Ep. 5: Cyber Threats, Water: Cause for Concern To Nation’s Top Fiscal Watchdog

Gene Dodaro leads the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Part of his job is to provide policymakers with foresight about emerging challenges. Dodaro says he’s been raising a red flag about cyber security. “There’s a recurring pattern of certain major weaknesses across the federal government,” he says. “There are not comprehensive security programs in place…security patches aren’t made in a timely manner in a number of cases. So there’s a fundamental — has been for the last number of years – lack of attention to computer security systems.” He spoke with Sanford’s dean Kelly Brownell.

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