Archive for September 2014

Cybersecurity study and USNA

September 17, 2014 - 03:30 PM
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Nearly 100 midshipmen are enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy's cyber security program. Now, the institution is working to get the major accredited by 20-16.

VADM Ted Carter, the 62nd superintendent of the USNA, discussed the push for accreditation with Capital Insider.

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The strategy against ISIS

September 17, 2014 - 03:28 PM
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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey opened the door for a boots on the ground operation in Iraq. He said he would request the use of American troops if the anti-ISIS coalition fails.

Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the strategy against ISIS and the situation in Ukraine with Capital Insider.

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Virtual currency donations

September 16, 2014 - 07:22 PM
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United Way Worldwide has announced it will begin taking Bitcoin donations for its Innovation Fund. However, many other organizations are hesitant to use the virtual currency.

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter with The Washington Post, discussed Bitcoin and Microsoft's big purchase with Capital Insider.

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The Washington Navy Yard attack

September 16, 2014 - 07:19 PM
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Washington will commemorate the one year anniversary of the shooting rampage that killed 12 federal workers on base. Now, many wonder what has changed.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed the changes at Navy Yard and challenges facing federal IGs with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

September 15, 2014 - 01:55 PM
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Republican Strategist Ann Marie Hauser and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the White House's strategy on ISIS, Obama's delay on immigration, and the upcoming midterm elections.

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Providing funding to developing countries

September 12, 2014 - 07:09 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.

Amanda Femal, Asian and Middle East team leader with the U.S. Agency for International Development, has helped raise more $1 billion for more than 40 developing nations.

Find out more about her story, here.

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Buying the Senate

September 12, 2014 - 07:06 PM
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This November's midterm elections are less than 60 days away, and both sides are spending millions to maintain the advantage.
Now, the fate of the Senate only hinges on a few elections.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the cost of winning the Senate with Capital Insider.

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Apple's new payment system

September 11, 2014 - 07:28 PM
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The Cupertino conglomerate has unveiled its highly anticipated iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, but now they're hoping to change the retail industry.
Apple has now introduced Apple Pay, and they're betting it changes the way people shop.

Brian Fung, technology reporter with The Washington Post, discussed Apple's new payment system with Capital Insider.

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Obama's strategy on ISIS

September 11, 2014 - 07:26 PM
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Analysts were anticipating Obama to announce a strategy on ISIS, including a multi-nation coalition to fight the threat.

What will an Anti-ISIS coalition look like?

Retired Air Force Col. Cedric Leighton, president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed Obama's strategy with Capital Insider.

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Taxing the Internet

September 10, 2014 - 06:22 PM
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The clock is running out on a measure that would bar state and federal governments from imposing a tax on internet access.

Should Congress renew the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act?

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed ITFFA and the billion dollar loss suffered by USPS with Capital Insider.

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Obama makes his case to Congress

September 10, 2014 - 06:17 PM
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On Tuesday, President Obama met with congressional leaders to lay out his plan to defeat ISIS. He told them he has the authority he needs to carry out his agenda.

Kevin Cirilli, reporter for The Hill, discussed the political implications of the fight against ISIS with Capital Insider.

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The deal with earmarks

September 9, 2014 - 05:20 PM
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Over the years, lawmakers have crusaded to cut pork in Washington. Now, new targeted spending efforts are beginning to pop-up in legislation.

Troy Schneider, editor-in-chief at FCW, discussed the re-emergence of earmarks and federal cloud acquisition with Capital Insider.

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The dangers of foreign service

September 9, 2014 - 05:19 PM
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The brutal murders of Americans Steven Sotloff and James Foley shocked the world. The incident has shed light on the perils of working in conflict zones.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary Columnist with the Washington Post, discussed the dangers of foreign service with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

September 8, 2014 - 02:18 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 fiery rhetoric on ISIS, the 2014 Midterm Elections, and the McDonnell conviction.

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How effective is NATO?

September 5, 2014 - 05:57 PM
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NATO was established more than 50 years ago, partially to prevent Soviet expansionism. Now, with the Russian aggression in Ukraine and a slew of other international threats, their power seems to be waning.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed the effectiveness of NATO and how to get it back on the right track with Capital Insider.

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Treating drug addiction

September 5, 2014 - 05:53 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.

Thomas Browne, deputy director for the Office of Anticrime Programs at the State Department, spent 30 years transforming drug prevention and addiction treatment programs in 70 countries around the world.

Find out more about his story, here.

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Educating homeless youth

September 4, 2014 - 01:59 PM
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More than 1.6 million children experience homelessness each year. Now, one grant program is working to ensure they receive an education.

Kay Brown, director of education, workforce, and income security issues with the GAO, discussed the McKinney-Vento act and EHCY with Capital Insider.

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The ISIS propaganda tactic

September 4, 2014 - 01:57 PM
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Yesterday, ISIS released another video showing the barbaric execution of American Journalist Steven Sotloff. Now, many are questioning what the strategy is behind this gruesom propaganda.

Joshua Keating, staff writer at Slate, discussed the ISIS tactic and the production value of the videos with Capital Insider.

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The U.S. inversion problem

September 3, 2014 - 02:44 PM
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U.S. lawmakers and consumers are up in arms over a recent deal to move Burger King to Canada. Many analysts say the deal makes business sense, but the fast food chain could also lower its tax bill.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the Burger King deal and agriculture subsidies with Capital Insider.

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Second American killed by ISIS

September 3, 2014 - 02:43 PM
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ISIS has released another video, showing the brutal execution of American Steven Sotloff. The video comes two weeks after the death of James Foley and continues to warn the U.S. against involvement in Iraq.

Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the execution and the crisis in Ukraine with Capital Insider

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