James Mersol | GovernmentCIO Media & Research

James Mersol

Staff Writer/Researcher

James Mersol is a staff writer/researcher for GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where he covers topics, individuals and events related to cybersecurity.

Prior to joining the team in March 2019, James worked as a paralegal in the fraud division of the Department of Justice. He also interned with the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, where he covered issues related to cybersecurity, financial threats and acquisition, as well as the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he worked on defense budget analysis.

James earned a Master of Arts in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College, where he majored in political science.


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HHS ONC technology and policy leads discuss new rules to increase interoperability.

Protecting the nation's critical mission systems requires support from everyone involved.

This year's efforts include new monitoring tools and recruitment strategies.

Advances in cloud computing and mobile data require a new approach to protecting federal networks.

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the range of threats is too big for any one organization to fight alone.

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The agency plans ways to incorporate user feedback and security testing throughout the development process.