington Ingalls Industries, to get its products in the hands of war fighters. The Wall Street Journal reports efforts are under way to make that path the rule instead of the exception. Stan Soloway, President and CEO of Celero Strategies, a member of the Defense Business Board, and former deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition reform, explains the paths DOD is taking to make that technology acquisition easier.


The Office of Personnel Management is developing ways to collect data to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of telework and remote work. The Director of OPM, Kiran Ahuja, answered questions about that, and a lot of other federal workforce issues, at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. The highlight of the hearing on today’s show features questions from Reps. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) for Director Ahuja.


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