2016-07-29 National Governors Association

NGA Chair Gov. McAuliffe Sits Down With C-SPAN’s Newsmakers

C-SPAN interviewed Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia for the weekly program Newsmakers. Gov. McAuliffe spoke about his role as chair of the National Governors Association, including his chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat.

To view the full video, click here.

Highlights from the interview include:

On NGA’s recent Summer Meeting and governors working together: “Listen, I’ll tell you one thing. When the governors get together as we just did in Des Moines, we try to keep as much of the partisanship out of the room. It’s important for all 50 of us to get along and share best practices.” [Clip]

On cybersecurity (the focus of his NGA chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat): “As chairman of the governors, cybersecurity is the issue I’m pushing. We need all 50 states to be in great shape because in Virginia this year already, we’ve had 53 million cyber attacks. That’s one every four seconds. That’s 300,000 a day. We’ve blocked 47,000 malware attempts into the commonwealth of Virginia.” [Clip]

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