Archive for May 2015

Deploying the F-35

May 20, 2015 - 02:28 PM
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The U.S. Marine Corps will declare the Joint Strike Fighter battle-ready in July. Despite the classification, some believe it won't be used in the battle against ISIS anytime soon.

Marcus Weisgerber, global business reporter for Defense One, discussed the F-35 and the Air Force's drone program with Capital Insider.

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The fall of Ramadi

May 19, 2015 - 01:44 PM
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More than 500 people have been killed in a bloody, months long battle between ISIS and Iraqi forces. Now, the militant group has taken control of the key city of Ramadi.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the fall of Ramadi plus ISIS finances with Capital Insider.

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Clinton's cash

May 18, 2015 - 01:48 PM
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Hillary's latest financial disclosure report reveals she and Bill Clinton made more than $25 million in speaking fees since 2014. Her financial records have been the source of scrutiny since she ran for president in 2008.

Ben Kamisar, reporter for The Hill, discussed the importance of finances plus Dr. Ben Carson's letter to the RNC with Capital Insider.

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Developing FINDER

May 14, 2015 - 02:02 PM
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The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor federal workers who show a commitment to public service and make the agencies they work for stronger.

John Price, a program manager with the Science and Technology Directorate of DHS, developed FINDER, a radar technology that helps locate victims buried in rubble after a natural disaster.

Find out more about his story, here.

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The ISIS internet problem

May 14, 2015 - 02:01 PM
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Officials believe ISIS is using the deep web to recruit and potentially plan attacks.

Just how big is the threat?

Retired Air Force Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed the implications with Capital Insider.

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North Korea's missile test

May 12, 2015 - 02:37 PM
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U.S. officials are skeptical about North Korea's claims that it successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine. Meanwhile, many are calling this a technical breakthrough for the country.

Reitred Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the test plus other defense issues with Capital Insider.

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The 2015 Sammies Finalists

May 11, 2015 - 01:48 PM
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The Samuel J. Heyman Service To America medals honor federal employees who show a commitment to public service. The 2015 finalists have just been announced and Capital Insider will bring you a new finalist every week.

First, Max Stier, president and CEO of The Partnership for Public Service, discussed the award process with Capital Insider.

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Jade Helm 15

May 11, 2015 - 01:47 PM
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The Jade Helm military exercise has caused widespread conspiracy theories and caused a political firestorm in Texas. Now, some 2016 presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue.

Philip Bump, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the politics and the conspiracy with Capital Insider.

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Clinton's Cash

May 11, 2015 - 01:45 PM
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Hillary Clinton is facing tough questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. Now, some are wondering if it will impact her 2016 run for President.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with The Center for Public Integrity, discussed the allegations and the politics of Uber with Capital Insider.

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The ISIS problem

May 11, 2015 - 01:43 PM
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ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack on a Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Now, the group is calling it the first ISIS attack on U.S. Soil.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the terrorist group and their tactics with Capital Insider.

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The crowded road to the White House

May 11, 2015 - 01:41 PM
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has jumped into the 2016 race. His announcement comes just one day after two other Republicans throw their names in the ring.

Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the growing GOP bench with Capital Insider.

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The Trade Promotion Authority

May 11, 2015 - 01:34 PM
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he will block the TPA until the Senate handles other matters. Now, many say the delay could be detrimental to the U.S. economy.

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

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Innovations in flight

May 6, 2015 - 07:30 PM
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The Air Force and NASA have successfully tested shape-shifting wings. Now, they say the innovation could transform the aviation industry.

Kevin McCaney, editor-in-chief of Defense Systems, discussed the new technology with Capital Insider.

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Protecting whistleblowers

May 6, 2015 - 07:29 PM
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A new bill is working its way through Congress, that would punish managers for retaliating against employees that report a problem. Now, many whistleblowers are calling it a breakthrough.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary Columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the new measure with Capital Insider.

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The DOD's cyber strategy

May 4, 2015 - 02:20 PM
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled the agency's plan to counteract the growing cyber threat. Now, DOD will focus on growing its cyber command force as a way to fight the continuing threat.

Sean Lyngaas, cybersecurity reporter with FCW, discussed the strategy with Capital Insider.

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The draw of Silicon Valley

May 4, 2015 - 02:19 PM
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The intelligence community has been reaching out to Silicon Valley, looking for innovation. Now, others within the Obama administration are getting in on the action.

Jill Aitoro, senior staff reporter, with the Washington Business Journal, discussed the trend with Capital Insider.

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The battle over NSA reform

May 4, 2015 - 02:17 PM
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers have proposed major changes to the surveillance agency. Now, Congress is working against the clock to get new measures in place before they expire in June.

Elise Viebeck, cybersecurity reporter for The Hill, discussed the proposed changes with Capital Insider.

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