January 30, 2015 - 04:18 PM
This week a small drone, like the kind used by hobbyists, crash-landed on the White House lawn. The incident re-ignited the push for action from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, discussed the White House incident and the FAA with Capital Insider.
January 30, 2015 - 04:11 PM
Dozens of lawmakers and their political committees owe Uncle Sam big time, but the odds of them paying are pretty low. The Federal Election Commission, the entity in charge of going after these politicians, lacks the power to enforce the laws.
Dave Levinthal, senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, discussed the FEC's lack of power with Capital Insider.
January 29, 2015 - 02:20 PM
The defense contractor has filed action against the Air Force, protesting its decision to rethink an awarded contract. Now, Raytheon wants the court to force the Air Force to go ahead with their plans to develop a long range radar system.
Jill Aitoro, senior reporter for the Washington Business Journal, discussed that and other litigation facing the Air Force with Capital Insider.
January 29, 2015 - 02:19 PM
The Obama administration only has 24 months left in office, but the ticking clock also impacts federal agencies. Now, federal leaders need to keep employees motivated to accomplish the mission.
Tom Fox, with the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the link between the administration and federal agencies with Capital Insider.
January 28, 2015 - 02:08 PM
Over the years Congress has extended a bill that would ban state governments from imposing an internet access tax. Now, there's a growing interest in making the ban permanent.
Michi Iljazi, communications and policy manager for Taxpayers Protection Alliance, discussed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act with Capital Insider.
January 28, 2015 - 01:54 PM
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have wrapped a three day trip to India. The trip has garnered a lot of attention, especially from China.
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, discussed that and other foreign policy implications with Capital Insider.
January 27, 2015 - 01:56 PM
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to India to foster ties with the region. The visit comes just after analysts predicted India's economy would outpace China's by 2016.
Kevin Cirilli, reporter with The Hill, discussed the implications of the trip with Capital Insider.
January 26, 2015 - 02:27 PM
Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Mark Levine break down the week in politics.
In this installment they debate the President Obama's State of the Union, House Speaker John Boehner's breach in protocol, and the crowded race to the White House.
January 26, 2015 - 02:21 PM
The average American citizen can sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to meet deadlines. Now, the Congress is looking at how these cases impact the agency's mission.
Alfredo Gomez, director of natural resources and environment issues with the GAO, discussed the lawsuits with Capital Insider.
January 26, 2015 - 02:19 PM
During his State of the Union, President Obama called for stepped up action against ISIS, without being dragged into a ground war. Now, some Republican lawmakers are saying his plan isn't enough.
Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor group, discussed the nation's foreign policy strategy with Capital Insider.
January 22, 2015 - 02:36 PM
A growing number of Americans have a positive outlook on the nation's economy. Now, the growth may be translating to the housing market.
Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, director of the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference, discussed the state of real estate with Capital Insider.
January 22, 2015 - 02:34 PM
The agency has issued a Broad Agency Announcement looking for more agile UAVs. The goal is to develop more bird-like drones.
Sean Lyngaas, reporter with FCW, discussed the BAA with Capital Insider.
January 22, 2015 - 02:33 PM
The initiative was created after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The program expired at the end of December, but its back again.
Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, discussed TRIP with Capital Insider.
January 22, 2015 - 02:32 PM
The Obama administration has spent much of the last few weeks unveiling policies he addressed in Tuesday night's speech. The address comes at a crucial time for the Democratic party.
Jessica Taylor, campaign editor for The Hill, previewed the president's speech with Capital Insider.
January 22, 2015 - 02:30 PM
The Office of Management and Budget is setting a deadline for agencies to develop their own digital services groups. The program change will impact the way the government uses technology.
Francis Rose, host of "In-depth with Francis Rose" on Federal News Radio, discussed the initiative with Capital Insider.
January 11, 2015 - 02:30 PM
Republican Strategist Jack Burkman and Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler break down the week in politics.
In this installment they debate the Keystone XL Pipeline, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's fundraising campaign, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's awkward hug at the Dallas Cowboys' first playoff game.
January 9, 2015 - 05:30 PM
This week, FBI Director James Comey addressed a cybersecurity conference in New York. Comey said he's confident that North Korea was behind the brazen attack.
The Obama Administration wants to challenge skeptics who don't believe the Hermit Kingdom was involved.
Col. Cedric Leighton, a retired military intelligence officer and president of Cedric Leighton Associates, discussed the FBI's evidence with Capital Insider.
January 9, 2015 - 05:20 PM
Cartoonists and comedians around the world are describing the satirists killed at French magazine "Charlie Hebdo" as among the most fearless in the business.
Abby Phillip, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed reaction to the attack and it's first amendment implications with Capital Insider.
January 8, 2015 - 06:55 PM
New research indicates that students pay more of the cost of attending public universities than state governments do. That's in stark contrast to the 1970s -- when states supplied public colleges with nearly 75-percent of their funding.
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, reporter for The Washington Post, discussed that and other financial issues with Capital Insider.
January 8, 2015 - 06:50 PM
Administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) at the Department of Homeland Security has been a problem for the better part of a decade. AUO costs the agency hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
David Maurer, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed the systemic problem with Capital Insider.