Podcasts

Critical Update: Why a Government Vulnerability Disclosure Program Is a Big Deal

The new policy could change the government’s relationship with hackers but some agencies have reservations.  

Critical Update: GSA's Centers of Excellence Program Evolves

The Centers of Excellence program started out working with agencies one at a time. But in less than three years, the program has sped up, staffed up and spread out across government.

Critical Update: Reinventing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Technology is important but keeping and developing talent will be crucial, NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp says.

Critical Update: How Veterans Shaped a Coronavirus Chatbot 

Chief Technology Officer Charles Worthington discusses how the agency rolled out new digital tools to help respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Critical Update: COVID-19 Challenges Test Veterans Affairs' Customer Experience Office

The Veteran Experience Office has been instrumental in ensuring veterans’ voices are heard and acknowledged, even amid a global pandemic.

Critical Update: National Labs Pivoted to Help Fight COVID-19. Here's How.

Federal insiders offer a glimpse of how the global health care crisis sparked a new wave of multi-sector collaboration.

Critical Update: Why the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Certification Program Inspires Hope and Fear

The Defense Department’s Katie Arrington, and representatives from across the federal contracting community share perspectives on a new era dawning in U.S. cybersecurity policy.

Critical Update: Teleworking Securely During the Pandemic

Nextgov staff recently joined the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss do's and don'ts of remote work.

Critical Update: How State Department IT Was Set Up to Deal with COVID-19

State Department CIO Stuart McGuigan joins Critical Update to talk about his vision for the agency and how the department’s decentralized nature made for an easy transition to mass telework.

Critical Update: How the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Plans to Run ‘Better, Cheaper, Faster’ Tech

Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe and his team are stabilizing and modernizing IT to help meet growing demands in a changing marketplace.

Critical Update: How CISA Defines ‘Trust’ in the Trusted Internet Connection Policy

Nextgov offers a deep dive into TIC 3 and the purported conflict between CISA’s trust zones and zero-trust security.

Critical Update: How the Coronavirus is Changing Federal Work

“Government is traditionally seen as this old, ancient, antiquated system … How [does this change] the future of work for government?”

Critical Update: A Quantum Leap

Quantum computers will be able to crack our encryption but when?

Critical Update: The Hidden Threats of 5G

Nextgov goes inside the technology that will underpin billions of interconnected devices. 

Critical Update: The Defender’s Dilemma 

Soon the Homeland Security Department will be able to compete for cyber talent without the shackles of the federal government’s rigid paytable.

Critical Update: How Hackers Get Stuck In HADES

For the fourth season of Critical Update, the Nextgov team is diving into the latest developments in cybersecurity, beginning with the world’s biggest honeypot.

Critical Update: Containing Chernobyl

We’re joined by an engineer who helped build the final containment structure at Chernobyl, in a race against time, bureaucracy and the aftermath of the Soviet Union.