Archive for March 2015

The NGA's new CIO

March 24, 2015 - 02:39 PM
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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency has hired a new CIO to tackle IT acquisition. NGA is the latest within the intelligence community to merge the positions.

Sean Lyngaas, reporter with FCW, discussed the new hire plus the military's push for cyber defense with Capital Insider.

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DHS acquisitions

March 24, 2015 - 02:20 PM
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The DHS spent approximately $11 billion on programs to save the nation in 2014. After a recent investigation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, findings show major flaws in the process.

Michele Mackin, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing management Issues with the GAO, discusses the acquisition process with Capital Insider.

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Destroying ISIS on Twitter

March 24, 2015 - 02:04 PM
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There are over 90,000 twitter accounts supporting the Islamic State on the Web. Recently, researchers have identified different ways to destroy their online presence and possibly shut down ISIS for good.

Patrick Tucker, technology editor for Defense One, discussed ISIS twitter accounts with Capital Insider.

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Netanyahu's big promises

March 20, 2015 - 06:45 PM
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Now that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fourth term, many wonder if he will keep his campaign promises of no two-state solution.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin with Capital Insider.

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Netanyahu's election

March 20, 2015 - 06:44 PM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trailing in the polls prior to election day. Now, he seems to have pulled off an upset victory.

Matthew Brodsky, senior middle east analyst from Wikistrat, discussed the election with Capital Insider.

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Apple's new watch

March 20, 2015 - 06:42 PM
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Apple has finally unveiled more details about its first venture into wearable tech. This device will be the first innovation since the death of Steve Jobs and could be crucial for the tech giant's future success.

Brian Fung, technology reporter with The Washington Post, discussed the watch with Capital Insider.

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Politicians in the Cyber Age

March 16, 2015 - 02:12 PM
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she used a personal server to store her emails when she was in office. Now, some experts say there's no way to be sure those emails were kept safe.

Retired Air Force Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed politicians in the Cyber Age with Capital Insider.

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Clinton's server security

March 16, 2015 - 02:10 PM
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Questions still remain after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained why she used a personal email account for government business. Now, some cybersecurity experts say Clinton's personal server may not have been that secure.

Dan Verton, editorial director for FedScoop, discussed the security of Hillary's server plus the Secret Service drone testing program with Capital Insider.

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Republicans challenge President Obama

March 16, 2015 - 02:09 PM
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Tensions flared this month, when 47 GOP senators sent a letter to Iran, undermining the administration's effort to reach a nuclear deal. Now, some critics say the lawmakers committed treason.

Hunter Schwarz, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the political fallout from the letter and Hillary Clinton's email scandal with Capital Insider.

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A new ISIS ally

March 16, 2015 - 02:06 PM
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Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Many analysts weren't surprised by this move, but are wonder if this amplifies the international threat.

Lt. Col. Another Shaffer, senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed the new alliance with Capital Insider.

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Negotiating with Iran

March 11, 2015 - 01:46 PM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress last week, warning that Iran could develop a nuclear bomb in the near future. At the same time, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Switzerland hashing out a deal with Iranian officials.

Retired Navy Comm. J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed negotiations with Iran and the fight against ISIS with Capital Insider.

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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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