Archive for category Stories to Share 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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Cruz Control in 2016

March 24, 2015 - 02:39 PM
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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has officially announced his candidacy for President in 2016. He is the first presidential hopeful to throw himself in the ring, but that momentum might not sustain him in the upcoming year.

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, discussed Cruz's campaign with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

March 24, 2015 - 02:22 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate U.S. Representative Aaron Schock's resignation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory and Obama's idea on voting.

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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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Understanding Shared Services

March 20, 2015 - 06:46 PM
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The government has traditionally operated in silos, often employing people to perform the same job across multiple agencies. Now, the concept of shared services is starting to take shape within agencies.

Bill Beyer, partner with Deloitte, discussed the opportunity of shared services 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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The Pentagon's budget

March 20, 2015 - 06:45 PM
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House Republicans have just released their 10 year budget. The new fiscal plan promises to cut $5.5 trillion dollars from the deficit, but also increases defense spending.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the new plan plus an update on tax reform 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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Congress and federal workers

March 20, 2015 - 06:41 PM
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There are four new bills that could impact federal worker pay and benefits.

What are the chances that they'll pass through Congress?

Francis Rose, host of "In-depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed the bills with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

March 16, 2015 - 02:17 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Independent Strategist Jason Howell break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate Hillary's email explanation, the GOP's letter to Iran, and alleged corruption in Congress.

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Allegations of corruption in Congress

March 16, 2015 - 02:15 PM
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has been facing criticism over inappropriate ties to a political donor. Now, the Justice Department is getting involved.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the Menendez case 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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Environmental regulations

March 16, 2015 - 02:08 PM
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The Environmental Protection Agency ignored criticism and moved forward with a new set of rules to lower emissions. West Virginia was the first state to sign a bill giving state legislators approval over the EPA compliance plan.

Dave Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the newly proposed rules 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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FBI whistleblowers

March 11, 2015 - 01:54 PM
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The agency is facing criticism over the protection of employees who report wrongdoing. Now, Capitol Hill is getting involved.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed the bureau's issue with whistleblower protection with Capital Insider.

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Hillary's emails

March 11, 2015 - 01:53 PM
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The Hillary Clinton email scandal is growing bigger by the day. Now, lawmakers from both sides of aisle are calling for her to come clean.

Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, discussed the political fallout from Hillary's use of personal email while heading the State Department with Capital Insider.

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