Archive for February 2015

The new federal CIO

February 10, 2015 - 01:17 PM
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The White House has named Tony Scott as the new Chief Information Officer. Analysts say the pick is a surprise given Scott is considered a DC outsider.

Troy Schneider, editor-in-chief of FCW, discussed Scott's past experience and challenges he'll face with Capital Insider.

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Federal workers and the budget

February 10, 2015 - 01:15 PM
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When President Obama unveiled his fiscal plan for 2016, he told agency employees he had their backs. The budget proposes pay hikes and better benefits, but it could face a tough battle in Congress.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with the Washington Post, discussed the impact of the budget on federal workers with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

February 10, 2015 - 01:13 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Erikka Knuti break down the week in politics.

In this installment they debate U.S. involvement in Ukraine, the war of words over ISIS, and Gov. Chris Christie's new criminal investigation.

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The Net Neutrality battle

February 10, 2015 - 01:11 PM
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The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules for internet usage. The changes would reclassify internet access as utility, banning companies from charging more for faster service.

Julian Hattem, tech-policy reporter for The Hill, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.

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A proxy war with Putin?

February 10, 2015 - 01:09 PM
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Secretary of State John Kerry blames the unrest in eastern Ukraine on Russia. Now, the U.S. is weighing whether or not it should get involved by providing lethal aid.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed that and other issues with Capital Insider.

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Construction at the VA

February 5, 2015 - 02:10 PM
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The Department of Veterans Affairs operates one of the nation's largest healthcare systems. Now, despite starting construction on new facilities, management issues are piling up and they're getting costly.

David Wise, director of physical infrastructure issues with the GAO, discussed the construction issues with Capital Insider.

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The economy of oil

February 5, 2015 - 02:08 PM
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Wall Street has been up and down, primarily because of fluctuating oil prices. Now, after a few days of gains, stocks have tumbled on the decline of crude oil.

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, business reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the economy of oil with Capital Insider.

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A closer look at the budget

February 4, 2015 - 01:54 PM
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President Obama's $4 trillion budget has been delivered to Congress. Now, analysts are pouring through the pages, dissecting what it means for federal spending in 2016.

Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the proposal with Capital Insider.

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Jordan's next steps

February 4, 2015 - 01:52 PM
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ISIS has released images depicting the barbaric murder of a Jordanian pilot. Now, Jordan's government says it will avenge his death.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the implications of murder and more with Capital Insider.

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Verizon's "super cookie"

February 3, 2015 - 02:42 PM
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The mobile carrier caused controversy within the privacy community over its new tracking technology. Now, the company is giving customers the option to opt-out but many say it's not enough.

Hayley Tsukayama, technology reporter for the Washington Post, discussed the "super cookie" with Capital Insider.

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The 2016 budget

February 3, 2015 - 02:41 PM
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President Obama has unveiled his fiscal plan for 2016. While many Republicans are calling it DOA, there could be some room for compromise.

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

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That was the week that was

February 2, 2015 - 01:45 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 Mitt Romney's surprise announcement, the Keystone Pipeline, and First Lady Michelle Obama's political statement in Saudi Arabia.

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