Video On Demand

Strengthening the Federal Government's Cyber Defenses

September 29, 2017 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
After decades of effort to strengthen the federal government’s cyber defenses, are we really more secure? The federal government operates a patchwork of IT systems across multiple agencies, many of which are decades old, costly to maintain and contain known vulnerabilities. The President recently signed an executive order which highlighted the importance of strengthening the security of federal networks and outlined the new administration’s approach to dealing with these challenges. The order echoes Congressional efforts to provide agencies with the budget, authority, and legislative mandate to access cutting edge technologies and adopt shared services to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve security. CSIS is hosting an event to discuss how Congress and the Administration can strengthen the federal government’s cyber defenses.

Panel of experts to follow keynote addresses by Jeanette Manfra and Congressman Hurd.
James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program

William A. Carter

Jeanette Manfra

Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Executive Director, Center for The Business of Government, IBM

Karen Evans

Partner, KE&T Partners and Co-Chair, CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force

Jim Williams

Member, Google Government Innovation Advisory Board, Google and Former Acting Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration