Archive for April 2014

Cloud Computing

April 29, 2014 - 06:56 PM
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It's a concept that dates back to the 1950's but has come a long way from server rooms and dummy terminals. Now, the concept of hosted services is at the forefront of the industry.

Anil Karmel, chief executive officer and founder of C-2 Labs, Inc., discussed cloud computer and security with Capital Insider.

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Congress back in session

April 29, 2014 - 06:54 PM
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On Monday lawmakers got back to work on Capitol Hill. They've already said they will debate the minimum wage issue later this week.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose", discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

April 28, 2014 - 06:57 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Natalie Williams break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss Obama's trip to Asia, Biden's Kiev remarks, and how the dems raised more money than the GOP in Q1.

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The resurgence of lobbyists

April 28, 2014 - 06:56 PM
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Nearly half of the nation's top 100 lobbying groups reported spending more during the first quarter than last year. Several industries, including chemical companies are getting in on the action.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the resurgence of lobbying with Capital Insider.

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North Korea's nuclear testing

April 28, 2014 - 06:53 PM
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The country has stepped up activity at their facilities, possibly preparing for another underground test. All of this while President Obama continues his four nation tour of Asia.

J.J. Green, national correspondent for WTOP radio, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The state of the housing market

April 25, 2014 - 07:01 PM
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Mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have cut performance forecasts due to lackluster sales. Now, there's been a 13% drop in home sales.

Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., director of The Center for Housing Policy, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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President Obama in Asia

April 25, 2014 - 06:59 PM
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This week the Obama traveled to Asia in hopes to further economic and security ties with the region. He also plans to reassure allies about U.S. Commitment to the area.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The Baseline Reform Act

April 23, 2014 - 07:23 PM
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Earlier this month the House passed a measure that would change the way the budget is created.

Is it a good deal for taxpayers?

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed that and other issues with Capital Insider.

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Tensions grow in eastern Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 07:18 PM
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The Ukrainian government has resumed its "anti-terror" operations. Now, they are clearing out pro-Russian strongholds in the country.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (ret.), senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

April 22, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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Major deals can turn companies into conglomerates, but last year there was a 30% drop in M&A. Only 71 deals were made, but some have been ranked above the rest.

Nick Wakeman, editor-in-chief of Washington Technology, discussed M&A trends from 2013 with Capital Insider.

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Stabilizing the U.S. Postal Service

April 22, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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USPS is losing $5 billion per year. Now, a bill in the Senate could help the loss, but cause major changes for other federal workers.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed how Congress plans to stabilize the USPS, with Capital Insider.

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The president's trip to Asia

April 22, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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On Tuesday, President Obama will embark on a week long trip to Asia. He will visit four nations in hopes of bolstering security and economic ties.

John Donnelly, senior writer for Congressional Quarterly and editor of their "On Defense" blog, discussed the goals Obama hopes to accomplish with Capital Insider.

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That was the week was

April 21, 2014 - 02:13 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist James Lewis break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss Obamacare's 8 million enrollees, immigration reform, and the CBO report on minimum wage.

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The FBI's Facial Recognition System

April 21, 2014 - 02:12 PM
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The bureau plans to double the size of its database by 2015. They will include photos of people with no criminal record.

Dan Verton, cyber and national security reporter with FedScoop, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The push for drone regulations

April 21, 2014 - 02:10 PM
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Unmanned aircraft systems are quickly becoming the "go to" technology for defense and commercial use. Now, the FAA could be in danger of losing control of this emerging UAV technology.

Ben Gielow, attorney with AUVSI, discussed the push for regulations with Capital Insider.

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Protecting IRS data

April 17, 2014 - 03:41 PM
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We've all filed our income taxes by now.

Just how secure is that sensitive information once it reaches the IRS?

Greg Wilshusen, director of information security issues with the GAO, discussed the cyber threat at the IRS with Capital Insider.

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The role of U.N. Peacekeepers

April 17, 2014 - 02:39 PM
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They've been sent to numerous areas of conflict all over the world. Now, some believe Peacekeepers should be allowed to use force to protect civilians.

Rachel Kleinfeld, co-founder of The Truman National Security Project, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Paying Uncle Sam

April 16, 2014 - 01:21 PM
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Millions of Americans have filed their federal and state income taxes.

Where is all of that money going?

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed who is, and isn't, paying Uncle Sam with Capital Insider.

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The unraveling situation in Ukraine

April 16, 2014 - 01:20 PM
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The country's government has enacted its "anti-terrorism" control, surrounding cities that pro-Russian forces have taken over. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to amass troops by the border.

Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.), executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The rise in data theft

April 16, 2014 - 01:18 PM
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A new study finds an increase in the amount of personal data stolen online. The increase is alarming and targets older Americans.

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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