What does it take to think and act strategically in the public sector cyber world? Though today’s federal leaders can’t be expected to have the same level of technical detail as their IT gurus and program managers, they must know the right questions to ask.
Keys to navigating our cyber world effectively and strategically are:
– Trade-offs between security and transparency
– Between privacy and openness
– Between need-to-know and interagency collaboration
A federal executive steeped in an understanding of current technologies can address the question of best practices regarding strategies for collecting and storing information
While the “nitty gritty” details should be left to the IT staff, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of new technologies are critical for federal leaders to be able to leverage their benefits.
Shaping the future is another critical ability for leading and thinking strategically in the cyber environment. Today’s increasingly cyber environment demands a proactive and future focused orientation from its federal leaders.
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