35 Burst results for "Civil Service"
The Doug Collins Podcast
Jason Lewis and Doug Discuss 'Comfortable Conservatism'
"Right now in the United States House, it's less than 8 years. Did you and most people don't realize this, that in this next Congress, they'll be less than 40% of the membership of the Republican caucus have ever served with anybody that they came in before Donald Trump. So, I mean, I mean, it's huge turnover. And you see it a little bit in the Santa. It's always the anomalies. It's always the Schumer as the Pelosi's the Dan youngs even. I put that. But what happens is, is what you just touched on. Is the staff on Capitol Hill, which you got a lot of great folks, but a lot of those committees have been there 30 years and they don't like change. Then you go into the bureaucracy. That's where I think the biggest problem is, you know, I got, you know, if you want to talk to me, it's fine, but let's have a some kind of at least turnover in Washington and these cubicles up and down these streets because that's where the real governess is going because we in Congress sort of gave our power away to them. Right. No, you're right. We don't do civil service reform. All is lost. I think incoming president has control over three or 4000 employees out of 2 million. So, you know, he's going to come and go and you're going to get those political appointees. But really, Peter strzok and Lisa page proved where the departments are. And the same with these committee staffs and all of that. So I couldn't agree with you more. Look, what I write in the book, Doug, is that too often Republicans want to revert back to what I call comfortable conservatism. And by that, I mean, what are you going to alienate related advocate for term limits? And I happen to be in favor of them, but I agree with you that I'm in favor of them for everybody. But who are you going to alienate? Nobody. Wearing a Ukrainian flag lapel pin. We really going to alienate nobody. You talk about a tax cut. We believe in tax cuts, but it's about as safe a political position as you can get. But if you start talking about we really shouldn't have a biological male swimming against my daughter swim team in college. We really shouldn't have lawlessness in the streets, although they are talking about that. But we ought to close the borders. Or how about this? We get to the point right now with China. We're not too many generations ago of you unleashed a bioweapon on the world. That would have been considered an act of war.
The Charlie Kirk Show
We Are Living Through a National Demoralization Strategy
"Living through a national demoralization strategy. It is not a mistake. It is by design. Former KGB informant and spy Yuri Bezmenov did a series of interviews in the 1970s and 80s, educating the west on what the communists and the marxists did in other countries and were trying to do in America. He said it is a four step move. We've played these tapes before. All of you should be familiar with this. But one of them is the intentional demoralization of a once strong country, play cut one 48. It's a great brainwashing process, which goes very slow and it's divided in four basic stages. The first one being demoralization, it takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize the nation. Why that many years, because this is the minimum number of years which requires to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy, exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxism leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students. Without being challenged or conquered by the basic values of americanism, American patriotism. The result the result you can see, most of the people who graduated in 60s dropouts or half baked intellectuals are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, educational system. You are stuck with them. A national demoralization campaign. It is not a byproduct. It is the goal.
"civil service" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"About diversity. It's not about inclusion, equity. Yes. Marxism. So here we have the chief of DEI diversity equity and inclusion. And none of you have ever heard about any of this. I'm sure. I hadn't. She said the Defense Department. Callista wing, KE LISA wing WMG. Want to thank Robert Spencer for highlighting this for us, over at PJ media. So she has said many, many bigoted and racist things. And then you say, you're raised. He said, no, I can't be. I'm not white. And so that's the new mantra. She says, I was in a space where I was the only person of color, the purpose of that was people wanting to reconcile what was happening at the present time. In the middle of that session, someone just called out while black people are racist too. Didn't have any context to what we were talking about and I started to explain to her that yes, everybody can be racist, but we're talking about systemic racism and how that impacts people and their ability for housing. Their ability for a lot of things. That's something that I thought that we were there to discuss. I can't advocate for equity and access and opportunity. And then not be willing to advocate for myself when an injustice is happening for myself. I have to stand up at some point and this is the right time. Well, great. But she supposed to be the diversity equity and inclusion supervisor for the Department of Defense, education activity, which according to Fox, quote provides K through 12 education to the DoD community in the U.S. and all over the world. In other words, the children. Of the military. How will wing avoid bringing her own racism into her work? With just that concern, according to military times, 20 Republican lawmakers, including members of the House armed services committee, wrote to secretary defense Lloyd Austin, probably a waste of time. Demanding to know whether DoD officials were aware of wing's tweets before they placed her in her current position. Lawmakers also asked Austin whether the Department of Defense endorses the ideology in those tweets, and whether it's been incorporated into the curriculum proposed by the DoD, these are important questions yet the lawmakers sent Austin two letters about this in January, and they haven't received a response. He's busy chasing balloons. Come on. The mere questioning of Austin apparently is racist. See how it works. The ostensibly marginalized for no pressed you so you don't think they have any obligation to address the concerns of their putative oppressors. Yes. I think everybody's right American Marxism, don't you, mister producer? I think most of these writers and thinkers have. In reality, of course, Austin and winger Casa de elitists, not oppressed at all. Austin apparently does a deign to answer questions from those who have no power to cause him any professional difficulty. And if they get too close, he like wing, while they can just cry, racism. Works like a charm. Works like a charm. Because the racists, in this case, wing can't be racist by your own definition. In the administration keeps on it. From the daily signal. Conservatives need not apply under Biden administration's proposed hiring rules. I bet you haven't heard this one either. By our body of Hans von spikes. I'm going to move that's gotten a little notice in the press, of course. The Biden administration is proposing a federal hiring rules that easily could be abused to deny employment to anyone who questions liberal politics. Criticizes the government or belongs to a politically incorrect organization. The vague nebulous language of the proposed changes in existing government hiring regulations could be exploited. And allow biased government managers to put up a virtual conservatives need not apply sign. When it comes to the federal civil service, leaving rejected applicants with little recourse. These people are so evil, it's just unbelievable on the left. The office of personnel management, the human resources department of the entire federal government. Proposed amendments on January 31 in the federal register. Where they know you will not look. To the personnel vetting investigative and adjudicative processes for determining suitability and fitness quote unquote, for government employment, 88 FR 61 92. Public now hasn't until April 3 to file comments on the proposed suitability and fitness vetting amendments. As the proposal explains the term suitability and fitness refers to quote. A decision by an agency that an individual does or does not have the required level of character and conduct necessary end quote to work in a federal agency. This assessment has nothing to do with someone's qualifications for a job, and everything to do with a subjective assessment of a prospective employee. Under the current regulation and applicant is disqualified from employment by the federal government for knowing and willful engagement and extra activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government. Certainly no one disagrees with that standard since no one should be a federal employee who is engaged in such behavior. It's a standard question that background investigators ask a prospective employee's list of references. But the Biden administration is proposing to replace that straightforward standard with four other standards. Knowing engagement and extra activities with the purpose of overthrowing federal state local or tribal governments, acts of force violence intimidation or coercion with the purpose of denying others the free exercise of their rights under the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution. Attempting to indoctrinate others to incite them to action in furtherance of illegal acts, active membership or leadership in a group with knowledge of its unlawful aims or participation in such a group with specific intent to further its unlawful lames. The first standard above is similar to the current standard. It's not controversial, but the problem with the other three proposed standards, they're so broad and so vague, nuanced is the words of the opium proposal. They will give ideologues who predominate the civil services ranks. The ability to reject almost anyone who's critical of government policies. You know, like you faithful traditional practice and Catholics out there. Managers also could reject anyone who questions the acts and behavior of government officials. Who are voices opinions that don't fit with the accepted political orthodoxy at the times. Let's say it's Fauci. Such as viewing racial preferences in hiring a college admissions is unacceptable in moral discrimination. The a doubt that members of the progressive left long have claimed that words and free speech are a little form of violence that they amount to intimidation and coercion.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"civil service" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"What they have been trying to do for a couple of years is get through some legislation on the railways on transport so that you have minimum service levels. But this has been put on the back foot I'm sorry on the back burner. And we were expecting it to come forward quite soon, but nothing seems to be happening on that point. So in terms of a strategy, no, not really. And we expecting the PCS that's the civil service union to make an answer later today properly on whether they're going to walk out and also ambulance drivers represented by a couple of different unions. We're waiting on what they say, too. And while the government is facing all of these many headaches, labor is well ahead in the polls. And yet, Keir Starmer seems to be treading the tightrope on Brexit. You'd think that given how far ahead they are, he might be able to be softer on Brexit, why not? It's a distraction, isn't it? You don't want to reopen all those wounds. I mean, you guys were there during the hideous years when the country talked about it, popped itself sick, basically about Brexit. And even I think even actually, if sama did think that there would be an advantage to rejoining the single market, he wouldn't say so at the moment because it just creates more political problems than the kind of economic benefits are worth. So he's trying to park that he's trying to present labor as a party of renewal and talking about reopening old wounds, certainly doesn't do that. Political editor, kitty Donaldson. Thank you for walking through some of the key challenges for this governor. The opposition as well having to face up to some of the challenges around this economy as well. Thank you. Stay tuned for more on day break Europe. This
What Bitcoin Did
"civil service" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"The Second World War and the First World War where we did have a very different system of government, where government, again, proportion of government activity was like less than 10% of GDP. What do we have 40% now? We're at about 50%. Probably 15 hours. It's ridiculous. It's kind of gone up in the COVID response and I've talked about this on the show recently. One of the things that was discussed recently with regards to inflation with the government was looking to remove 90,000 positions from within government. So that's a lot of positions. And that was all new positions that were added within government in the last four years since 2016 it was at 2016. So they wanted to remove 90,000, but they'd added a net 90,000 new people working for the government since 2016. That must be public servants in general, right? That includes doctors nurses, teachers. I don't know. Civil service jobs it says. Civil civil service. But imagine how many of those have come just in the last two years because of COVID or two and a half years whatever it is? Yeah. That seems like an incredibly high number to me because I think the total figure is about 420,000. U.S. civil servants in the UK. But yeah, well known sales civil service jobs actually attempted Boris Johnson find. Money to use the cost of living crisis. I mean, look, I'm sorry hearing even the U.S.. It was like a report like 60% of government spending is on his own government. Or 60% attacks, what was it? We saw recently. I can't remember. But I mean, the point is, it's like these successful successful western liberal democracies have the size of the states. It's just got our hands. It's got too big. And it takes a lot of time for if you accumulate capital over a long period of time. I don't know. When was this house built? Just out of interest. But a year ago, about a year ago, okay, so there's a new build house. Well, the area that I grew up in, you know, in the houses there are normally built in the 1890s, most of them. Right. So that's kind of capital stock that you developed a long time ago that you developed during the period of the gold standard that you developed during a period when government spending was much lower when there was no lots of things that we take for granted, like government funding of science, the NHS, all these things. How does this build with solid walls? This house is built with solid balls. I'm talking about the houses in Jennings. And we solid. Exactly. They are. Good quality, good quality build. So I don't know if you saw you might not see it. There's a whole estate that's just been built up around here. I got back from holiday two weeks ago.
Between The Lines
"civil service" Discussed on Between The Lines
"I think, I mean, I've had a bit to do with her and the Australian government has typically the previous government over the free trade negotiations. And our experience of Liz truss is that she is a very hard line free market believer. So when we were negotiating the free trade agreement with Liz, her department was putting all sorts of obstacles in the way and the tradition of EU trade negotiations was still filtering through the British civil service. But Liz trust just completely overruled them. And so my experience of her in recent times is that she is very committed to market economics and market solutions. And although she's not remotely charismatic in the way Boris Johnson was, I'll tell you what she is, she's very tough, very, very determined. Well, let's turn to her very diverse new cabinet. Let's all bear this in mind. I don't think many Australians have caught the significance of this. The p.m. and her deputy, they're both women, while the other three occupants of what's known as the three great offices of state. So the Chancellor of the exchequer, what we'd call the finance minister, the foreign secretary, the Home Secretary, they're all non white, and all are very conservative. Now this follows the most gender and racially diverse Tory leadership contest Isabella shot. What does this tell us about British conservatism in 2022? Well, it's remarkable, isn't it? And it tells us that the British Conservative Party is well ahead of the preachy Labor Party that to date has never had a female leader or female prime minister. So this is remarkable and has happened quite rapidly, actually. Very much accelerated under David Cameron's administration when he made a real effort when he became leader of the opposition way back in 2006, I think it was or 7 to diversify the party. He promoted a very, very diverse and young and dynamic list of candidates to come in in 2010. And this is a sort of the culmination of all that work. It is worth pointing out that all three of those figures that you mentioned in the high offices of state are privately educated or were privately educated. And much as being made of that on the labor side, I mean, of course they would do that, wouldn't they? You know, they like to point out that they are more inclusive. In that sense. But I think this is a remarkable shift in the way that our politics looks. And moreover, it challenges that the notion that people from those diverse backgrounds might be naturally left wing. We're going to have a very right of center Chancellor in charge of our money here and we're going to see a true tax cutting agenda. Okay, and it's also the fourth ethnic minority Tory Chancellor in a row and the third ethnic minority Home Secretary in a row fascinating. Now let's go to PMQs in the commons this week. This question to the prime minister from the former prime minister to raise a may. Can I ask my right honorable friend? Why does she think it is? It's
The Charlie Kirk Show
Welcome to the Final Phase, Victory Is in Our Sights!
"Welcome to the final phase. You are now in the final phase that will be the most difficult chapter, but victory is in our sights. This has been a multi generational issue of conservatives versus the left. And we are now finally entering the final phase and this will be the most difficult of all the phases. But what comes after this is us winning and them losing. So the left for many years, quietly, and methodically, infiltrated our institutions. We know this. They took over and captured our core industries and our culture shaping organizations. They were unbelievably successful as we as conservatives basically did nothing through the 70s and through the 80s and through the 90s. Conservatives thought that they were a fringe academic movement that, you know, that's kind of Bill layers and bernardine Dorne, but they're never actually going to get real power. For over 40 years, the left was able to infiltrate every single corner capture every place that was able to make decisions that mattered. First, of course, academia then media parts of corporate life, the activist base, the governments, the civil service. And we realized that this is one of the reasons why our country became less free when we were signing bad trade deals why our immigration policy was so backwards. Why we were seeing our liberties and our freedoms continually erode as we were engaging in a mass capitulation and almost every single issue to the left. Now mind you, all of this was happening and conservatives kind of shrugged it off. In the 70s, 80s and 90s and early 2000s, the left was getting away with highway robbery. And most conservatives thought it was no big deal. In fact, anyone that dared mention it was called a conspiracy theorist like Pat Buchanan in the early 1990s. I go, what do you mean the left is taking over things? The stock market is going up. Real estate prices are fine. Who cares? America's strong and always will be. In fact, on the center right, there was almost no oxygen in the room to talk about the Marxist infiltration in our schools. People kind of scoffed at it and they didn't take it seriously. But then phase two began. Slowly, all of a sudden, on the center right in America, there was a realization on how the enemy had penetrated every single vertical of society.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"civil service" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"1537 in Tokyo 8 37 a.m. in zero 7 37 here in London where I am joined by the writer and broadcast so yes Abdel majid, good morning guys. Looking bright and sounding breezy as well. It's great to have you with us. Thank you. Let's have a look at the papers. Let's begin with the times with the announcement that women are now taking the most new seats on boards. Yes, it's nice to have a positive story every once in a while and so I was interested to read that the headline is women taking most new seats on board and apparently there's a new report that says most women here we are a recruitment company has said that 53% of new appointments were women in the last sort of round and the split of women to men in non executive roles in the FTSE 350 is now 43% to 57%, which is, I mean, when you're thinking almost half now of women of folks on board of the FTSE 350 are now women. If this trend continues, it says that in 12 months time there will be an equal balance between men and women in the FTSE boardrooms, and within two years on the FTSE two 50. So even the small print is that the vast majority of new chairing roles are still going to men because that has a requirement of folks having more than 5 years of board experience. But this does show that there is a positive trend and we've been thinking about McKinsey reports and so on saying that for years and years and years that we might be looking at a hundred years between before we get to sort of equal parody the fact that perhaps there might be an acceleration or a more positive trend, even then bleeding into things like the gender pay gap and so on that sort of decreasing slightly according to the new reports and sometimes research. It's brilliant news. Do we know how it's happened because for so long this whole issue of getting women onto boards has been, we need to have quotas we need to have audits we need to do this at the other, which arguably no one really liked because it wasn't the natural way of doing things. But has this just happened organically or how much of a push has there been? Because when we've seen so much about gender pay gaps and let you say chair men still being chairmen. Do we know how this has happened? So this, I mean, what is in the times what's reporting the times this morning doesn't have the details. But what I mean, I would suspect that it's all the different things that have been happening over the past decades. It is the constant speaking about it. It is that the incremental shifts in people's mindsets and so on. And although perhaps people might not be, you know, they might not love a quota or a target. If you don't push people to change, then it's unlikely things ever will. So I think that this is a positive outcome. And perhaps the change has been, there's been some friction with that, but here we are. Look, there's something happening which is dynamic, which is something that perhaps we can not use as an adjective to describe what's happening in the British civil service. So let's just sort of explain a little background about the British civil service, the sort of the back room engine that drives government and drives the United Kingdom. Well, England at least from Whitehall. A huge amount of kerfuffle about the fact that none of them wanted to go back to work in the office indeed and I should change it. I think the funny story for me about the British civil services. I was my introduction to the civil service was a TV show called yes minister that my father was a big fan of and I'm not sure if any listeners have seen this, but it's a bit of a satire that sometimes people think it's a little too close to the truth. But what we've got reported on The Daily Telegraph this morning right on the front page is the civil service being told to stop working from home. So Jacob riis mog, the minister for government efficiency, and I think also Brexit operations. The opportunities that Brexit opportunities, there we go, has written to all of the secretaries of state saying that he wants to send a clear message to officials that everyone must come back to the office. There's something like, I think, up to three quarters of staff are still working from home. And people are being told that this means that people are not pulling their weight in the civil service and unions are sort of pushing back and saying, you know, we want the flexibility that the past couple of years of the pandemic have shown is possible, but according to Jacob Rees mogg and folks who support him, that's not good enough. The taxpayers are paying for people to be in the office, and so thus they should return. Now, I think, for me, this is an interesting, yes, it's the civil service. It also fits alongside a broader push from, I think, corporates more generally sort of grappling with this question of, should people must people come back to work from the office? Does it mean like how do you ensure that people are pulling their weight? Quote unquote. How do you make sure that you're getting what you're paying for as an employer? But also, there are generational shifts and I can always guarantee that younger people have different expectations of what it means to be working. And if you've got an employer who's breathing down your neck, that isn't necessarily inspiring. Do you know, I think this might be the first time in my time on this earth that I've actually agreed with Jacob's mom. It is an astonishing thing that when you look at organizations which have said right, back in the office, get up and go, we will work around COVID, however, we have to. You see movement you see growth and you see collaboration and you see all the things that dare I say it, they can be small because maintain. And then when you look at other organizing organizations which are still holding back, there is a sense that there's a sort of a fearfulness within the corporation. The sort of waiting for something to change or they're a bit nervous. I do think I do think this sort of coming out if we can say that we're sort of coming to the other side of the pandemic. I do think it's a real challenge because there is something about having people literally sitting around the same table. There is something when it comes to new employees and people coming into the workplace and understanding what it is to work in a team and so on. Definitely things that the face to face. I mean, even me being in the studio is something that I love, you know, in comparison to doing to doing it on Skype or Zoom. But I do think that it's going to be a challenge. And unions and so on are going to sort of really be pushing back. So it'll be interesting to see how it all pans out. Yes. Let's look at The New York Times. The story about Barnes and noble, the wonderful bookstore. Indeed, I love a bookstore story, and this is another really interesting one, because Barnes and noble, you know, if you think a decade or two ago, was the real villain in the bookstore world, right? Independent stores hated it. It was this massive huge bookstore chain across the United States has over 600 stores across the 50 states. However, the headline here is villain becomes a savior. Because now, you know, it's the enemy of my enemy. And so all of the physical bookstores the independence and the Barnes and nobles of the world, and now uniting against Amazon. And I mean, it's quite interesting because there have Barnes and noble has seen an increase in book sales up 14% from compared to their numbers pre-pandemic. And there's something about this piece is talking about the value of a physical bookstore, the discovery that comes. The importance as somebody who is an author, there is something about having your book in a book store where people can stumble across it where a book silicon say, oh, there's this book that you should check out. It's not just with the Amazon algorithm sort of recommends. And it's also, I was quite curious to find that mister James dort, whose Don.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Phill Kline on the Administrative State
"For those. You want familiar with it. Who those who don't battle swamp monsters one is the administrative state. Well long ago congress decided it was best to claim to solve every human problem of the human condition so if anything hits the media you get a congressman introducing a bill to fix it and then they don't give much thought as to how that bill apply so i pass a bill that says all american shelby happy and pleased and then i kick it over to the executive branch and give some agency federal agency full of Career protected civil service employees. who are their lifetime. The full authority to determine how to implement that law and through those agencies create all kinds of new law including criminal law. In fact sebastian. There were fifty four crimes federal crimes at the time. This nation adopted a constitution into eighty nine now about four years ago. A congressman asked the congressional research service to number all the federal crimes. They came back after two years and said it's impossible there are too many. It's the account too many to count. That is the administrative state. If if sebastian if you were to Ah daughter. Granddaughter have a A eight stand and they put up a by the street. Give a who. Don't pollute ahead a little trash cans and asked for the paper cups to be thrown in the trash can. That's the potential of facing five years in federal prison for misappropriation of a state or federal slogan. It's insane what we're doing in this country and the administrative state just running it. They have no political
The Dan Bongino Show
Yuri Bezmenov Reminds Us 30 Years of Indoctrination Have Produced Idiots
"Out or half baked intellectuals are now occupying the positions of power in the government. Civil service business must media educational system, you are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They're programmed to think and react to certain stimuli. In a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind. Even if you if you Expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic Perception and the logical behavior. 30 years of indoctrination in our school system. Academia elitist Hollywood types are culture have produced a generation of leaders who are idiots. They're programmed idiots like Desmond off just said if you want to watch that whole thing I played cuts of it on my podcast. Often I watched the whole video. It really is an eye opener. And you understand how we got to this point where the class of morons we have in charge right now are in charge. This is the show maybe a little tough for you to take today and that's all
The Air Up There
How to Become an Air Traffic Controller
"So much for joining us today. Nicole you know. Air traffic control is the first question. I know i'm asked when i'm telling people what i do for. A living people want to know how they can become an air traffic controller. It's an job and can you tell us what's the first step. How did they apply. That is a very deciding occupation. I'm excited to share with you. So usually in the summer time we will have an announcement and all of those are posted on usa jobs which is at www dot usaa jobs dot gov in that is the centralized website for all government hiring for civil service job opportunities across all government agencies due to the large interest in this particular occupation. These announcements are only open for a few days so it's important to be ready when that announcement opens so we always recommend that you have your resume ready in any other documents that are gonna be pertinent to you applying for the position as well as sign up for job search on through usa jobs and they will actually email you win. That job is posted so that way. You don't miss that opportunity. The application process will take you through step by step until you exactly what you need to do. And through reading the announcement it will outline all the documents appropriate for your particular application and your experience. So whether it'd be transcripts or your. Dd to fourteen if you have prior military service or if you have if you attended a collegiate training institute then you have that endorsement letter as well. Those are all documents that you should be aware of and have on hand in ready to upload into the system
"civil service" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"They really can't get things done that they had promised the public and so there are reasons why in fact the trump folks at pushed very hard at this business trying to improve accountability by being able to make it easier to fire feds. I think it's dangerous. Because it risks undermining the traditions that led to the creation of the civil service to begin with by completely understand the point. Which is that elections have consequences and that creating a bureaucracy and a workforce that make sure that the work that it does is consistent with a president's policies asked ally absolutely the center of a democratic republic. Do that end. I guess the phrase to the victor goes belong the spoils is is the centerpiece of a lot of this And that famously. Andrew jackson sort of not abused that but was Let's say was very intent on it. And we got the pendleton act in eight hundred. Eighty three you know a few decades after that and you wrote an original language of the penalty which is a brief outline of a merit system. That was designed for very different. Time provides few useful answers for the federal workforce day so that brings up the question. Is the pendleton act outdated inches unquestionably the pendleton act as it was originally created was only covering about ten percent of the federal workforce. And now we've had through a series of reforms and other things a an effort to try to create a broader policy to try to cover everyone. That's really through the current civil service system in through title. Five of the us code which is responsible for the lion's share of the the regulations. But it only covers about half of the federal workforce and so the problems of the existing set of rules and regulations. The prompts are so complex so big that the basic was if you have a chance to be able to escape and go your own way every agency with the power to do that has been able to get congressional authorization to do so and so what we really have. Now as civil service non system. And what's worse is we've got a system. That's increasingly tied up in procedural knots and in regulations and thou shall do this and now shout now do that that is unfortunately too often divorce from the basic mission that we want the civil service to perform and so clearly what we have is a system that was designed to try to advance some very good goals reason why we pushed the merit system beside the reason why we passed the spoil system..
"civil service" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"When then president. Donald trump signed an executive order called schedule. F order public administration experts good government groups and federal public service. Unions vociferously criticized the order with some even claiming it would bring the us back to the spoils system so upon taking office in january presidential by rescinded the order and many of the aforementioned groups breath a heavy sigh of relief that the issues around accountability in the civil service are far from resolved and some of those responsible for schedule. Eft like game shirk. The america first policy institute are going even farther in their policy proposals. The battle is our guest. Today is written for public. Service has just begun on the left. Kettle is professor emeritus at the university of maryland and former dean of its school of public policy. He recently retired from the lbj school at the university of texas at austin his latest piece on our site is headlined. The battle for public service is just beginning. He joins me now. Talk about his post and the fight for civil service reform. Welcome back to the program. It's great to be back with your and always good to talk about these important issues or share. One thing that everyone seems to agree on is it. It is hard to fire federal employees. Should it be. It's a great question and first of all it presumes in some ways as it's come to the center of the debate that that fact ought to be the center of the debate and so let me answer your question in two ways first Is it hard to fire. Feds and the answer is yes Should it be in. The answer is well probably at least a bit harder than in the private sector. Because we don't wanna have government employees be subject to political whims and somehow create a sense that there is a republican or democratic way of doing things like air traffic control or chair of the national arc's or making sure that people get their social security but there are a couple of other pieces that are worth noting one is that the comparison often is made the private sector but in many cases. It's not all that easy to fire people in the private sector and if you look at comparisons to similar kinds of industries that the federal government especially issue industries like finance the rate of dismissal..
"civil service" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"To do this. And over time. The the justification began with better. Do it to preserve america service. That was not part of the vision of the civil service for for six decades after we the pendulum act. Federal boys had no right to appeal the removal or contested outside the agency. You could basically you'd have a right to make a written justification saying hey you got this wrong but that was you've got to make your argument but if the agency didn't want you there you were gone and you had no right to appeal in couldn't appeal service commission or anything like the modern production board. It was the agency's discretion and we have a pretty good services to you. Talk about hiring against firing in this plan. Would they're just be the kind of same hiring protections veterans preference to something our readers have some you with oftentimes. I'm sorry to say a hiring process is pretty arduous can be difficult. So how do you have one without the other within the system. I think there are distinct ships if you want to in like. There's a lot of reasons. We need to reform the federal our process. It takes way to hire to or way too long to hire people navigate the process and in many cases the federal agencies are just not competitive with private sector. A private company likes you. They can give you an offer. Two weeks and the agencies got away you know three or four months before they offer thus drought. There's issues to be addressed there but the the core of hiring process is to make sure you're bringing in people who are competent in qualifying. And you're not bringing people based on the campaign donations. They are not of nate. That is entirely distinct from what you do after you brought them on board in evaluate. Whether or not you're going to retain alone right. We've got lots of safeguards against you'll politically motivated rubles inspector general's for what you can have been generals investigate allegations. What motivated adams. You've not frequently whether or not there you don't need to have. The extensive appeals process. You site Ms pb and you that. What the influence of of unions In the public sector so in this at will employment environment. Where are the roles for those organizations or do public sector unions. Just go away and is mspb totally taking a different role or working within a different structure. Well i think the must be at least with regards to its role. In terms of judah get rubles Would not just not willing armament. You'd have perhaps. I as they did under the wildlife in internal agency procedure where. You're basically a supervisor rosen. Removal is taking a at making sure that yes. This is Because he said. Bob is a former and not. Because he just don't like bob or because your politics view but there'd be no external lie appeals to something like the mspb which is by the way the The procedures that many national security invoice currently operate for for under rod misconduct. That if you are in the national security sensitive position you have to have your eligibility to occupy that position and if you engaged in misconduct other good call your Your ability to hold this position in western the agency can say you're not allowed national security sensitive opposition anymore based on this conduct you can be basically if if arriving draw..
"civil service" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Is doubly true in federal service where there are often steps in processes need who remove a poor performer. Some argue that these processes are there to insulate career civil servants from political and favouritism style meddling from appointees while on the of other suggests that these protections stifle the government from acting in service. The voters james short is america first. Also the institute's director of the center for american freedom. He was a special assistant to the president for domestic policy in labor policy. Advisor at the executive office of the president during donald trump's term in office is the author of a new fbi report titled increasing accountability in the civil service joints show now to discuss report and increasing accountability for civil servants. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me on. Ross within a few sentences your report notes that the architects of the federal civil service wanted a simple removal process as well as a political hiring. Let's jump right in and the to live together in our moment of a deeply politically divided country. But i think we an or it is very obvious that they can because there's a number of states over systems that do this if you look at georgia if you look at florida state version of the senior executive service i era zona missouri They've all passed laws that neg largest laws or virtually all of their civil service functionally atwell and this was the vision the authors of the pendulum act and the vision of those who ended the soil service and created the modern civil service. I they were very concerned that people should be hired based on merit and not along jamaica campaign donation. Do you have little connections bureau. Rotten tried to address back onto the spell system. You'll oftentimes people were getting jobs. Who are completely not why just because they have the right. Political connection and a lot of americans felt they were not getting the government services yet they needed or the tax.
"civil service" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Exact date federal stories that really matter june seventeenth twenty twenty one. I'm rashawn for today. In the most recent federal employees viewpoint survey forty. Two percent of the fed's surveyed agreed with the statement quote in my work. Unit steps are taken to deal with a poor performer. Who cannot or will not improve. That number was the lowest agreement number of the questions in that segment of the survey other surveys including one from gov exotic in two thousand eighteen have shown that large percentages of fed's believe there's not enough accountability for poor performers in the federal government in a new report from the america. First policy institute's center for american freedom. Former trump administration official. James shirk writes that the solution to this lack of accountability is to make all career civil servants at will employees and remove nearly all workforce protections to say that the report suggestions are radical. Could perhaps be an understatement. The schedule f executive orders seems downright mild compared to the reports claim that federal job protections are not necessary to run in a political civil service. Good government groups in public administration experts. Roundly decried schedule f order in. This report suggests a way more aggressive policy. We've had guests on our show from across the political spectrum suggests that schedule f mistake yet. The fbi suggestions make schedule. F seemed like play so i spoke to the reports author and asked him to explain. Why accountability would have to mean full at will employment for all two million federal civil servants. It's unclear to such a change. Would actually fulfill the promise of accountability. Could either usher in a return to the spoils system where its recommendations enacted. The unintended in perhaps intended consequences could include even more ineffective governance a contraction of the number of federal employees and indeed a return to a more patronage based civil service. The report does not correct for the potential churn of public employees that it would create evidence of slow walking policy as claimed in the report is hard to pin down as well after a short break. You'll hear my conversation with james shirk. The director of the center for american freedom at america first policy institute before his current position he was a special assistant to the president for domestic policy and labor policy adviser executive office of the president during president donald trump's term in office. He's the author that af pi report. He and i will discuss that next..
New Fallout Over the Hiring for the Columbus Assistant Police Chief Job
"T V N, pushing back on new leadership in the Columbus Division of Police. Not long after a lane Bryant was named to be the new chief of Columbus police there was reporting on a new position of assistant chief to be filled by her colleague from the Detroit Police Department. Luciana Pots now Columbus deputy chief, Ken Keebler has filed papers for the Civil Service Commission to review that move, ABC six is reporting that he is among those who were being considered for
"civil service" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Atlanta's news and talk. It's 12 30. Good afternoon. I'm Cheryl Castro Live in the WSB 24 hour news center. G seven agrees to support a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%. It's meant to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by putting profits into low tax rate countries. The group of seven ministers also agreed to improve availability of climate related financial information to market participants. US. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attended the meetings in London. Ahead of the annual summit. A judge grants Fulton County D. A s request to recuse herself in the RAYSHARD Brooks murder case. Funny. Willis's office no longer bound to prosecute Atlanta Police officer Garrett Roth Roth was charged with murder following a scuffle with Brooks in a downtown Wendy's parking lot. Ralph was recently reinstated by the Atlanta Civil Service Board. Will it sought to be recused, saying members of her office are likely to be called as witnesses in the case. Morning jog through Buckhead lands one man in the hospital. Police say three men were jogging on West Wesley Road this morning when a man drove by fired shots at them, hitting one Juncker. His condition has not been released. The Jungers described the shooter as a man with dreadlocks who was driving a newer model Silver Hyundai sedan. The police are still trying to identify the driver. Children in Cobb County who were out of school for the summer will still have a chance to get at least two square meals a day. Starting Monday, myriad a city schools and the Cobb County School district will provide free breakfast and lunch to Children, 18 or younger. Through June and July. The 153rd.
The Science Show
Alan Turing: Thinker Ahead of His Time
"Alan turing one of the more original scientific brains of the twentieth century. Sheeran change the world. There are several sides to the story of exactly how he changed. The welder insiders the cobra. King bletchley park the impacts. You head on the wall. The other side of it is what feels most relevant to us today. Cheering invented the modern computer. Teach orange the lives of every one of us who whose work all play involved with computers. Jack copeland founder of the alan turing online archive. An eccentric englishman. Tragic figure and one of the top scientific brains of all time because he influenced so many different areas. According to the science journal nature. The scope of cheering is a chievements is extraordinary. Mathematicians will honor the man who cracked david hilbert decision problem and historians will remember him. As the man who broke. Nazi germany's a 'nigma code and help to shorten the second world. War engineers will hell the founder of the digital age artificial intelligence. Biologists will pay homage to the theory rhetorician of morphou genesis and physicists. Were raise a glass to the pioneer of non linear dynamics philosophers. Meanwhile a likely to continue to frown over his one line. As on the limits of reason and intuition if a machine is expected to infallible it cannot also be intelligent. He said in a nineteen forty seven talk to the london mathematical society. The biography alan turing. The 'nigma by andrew hodges was probably the first major work to bring this extraordinary. Scientists academic strengths and personal foibles to a general audience. Dr hodges a fellow in mathematics at oxford university he had very isolated sort of boyhood and his parents were often india. Father was an official in indian civil service. Very middle class. Sort of life sent off to foster parents. Prep school this public school. She wasn't his thing at all but then when he was sixteen someone broke into his world is design and now the boy called christopher volka and they share this great interest in science fundamental science thinking about things scientifically
Eye On A.I.
Will US Defense Be AI-Ready by 2025
"We're talking about the challenges in maintaining military technical superiority over our adversaries. China in russia in particular and is an important part of that. If you guys could start by each introducing yourselves. And then i'll ask some questions. My name is dr christopher rice. I am a department. The army civilian civil service for twenty five years now than brian. Jobs in the joint community and the intelligence community. I'm an economist by training. Joining the commission back in august twenty nineteen. I've been focused on applications. Of a i to the defense department's mission with some special concentrations on deploying commercially ai capabilities for the deities back office functions and another side project focused on taking an inventory of the dod is a investments. How much of the budget is actually going to a which turns out to be a pretty complex question to answer courtney barnett prior to joining the commission and i was with the defense innovation board as a staff member working on a software acquisition and practice issues for the dod so during my time at the commission like chris have spent a lot of time focused on how we get to better adoption of ai across the defense department really breaking down those structural organizational and process barriers to accelerated option.
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"civil service" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"That has nothing to do with the problems that we're seeing in Atlanta. But gun laws on the books and George are no different than they were in previous administrations, and we weren't seeing these kind of issues. I mean, look, people are fed up with this Atlanta Police Department crime data shows there has been a 60% increase in homicides and Early 50% increase in rape investigations compared to this time last year. This comes after a weekend that song 12 reported shootings in the city, including one that left a 15 year old girl dead. A civil service board in Atlanta, has reinstated a former police officer who was fired after shooting and killing a man in a Wendy's parking lot. As Lisa Hagen reports, the board found Officer Garrett Rolls should have had the right to appeal. Ralph shot and killed 27 year old race Shard Brooks in 2020 while trying to arrest Brooks. He'd fallen asleep in a Wendy's drive thru Ralph is white and Brooks was black. The killing happened amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Officer. Roth was quickly fired and charged with felony murder. However, he since argued he wasn't given due process by the city to appeal his firing. And Atlanta Civil Service board agreed. The Atlanta Police Department says Ralph will be on administrative leave until his criminal charges are resolved. Case has slowed to a halt as the new district attorney has tried to recuse herself from the case for NPR news. I'm Lisa Hagen in Atlanta. After year virtual concerts the Atlanta Symphony orchestras returning to in person live concerts at Symphony Hall this fall summer Evans has the story. The S O 77th season will open with the crowd pleasing music from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and former S O. Music director Robert Spano will soon the title of Music director laureate. He, along with guest conductor Donald Runnicles, have programmed the 2021 22 season. With a diverse repertoire this season will feature 23 works composed by women and people of color. There will also be five world premieres..
106.1 FM WTKK
"civil service" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Here on the case. Seo Dae radio program is I get things rolling in this hour. Ross, would you check the Sherman camp? That's what we're calling our CR Skyline Cam of the city of Atlanta. The Sherman Cam, um, after famous, uh, tourist Um, William, to comes to Sherman. He visited Atlanta. Um Is it on fire yet? Let me check. Not on fire. Not on fire yet. Okay? All right now, why am I wondering if it's on fire? The city of Atlanta Civil Service Board announced that they are reinstating police officer Garrett Rolf. Was Garrett Ralph. Garrett Ralph is the police officer who in the Wendy's parking lot Or I should say the former Wendy's parking lot. They burn that too. The ground right that Wendy's That's what I thought. Ralph in another officer, were Uh, they were interacting with a man by the name of restart Brooks. On body Cam for like 20 minutes. That's really civil normal. Hey, how you doing? Chat, chat chat. Everyone's good. They're administering essentially sobriety test after receiving a phone call from the Wendys. That a man was asleep in the drive through in his car. And it was obstructing obviously, the well the drive through So they show up longer conversation go through all of that. Eventually it's time for a Breathalyzer. At the time he blows a point. He's about 1.5 times the legal limit. Everything's copasetic till they go to put him in cuffs. And in the video, you can see that Brooks is having none of it. Ends up tangling with an officer on the ground is able to get a different officers Taser and as he is Booking it out of there. He turns around with the Taser and fires it. At Ralph, who draw who shoots him. And, um They indicted him for felony murder. He's still faced about what he's still facing all of these charges. Because the prosecutor there in Atlanta is an activist, and he know we needed to do it. The mayor there she was just quoted yesterday is saying that No way they had to do it. Tonto to maintain the security of the city. Well, what you had to do and what you did do according to the review by the Civil Service board there and arguably because the point of a lawsuit that the officers lawyers already filed against the city. Is you through due process out the window, which you can't do. I'm sorry that you're going to have people who are demanding pitchforks and torches. But Because they demand you do something. If it's not constitutionally, you can't do it. So now. Those charges were still there. We predicted immediately on the show after you just were able to see everything that If they they're going to charge him and their stupid for doing it. I didn't realize you were charged with felony murder because you're just delaying the inevitable. And the inevitable is What you're seeing right here. This guy is he's gonna be allowed to go back to work now. You can't put him on the street. There is no there is no way in which Garrett Ralph that police officer Goes back to doing patrol. Because you got a first while you got activist groups that would likely follow this guy around and tell you where he is at all times to somebody recognizes him. It's znachko going to be You're not gonna be able to do that. So how they put him back to work obviously will probably be in a In a different capacity than what he did. But You're already seeing the cracks of the strategy that they used. It didn't even stop the decimation. Remember, I mentioned they burned the Wendy's to the ground, the crime the Wendy's committed by the way. Was an employee, calling the police because someone was passed out in their drive through. Just so we're clear as to why the Wendy's had to be burned. So with that in my eye, don't you The idea that you have a police officer on who is Is good to go for duty, who is also charged by the activist prosecutor. With felony murder. Charge that will never stick. Frankly, I don't know that any of those charges if you again if you watch it. I turned around and people go well, it's a Taser. A Taser used a firearm. Yes, but if you hit the officer with the Taser, they become incapacitated. What a Taser does. And at that point Dude could do whatever he wanted. He may just keep running. He may turn around and kill the police officer. You don't know. So, Yeah. So we'll get you to keep an eye out for that. I don't I don't know. I think they've successfully slow road rolled it a little this week. But once they figure out what they gonna do with Ralph, I'm sure that the Atlanta Journal Constitution will cover it and everyone will lose their crap. So we got that going for us. Um all right. Well, let's That we could stick on the justice trend here. I don't know. I can remember if we did the story initially. Did you hear the story of this? This girl down in Florida? She's 16. Who is accused of rigging. The homecoming queen election. Why you shaking your head? Who cares now? You know not. Who cares that you're doing this story like the story itself. What happened in the story? I can't believe that. Who cares? Uh, very serious. It is. How come come on, man. How dare you? Out. How dare you not understand. Yes, a Florida teenager who allegedly rigged her high school homecoming election facing 16 years in prison after authorities Decided to charge her isn't a new adult. That's what a point out the sheer irony here. So they want to give this girl 16 years? Yes, 16 years She was 16 at the time for rigging the homecoming queen election. Meanwhile,.
860AM The Answer
"civil service" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"I can't hurt on the BBC. Russia, which claims that its soldiers are not on the ground in eastern Ukraine did recently conduct massive military exercises very close to the border with Ukraine. News and analysis at town hall dot com. The firing of a former Atlanta police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Ray Shard Brooks last year spend reverse. Garrett Raul filed an appeal in the Atlanta Civil Service board ruled he was not afforded his right to due process. L Chris Stewart is the lawyer representing Brooks, his family we find mind bottling day. Our elected officials and the former chief weren't aware of the proper procedure. Toe fire Enough. Officers found Brooks and falling asleep in his car in the drive through lane of a fast food restaurant. There was a struggle. Brooks grabbed a Taser from one of the officers and fled. An autopsy found he was shot twice in the back. Was that done to temporarily pacified? Protesters and the people around the world that we're upset. Ralph lawyers say their client acted appropriately. I'm Ed Donahue and again on Wall Street this our stock futures higher. Dow futures up 24 points more on these stories, a town hall dot com. I am John Phillips, along with Tom Laurie and Rick Politico, the three rotating CEO hosts on the mentors radio show. Each week We talked with highly successful ethical business owners. C e O c P A S H R experts legal Biggles branding and marketing pros and more. We challenge you thinking about life and work and we have a lot of fun along the way. The mentalist Remarkable CEOs who challenged your thinking about life and work Saturday at one PM on 8 60 AM.
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas Police Officer Bryan Riser fired after internal investigation following accusations of capital murder
"Yesterday. Dallas police chief. Eddie garcia said in a news release that he fired officer. Brian reiser after an investigation into allegations that riser ordered the killings of two people. The internal affairs investigation concluded that riser. Engaged in adverse conduct when he was arrested for two counts of capital murder riser. Who joined the department in two thousand eight and was assigned to the south central patrol. Division was arrested last week when allegations surfaced that he was involved in the killings of sixty year old albert douglas and thirty year old martha signs in twenty seventeen when garcia announced risers arrest. Last week he signalled. He wanted to get the officer fired as quickly as possible but announcing the termination before a formal internal affairs investigation could have resulted in a serious misstep under civil service rules. This individual has no business wearing this uniform. Garcia said last week. I can't be clear than that
The Paul Finebaum Show
Is LSU Handling the Sexual Assault Investigation Well?
"When you when you talk to commissioner it would be interesting if you could just asking if one is he keeping an eye on what's going on in the lsu athletic department and is this something that his office would possibly make a comment on or or or possibly take action on down the line of you'll probably not want to answer that. But i think it would i. I can't speak for him. But i would say that the monitors everything that goes on in the conference especially something like this and it's a shame that you have to have outsider dolts supervisions because at this point. I don't have a warm feeling. That hugh is the -sarily handling this well in. I know you're a big fan of scott woodward but would you not agree. That scott is now on the clock without a doubt. But i will also say this This is not an athletic department problem anymore. This is an institutional issue. Absolutely but it has fallen squaring into scott lap. Because verge ause berry and miriam ziegler person both work for him under his department correct and if he does anything less than fire them i don't think his reputations can overcome this. I know it will be the only thing. I don't know and i'm not. I'm not blindly defending him. Because i haven't spoken to him but i wonder in in light of how this decision in light of the investigation which is clearly in the interim president's hands how the decision was reached for the punishment of these two individuals who made that decision. And that's why at this point you can't come out and condemn woodward and you know crucify right. Is it. i don't think he's actually taken a position. And honestly i would fall on the floor to survived and it was at the behest of scott woodward i i just don't see him as the kind of person moral being to to let that happen. I mean best. It's a dereliction of duty of what those two did at worst it's enabling female abuse because of what they did so pick your point. Ask you a question Someone who lives down there and understands the law. Why do you think the suspension was given in the in the manner. Why why do you think they determine twenty one and thirty days you know. I don't know. And i don't know if there any state employment laws that say if you go past thirty as they have. Some civil service appeal right. No i can't say that Maybe thirty days in a month is just a good round figure who knows twenty one days three weeks. That's the best i can come up with. Not being an expert in louisiana labor law and then who knows what other things they may allege. They may alleged that you know a female minority. You didn't do this to the other folks so we're being discriminated against. They'll get an eeo complain out of the thing who knows. I really don't know. But i think there's a point where as even as a prosecutor if you're cases week but you think well you know a reasonable jury should convict these people leave it up to the jury to make the call and if they make the call then society has spoken and in this case. I think there's just massive outrage that these still have their jobs now. It's a shame that they're the only to post your children left but less miles can't be fired because he was already fired. Joe livas gone and we don't know if he really might be here. On all of this alexander king is gone the lsu supervisors. That's always been a cesspool in louisiana always been assessed pool and i mean at this point. I'm looking around for the moral voice. The moral compass of lsu. And i think you should ask the l. brown to come on and to at least make us feel good about lsu and that they're decent people in baton rouge and and i wanna say angela's done a great job with this recording. I know he's been covering lsu for years and and this obviously just he. He wasn't aware of it was covered up pretty good. Because i think it would have been something rabble would have picked up can see they were great links. Gone to within the lsu athletic department to cover this up. And i think if you had victoria jackson back on your show. She'd have a lot to say about this. Don't you think paul. Maybe we should have her back. I think so. I think she would at least provide some interesting commentary about this and it not just how it applies at lsu. But we didn't know this was going on. At least the fans didn't now of course people in the administration did and that's why we have a scandal today. 'cause didn't handle it properly but you know what's going on at a lot of other schools just intuitively. I would really like to know I would like to know. F king alexander's role in all this. Because he certainly was high and mighty in ripping the sec for playing football while he will oregon state and pac twelve or not and he was also if i remember correctly augie hugging on less miles after they beat texas. Am and clearly. The reason why joe alita had to back down on firing last miles in two thousand fifteen yeah and mossel opinion of joe alita has changed and it just shows you how those of us who are really not in the no. We're really ignorant relying on the media to give us the facts and in this case joe coming out history has proven him to be The good guy in all of this but the other one that i'm sure sitting back just watching it and keeping a low profile and it's glad that people are not talking about last football season. Is it all right and as much as you can say about it. He not at this point any scandals. Lsu and i'll take that any day over with less has given
Cyber Security Headlines
Microsoft announces passwordless authentication in Azure
"Microsoft announced his end to end encryption support for teams plus password list loggins microsoft announced that it is adding end to end encryption support to microsoft teams later this year at its ignite conference yesterday. It stated that preview of end to end encryption teams will be available in the first half of this year for commercial customers it will be available for one to one unscheduled teams calls and is designed for more sensitive conversations. This is something that its main competitor. Slack does not currently have microsoft also announced that it is making password list lugging a standard feature for as your active directory. A cloud based service customers can use to handle their employees logging chores. Us unprepared for a competition with china. Commission finds a comprehensive report released this week by the national security commission on artificial intelligence states that white house leadership and a substantial investment will both be needed to ensure us superiority in artificial intelligence by twenty twenty five commission. Chair and former. Google chief executive eric schmidt said he believes china is catching the. Us up on a initiatives proposed by the commission include the creation of technology competitive council within the white house to be chaired by the vice president. A steering committee on emerging technology within the defense department to coordinate an advance implementation of technology and d creation of an accredited degree granting digital services academy to help build a pipeline of civil service tech tyrant. Tom cruise deepfake videos rattled security. Experts three mysterious deepfake videos of tom cruise. That have gone. viral on. Tiktok are the handiwork of chris. Ume a video visual effects specialist from belgium. The videos have drawn attention from experts and non experts alike for being among the most convincing. Examples of the genre of fake videos yet produced deepfakes created using artificial intelligence that uses a technique to train to neural networks in tandem to either create or identify facial imagery while some technologists security experts. Fear deepfakes will become a potent weapon for political disinformation. Chris downplays such concerns saying quote consumers. Just need to become more skeptical of what they see and quote carmen. Ransomware makes it easy and cheap to launch attacks. A new ransomware. Do it yourself. Kit called carmen k. A. r. m. e. n. Is making it easy. For one of these cybercriminals to launch ransomware attacks packaged with small loader and also small in size it can detect if it is operating in a sandbox environments and can automatically delete portions of its code to prevent security researchers from analyzing it carmen scrambled files with eighty s. Two fifty six bit encryption and operates with minimal connections to its command and control server as a ransomware as a service product. Carmen automates many processes including payment processing so users can concentrate on distributing the rent somewhere at one hundred and seventy five dollars. Carmen lowers the barrier to entry to the ransomware market.
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"civil service" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"601. April on Marty with you, Fox 31 pinpoint whether it's 16 degrees, and as John and Marty mentioned foggy out there this morning. Ah, hi only coming for us in the upper thirties, slightly warmer tomorrow and then a polar plunge over the weekend. Good morning. Our top story here on Colorado's morning news opening statements in the second impeachment trial of former President Trump getting underway in the Senate today that after a vote on whether the proceedings were constitutional, those arguments were presented yesterday. The Democratic prosecutor Jamie Ross, Can recounting how his family was with him that day at the Capitol is emotions weighing heavy as he recalled what his daughter said to him, Dad. I don't want to come back to the capital. They won for this unprecedented trial was meant to focus on the constitutionality of the trial itself, with Democrats arguing Trump can still be impeached, even though he's no longer in the Oval Office. But Trump's lead defense attorney, Bruce Castor, spent most of his time on the floor sauntering through arguments that weren't clearly related to those constitutional questions. That is a B C's Andrew Jim. But reporting six Republicans joined Democrats in yesterday's votes, the former president said, is not to be pleased by the performance of his defense thus far Colorado Congressman Jonah Goose part of the nine member impeachment management panel, he spoke ahead of yesterday's vote. Presidents can't inflame insurrection in their final weeks. And then walk away. Nothing happened. And yet, that is the rule. President Trump Asks you to adopt Congressman a goose joining Congresswoman Diana to get on that house team. Colorado is getting more doses of the covert 19 vaccine. It amounts to nearly 30,000 additional shots of the next three weeks. The increase is part of an effort by the Biden administration to ramp up distribution around the country, Governor Pola says. Despite the move, he's still pushing the White House for more vaccines. They're still big question marks around when and if Johnson and Johnson supply comes online, we obviously would appreciate even greater quantities than we now have. We need more visibility and transparency into the nursing home program, the direct forms pharmacy program. Governor. Polish says Colorado is inching closer to getting most of the state's elderly population vaccinated. He also said he disagrees with Denver's push to prioritize the homeless. Getting those shots. First three Aurora cops fired for a photo scandal surrounding the Elijah McClane case will not be back on the beef. Hey away News Radio's Chuck Clark has that story April, a picture that shows three officers smiling and mocking a chokehold and the reaction of another resulted in their dismissal Last year. It was a bad look for Aurora cops and actually, a stated in the Aurora Civil Service Commission's report put their safety and the safety of other officers in jeopardy Yesterday, the three in the photo were denied their appeals. Also denied was Jason Rosenblatt. The officer who got the picture in an email and responded Ha ha. All of the officers involved expressed remorse over the incident, but it doesn't help of force that's trying hard to improve its reputation in the community. In a statement, police chief S Williams Wilson says she supports the commission's decision. Chuck Clark a way NewsRadio thank you check. The rural Police are looking for two men they say, robbed a mail carrier and then stole his USPS delivery truck. It happened Monday afternoon. Your Buckley and it Buckley Air Force Base. This man shared with our partners of Fox 31 that he's missing male.
"civil service" Discussed on WSB-AM
"You fired A PD officers win back their jobs after video shows them tasing. Two college kids caught in the middle of street protests last summer, Attorney Lance LaRussa tells me Atlanta police investigators Mark Gardner and Ivory Streeter feel vindicated after the Civil Service board agreed their due process was violated when they were fired without an investigation on whether they used excessive force, arresting two college students because lawful force will never look good on a video instead of saying it looks bad, so we need to do something. There should have been a presumption that these were highly trained officers and maybe what they did was approach. Criminal charges are still pending. The Russo says The officers who were ousted June 1st are expected to get back pay Veronica Waters. 95.5 WSB Atlanta Rapper Celente is facing murder charges in the shooting death of his cousin in the cab 23 year old Ricky Lamar Hawks Jail without Bond If the fatal shooting of Frederick Brooks and Panthers Ville detectives do not disclose a motive, Hawkes, a graduate of Re Dan, Hi, Watch Me was a huge hit for him, but he's been arrested multiple times in recent months for speeding do best. Violence and weapons counts. One Rochester, New York police officers suspended two others are on administrative leave after nine year old girl is handcuffed and pepper sprayed by police responding to a domestic call. The incident caught on body Cam is leading to protest demanding change within the department know Mardi Gras parades. No problem with Mardi Gras parades and other celebrations canceled amid the pandemic. The idea of decorating homes like Carnival floats emerged more docked on this map than I ever imagined. Taking. Boudreau with the crew of House floats, says the map shows decked out houses and about half of the states and in half a dozen countries, reporter Dave Cohen says there are all sorts of Yardy graw themes, including one dedicated Dolly Parton and she has sent Dolly swag in. Thanks. WSB news time. 6 25 completely lost with Kobe calendar is today Fat Tuesday? No. Two weeks. Okay. Thank you. 25.
Atlanta's Morning News
Atlanta cops fired over students' arrests win jobs back
"Their jobs after video shows them tasing. Two college kids caught in the middle of street protests last summer, Attorney Lance LaRussa tells me Atlanta police investigators Mark Gardner and Ivory Streeter feel vindicated after the Civil Service board agreed their due process was violated when they were fired without an investigation on whether they used excessive force, arresting two college students because lawful force will never look good on a video instead of saying it looks bad, so we need to do something. There should have been a presumption that these were highly trained officers and maybe what they did was approach. Criminal charges are still pending. The Russo says The officers who were ousted June 1st are expected to get back pay Veronica Waters.
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"civil service" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"To the rest of the country. But we have seen 16 cases of covert variants. We've also had three instances of the L 452 are variants, and this is the variant that has been causing some infections in California. Also some countries in Europe I'm at this point. It's really still a variant that is under investigation. Hurley says. The other 13 cases from the so called UK variant governor Polish tells Kayo a news radio that they can use more quantity of vaccine in the states. We only get 90,000 week. We have 588,000 people in our state over the age of 70, and we've got about half of them got the vaccine, and if you're over 70 and you're still waiting, you'll get in the next couple weeks and soon 65 up, But that will also take a few weeks to get through. Everybody pull the says Run a race against the clock on vaccinations because we know there are variants out there. Two former Aurora police officers fired after the death of Elijah McClane er, appealing their terminations the to post and photographs that appeared to mock the corroded control hold that officers used when McLane died at the hands of officers during a police altercation in 2019. The officers will argue their case in front of the Civil Service Commission this week. Applications for Denver's five star certification program Open today. The program encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what's already required by public health orders. In exchange, businesses will be able to expand operational capacity. Have a serious of small snow storms on the way in Denver. The first one arrives late Wednesday night into Thursday. The told us were deeper. We could certainly use it as we're running behind by about 6 to 7 inches for the year, But at this point we'll take it couple inches Thursday, maybe an introduced Saturday and another few inches possible. On Monday. That's Fox 31 chief meteorologist. Day Fraser. I'm shad Bauer on K O a news radio 8:50 A.m. and 94 1 f ound from the bench Transports traffic center As you take to the Metro, You're free ways you're gonna find that there's no opening world were causing major problems. Speed's gonna be normal on six to Lakewood c 4 74 70 There is nothing interfering with the drive by 25 through the tech center looks good. You'll make a time on 36 between here in Boulder. There's no problems on. I 70 even heading up into the high country, and there's nothing interfering with the drive on Pinion Boulevard. As you make your way out towards the DEA. Fox 31 pinpoint whether it's going to be partly sunny high of 62 Tonight's little bump 31 tomorrow you can expect the high of 61 with tomorrow night's low about 35. Currently it's 35. I'm Gerri Elbow and Kay away news radio life everywhere on the I Heart radio app. One moment it's this ceiling with a can damage. Why isn't the vaccine getting out to state? Then another moment more of this next executive order Keystone Pipeline, Racial justice and.
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Rochester Police Use Pepper Spray On 9-Year-Old Girl
"Police. They're suspending officers who are involved with pepper spraying nine year old girl while she was handcuffed in the back of a cop car director of communications Justin Raj announced the move on Monday, but didn't say how many officers are getting the suspension. Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson claims the child was trying to kill herself and her mother on Friday. After nine officers responded to a call about family trouble. New York civil service long requires the suspended officers to receive full pay throughout an investigation into the incident.
2 Atlanta police officers fired over use of force during protest, back on job
"Their jobs after being captured on video using a stun gun and the forcible arrest of two college students last May should be given back pay for the time that they were out, lawyer Lance Lynn Rousseau says. Atlanta's civil service Sport finds police investigators Mark Gardner and Ivory Streeter were wrongly fired without an investigation over alleged excessive force while arresting tonight a pilgrim in Masaya Young. They are feeling vindicated. They are anxious to get back to work, and Lou Russo contends when they are investigated, they will be cleared. It's unclear whether this decision affects the officers. Criminal charges. Fulton County's new D A just turned those cases over to the state Veronica Waters. 95.5 WSB Tony Bennett has Alzheimer's disease. The
WBZ Afternoon News
Boston Area's Methuen City Councilor Calls On State To Investigate Police Department
"At the meth, you and Police department. Tonight. The state Civil Service Commission says it's launching a new probe into the department specifically how they hire and promote people on new letter to Mayor Neil Perry and the chief Joseph Solomon, the agency is demanding documents center received over the past 10 years concerning the hiring and the promotion of officers. Now, Chief. Solomon maintains only the mayor has the power to promote or hire anybody here. Solomon is one of the highest paid police chiefs in the country, making more than 300 grand a year last, some of them through in City Council voted no confidence in the chief. 7
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
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What Biden's America could look like
"In much of the world and nowhere more. So than among america's allies joe biden's victory has come as a great relief under his presidency. There will be no more bullying and threats to leave. Nato america will stop treating the european union as a photo on trade or its own forces stationed in south korea as a protection racket in place of donald. Trump's wrecking bowl. Mr biden will offer an outstretched hand working over simply on global crises. From kuroda to climate change under mr trump america's favorability ratings in many allied countries sank to new lows. Mr biden promises to make america a beacon again a champion of lofty values and the defender of human rights leading as he puts it in his acceptance speech not only by the example of our pa but by the power of our example allies are central to mr biden's vision he rightly sees them as a multiplier of american influence tuning a country with a quarter of global. Gdp into a force with more than double that he is also a multilateral by instinct on his first day in office he will rejoin the paris agreement on climate change which america formerly left on november the fourth unlike mr trump. He believes it is better to lead the world health organization than to leave it. He will reinvigorate arms control a priority being to ensure order new. Start the last remaining. Nuclear pact with russia is extended beyond february the fifth he would like to rejoin the nuclear deal with iran that mr trump dumped if he can persuade the iranians to go back into compliance inevitably. America's friends have a long list of things they hope it will do as it reimburses global leadership the demand stretch from places and organizations. Mr trump has abused such as the un and allies like germany. Two parts of the world. He has ignored such as much of africa. And it will not be smooth traveling not all countries in our style jake for a return to obama era politics when america lead from behind and blood. It's red lines. Several countries on nato's front line with russia like the way defenses. Have been beefed up under mr trump and asian allies like how mr trump has confronted. China talked a free and open indo pacific and worked on the cloud with australia india and japan. Mr biden needs to prove that he will not turn soft. His priorities will be to quell virus and improve the economy on both counts. He can count on little support and much pushback. If the senate is under republican control as is likely such troubles at home have probably also exacerbated. The country's reluctance to take on more foreign burdens. Who can be sure that world-weary jacksonians will come galloping. Back in twenty twenty four. Perhaps even with mr trump in the saddle so rather than pile demand upon needed demand. America's allies should go out of their way to show that they have learned to pull their weight. Nato partners for example should not relax defense spending just because mr trump is no longer bullying them. Germany should pay heed to french. Average to build european defense capacity. there is scope to do so without undermining nato europeans could lend a big hand to france in these suheil in asia. The quad could keep deepening naval and other cooperation. Japan and south korea should restrain their feuding taiwan or to make a more serious contribution to its own defense. I should also work with america to repair the international order. They can support efforts to resist chinese or russian rule. Bending many countries will want to join mr biden's efforts at concerted carbon cutting mr biden will face a world full of problems but he will also start with strengths. Thanks to mr trump. He has sanctions on adversaries including iran and venezuela that he can use as chips and among friends he can seek to convert relief at renewed american engagement into stronger. Burden-sharing is allies would be wise to answer that call with enthusiasm. Finally how princess diana shaped british politics netflix's flagship series. The crown has done a fine job of telling the story of postwar britain through the prism of the monarchy. The previous series nephew is in the mid nineteen seventies mired in the miners strike and the three day week new one which began streaming on november fifteenth. Introduces us to two women. Who were destined to change the country in profound ways margaret thatcher and lady diana spencer lady thatcher made it clear from the first but she was in the business of changing the nation. They design a spencer was a bird of a very different feather. Shy girl who had failed all her o levels twice and had no interest in politics she was brought onto the national stage for the soaker of producing mail as to the throne yet. The country is still living with her political legacy as surely as it is with lady. Thatcher's princess diana's genius was to mix two of the most profound forces of modern politics emotion and anti elitism into a powerful populist cocktail. She was one of the modern masters of the politics of emotion. Feeling the people's pain just as they felt hers. She repeatedly outmaneuvered prince. Charles during long war of the wales's because she was willing to bare her soul in public interview with martin bashir of the bbc in november. Nineteen ninety-five is now the focus of controversy as her brother earl. Spencer claims that it was obtained under false pretenses using forged documents. Whatever the reason for it. The interview was a masterclass in emotional manipulation at one pivotal moment. Princess diana acknowledged that she would never be queen but hope that she would be queen of people's hearts. The princess used her mastery of the politics of feeling to turn himself into a champion of the people against the powerful. The people's princess in tony blair's raise she patronized charities that helped marginalized folks such as hiv patients and kept company with pop stars and celebrities rather than with the usual royal wax. Books the most memorable music at her funeral was not an historic him. But a song by elton john adapted for herbert originally written about another icon. Turn victim marilyn monroe. Anti elitism was directed. Not at the monarchy's wells. She happily lived in kensington palace and received a seventeen million pound. That's twenty three million dollar divorce. Settlement plus four hundred thousand pounds a year but added stunted emotional state the traditional deal to which royal side allow them to behave as they liked in crowded kings have almost always had mistresses because they marry her reasons of dynasty not compatibility so long as they behaved with decorum in public princess. Diana regarded this humbug. She succeeded in reconciling the most. Jarring of opposites despite being a top tier aristocrat. Her family the spencers. Look down on the windsors this german carpetbaggers. She was universally known as die. Her death in a car crash won her a spectacular posthumous victory against the royal court. It produced the greatest burst public lack remission. Britain has ever seen and led to widespread demands that the royal should display more emotion. As if the damn cheek could replace the stiff upper lip as the definition of britishness. What would really do the monarchy. Good show that they had grasped the lesson of diana's popularity and editorial in the independent thundered would be for the queen and the prince of wales to breakdown cry and hug one another on the steps of the abbey this saturday. Cincinnati death emotional. Populism has threaded through politics. Tony blair presented himself as the people's prime minister. He championed cool. Britannia surrounded himself with popstars and urged his staff to call me. Tony the next conservative prime minister call me. Dave cameron a distant relation of princess. Diana's adopted this combination of compassion signaling. Hugging hoodies is instead of cracking down on juvenile delinquents and studied informality relaxing and kitchen suppers replacing previous. Tory premier stiffness. Both men were responsible to that emotional. Populism interfere with the affairs of state domestic and foreign policy choices continued to be conducted according to the dictates of reason evidence brexit tears. By contrast follow the diana's script they appeal to the heart rather than the had to win their arguments. They used feelings of patriotism and resentment rather than facts about trade flows. They denounced the elites for trying to straight the wisdom of the people in much the same way as diana files denounce the palace for ignoring the people's emotions lay turned on the nation's core institutions. Parliament the civil service the supreme court when they suspected attempts to frustrate their wishes they succeeded in defeating the establishment in much the same way as princess diana had by claiming to stand for emotion rather than reason and the people rather than the elite alexander. Boris federal johnson has reconciled the opposites. He embodies justice. She did a card carrying member of the metropolitan elite. He has managed to sell himself as a man of the people as she was die. So he is. Boris the first series of the crown shows a young queen. Elizabeth studying water badgett's english constitution under the guidance of henry. Martin the vice provost of eton who kept a pet raven in a cage and address the on crisis gentlemen budgets. Great work distinguishes between the dignified branch of the constitution. The monarchy and the efficient branch elected politicians implicit in that distinction is badges perception. That emotions pose a dangerous threat to the proper conduct of politics. The monarchy provides a controlled lead for them thus enabling responsible people to get on with the difficult task of running the country by using people's feelings as the fuel for her astonishing career princess. Diana broke that safety valve britain will be living with the consequences of the emotional populism that she helped to release for years to come.