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Venable partner Jamie Barnett was interviewed on the March 16, 2017, broadcast of Government Matters about a recent Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report that said government agencies are doing a better job of securing networks and data. Despite this, the report noted that there are additional steps agencies should take to enhance their security.

Barnett said the FISMA report is an attempt to see how agencies are doing after significant spending on cybersecurity. Citing the 2015 OPM breach, he said the government has made significant steps but likely lags behind certain industries. He also praised the amount of bipartisanship in the report, calling cybersecurity a bipartisan issue.