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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.

October 25, 2018 | This episode features Marcy Jacobs, Executive Director of the Digital Service team at Veterans Affairs, and recent recipient of a Service to America Medal for Management Excellence for her and her team's work connecting vets to the benefits they deserve. Jacobs talks about her background in fine arts and psychology, her 15-years in web design and how USDS actually came to her. After a two-hour breakfast meeting at the White House with former U.S. CTO Todd Park, Jacobs is leading a team at VA changing the veteran digital experience.

Meagan Metzger founded Dcode, at the intersection of tech and government and chose to tackle one of the biggest industry-public sector barriers: procurement.
Stephanie Neill, whose passion for public service has landed her as Executive Director at USDS
Haiyan Song, Senior VP of Security Markets at Splunk, was named in the top 50 most powerful women in tech in 2016 and 2017, but her childhood dream was actually to be an astronaut.


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.

November 12, 2018 |  Grant Schneider, U.S. CISO, joined CyberCast podcast hosts Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey. Schneider discussed the outsized role social media platforms can play, the government’s policies on offensive cyber capabilities, cyber tools, and the need for streamlined procurement processes. He also talked about how cloud needs to be considered a piece of critical infrastructure that must be protected since so many government agencies depend on the cloud for IT support.

Karen Evans discusses government's coordination with industry on energy safety, and the role of DoE in responding to cyber and natural disasters
Ellen Nakashima from The Washington Post joins Todt and Cressey to discuss Russia’s activities in the mid-term elections among other topics.
Jim Miller, former undersecretary of defense for policy, sits down with Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey to discuss Congress' role in delivering effective sanctions.