Veterans seeking care at the VA hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. now have a place to stay for free. Backers of the new Defenders Lodge say it’s the solution for 11,000 veteran out patients and their families. The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation to build the lodge. Christopher Flynn is the PenFed Foundation’s president and CEO.
Revelations about the scope of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs have made even the staunchest supporters question whether the government has gone too far in the name of counterterrorism. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sponsored the Patriot Act, which broadened the NSA’s authority to snoop. He explains why he’s introducing a bill to amend the law. The legislation will focus on controversial Section 215.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
The National Institute of Standards and Technology finally has released its cyber framework for critical infrastructure providers. Now the real work begins. Over the past 8 months, NIST has tried to bring people together. Now it has to become the persuader and convince companies it’s in their interest to follow the standards. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller has details.
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