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GovCast will tell the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We’ll share untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

September 17, 2018 | This fourth episode features Ashley Mahan, the General Services Administration’s first evangelist for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. She joined GSA in 2015 to help agencies understand FedRAMP, but she doesn’t have an educational background in IT. She majored in business and minored in real estate, which led her to a consulting company in Washington, D.C. serving federal agencies as a junior information assurance analyst — or what we call today, cybersecurity.

This third episode features Peter Newell, managing director at BMNT, a Silicon Valley company focused on solving national security challenges.
his second episode features Molly Cain, director of the Office of Venture & Innovation at the Homeland Security Department. Her story begins in Texas.
Jose Arrieta runs acquisition at the Health and Human Services Department. His career didn't start in government but on the basketball court.


CyberCast offers a different and thoughtful perspective on the cybersecurity issues facing industry and government today. Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey's experience in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and working with Fortune 100 companies while leading Liberty Group Ventures helps them to identify what’s important for improving our nation’s cybersecurity.

September 12, 2018 |  Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ellen Nakashima from The Washington Post joins Todt and Cressey to discuss Russia’s activities in the mid-term elections, US military operations in cyberspace, Federal Government and social media companies efforts to counter Russia influence operations, privacy in the age of social media, the realities of reporting in a digital media world and how The Washington Post deals with Trump’s attacks on the media.

Jim Miller, former undersecretary of defense for policy, sits down with Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey to discuss Congress' role in delivering effective sanctions.
Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of the American Gas Association sits down with Todt and Cressey to discuss the role of Congress in bolstering cyber defenses.
Christopher Krebs, DHS Undersecretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate joins the show to talk with Todt and Cressey about his cybersecurity priorities, next week's DHS National Cybersecurity Summit, and a renewed focus on risk management.