DOD & NATO Looking to Enlist Ethical AI in the Military

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 11:00AM EST | 1 Hour | 1 CPE Of all the consequential potential applications for artificial intelligence, nothing may rival its use by military operations. The very idea of life-and-death decision-making by AI-enabled weapons systems has induced fear in the collective social imagination for decades – the first “Terminator” movie was released in [...]

Dividing By Zero: How Advanced Concepts Enhance Zero Trust

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 2:00PM  EST | 1 Hour | 1 CPE The concept of zero trust is the core of the Cybersecurity Executive Order released in May. While its directives and deadlines apply to all federal agencies, it offers a useful model for state, local, territorial and tribal governments and educational systems whose cybersecurity needs are [...]

Building Advanced Teams in Government Takes Teamwork, Tools & Talent

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 2:00PM  EST | 1 Hour | 1 CPE There are plenty of positive quotes about teamwork, such as “There is no ‘I’ in team,” or “A team is more than a collection of people.” Another popular one is “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” But actually creating an [...]

Building a Flexible Framework for Implementing Zero Trust

Wednesday, December 16, 2021 | 2:00PM EST | 1 Hour | 1 CPE It is easy to say, “Never trust – always verify.” It is much harder to put that philosophy into practice, even though zero trust is the foundation of the Cybersecurity Executive Order released in May. It is unprecedented for an EO to be so specific in its [...]

Opportunity or Challenge: Planning & Programming with an Eye on People

Available on Demand | December 1, 2021 | 1 CPE 2022 is fast approaching and it is shaping up to be another year of challenge and opportunity. In such uncertain times planning and program management are critical to the success of any organization. Coordinating multiple projects across a program or multiple programs, implementing policies to comply with new congressional [...]

State of Cybersecurity (S1E46)

CyberThreats 2021 (2-3) This discussion starts with an overview of cyber-attacks on federal targets, talks about risk management, and ends with observations about software design to improve cyber security. Patrick Sullivan observes that many of the trends in cyber-attacks we see today began before COVID. However, the unique situation that demanded increased remote access may have accelerated the [...]

Securing Health Systems & Data

An influx of digital health data and a more dangerous threat landscape are putting health systems at risk, but government and industry leaders are adopting tools and partnerships to mitigate threats. The pandemic has led to many digital shifts and advancements in IT, especially in healthcare with the rise of telehealth and virtual visits. However, the security [...]

Building an Era of Trust (S1E45)

CyberThreats 2021 (1-3) The last five years has seen the cost of federal data storage shrink while the amount of information has had an order of magnitude change. When you combine all this with the remote access demanded by the COVID crisis, we have a perfect storm for changing the core approach to cybersecurity for federal information technology [...]

Using Digital Transformation to Improve Health Outcomes

Available on Demand | November 18, 2021 | 1 CPE There are so many changes rippling through the healthcare sector, it is easy to forget that the point of introducing innovative new technologies is to provide better outcomes for patients. Digital transformation can enable healthcare providers and researchers to make better-informed decisions on everything from what factors contribute [...]

Additive Manufacturing: The Next Generation of 3-D Printing

Available on Demand | November 17, 2021 | 1 CPE The U.S. military maintains bases in more than 70 countries and territories around the world, some of them in inhospitable or hard-to-reach areas. When a piece of equipment fails – whether a weapon, a radar dish, or something more prosaic like a mess hall stove – getting replacement parts can [...]

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