Archive for March 2014

Ethics and the CIA

March 14, 2014 - 04:17 PM
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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is accusing the nation's top spy agency of monitoring Congress. It's the latest in a long, bitter battle between the two powers.

Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The nation's cyber security problem

March 14, 2014 - 04:14 PM
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Former Defense Secretary and CIA Chief Leon Panetta called cyber warfare the biggest threat to national security.

Who's responsible for protecting critical infrastructure?

Dan Verton, cyber and national security reporter for FedScoop, discussed the nation's problem with protecting the grid on Capital Insider.

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Senate Confirmations

March 13, 2014 - 03:57 PM
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Wednesday, senators confirmed a key position at the Treasury Department. Later this week, they'll decide on important Federal Reserve positions.

Ylan Mui, financial reporter with The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Spying on the Senate

March 13, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is accusing the nation's top spy agency of monitoring Congress. The head of the CIA denies the allegations.

J.J. Green, national security correspondent for WTOP radio, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The cost of LEED

March 12, 2014 - 02:31 PM
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Washington has paved the way in leadership when it comes to energy and environmental design certification. The goal is to be more environmentally friendly, but new reports indicate it's not living up to its promise.

David Williams, president of the non-partisan Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed that and other issues with Capital Insider.

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Hagel's defense budget

March 12, 2014 - 02:27 PM
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Last month, the Pentagon announced major changes to the way it operates. It caused major controversy, but more changes could be coming.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (ret.), senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research, discussed that and other issues with Capital Insider.

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Spectrum Wars

March 11, 2014 - 02:33 PM
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Last Month, the Defense Department announced its plan for wireless communications. Now, they are responsible for balancing the broadband needs of the military and civilians.

Kevin McCaney, editor of Defense Systems, discussed the spectrum wars with Capital Insider.

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Working for Uncle Sam

March 11, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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The Obama administration has applauded federal employees for all of their work over the past year. However, they are worried that nasty partisan politics have hurt the government's reputation as an employer.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist for The Washington Post, discussed Uncle Sam's reputation with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

March 10, 2014 - 02:20 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they debate the GOP's criticism of President Obama over Ukraine, CPAC 2014, and Hillary Clinton's comparison of Putin to Hitler.

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CPAC 2014

March 7, 2014 - 02:38 PM
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The Conservative Political Action Conference is now underway at the National Harbor. Many Republican heavy hitters came out swinging, trying to unify the party.

Samantha Lachman, reporter for The Huffington Post, discussed what to expect at the conference with Capital Insider.

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Going in-depth on Crimea

March 7, 2014 - 02:36 PM
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Tensions in Ukraine have been going on for more than a week. U.S. Officials continue to offer Vladimir Putin diplomatic solutions, but he seems disinterested.

J.D. Gordon, executive director of Protect America Today, discussed the history of tensions in the Crimea region with Capital Insider.

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The Army Workload and Performance System

March 6, 2014 - 06:38 PM
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For years, the Secretary of the Army was supposed to submit annual progress reports on the implementation of AWPS. The Army hasn't followed through on the plan.

Zina Merritt, director of defense capabilities and management issues with the GAO, discussed AWPS implementation problems with Capital Insider.

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Ending corporate welfare

March 6, 2014 - 06:33 PM
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Republicans are joining populists to strip big banks of federal benefits. Newly proposed rules could change the way Wall Street operates.

Danielle Douglas, financial reporter with The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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A look at the 2015 budget

March 5, 2014 - 02:16 PM
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Yesterday, President Obama released his fiscal plan for 2015. In it, Obama hopes to lessen the gap between the rich and the poor, many Republicans are calling it irresponsible.

Steve Ellis, vice president for Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the 2015 budget with Capital Insider.

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Tense Words in Crimea

March 5, 2014 - 02:14 PM
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Day two of Russian aggression in the Crimea region brought warning shots and more tense words. Now, the U.S. and other world powers are weighing their options about how to respond to Putin's threats.

Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.), vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed the next steps in the Ukraine with Capital Insider.

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The 2015 Budget

March 4, 2014 - 01:17 PM
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Today, President Obama will release his proposed fiscal plan for next year. Many expect he will ramp up career development for federal employees.

Francis Rose, host of "In-Depth with Francis Rose", discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The Situation in Crimea

March 4, 2014 - 01:16 PM
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U.S. officials have condemned Russia's actions and are trying to work with the Ukrainian government for a resolution.

Can diplomacy work?

J.J. Green, national security correspondent for WTOP radio, discussed the ongoing situation in the Crimea region with Capital Insider.

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