Senate Focuses on Information SecurityHearings on Cybersecurity and Gov 2.0 Scheduled
In the morning, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, chaired by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (pictured, at left), I-Conn., will hold a hearing entitled Cyber Security: Developing a National Strategy. Among those scheduled to testify are Stewart A. Baker, former Homeland Security assistant secretary for policy; James Lewis, director and senior fellow for technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, sponsor of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency; Alan Paller, Director of Research, SANS Institute research director; and Tom Kellermann, Cybersecurity Commission member and vice president of security awareness at Core Security Technologies, a provider of audit, penetration testing and software products and services.
A few hours later, the committee's Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security chaired by Sen. Tom Carper, D.-Del., will hold a hearing entitled Government 2.0: Advancing America into the 21st Century and a Digital Future, which is expected to also cover FISMA reform. Among its witnesses: federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who's serves as the administrator of e-Government and IT in the White House Office of Management and Budget; Karen Evans, his immediate predecessor; David Powner, director of IT issues at the Government Accountability Office; and Philip Bond, president of the IT trade group TechAmerica.
Here are some recent postings on GovInfoSecurity.com related to these hearings: