Brewing Net Neutrality controversy

March 3, 2015 - 02:15 PM
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The FCC recently approved new regulations that would classify the internet as a utility. Now, some Republicans, not happy with the decision, are saying a delay in the release of the full rules is the sign of a conspiracy.

Brian Fung, technology reporter with The Washington Post, discussed the controversy and Google's new move to wireless with Capital Insider.

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The winners and losers at CPAC 2015

March 3, 2015 - 02:14 PM
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A long list of 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls were in attendance at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Among them was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who attended the conference a head of the pack in poll numbers.

Molly O'Toole, politics reporter with Defense One, discussed who stood out at CPAC and the DHS funding debate with Capital Insider.

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Radicalization with the U.S.

February 27, 2015 - 06:49 PM
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FBI Director James Comey said there were self-radicalization investigations in every state in the country. His announcement came on the heels of a major terror sting in New York where investigators say the men arrested planned to join ISIS.

J.J. Green, national security correspondent with WTOP, discussed the threat of self radicalization with Capital Insider.

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CPAC 2015

February 27, 2015 - 06:43 PM
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The Conservative Political Action Conference has kicked off at the National Harbor. The list of speakers is a who's who of the Republican party.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the political playing field at CPAC with Capital Insider.

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DHS and federal contractors

February 27, 2015 - 06:41 PM
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While lawmakers try to hash out a last minute deal to fund the Department of Homeland Security, federal contractors are closely watching what happens next. This isn't the first time small contractor businesses have been on edge due to partisanship on Capitol Hill.

Jill Aitoro, senior staff reporter for The Washington Business Journal, discussed the budget showdown impact on contractors with Capital Insider.

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The net neutrality debate

February 27, 2015 - 06:40 PM
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The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on rule changes that will impact how internet traffic is treated. This issue has sparked debate between telecommunication companies and businesses who don't like the idea of an open internet.

David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed net neutrality with Capital Insider.

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The DHS showdown

February 27, 2015 - 06:39 PM
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House Speaker John Boehner says he's in "wait and see" mode when it comes to a vote on a clean funding bill. Meanwhile many Republicans are signalling they would not support a bill that doesn't repeal President Obama's executive orders on immigration.

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, discussed the political dog fight on Capitol Hill with Capital Insider.

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Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan

February 27, 2015 - 06:36 PM
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New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan over the weekend for security talks. Recent reports suggest President Obama is re-thinking the draw-down of U.S. Forces in the region.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed Carter's trip with Capital Insider.

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Searching the deep web

February 24, 2015 - 02:27 PM
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A large percentage of information on the internet isn't found by using a conventional search engine. Now, the Pentagon is developing a new way to scour the World Wide Web.

Kevin McCaney, editor-in-chief of Defense Systems, discussed Memex with Capital Insider

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The DHS budget debate

February 24, 2015 - 02:26 PM
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With a federal funding deadline this week, Capitol Hill is under a lot of pressure to pass a budget for the agency. If not, more than 200,000 people will report to work with no pay.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the budget debate with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

February 24, 2015 - 02:25 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate the war of words when it comes to ISIS, Rudy Giuliani's comments on Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden's close encounter.

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E-mail security

February 24, 2015 - 02:23 PM
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Last week, officials discovered a hacking ring that stole $1 billion from more than 100 banks. These cyber criminals carried out the attack with fraudulent emails, also referred to as "phishing scams."

Dan Verton, editorial director at Fed-Scoop discussed cyber security with Capital Insider.

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The High Risk List

February 24, 2015 - 02:22 PM
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The 2015 High Risk List updated last week highlighting two new areas of interest. Veteran affairs health-care and management of I-T acquisitions were added, calling attention to both programs vulnerability.

Chris Mihm, managing director of Strategic Issues with the Government Accountability Office discussed changes to the High Risk List with Capital Insider.

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Federal professional development

February 19, 2015 - 02:15 PM
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Managers are often caught up in the day to day grind, working towards their agency's mission. Meanwhile, these managers neglect their own professional development.

Tom Fox, our Federal Coach with the Partnership with Public Service, discussed professional development with Capital Insider.

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An update on the housing market

February 19, 2015 - 02:14 PM
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Homebuilder confidence took a hit this month, dropping two points to 57. Now, the Federal Reserve is showing uncertainty when it comes to raising interest rates.

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, director for the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference, discussed current status of the housing market with Capital Insider.

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A look at the Farm Bill

February 19, 2015 - 02:02 PM
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Last year, the $1 trillion Farm Bill was passed covering numerous agricultural and food programs. This measure is now on track to cost taxpayers way more than expected.

Ryan Alexander, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the Farm Bill with Capital Insider.

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Greece and the Euro Zone

February 19, 2015 - 02:01 PM
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Greece is coming under pressure to accept a bailout extension bill. While investors are optimistic about a deal between Greece and its creditors, the country's government is resisting.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor group, spoke about the impact on the European economy if Greece leaves the Euro-Zone with Capital Insider.

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The billion dollar bank hack

February 19, 2015 - 02:00 PM
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Security experts say a cyber criminal ring has stolen approximately $1 billion from banks around the world. Now, it's being called one of the biggest banking breaches in history.

Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, a retired air force intelligence officer, discussed the details of the cyber bank hack with Capital Insider.

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The DHS standoff

February 19, 2015 - 01:59 PM
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House Speaker John Boehner is warning that Department of Homeland Security could shutdown at the end of the month. Despite the House has passed a bill that would overturn Obama's plan to limit deportations, but it's being held up in the Senate by Democrats.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM, discussed the potential DHS shutdown with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

February 16, 2015 - 02:36 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate Obama's war authorization, funding for DHS, and the RNC's new Hillary Clinton attack ad.

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