A recent report by the Government Accountability Office looked at the efficiency of DHS and its ability to fight terrorism. The goal of GAO is to improve performance and monitor the responsibilities of federal agencies.
What did the report find?
David Maurer, director of homeland security and justice issues for the GAO, discussed the agency's successes and failures with Capital Insider.
The White House has been in hot water over more leaked NSA reports indicating the U.S. spied on foreign allies. A Wall Street Journal report says President Obama didn't know about the size and scope of the surveillance programs.
Col. Douglas Macgregor (U.S. Army, ret.), executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.
The latest round of talks regarding Iran's nuclear program are underway, and Iranian officials remain optimistic. On Monday, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi sat down with the head of the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency. They discussed IAEA's impending investigation into Iran's nuclear program.
Corey Hinderstein, vice president of the international program at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.
Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler review the week in politics. In this installment, they debate the Obamacare rollout, immigration reform, and the White House twitter scandal.
The U.S. is in hot water over another leaked NSA report. More than seven million French phone records were intercepted, including text messages. France now joins a growing list of countries demanding answers.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, discussed the future of the NSA on Capital Insider.
The shutdown had a negative impact on the economy, and caused U.S. homebuilder confidence to dip in October. Fitch, a global credit-rating firm, placed the U.S. on a negative watchlist, which could also impact potential home buyers.
Ingrid Beckles, CEO of The Beckles Collected in Washington D.C., discussed that and other topics on Capital Insider.