Archive for July 2014

Social Security's $300 million IT flop

July 29, 2014 - 02:33 PM
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After six years in development, the agency has decided to hit the reset button on an improvement project. Now, Congress is getting involved, asking questions about how all of that time and money was wasted.

Colby Hochmuth, staff writer with FCW, discussed the SSA's IT flop with Capital Insider.

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An update on UAVs

July 29, 2014 - 02:31 PM
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Politico is reporting President Obama will issue an executive order on privacy guidelines for commercial drones. The order could impact the current FAA discussion into regulations.

Ben Gielow, general counsel for AUVSI, discussed the impending legislation with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

July 28, 2014 - 04:22 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment,they discuss Obama's fundraising, Sen. Ted Cruz's comments on the FAA, and Michele Bachmann's potential 2016 run.

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The Pentagon's slush fund

July 9, 2014 - 02:39 PM
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The Defense Department has requested nearly $60 billion for overseas contingency operations. That's in addition to the nearly $500 billion already requested for fiscal year 2015.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Cutting costs at the USPS

July 9, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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The postal service has lost more than $20 billion dollars over the past three years. Now, it has launched a new plan to cut back on spending.

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

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Access to NASA technology

July 2, 2014 - 02:36 PM
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The agency often shares its scientific advances with other nations. Now, recent lapses in export controls have caused security experts to worry.

Belva Martin, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues with the GAO, discussed securing NASA technology with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

July 1, 2014 - 04:28 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist LaToya Foster break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss Boehner's legal action against the president, Obama's SCOTUS decision, and the nasty Mississippi primary race.

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