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Technologically Speaking Podcast Season Three

Access each episode along with related resources and show notes below.

January 3, 2024
Episode 10: Space Is the Next Big Expansion
Technical Manager Ernest Wong of S&T’s Technology Centers talks infrastructure resilience around the world—and beyond.
Episode 10: Space is the Next Big Expansion satellite dish


December 27, 2023
Episode 9: In the Mindset of the Reporter
Technologically Speaking host John Verrico, who is retiring after 15 years as S&T’s chief of Media and Community Relations, offers a peek behind the curtain at what goes into keeping audiences informed about the great work accomplished at S&T.
Episode 9 In the Mindset of the Reporter


December 20, 2023
Episode 8: It’s Brownfield, Not Greenfield
S&T identity technologies expert Jon Prisby talks about the future of digital credentials and discusses how biometrics may influence deep fakes.
Podcast Ep : It’s Brownfield, Not Greenfield


December 13, 2023
Episode 7: The Increasing Pace of Disasters
Dan Cotter, executive director of S&T’s Office of Science and Engineering, provides a fascinating glimpse into the multifaceted world of emergency management.
The Increasing Pace of Disasters


December 6, 2023
Episode 6: Science Is Messy
Dr. Nick Bergman, director of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) shares his passion for public health.
Science Is Messy


November 29, 2023
Episode 5: Mitigate, Detect, and Deter
Program Director LaTasha Thompson of S&T’s Office of SAFETY Act Implementation talks about the significance of the Act, how it works, how it impacts you, and more.
Mitigate, Detect, and Deter


November 22, 2023
Episode 4: The Stuff You Don’t Think About
S&T Division Director for Infrastructure and Security Solutions, Brannan Villee, talks about the crucial role S&T plays in protecting our critical infrastructure, and what makes infrastructure critical.
The Stuff You Don’t Think About s3 episode 4


November 15, 2023
Episode 3: Our Borders Are Not Just a Linear Map
Director of S&T’s Maritime and Immigration Security Solutions Division Matt Barger discusses the Directorate’s efforts to safeguard the nation’s maritime borders.
Our Borders Are Not Just a Linear Map


November 8, 2023
Episode 2: Secondary Perils of Flooding
Senior Science Advisor for Resilience Dr. David Alexander connects the dots between climate change, infrastructure, national security, and you.
Episode 2: Secondary Perils of Flooding


November 1, 2023
Episode 1: A Cat and Mouse Game
S&T Senior Science Advisor for Cybersecurity Donald Coulter talks about the vital role that cybersecurity plays in the design and function of the digital world we live in.
Season 3 Episode 1 Card.


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Meet Your Hosts

Deepak Saini

Deepak Saini is a media strategist for the Communications and Outreach Division. Prior to joining S&T, Deepak was an award-winning television news journalist for several TV affiliates across the country. Deepak earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from San Francisco State University.

John Verrico

John Verrico is Chief of Media & Community Relations for the Communications and Outreach Division. John is a U.S. Navy veteran and has served for over 40 years in military, state, and federal agencies. He is a leadership trainer, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. John earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies/Communications from Excelsior College.

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Last Updated: 04/19/2024
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