The prospect of new federal cybersecurity legislation was a hot topic at the NASCIO Midyear Conference held May 8-11 in Baltimore.

State CIOs and the technology industry are closely watching legislative efforts to up vulnerabilities and protect critical infrastructure. In the video below, Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of TechAmerica; and Pamela Richardson Walker, director of government affairs for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, share their thoughts about the issues in play.

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Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government TechnologyPublic CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic.