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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 3, 2012

Jim Bradley of the GPO talks about The Plum Book. Administrator John Pistole discusses new security measures at the Transportation Security Administration. Dr. Patricia Hayes wants female vets to know VA is the right place for their healthcare needs. The Potomac Institute's Mike Sweetnam says the government's hodgepodge approach to cybersecurity is no way to prepare for a cyberwar.

Tags: Jim Bradley , GPO , John Pistole , TSA , Patricia Hayes , Veterans Affairs , Mike Swetnam , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/03/2012, 10:04am EST

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 16

Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg explains why his agency had a banner year, with a record number of transactions in fiscal 2012. And a professor at the Wharton School describes how private insurance companies are making money off the National Flood Insurance Program but taxpayers are likely to pick up the slack when claims surpass premiums.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Howard Kunreuther , Wharton , Jamie Barnett , Fred Hochberg , Export Import Bank , Carl Davis , Forest Service , USDA

Friday - 11/16/2012, 09:47am EST

Pentagon struggles to secure a supply chain it no longer dominates

Congress has told the Pentagon to stem the tide of suspected counterfeit parts that ultimately end up in military technology systems. First though, DoD has to come to grips with the fact that it can't simply mandate change to an industrial base it once controlled.

Tags: technology , DoD , Brett Lambert , Melissa Hathaway , cybersecurity , Supply chain management , industry , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:00am EDT

Cybersecurity fails to live up to expectations, reflect reality

The administration has struggled to fulfill its promise to take enough concrete steps to make cybersecurity a national security priority. Experts say the White House fell short in several areas, most notably in getting comprehensive cyber legislation passed.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Obama Impact , David Smith , Bob Dix , Juniper Networks , Patrick Howard , SecureInfo Corp. , Phyllis Schneck , McAfee , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , White House , Congress , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:40am EDT

Competing cybersecurity bills offer best of both worlds

Former Ambassador David Smith, now with the Potomac Institute Cyber Center, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin there are positive elements to both cybersecurity bills currently introduced in the Senate.

Tags: David Smith , cybersecurity , technology

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 11:40am EST

After bin Laden, what's the future of fighting terrorism?

Federal News Radio gets insights from Professor Yonah Alexander, a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Director of its International Center for Terrorism Studies, and from Tom Joscelyn, senior fellow and executive eirector of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Tags: Yonah Alexander , Tom Joscelyn , Osama bin Laden , terrorism , intelligence , Foundation for Defense of Democracies , In Depth

Monday - 05/02/2011, 06:18pm EDT

Agencies spend too much time on cyber defensive

An event this week sponsored by Potomac Institute in Arlington, Va., evaluates government's cyber spending priorities.

Tags: technology , Phil Reitinger , Robert Schmidle , DHS , DoD , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , John Buckner

Friday - 01/28/2011, 02:03pm EST