Ask the Feds presented at ShmooCon 2017

by Allan Friedman, Nick Leiserson, Eric Mill, Jessica Wilkerson,

Summary : Government technologists and policymakers today need to work with the security community—and many even want to. This panel will review a range of security policy issues and technology initiatives from across the federal government, and how collaboration between inside and outside security experts is necessary for good outcomes. Panelists will share some honest thoughts about how the government (tries to) work. We’ll have witty banter from a range of perspectives, including how the government is trying to secure itself, what Congress is up to, and what the heck ‘public-private partnership’ actually means. We’ll reserve half the time for Q&A so participants can ask questions of (or rant at) a friendly technocrat.