Working together

Information technology officials from state and federal governments are working on an intergovernmental approach to protect their information assets.

The following are questions discussed at a July 11 National Association of State Chief Information Officers' Cybersecurity Committee roundtable:

* Should public information guardians be part of a national or state guard and should those who restore systems be considered first responders?

* Are physical and electronic threats and cybersecurity defined and promoted effectively?

* Are public information assets vital to the business continuity of all infrastructure sectors, such as transportation and energy?

* Should information sharing be a joint federal/state initiative?

* If it's an intergovernmental approach, how do you address priorities and issues?

* Who should represent each governmental level?

* How much of state/local IT is funded by the federal government?

* To what degree should the federal government drive local cybersecurity standards and/or how should we coordinate policies, standards and training?

Featured

  • Comment
    Diverse Workforce (Image: Shutterstock)

    Who cares if you wear a hoodie or a suit? It’s the mission that matters most

    Responding to Steve Kelman's recent blog post, Alan Thomas shares the inside story on 18F's evolution.

  • Cybersecurity
    enterprise security (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    Does Einstein need a post-SolarWinds makeover?

    A marquee program designed to protect the government against cybersecurity threats is facing new scrutiny in the wake of Solar Winds Orion breach, but analysts say the program was unlikely to have ever stopped the hacking campaign.

Stay Connected