GET S.E.T. Podcast - Exploring: Science, Engineering & Technology

Engility’s podcast series, Get S.E.T. – Science, Engineering and Technology, features interviews with those exploring innovation and futuristic approaches to problem solving. Guests discuss the latest advances in national defense, space science, and intelligence technology.

GET S.E.T. Podcasts - Episode 5

Ep. 5: Secure the Vote: A Special Look into Election Security

With a short way to go to the U.S. midterm elections, we talk to cyber pros about exactly how foreign adversaries attempted to breach our systems during the 2016 election and how state security officials are preparing for this year’s elections. We learn about all the different facets to being prepared against an attack from Trevor Timmons, the CIO for the Secretary of State of Colorado. Colorado was one of 21 states targeted during the 2016 elections, but the state had been in security preparations for over a decade leading into that election. We also look at the broad implications of nation-state sponsored cyber war in a discussion with security pro who advises governments on cybersecurity. In 2007, the very first nation-state cyber war attack was launched on the country of Estonia. Now it is considered the most cyber-secure country on the planet. Hear what cyber pros learned from that attack and what a country has to do to get that title.

Guests:

  • Trevor Timmons, CIO, Secretary of the State of Colorado
  • Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO, Thycotic in Tallinn, Estonia

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GET S.E.T. Podcasts - Episode 4

Ep. 4: A New Hope for New Cyber Workforce Talent

This week, we are tackling our preparedness in cybersecurity as a country. Do we have enough cyber professionals – and are they properly trained – to face challenges of the future? According to an NIST report, we have a cybersecurity workforce gap that needs to be addressed. What does it mean for us, from private businesses to critical infrastructure? In this episode, we learn about the changes in federal cybersecurity policy and how they impact the workforce from Rick Weber, the editor of the Cybersecurity Insider. And we hear different perspectives on how the private sector, government and academia can address preparing professionals for a future in cyber.

Guests:

  • Rick Weber, Senior Editor and Co-founder, Inside Cybersecurity
  • Dr. John Sahlin, Technical Director, Defense and Security Group, Engility
  • Gary Hayslip, Vice President and CISO, Webroot; Advisory Board Member, National Technology Security Coalition

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GET S.E.T. Podcasts - Episode 3

Ep. 3: The Mars Dust Storm and What it Means for Future Exploration

A big Martian dust storm has been looming over the planet since early summer 2018, and it's throwing a curve ball at our Mars Rover programs. Dr. Pamela Gay, of the famed AstronomyCast, talks to us about why the dust storm is more important than any of the other dust storms endured by our cute SUV-sized rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity. NASA Research Astrophysicist Dr. Scott Guzewich leads a team of scientists for NASA in the investigation of the dust storm. He outlines the Rover programs, what the data is telling us, how this dust storm affects what we know about the planet, and how it will affect future exploratory missions.

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GET S.E.T. Podcasts - Episode 2

Ep. 2: Artificial Intelligence in Critical Government and Military Applications

Society is getting very comfortable with commercial applications of Artificial Intelligence, such as Facebook face-tagging or smart phone maps, but how does the government or military successfully use the latest in AI technology? AI experts discuss the latest in AI for large scale applications, the benefits and risks, and dispel the fear surrounding the possibility of AI displacing human jobs.

Guests:

  • Shane Garringer, Director, Technology Solutions, Engility
  • Giorgio Bertoli, Senior Scientific Technical Manager for Offensive Cyber at US Army Intelligence & Information Warfare Directorate


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GET S.E.T. Podcasts - Episode 1

1. The Space Race, Then and Now

The efforts in space exploration have evolved from countries trying to one-up each other to a global unity to conquering unchartered territory. Experts say where we are in technology can be compared to where computers were thirty years ago. What is driving private sector innovation now? In this episode, we hear different perspectives on why the focus on space exploration has drastically changed over the past sixty years. Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, explains the “Overview Effect,” the cognitive shift space travelers gain upon viewing the Earth from orbit. He then discusses theories of how space exploration would be different today had JFK lived served out a second term. Now.

Guests:

  • Gary Oleson, Senior Engineer, Engility
  • Frank White, Author, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution


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