Archive for October 2014

Attracting top talent

October 23, 2014 - 02:20 PM
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Uncle Sam has struggled with recruiting young, innovative workers to its agencies. One program has been trying to change that for more than three decades.

Tom Fox, our Federal Coach with the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the Presidential Management Fellows Program with Capital Insider.

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Funding the NIH

October 22, 2014 - 04:03 PM
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The National Institutes of Health has become an example of bad government spending. Some are wondering how the $24 billion in funding is being used.

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

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That was the week that was

October 20, 2014 - 02:11 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 the Ebola threat, controversy in Kentucky, and Florida's fan-gate.

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That was the week that was

October 14, 2014 - 02:01 PM
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Republican Strategist Ann Marie Hauser and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the Ebola outbreak, Obama's handling of ISIS, and the Palin family brawl.

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Women in the workplace

October 7, 2014 - 01:25 PM
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Federal hiring of females has dropped drastically over the past decade. A new report says the Obama administration's push to hire veterans could be part of the problem.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the latest MSPB report and the shake up at the Secret Service with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

October 6, 2014 - 01:41 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 the shake up at the Secret Service, Obama's fumble on ISIS, and Hillary Clinton's new title.

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The IRS and fraud

October 6, 2014 - 01:40 PM
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In 2013, the IRS estimates it paid more than $5 billion in identity theft refunds. The agency also said it prevented another $24 billion from being spent.

James White, director of tax issues with the GAO, discussed the problem of identity theft fraud and how to prevent it with Capital Insider.

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The F-35 and Congress

October 1, 2014 - 06:41 PM
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Earlier this month, the Pentagon sent a request to Congress that would speed up the purchase of eight fighter jets. A few days later, the proposal was rejected.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the F-35 and the upcoming midterm elections with Capital Insider.

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