The White House is celebrating Made in America Week, while many U.S.-based technology companies advocate for H-1B visas to sponsor foreign workers who engineer some of the nation’s most lucrative technology products.






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MeriTalk recently connected with Ryan Gillis, vice president of cybersecurity strategy and global policy for Palo Alto Networks, to discuss continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) implementation and how Palo Alto Networks can drive agencies to a more secure environment.






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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is hosting its 2017 Cyber Security Research and Development Showcase featuring more than 115 technologies. The showcase, the Federal government’s largest cybersecurity training workshop, will run July 11-13 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.






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Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced legislation June 29 to combat cyber crime by mandating that the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Federal Trade Commission, and the department of Homeland Security (DHS) establish baseline best practices for the private sector.






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The cybersecurity executive order, signed by President Donald Trump, could enable a shift in culture that will help entire agencies gain the cybersecurity knowledge that they need to be successful in their missions, according to agency CIOs.






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Former CIA Director John Brennan said that the Federal government should create an independent commission to regulate the digital domain. Brennan said that the commission should be made up of former government officials and private sector engineers to ensure that there are representatives of both backgrounds.






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After a spate of recent attacks, including the WannaCry and Dyn breaches, cybersecurity is a chief concern for companies and government agencies alike. Representatives from the private sector, Federal government, and Congress will convene at Tenable’s GovProtect event on June 21 to address cybersecurity issues.






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