Archive for July 2014

The digital guardian angel

July 25, 2014 - 04:38 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.

Patrick DeGroodt, project manager for the Department of the Army, created an innovative communications system that keeps our troops so safe they call it their digital guardian angel.

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Are Americans as safe as they think they are?

July 25, 2014 - 04:31 PM
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With unrest in the Middle East and Ukraine paired with the mysterious white flags replaced on the Brooklyn Bridge, many are beginning to wonder if Americans are as safe as they think.

J.J. Green, National Security Correspondent for WTOP Radio, discussed that with Capital Insider from the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

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A look at federal jobs

July 24, 2014 - 01:58 PM
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While hiring in the federal workplace has been declining, there are still some agencies that are continuing to employ new workers.

Tom Fox, with the Partnership for Public Service and the Washington Post, discussed that with Capital Insider.

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Biosafety in the federal workplace

July 24, 2014 - 01:52 PM
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With about 80 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees potentially exposed to anthrax in June, many are wondering what practices are being put in place to protect employees from infection.

Nancy Kingsbury, managing director for applied research methods at the Government Accountability Office, gave Capital Insider insight on the situation.

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Kindle Unlimited

July 23, 2014 - 05:13 PM
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Paying just $10 a month will give Kindle customers unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks. But, is this deal too good to be true?

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter for the Washington Post, discussed that and Microsoft's decision to layoff thousands next year with Capital Insider.

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The Congressional to-do list and your money

July 23, 2014 - 04:01 PM
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With an August break just two weeks away, Congress is facing a long to-do list with bills covering things from highway funds to immigration.

Steve Ellis, vice president of the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, gave Capital Insider insight on the situation.

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Militarizing the Southern Border

July 23, 2014 - 03:47 PM
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Texas Governor Rick Perry says he will deploy up to 1,000 national guard troops to the border, costing the state millions. But, is it the right move?

Retired Army Col. Douglas MacGregor, executive vice president of the Burke MacGregor group, discussed that and more with Capital Insider.

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Protecting Federal Data

July 23, 2014 - 02:41 PM
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With cyber attacks on the increase, federal agencies need to find new ways to protect themselves.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed that and the need for a revamping at the Defense Department with Capital Insider.

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Obama bears down on Russia

July 23, 2014 - 02:37 PM
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With Russia's continued support of Ukrainian separatists, President Obama warned the country could face further consequences.

John Donnelly, editor of the defense blog for Congressional Quarterly, discussed that and the future of protecting passenger planes with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

July 23, 2014 - 01:33 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 Dick Cheney slamming President Obama, Eric Holder's comments on race, and Hillary Clinton's office preferences.

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Dark money and the IRS

July 18, 2014 - 01:27 PM
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The IRS's Non-Profit Division is responsible for making sure organizations are following tax laws. However, after the Tea Party targeting schedule it is hard to say if the agency is efficiently regulating the amount of dark money pouring into campaigns.

Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter for the Center of Public Integrity, gave Capital Insider insight into the situation.

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Unrest around the world

July 18, 2014 - 01:20 PM
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Just four months after a Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared, one of their jets was shot down over Ukraine killing all 298 passengers on board. Ukraine suspects Russia, but who is really to blame?

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, a CIA trained senior intelligence officer and Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy research, discussed that and Israel's ground incursion in the Gaza Strip with Capital Insider.

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An update on the housing market

July 17, 2014 - 01:34 PM
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The new home builder confidence number is up four points from last month, leading many to wonder what this means for the housing industry.

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, director of the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference, discussed that and Janet Yellen's concern for the housing market with Capital Insider.

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Rising tensions between Israel and Hamas

July 17, 2014 - 01:26 PM
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Hamas and Israel have been fighting each other for decades. In this conflict alone over 200 Palestinians have been killed, leading the U.S. to urge restraint in Israel.

JD Gordon, retired Navy Commander and executive director of Protect America Today, discussed that and unrest in Venezuela with Capital Insider.

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The cost of immigration

July 17, 2014 - 01:22 PM
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Democrats and Republicans both agree immigration reform is necessary with a crisis at our border, but the right does not approve of Obama's plan to give almost $4 billion to combat the crisis.

David Williams, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers Protective Alliance discussed that and troubles facing the Export Import Bank with Capital Insider.

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Israel's air strikes against Hamas

July 17, 2014 - 01:05 PM
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After Hamas rejected a cease fire deal, Israel is continuing air strikes against the organization.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, a CIA trained senior intelligence officer and a senior fellow with the London Center For Policy Research, discussed that and continued unrest in Iraq with Capital Insider.

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The future of military technology

July 17, 2014 - 01:00 PM
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The Pentagon is focusing on developing new tech-savvy tools to help our troops meet success in the battlefield.

Kevin McCaney, editor-in-chief of Defense Systems, discussed that and the Navy experimenting with 3D printing with Capital Insider.

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The dangers of working for uncle sam

July 17, 2014 - 12:56 PM
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Within just one week federal employees have been exposed to small pox and cyber attacks.

Joe Davidson, federal diary columnist for the Washington Post, gave Capital Insider insight on the two events.

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That was the week that was

July 17, 2014 - 12:44 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 immigrants flooding the border, increasing tensions between parties, and Democrats efforts to overturn the recent Hobby Lobby decision.

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Solving fraud through data analysis

July 17, 2014 - 12:35 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.

Sofia Hussain, senior forensic accountant for the Division of Enforcement at the SEC is a finalist for the Call to Service Medal for using innovative technology to solve fraud cases.

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