Feds turn to private sector for security technology

At SIA Government Summit, a theme of public-private partnerships for developing technology

"Adapting technologies that enhance both privacy and security is the goal. But how do we get there?" Grant asked the SIA Government Summit attendees. "We do it by developing a private sector governance model. Our aim is to establish private technology partnerships with NIST and other agencies to develop these solutions. We are also looking at the private sector to help develop standards and policies, along with pilot programs.

"This is the time to come up with better solutions for protecting privacy and enhancing security," continued Grant. "The government's role is to bring all the shareholders to the table and work with the private sector to solve the issues at hand."