In Depth interviews - October 16

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 2:33pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today's guest:

Tom ShoopEditor-in-Chief, Government Executive

Two presidential debates have come and gone, and the candidates have said a lot about how they would run the country if given a chance. But so far, no one has said much about the role of government.

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of GovExec, joins In Depth to discuss why that topic has been given such short shrift in the debates.

No Genuine Debate on Role of Government (related link)


Keith VanderveenManager of Scalable and Secure Systems Research Department, Sandia National Laboratories

A super-test for mobile device security is under way at Sandia National Laboratories. "MegaDroid" is designed to help researchers and stakeholders understand how huge networks operate.

Keith Vanderveen, the manager of the Scalable and Secure Systems Research Department at Sandia, joins In Depth to discuss the project.

Sandia builds self-contained, Android-based network to study cyber disruptions and help secure hand-held devices (related link)

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.


Mike DaytonSenior Vice President of Security Solutions, Axway

Almost 5 million people have access to the federal government's classified information. Now some people are asking if encrypting that data is enough to protect the flow of information — especially when those millions of people have access to email.

Mike Dayton, senior vice president of the security solutions group at Axway, joins In Depth to discuss email encryption.

The Encryption Enigma (link to related report)

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.


Also on the show:

Major rewrite makes MSPB's regs more consistent, viable and transparent