Archive for May 2014

K9s for Warriors

May 14, 2014 - 03:36 PM
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Since 9/11 hundreds of thousands of U.S. Troops have suffered from injuries and disabilities.Now one group is hoping to help these veterans by providing them with service dogs.

Retired marine Capt. Jason Haag, member of the board of directors for K9s for Warriors, discussed the organization and his personal experience with PTSD on Capital Insider.

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The Pentagon's budget

May 14, 2014 - 02:39 PM
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The agency is trying to cut costs and save money. Now, the House Armed Services Committee may be standing in the way.

Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed the Pentagon's budget with Capital Insider.

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Rebels retreat from Homs

May 14, 2014 - 02:37 PM
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The siege of the embattled city is over. Now, Iran and Syria are claiming victory against the United States.

Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor group, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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The Net Neutrality debate

May 14, 2014 - 02:36 PM
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The internet has become a necessity for many in the U.S. Now, new regulations could allow service providers to charge more for faster service.

Brian Fung, technology reporter for The Washington Post, discussed the net neutrality debate with Capital Insider.

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18F

May 14, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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For months, there has been speculation about what the newest unit of the General Services Administration was all about. Now, we're finally getting an insider peak.

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

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That was the week that was

May 12, 2014 - 02:44 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Atima Omara break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the Benghazi investigation, Republican infighting, and Monica Lewinsky's tell-all essay.

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Republican infighting

May 12, 2014 - 02:42 PM
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Conservative groups are going after their own, and it's getting pretty expensive. The GOP has spent $10 million against its own candidates during the first half of 2014.

Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with The Center For Public Integrity, discussed the major division in the Republican party with Capital Insider.

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Boko Haram and the U.S.

May 12, 2014 - 02:41 PM
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said there would be a cost associated with interfering with the disappearance of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. Now, the U.S. could be a future target for Boko Haram.

Col. Cedric Leighton (ret.), president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Acquisition and Procurement

May 8, 2014 - 02:49 PM
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Acquisition in government covers everything from nuclear submarines to janitorial services. As the federal workplace faces financial hardship, acquisition is changing and managers are looking for the best value.

Kimberly McCabe, CEO of ASI Government, discussed the acquisition process with Capital Insider.

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Jailing big corporations

May 8, 2014 - 02:47 PM
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said no company is too large to face prosecution. The message comes when the Justice Department is preparing to file charges against two large international banks.

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

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The export-import bank

May 8, 2014 - 02:38 PM
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The Export-Import bank is nearing it's expiration date. Now, some trade groups want to put an end to the 80 year old institution.

David Williams, president of Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Ukrainian tensions rise

May 8, 2014 - 02:21 PM
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Every day brings more clashes between Pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine's military. Now, Germany's foreign minister is claiming the country is close to war.

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

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The Army's personnel database

May 6, 2014 - 02:33 PM
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The branch is consolidating the records of more than one million soldiers. This process is one of the largest data transfers in military history.

Troy Schneider, editor-in-chief of FCW, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Fixing Veterans Affairs

May 6, 2014 - 02:30 PM
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has had its share of problems. Now, a House bill could ban bonuses for its top executives.

Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist for The Washington Post, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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That was the week that was

May 5, 2014 - 04:48 PM
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Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Nicole Williams break down the week in politics.

In this installment, they discuss the push for a raise in minimum wage, the GOP's image, and Representative Michael Grimm's 20-charge indictment.

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Cybersecurity

May 5, 2014 - 04:45 PM
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Recent reports indicate an alarming rise in the number of hack attacks. Now, analysts say they expect more threats to the nation's infrastructure.

Terry Roberts, vice president of cyber engineering and analytics with TASC, Inc., discussed the nation's cyber security threat with Capital Insider.

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Ukraine losing control

May 5, 2014 - 04:16 PM
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Ukraine's acting president admitted his security forces were helpless against pro-Russian protesters in the east. Now, some lawmakers want to arm the Ukrainian army to get the upper hand.

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

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Changes in the Aerospace industry

May 1, 2014 - 07:39 PM
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Two locally based businesses are merging their satellite and rocket business. The by-product will create a new company with 13,000 employees.

Jill Aitoro, senior staff reporter at the Washington Business Journal, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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Deploying broadband

May 1, 2014 - 07:38 PM
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Nearly 5% of the nation's households don't have access to wireless services. Now, privately sponsored projects are trying to correct the issue.

Mark Goldstein, director of physical infrastructure issues with the GAO, discussed the alternatives to conventional broadband with Capital Insider.

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More unrest in Ukraine

May 1, 2014 - 07:33 PM
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Russia's prime minister promised the country would not invade Ukraine. Meanwhile, thousands of Russian troops continue to be stationed at the border.

Col. Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of The Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.

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