News and insight on today’s mission-critical IT challenges, from the MeriTV studio.
Cyber Resiliency: What’s New and Next

For agencies, cyber resiliency is more than a buzzword; it’s a priority. ThunderCat’s Kurt Steege and Veritas’ Mike Malaret discuss how to improve cyber resiliency today, and what’s new and next for tomorrow.

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Transforming Government with an AI-Enabled Digital Workforce

Empower AI’s Paul Dillahay discusses how an AI-empowered digital workforce can create efficiencies and reduce the burnout felt by many government employees today.

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MerITocracy Moments: Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Cryptocurrency regulation and the American Dream. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) discusses how Congress can come together to legislate clear definitions of what constitutes a currency, commodity, and security, and then create a light framework that will entice entrepreneurship and innovation.

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MerITocracy Moments: U.S. Digital Service’s Mina Hsiang

Innovation paves the way to better citizen services. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, Mina Hsiang, administrator for the U.S. Digital Service, discusses how the combination of technology and creative thinking leads to the thoughtful innovations needed to meet agency missions and support a better, more holistic customer experience.

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MerITocracy Moments: SEC’s Hester Peirce

Where technology and regulation meet. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce shares how regulators can tap into technology to get information to the public faster and better, helping investors make good decisions and building trust.

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MerITocracy Moments: Dell’s John Roese

The intersection of technology infrastructure and global competitiveness. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, John Roese, global chief technology officer for Dell Technologies, discusses why maintaining a global economic and political advantage depends on a U.S.-based telecommunications infrastructure to support the cloud, data, AI, and quantum computing.

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Zero Trust: Promising Progress

Maximus’ Kynan Carver shares how zero trust is strengthening cybersecurity in on-premises and cloud environments, examples of zero trust progress, and what leaders are learning.

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MerITocracy Moments: CTA’s Gary Shapiro

The Great Tech Rivalry: China vs. the U.S. – In this MerITocracy Moments episode, Gary Shapiro, Consumer Technology Association president and CEO, discusses policy differences between the U.S. and China and how the race to be the global leader in innovation will not only determine the world’s economic superpower, but also the dominant political system.

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MerITocracy Moments: OPM’S Dr. Janice Underwood

America’s greatest strength – diversity. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, Janice Underwood, OPM’s director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, outlines how her office is helping agencies capitalize on the diversity superpower and how access to technology for all will foster greater equity in our society.

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MerITocracy Moments: NSF’s Sethuraman Panchanathan

A global superpower of ideas. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan shares how tapping into the diversity of ideas across our nation and the world can unleash innovation to help humanity, society, and our economy.

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MerITocracy Moments: DocuSign’s Barton Phillips

Frictionless, engaging, and responsive. In this MerITocracy Moments episode, DocuSign’s Barton Phillips shares why these elements are key to improving citizen services and how government can prepare for the digital future.

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Fed Cyber: Progress, Partnership, and Opportunity

The Cyber EO put Federal cybersecurity on a new trajectory. CISA CIO Bob Costello and Splunk’s Bill Wright evaluate agency progress so far, the challenges ahead, and the impact of public-private partnerships.

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Bolster AI Innovation

Federal organizations need a workforce that is prepared to innovate with AI. Dell Technologies’ Michael Shepherd discusses the expertise, competencies, and tools that agencies need today – and in the future.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 74

OMB reports progress on PMA, TSA and European airports group collaborate on open software, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 73

CISA gets procurement authority, NIST picks quantum-resistant algorithms, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 72

DoD and VA EHR oversight and rollouts, CISA updates to Cloud Security TRA, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 71

FY23 DoD funding moves forward, TMF Board funds zero trust security projects, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 70

Martorana releases the IT Operating Plan, CISA deploys advisors on site at agencies, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 69

IoT ransomware risks, cyber incident reporting and workforce development, AI proposals, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 68

DOE’s Frontier supercomputer is named fastest in the world, HHS launches ARPA-H, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 67

New TMF awards and requests for more funds, public-private collaboration on cyber defense, and more.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 66

CISA issues emergency directive, DeRusha reports “tremendous progress” on cyber EO, and more.

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Defining Moments with Elastic

Large-scale cyber breaches – and the cybersecurity executive order that followed – set secure cloud adoption and cybersecurity on a new path. Elastic’s John Harmon explores how agencies and industry are moving forward.

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What Happened This Week – Ep. 65

NIST releases zero trust planning guide and supply chain guidance, research looks at the cyber EO a year later, and more.

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