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Karen Lewis, Former Chicago Teachers Union President, Dies
"But former Chicago teachers Union president Karen Lewis has DOD announcement from the teacher's union this morning about that Karen Lewis had a very progressive brain cancer and had been battling that For some time it forced her to leave the post as teachers union. See to you, president. Former CTU president Karen Lewis dead. Get more of this at nine o'clock this
A highlight from S6 E3 - What is VA Solid Start?
"Welcome to we serve now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are already asking that stays question is about a relatively new. Va program called va solid. Start and on today's show. We'll be answering all your questions about this program. What is it. who's it four. What's the goal of the program who's eligible and perhaps most importantly the actions that you need to take to not only take advantage of this program but also to take advantage of ball. The va benefits that you've earned through your military service. And i thought who better to answer this question than the person who came up with the program. So some of you may have heard of dr paul lawrence who is the head of the veterans benefits administration. Well his second. Command is a lady by the name of margarita devlin and she is an absolute well of knowledge. Not just from the. Va solid start program. But about so much more as well hello. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Father to two amazing kiddos on the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and if you hadn't guessed on the host of this podcast and when we come back my special guest will be here so sit back. Relax and enjoy my conversation with margarita. Devlin who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover who. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to plague my through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis at crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here on the earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself so i wrote a book. Simply titled result. Resolved is a book that has one apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com. Well i am here with margarita. Devlin and i just want to take a minute to thank you margarita for being here on the show. This is going to be so so great. I'm super excited about it. But i want to take a minute just to kind of introduce you. And i don't want to steal your thunder because i'm going to give you a chance to introduce yourself as well but margarita devlin. She is the principal secretary for benefits in the department of veterans affairs. She's held that position since may of two thousand eighteen. Now that title in itself obviously a mouthful right. But i will let you. Margarita explained what your role is and all of that and kind of dive into a little bit more for listeners. Basically she second in command at veterans benefits administration so veterans benefits administration. Va that's your va. Va home loan disability compensation of oak rehab life insurance transition assistance and speaking of transition assistance marguerita has a lot of different advancements in military to civilian transition and also suicide prevention to include. What we're talking about today and that is the. Va solid start program so margarita. It is so good to have you. I just want you to want you to take a few minutes and introduce yourself but is so great to have you here. Welcome to we served now. What inky so much. It's really my pleasure to be here. Thank you for inviting me to be on this podcast And i guess what. I areas like to tell people as i've been in the va for twenty five years It's my passion to serve veterans in in various different roles throughout my career. i'm also mom of inactivity serving marine And also the mom of a college student Dad was a navy veteran brother served in the army so Military family close very close to my heart this mission so really happy to be here and talk about the solid start program haas of also weived definitely excited to have you and again on this show. We do our best to answer the questions that veterans and their family members are already asking and one of those questions is what is the. Va solid start programming. And that's question. Maybe we can just lead off with that. What is the. Va solid start program. Absolutely i'm happy to just dive right into that. so solid. The solid start program is really part of the military to civilian transition journey. That really looks at the fact. That transition does not end when you get the d. to fourteen at the end of your military service in fact those of you who have served you know this right. That's really when everything starts to actually happen and no amount of preparation With the military can really prepare you for what what your situation is gonna be like after we heard this from veterans so this program really seeks to connect with veterans in that first year after separation starting at about three months and then we follow up beginning six months in a year and it really is an opportunity for us to start out with. How is it going for you. How's your transition going. How're you doing what's going on in your life. What are you worrying about. And really letting the veteran drive the conversation about what he or she needs the moment how it's going and then our agents are very well trained to pick up on those cues from that conversation and provide that veteran with specific resources in guidance on how to continue their transition in the most successful manner. Possible that is that is huge. I remember. I remember when i got out at the end of two thousand fourteen. It was a kind of a drinking from the fire hose. Except i didn't even know what i was supposed to be drinking. You know it's like hey here's a bunch of benefits you might be eligible for good luck and so it's funny so we started this podcast in the summer of two thousand eighteen and it wasn't until i started this podcast and started doing some research that i learned about more benefits. I could've taken advantage of when i first got out. You know four years prior and so the fact that this this solid start program is tackling that specific issue. I think is great. So what what. Problems specifically is the program trying to solve will it is really a suicide prevention initiative and it came from the fact that we heard from veterans. That sort of felt like all the services and support sorta stopped When they separated from the military and because it was like drinking from a fire hose. They really didn't know where to go to do And who to connect to and it was really difficult for. Va to connect with veterans who were not engaging with our with our systems already so we entered into this agreement with department of defense and homeland. Security is coastguard is under homeland security to get data feet of all the military members when they were separating so that we can start those phone calls so that we can call everybody and by the way we do call everybody that we have information for that includes regardless of character discharge We will call these veterans and we will make sure that they get connected to services and resources that are that are specific to their needs so again suicide prevention. We recognize that. There is a a real. There's a reality about transition stress Which is very different than what you might think about with clinical rate with post traumatic stress disorder. Which is a clinical diagnoses Comes with its own required treatment in the mental health arena. But this is just It's stress around. All the life changes that happened with transition. And what you said you know sometimes they. You're hearing so much about so many benefits while you're in the process of separating that when you get out you might not realize that you didn't take advantage of all of them right right. That is so true. That is so true. So so the the tap program transition assistance program or the army's version i think is a cap or something. It is this part of that is essential that the tap program still exist. How does it factor into all that. They're they're connected. They're two separate things but connectors so the transition. Assistance program does still exist Dod really owns and operates. Don on any of the military services of course puts their own branding on their part of the program via has an entire day where we come in and we teach about. Va benefits was really great. We were able to get it to a full day. Always didn't always look like that but even in that full day where we teach it's really It's a classroom experience right so you're Before covid you were in a room with twenty twenty five other service members and as much as we try to make it engaging and make sure that the servicemember can tie all the benefits to their own personal situation using interactive workbook. All of those things. It still was a classroom experience. A not individual not one on one We do still have benefit visor. Available for one on one support with and they. They advertise that during the class. Now when we went into the code environment we go to virtual So we we are still pretty much in the virtual environment. We've we've started working on getting a little bit more in person presence with tap classes but of course as you can imagine Safety is the number one concern And so we think about this way. Transition assistance program is about teaching. You what you might need to know and getting you prepared in the right mindset for transition. Solid start is like okay. Now we're gonna talk to you after this happened after you got out of the military to see. How are you doing ended. All that stuff makes sense. What questions do you still have. And it's one on one so rather than having to listen to what everybody has to listen to if you already have a job and that's not your concern or you're already in college and using your education benefits that's not your concern but maybe you need to get into a medical appointment. You don't know how to navigate. That will work with you on justice. If that's what you need is maybe you have issues with your children. You need some some other resources. We have access to information about state department of veterans affairs benefits that can sometimes filling gaps were. Va can't Provide a service to really is personalized the comments we hear from veterans. I know you've been seeking feedback from veterans. As well is that they're surprised that va's calling and they're so thankful for it because they were maybe not sure who to call her how to ask about a particular benefit so it's been really interesting seeing the positive reaction from our veteran community. Absolutely and you know. I think that you know this is my opinion. You based on my own experience and the experience of know friends and other veterans who gone through the transition systems program. There are getting ready to get that to you to fourteen right. So all of those briefings. I shouldn't say all but a lot of those briefings are at least in the transitioning servicemembers. Mind it's it's a check the block it's like all right. Let me just get through this thing. So i can go home. Take off this uniform for the final time and get on with my life so the fact that you're contacting them throughout that first year i think they're going to be a whole lot more receptive to hearing. What the benefits are. Because it's not like you're not keeping them from you know from going home you know. You're not you're not saying. Hey you have to be here. This is your place of duty right now. So you mentioned covid nineteen and a lot of things have gone. virtual has there been any other impacts to the program. I know the program still pretty new but have there been any other impacts of the program as a result of the pandemic like are you behind or ahead or anything like that. A solid start actually was in a great position to react effectively to the covid nineteen situation. All of our agents were telework ready and all of our equipment works from telework standpoint. So they haven't skipped a beat they are not behind. They are on target When we first created the program we weren't sure what kind of response we were gonna get so when we created the program We we have to have a performance measure right so we said well. How many people do we really going to answer. The phone won't va calls. You know think about yourself right if your cell phone rings and you don't recognize the number what's the chance you're gonna answer it. Probably not your let it. Go to voicemail right. And if that person's important deli new message so we kinda thought we might get that sort of a reaction so we kinda started. Set the bar low. We said fifteen percent our goal was fifteen one. Five fifteen percent of veterans we reached out to we would be able to actually engage with. They would answer the phone and engage with our with our representatives. It's been just phenomenal. The actual result actually have your with me the december twenty twenty report since we began the program. We have reached over. Eighty seven thousand veterans and the fiscal year. Twenty twenty today fifty seven point. Five percent have responded and engaged. Yeah i know it's it's been just an incredible Response and we also prioritize veterans. Who we know from the information from dod if a veteran had mental health appointment In that last year of service before they left the military prioritize them and we also know that for that population. We need to make sure we get them connected into. Va healthcare and with that sub population. The percents even higher seventy three point. Six percent have responded to our agents and our end have engaged with them on the phone. Wow that is really really great. How surprised were you at the at the numbers when he finally saw them. In the beginning. I was very surprised. And then you know we had a town hall with are Representatives the ones who are actually making the call and it was really interesting. Many of them are veterans themselves. Some of them are you were military spouses. And some of them even used to work in the tap program and and they're so passionate about their work and they're always submitting new ideas about how to improve the program here in the anecdotes That they shared with me about what some of these veterans were telling them and how grateful they were for this phone call. One thing we do is we did put it on the caller. Id so in most with most cellular services You you'll it'll save veterans affairs on your phone so you kind of notes the. Va calling so kind of helps to increase the the response rate but yeah. It's it's been an amazing response for veteran for so happy that this program is reaching them in making impact. Yeah definitely that's great. That's great so. Va solid start. It's for those who are basically brand new to the civilian world right so for those of us like myself and a lot of our listeners who are not newly separated what resources are available for us for helping us understand available that that we can take advantage of so a couple things you're right. Solid start is for those that are recently separated so for veterans of any era. Were here for you as well. And you know i always. I'm always very sensitive to that that you know if you Or vietnam era veteran. We care about you. We want you to call us if you if you never got connected to your benefits. Please call us and we will walk you through. There's a main toll free number which is one eight hundred eight two seven one thousand and that is our main call centre. Those agents are trained across the entire portfolio benefits as well and they will help you identify. What eligibilities you might have In the benefit side and they can even connect you to healthcare If you if you haven't signed up for your healthcare so they can. They can kind of connect you regardless of when you got out of the military And if you are a veteran that just got out in the last year and you haven't gotten your solid start call. I say the information we get from dod his last information we had about the servicemember. Sometimes people change their phone number They changed their email address. We do try and reach out by email First before we make that first phone call so call us. And if you're in that last in the first year after separation just asked to be transferred to the solid start program very cool very cool and you just taught me something with this eight hundred numbers at eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand right cracked. Okay so i could you know after we finish this conversation i could off here. I could call that number and find out the benefits that i'm eligible for. Maybe i'm not taking advantage of. Yes and really. What what they're gonna do is they're going to ask you some questions. What type of benefit are you thinking about. you know. and because we haven't education call center so if you said hey. I'm really wondering if i'm if i'm eligible for the gi bill. They'll transferred to gi bill experts. Right if you say well. i'm really kind of thinking. What kind of employment types of benefits or what about disability benefits So you know they'll help you with those benefits. It's a little bit different than solid. Start in that There are more got react to what you're needing in the moment whereas are solid start agents are trained to sort of prompt And get information out of the veteran to help navigate the whole suite of benefits they might be entitled to and i also wanna say your state department of veterans affairs. They have offices in in different states. We have regional offices. One day hopefully will be able to meet in person again. But in addition there's the veterans service organizations in. They're out there to help. There's a lot of resources but yes feel free to call us. Anybody listening to podcasts. Give us a call one. Eight hundred eighty two seven one thousand and we'll try and get you connected to your benefits above love it and so speaking of benefits and this is it's kind of a curiosity question. I guess what is the most overlooked benefit that veterans typically. Don't take advantage. There's a couple and we actually make it a point to focus on these in the beginning They're time sensitive so one thing for example is life insurance benefits. There is a time limit on when you can convert your service group. Life insurance to veteran group life insurance. And if you don't do in that timeline you kind of miss the opportunity It's about a year and a half out from from when you leave the military so We tell them always about life insurance and that's always kind of a tricky thing right. Nobody ever wants to think about end of life. Especially you know you. A young twenty five year old veteran and twenty six year old. And they're thinking while life insurance okay. You know if they're single and they don't have a a spouse children they might not be thinking about it so we want to make sure they understand the value of having that life insurance policy and so that they make an informed decision potentially to take advantage of it another one is dental care the eligibility for dental care which is time limited in a lot of veterans miss out on that because they don't fully understand it so there's a couple of the ones that we know are are critical sensitive And honestly we've heard some some of our veterans who say they didn't file for disability benefits. Because they didn't feel like they should take that benefit away from another veteran so we do spend some time explaining that they don't take benefit from another veteran. It's a it's a mandatory benefit. Were any veteran. Who's eligible for the benefit and it also opens up the door for healthcare. And you know if you're young and strong now but but you know that you had injuries orthopedic injuries for example. But you're okay and you can kind of deal with the pain right now. Well one day you're going to need healthcare it might worsen You know this is. This is not a handout. It is an investment in that veteran. Making sure that they can stay strong and half the care that they need to to For the rest of their life if needed sure sure so that is some really really great information. But it's not every day that i get to to the principal. Deputy undersecretary for benefits at the veterans benefits administration or being translated. Second command right. So i have a couple of questions that they're they're along the lines of transition but not solid start specific right sure all right so one thing that i'm incredibly passionate about is helping veterans rediscovery since of purpose and meaning after the military and so finding that sense of purpose in that sense of meaning after military service is. It's really the single most challenging part of a chat challenging part of the transition and so one question. I wanted to ask you is how does the. Va help with this aspect of post military life. It's interesting that you bring that up because our research also validates that is one of the biggest challenges. In fact we did. We just started last year. A post-separation study of veterans. Who went through the top programme while they were in uniform to kind of see the retrospective look right. Because it's one thing we can really high marks in the classroom right there. The ninety six percent are highly satisfied with our tap class. But what we wanna do is wait to your veteran in the naski. Look back on and say okay now. How well prepared did you feel you were and we also bounce that against data to see are they employed you know are they using our benefits and we ask them for information about how they're doing so in that study we found the open comments that we got from veterans were very much around that loss of sense of camaraderie. That loss of sort of feeling that you're part of a community unit cohesion that you had the military you don't have that in communities today And just that that loss of sense of purpose and mission so we're just now starting to lean in to explore how the can help with that. We can't solve the problem ourselves right because we're not going to be that sense of community for them but we can connect them and we've been engaging with a lot of organizations nonprofits and via so organizations that provide that connectivity that sense of community in that sense of mission And we're starting those conversations to say. How do we infuse that into the solid. Start program so that we can start connecting veterans in a different way to give them that sense of community. they're looking for. It's really going to involve have to involve a partnership model via. Can't do this alone. Sure sure on love the fact that that the va is realizing this and is like you said leaning into that so now this is a this next question for you is potentially a touchy question. But i don't need to tell you that. A lot of veterans are like. I don't like the va about experience for those veterans who have had that experience or they're just like man. I've heard so many bad things. I don't even wanna try it you know. It's probably not worth the hassle. What what would you say to them if they were if they were asking like. Okay what should i do. Should i do anything. What would you say to them right now. A couple of things first of all. I wanna say avenues. Cells and good news typically unfortunately does not get the same kind of traction. There are so many good news stories out there. And if you look for them you'll see them. I would say comback triumphs again. It's not the same. va that. It was a few years ago. We have come such a long way in the healthcare system with the hospitals in the end the outpatient clinics in our regional offices are outreach is is so much different and we understand better how to improve the experience for our veterans. So i would say it's been a couple of years maybe had a bad experience comeback to us get another chance and if your experience is not absolutely stellar fabulous edit. It doesn't make you turn around your opinion of va. Reach out to us. And i would say in the healthcare system. We have Advocates in every medical center. Go talk to the patient advocate. Tell them about your experience. Let us change something. If there's something specific that's not quite right. Sitting in our via regional office asked to speak to the leadership team. We have lead dan so hard on getting feedback from veterans and making changes across the entire enterprise. It's it's just not the same. Please try again in comeback. That's what i would say. Sure sure so of just just anecdotally right so my family. And i we live in alabama and so my closest a regional center is in birmingham. And so you know i. I've been there a lot over the past few years. And when i compare the service and the facilities and everything like that to a to a more local hospital more local medical facility. It is night and day difference. I mean bring. Va clinic is just top of the line. So it it is really an and again. I know everyone is different but it even from. When i used to go to the va we lived in texas to go into the va. Here it is. There's so many positive changes that have been made in at so honestly i'm really really happy with with the facilities and the care receive and everything like that so glad to hear that. Yeah absolutely absolutely so what's a big takeaway here right. So what does something. All veterans and newly separated veterans or. Otherwise what should they really remember from our conversation. Today i would say remember that. Va is here for you We probably have a benefit or a service that you might not have been aware of And we wanna be there. We want to be partners in your military civilian transition. We want to be partners in your life and help you with any issues that you might have. We're not the answer for everything But we also have connections with community resources and just reach out to us if if you need anything don't try and go it alone and again if if you had a bad experience in the past comeback to us i promise you it should be a much better experience now and like i said if there's anything you encounter that that you have an issue with let us know we're here to be part of it. I mean my personal story. My brother who is an army veteran wouldn't go to the. Va for the longest time. I finally got him to go and he's been so thrilled he was. He calls me up and he's like says they're offering me services that i didn't even ask for. They're they're doing this. They're doing that. And i said yes. That's what we call wraparound services when you come into a va. We are not just looking at the problem that you presented with. We're gonna ask you how else we can help you. And he's been so impressed with that. He wishes he would start in the. Va system a long time ago. It really is We've really made some great advances. So please come see as awesome awesome so here on the show. We like to give our listeners. Some practical next step. So when this podcast finishes playing what should they. Do you know the context of our conversation today. What should they do because today's question is. Hey what's the. Va solid start program. And obviously you've answered that more than we could ever imagine and in so having you on the show has been just absolutely outstanding but what should their next steps be right after listening to this podcast. I would say if you're curious about the benefits and services we offer You might try to going to our website. Www dot va dot gov easy to remember And when you go to. Va dot gov. You'll see sort of things grouped into logical sort of life domain issue. So you'll be able to kind of navigating see. Wow you know what is what does the. Va half for me. And then you can actually apply for many of our programs online. Some of them Were still working on getting online. But you get the application online so that would be one thing and then if you just don't wanna talk to somebody some full more comfortable calling on the phone and talking to somebody call that number i gave earlier one eight hundred eight two seven. One thousand You know we're here for you. Take that step. Check us out If you're already enrolled in one of our programs you know good on you but there might be something else that he don't know about so check us out. Sure well margarita. Devlin this has been so so rate again. You have answered the question. What is the a solid star program. Frankly answered a whole lot more questions as well. So thank you so so so much for coming on serve now. What really enjoyed having him my pleasure and thank you for what you're doing to. It's really important work. I hope you've enjoyed my conversation with margarita devlin. So what are your questions recorded voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast at courage to fight again dot com or joined the post nine eleven veterans and families facebook group. And post your question there. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus. Christ we'll i'll see you right back here. Two weeks from day and the nixed veteran question. We'll be asking is this. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Well until next time. Thanks for listening. We serve now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
FEMA requests help from Pentagon to administer COVID vaccine: DoD
"Pentagon just confirming that fema is requesting help administering kobe vaccine around the country. No word on any troop numbers
How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News
"And welcomed aviation news talk show about general aviation with relevant news and flying tips for pilots and student pilots. To help keep you safe. I'm extra scott for our pilot skills topping today. We'll be talking about the factors you should consider when choosing instrument approach and air traffic controller r h of the opposing basis. Podcasts will be here to answer listener questions. And finally we'll talk with a newsmaker a young pilot who did something that made headlines around the world last week episode. One seventy one. We talked with andy chant about the sleek new petrol panther aircraft. So if you didn't hear that episode you may want to check it out and if aviation is talk. Podcast is new to you in whatever app. You're using to listen to us now. Just click on the subscribe button. So new episodes will download for free each week. I think you'll enjoy today's show and you won't want to miss future shows this week in the news. Real time. updates on special use airspace are coming to the cockpit. A student pilot selfie results force landing and an airport. Snowplow driver got in trouble at the reading pennsylvania. Airport all this more and the news starts now. From alpa dot org coming to the cockpit. Real time special. Use airspace updates real time status of military operation areas or moas and other types of special use airspace or s. You a into. The cockpit of aviators has been included in the national defense authorization. Act or indeed led by senator james inhofe of oklahoma chairman of the senate armed services committee and representative sam graves of missouri. The top republican on the house committee on transportation and infrastructure and a member of the house armed services committee a provision in the act was included that requires the faa and the department of defense to establish automated. Real-time broadcast similar to temporary flight restrictions dissemination on the real time status of emo as and restricted airspace. The aa an annual bill was passed in both the house and senate by overriding the president's veto making sixty consecutive years that it has become law the goal to improve operational safety and efficiency by transmitting directly into the cockpit the real time status of military training and other su as will result in enormous savings and environmental benefits robberies of private commercial and military aircraft a mitre corporation report developed in two thousand twelve documented the potential benefits of such a system according to the report quote overall approximate annual. Good weather flight savings in the national airspace system. Include fuel savings of one hundred million dollars distance savings of thirty million nautical miles flight. Time savings of ninety thousand hours and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of three hundred million kilograms. Lp president mark baker said this really sets the course for faa and dod the use existing technology to ensure pilots have tools readily available in order to transmit this type of airspace. Safely and efficiently'' it's a game changer. For many pilots and insurers are warfighters. Continue to receive the training. They need and deserve from k. H. dot com. Which i believe is a houston television station. Pilot killed after jumping in a rolling plane that went airborne while doing maintenance. Faa says one person was killed when a small plane crashed in a residential area of galveston county according to authorities. According to the faa an unoccupied single engine plane began to move forward while maintenance work was being performed on the aircraft at scholes international airport in galveston. A pilot jumped in the plane at the faa says it rolled over chalks and became airborne plane went down in a residential area near the intersection of south railroad and mike avenue in hitchcock at about two pm the pilot has been identified as fifty year old austin stall of galveston. There were no passengers on the plane and other injuries reported plane went down near railroad tracks. The call someone is a nurse who lives near the crash site. She said she saw the plane flying very low before nosediving into the ground right in front of her house. And i think probably the key takeaway on this is that sometimes. It's probably better to let an airplane go. Even though you know that it's probably going to be damaged rather than try. And get into the airplane and injure or kill yourself from aviation safety dot. Net hawker eight hundred. Xp crashes during landing on runway one four at farmingdale republic airport in new york now one of our patriots mega supporters. Jim gold fussy gives ground instruction at republic. Airport notified me of the accident immediately after it happened. A raytheon hawker eight hundred. X p november four one to juliette alpha performing telling air flight t.f. Nine forty one suffered an accident during landing on runway one four at the farmington republic airport on long island. Both bins sustained minor injuries at twenty thirty two local time. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway one four. The tower controller reported wind calm and stated that the aircraft that landed five minutes prior at reported that the cloud base was at minimums.
Security agencies "incurred enormous damage" from Trump
"We heard from the president-elect yesterday after being down for a couple of days of the christmas holiday in which he accused the trump administration of continuing to obstruct the transition process particularly on matters of national security for some agencies are teams received cooperation from the career staff in those agencies from others most notably the department of defense we countered obstruction from the political leadership of that department and the truth is many of the agencies that are critical security have incurred enormous damage. Many of them have been hollowed out in personnel capacity in morale in the policy process of atrophy or have been sidelined in the despair of our and the disrepair of those alliances and our absence from keys. Petitions that matter to the welfare of the american people in general disengagement from the world and all that makes it harder for our government to protect the american people to To defend our vital interest acting secretary of defense. Christopher miller responded to the remarks denying any stonewalling toward the biden team writing in a statement quote our dod political and career officials have been working with the utmost professionalism to support transge activities in a compressed time schedule and they will continue to do so in a transparent and collegial manner that upholds the finest traditions of the department miller goes on to say quote. The american people expect nothing less and that is what i remain committed
A potential bureaucratic dispute could slow down the birth of 5G internet
"The US needs a five G. Network that much everyone agrees on. This is the network that would allow things like fully self-driving cars Internet. That's a hundred times faster. But it turns out. There are a couple big questions not fully resolved in Washington I who should build and operate parts of this network and second who's responsible for giving up the airwaves that it would run on. We point this out because the FCC's looking at auctioning off some of the government owned electromagnetic spectrum. So companies can use it for five G. and at the same time. The Department of Defense is looking at leasing out some of that same spectrum. So I asked Craig Moffett analysts for telecom and media research for Muffin Nathanson. Who is in charge here? That's the sixty four thousand dollar question. Historically, the FCC has always been in charge of spectrum at least for commercial purposes. What's been proposed here is unusual in that the Department of Defense is suggesting something that is a bit of a hybrid, build their own network that they would then make available through some mechanism to commercial carriers, and that starts to crossover fairly clearly into the commercial sphere. Will this all sounds frankly dysfunctional. You have two major government agencies not on the same page over how to govern a piece of technological real estate. What are the consequences of this situation yet look dysfunctional doesn't begin to capture. It seemed fairly clear that the dod didn't know what the FCC was doing that the FCC. Didn't know what the DOD was doing and that parts of the dod didn't know what other parts of the Dod we're doing. Dysfunctional. Is being polite. It is a mess. There is this on again off again conversation over whether the US needs a national five G. Network run by the government or a private sector driven network, which is where we've been going how does this dispute over spectrum and you know who can Lisa rock it out fit into that conversation? Well I it's very much part and parcel of the same discussion. The idea that we should have a nationally coordinated response rather than a commercially driven response. I reared its head in the beginning of twenty eighteen and it was soundly repudiated by everybody in in government within a matter of days after it went public and it went underground and then came back again and then it was repudiated by everybody and went underground. And came back again and it keeps coming back. It's sort of this Zombie that can't be killed. This country has committed. I think fairly clearly since one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, and the break-up of the bell system that we're going to pursue a private enterprise approach to telecom rather than a government regulated monopoly approach, and you can see a tremendous amount of tension ideologically among different parts of the government about whether that's appropriate. Is there any merit to the idea of a national five G. Network just because? It just sounds maybe more efficient than having a bunch of private companies build their own separate versions. Yeah. There are two arguments here. The the first one is time to market and at its very core, the motivation for government intervention and the motivation of certain participants and names that have been attached to this concept like Eric. Schmidt, the former chairman and CEO of Google, for example, is this belief that the US is moving too slowly and that China is taking the lead and that has two consequences. One that there will be a more robust equipment ecosystem were or supply chain. That evolves around the Chinese five G. Network, and therefore, there will be critical infrastructure that we simply can't produce in the Western Hemisphere. So so that's part one part two is this view that if we don't move fast enough, then China will start to develop the economic ecosystem that rides on top of five G., all the applications that will emerge that we can imagine yet but out of four g came companies like Uber and facebook arguably really grew into what it is today because of four g and so so all the innovation that comes on top of a platform like this. is feared to becoming too slowly because the US may fall behind China in developing our five G. Network. That's separate and apart from the question of just is it economically sensible to have three or potentially four different companies building five G. networks instead of having one national platform that then everybody shares or at least chairs some part of and buys capacity from. So let's say that this conflict between UFC indeed doesn't resolve and this big midsection of spectrum disease just stays locked up, is it still going to be possible for you know verizon or whoever to buy five g service to all of us? The short answer is, yes. There are other solutions besides this particular block of spectrum. So. Most of the world, it started down the path of mid band spectrum before the US. The US started with a very much a focus on very very high frequency spectrum and his head to course correct perhaps later than than one would have liked but they have they have now if not fully caught up at least closed the gap to some degree, and there is a very large auction of mid band spectrum coming in December called the c-band auction that the carriers have been planning around for at least two years and and by all accounts. Is Spectrum very similar to the spectrum that the DOD would theoretically be using and and there's quite a bit of it. So I think right now that you would have to say that the carriers view see band as the
The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays
"Vast fox sports radio networking glad you have chosen to spend A couple minutes with us and there is no debate. There is no debate where we begin this night, a radio the fall classic surfing the Blue Wave Cowabunga Dod's the Fall Classic, starting in a neutral site. Kind of on Tuesday night with Joe Buck every night, you get ajob of game and John Smalls calling the game on Fox. Did you watch? Maybe not will see that I don't imagine the ratings will be very good for this Thegame was lopsided in there's one team that has a fan base and another one that doesn't a national fan base for the Dodgers. Put on a pyrotechnics show. It was like the Fourth of July. Boom Bang Bam! The Dodger offense When Cody Bellenger Mookie Betts hit homeruns Clayton Kershaw mowing down Tampa haters like it was an April started Dodger Stadium on by the time The damage he'd done. Ella ended up spit roasting the raise 8 to 3 and Game one of the 2020 World Series for the Dodgers Get a leg up on the best of seven series now three wings away. From their first championship as a franchise since 1988 When Ronald Reagan was the president, Tommy Lasorda was waddling in the dugout and Kurt Gibson got wanted bat and hit a home run and is at all time legend because of that, as a Dodger, So let us discuss the question. What are your big takeaways? From Game one of the World Series, a domination situation for the Dodgers. So I've got the white whale hand grenades and Smurfs and we will tie all these things together. Now we talk about the World Series. Game one. You start with us. Accounts on Lee is just one game. It doesn't matter that much in the big picture. It's only one game. However. I'm going to disagree with that statement because the feeling that one gets watching Game one of the World Series from the Dodgers side of things. It's like hitting a two team parlay. It doesn't seem like a one win situation. Night, so don't undersell the importance of a game one win for Los Angeles and I'll tell you why. Because the Dodgers winning a Clayton Kershaw playoffs start As easy as a B C. 123. Is not something that happens very often, right. You feel like you dodged a bullet when you win a Kershaw game in the playoffs in a big play off game, Kershaw has been the dog with fleas in the postseason. And while many of my colleagues on television like to downplay Clayton Kershaw's missteps on radio, we don't do that We don't his World Series resume coming in. I would have him in the bread line. If that was his resume. What into an E? R. A of over five he had pitched in 26 2 3rd innings given up 16 earned runs. Over four starts in five games. But on this night, it reminded and voice in my head. It was Dick Stockton, who told me years ago stats tell you what has happened. They don't tell you what's going to happen. And that was a vintage regular season type of Kershaw performance. And you see that in a big play off game as often as you see a white whale swimming around the ocean, right? Clayton Kershaw got 38 swings. 19. Mrs. He had a whiff rate of 50%. Now the stat geeks tell us that that is the highest Of Clayton Kershaw's career, whether it be the postseason or the regular season that half the time it was S O matter, Miss. That is what's known as flexing your muscles, and it wasn't just Kershaw. Cody Bellenger, Mookie Betts. Max Muncy all had big days. The conga line kept moving. You keep pressure on your opponent 10 hits, they got seven walks. The Dodgers drew seven walks and, more importantly than that. They actually hit when they had runners in scoring position. They batted 3 57 on this day with runners in scoring position. They were five out of 14 follow the ways and is a key. You follow the wisdom often, American legend Will Rogers You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The Dodgers they made their first impression. Now you've got to back that up. You have backed that up in Game two in Game three, but you only played one game and the Dodgers the more talented team they didn't play down to their competition. They played like they were the superior opponent in this matchup. We certainly hope that continues were slightly biased on this now. Part B. If you would like to knit pick That's one of these. We get paid to do hear on the radio. Always to pick apart things in micro analyze. Dave Roberts fell back into some old analytical principles. We were hoping that his gut feeling managerial move. The other night would continue. It did not in this game, managing Clayton Kershaw. For Dave Roberts is like juggling hand grenades. One wrong move one wrong move and your head gets blown off. And I understand partially what Roberts is thinking. Because when I'm watching Clayton Kershaw, I'm thinking, OK, Here's where it all falls apart goes to hell right here, right. This is going to be the inning. It all goes to crap. In a playoff situation. But on this night Kershaw he was dealing He'd only thrown 78 pitches. Through six innings. And ah, very effective there. The Rays hitters were completely flummoxed against Kershaw as we gave you some of the numbers there of 50% with weight, and despite the Dodgers having a huge advantage there up eight tow one. They, Roberts Arbitrarily said. That's it. We're going to take you out of the game. I'd rather take you out of half inning. Too early, then a half inning too late. So that brought in Dillon Florio, who wasn't good and then and then Roberts panic because the Rays attempted the pin shit G may enjoy And so Roberts ran out of the dog and I got to make a change. I
California: GOP deploy "unauthorized" drop boxes
"Voting is now underway in much of the United States. But if you live in California and planning to drop off your ballots at a collection box, you might want to read the fine print controversy in California after the Republican Party installed dozens of their own ballot drop-off boxes at several locations across the state state officials calling them unofficial and illegal though they appear virtually indistinguishable from the boxes sanctioned by the state the California Republican. Party, not backing down saying there are no laws that private drop-off boxes are not permitted will will will will the California gop put out their own ballot boxes and labelled them as official? Shady as hell you can't say something's official if it's not official I, hate it when people do that. You like how they say old spices, the official dod of the NFL but I've smelled Patrick. And, he smells like sunshine. Last time I checked is not part of the Old Spice Catalog the deception aside though I don't think ballot-boxes on every corner actually a bad idea. It should be this easy to vote in. America? This should be drop boxes all over the place. They should be like starbucks. Should be everywhere and they should also let you take a dump if you need to because otherwise the alternative is what we saw happening in Georgia just yesterday where people were waiting in line eleven hours just to vote. And let me tell you something if I'm waiting eleven hours in line. Should I don't want to vote at the end of it? I WANNA
Interview with Winstina Hughes, Planner for the Maryland Dept of Transportation
"Welcome to Hallway Chat I'm Liam Dempsey. And I'm Tara Claes today we're joined by Weinstein Hughes when Stena is an assistant regional planner for the Maryland Department of transportation she created her first wordpress blog for a geographic information systems assignment and followed it soon after with one on community development and suburban planning. She has presented at Work Camp New York City work camp. US and Work Camp Austin. A wordpress meet up co organizer Weinstein a lead were camp new. York two, thousand eighteen. Welcome when Stena? We're so glad here. Thanks for having me. Tara. Thanks for having me. Lamb. I'm excited to join you wearing. So excited to defensive time with you. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Okay. I can tell you. I'm a bit more about myself i. Grew up in northern Jersey in south orange. Maplewood. My family immigrated. From Sierra Leone West Africa And somehow they brought me back to Maryland. Settled initially I'm so I am living and working in, Baltimore? Fantastic there's there's a lot there about that. We could delve into but let me let me just talk a little bit about growing up there since he started with whole were you when you when you move from Sarah alone do you remember your your country of or you're young enough to not have any memory? I have. I have memories of playing in our backyard. Like the lush greenery of it. The red. The red dirt. Just. just kind of outside where we lived I remember just how bad it was. And I remember listening on to my dad calling. To see how I was just a memory of knowing that my parents weren't with me. And just really happy to hear his voice. And? When we moved here. This is. Really. where I grew out. Those are those those memories are of. I'm like a child and when we moved here, that's when things really start forming. That's when I'm you know I started thinking about just you know school like a as a kid. I. Think. We. You know when you're as young as four or five things are just kind of like impressions I'm but then we hit an age where we start understanding what's around us Andy Start. Having. A sense of the places where we're going and the people that were spending time with and when we immigrated here on that was the time where things really started in. No. Forming for me as a child and and. Being aware of the spaces I was in and you know. I grew up here in every part of who I am is really. The experience of being raised here in the states and Being raised in south. Orange Maplewood. have. You been back to Sierra Leone. I haven't been back. I'm one of those children but. That hasn't traveled back. Since I? I can't name. Do you have family there still though I do I do have aunts and uncles and I have cousins. That are from back home. And I have some cousins that have traveled here and they've gone back I'm. But I've I've lived here since since we came in, it's been continuous experience. Yeah. Thank you for sharing that your your story of coming to this country and growing up here. Tell us a little bit. Your experience Sir I think you talked about before we started recording about. Going to school to Grad, school and Can you tell us a little bit about your education background and your wordpress wordpress fits into that picture? Yes So you know you mentioned that I'm an assistant. Planner and I went to college for city planning. And I went to Grad school as well for for city planning sitting regional planning. And you know it's it's really a way of looking at the world. A WAY OF LOOKING And Identifying Spaces right areas that you can contribute to improve, and that's what I really love about. About what I studied and I really enjoy the work that I do currently. I, work for DOD and. Works specifically. With state highway and we see the tangible results of the projects that we work on. You know like when we go to meetings I'm and you know the individuals that we speak with. It's There's a real mess to it as opposed to. If I were in an office. kind of like. We spend a fair amount of time in the office, but it's not like a policy document I'm writing. You know it's like I can go and see where I work is I can listen. To understand what the needs are of of those who live in the communities. that. We that we go to and that's really what's always been exciting for me as a planner I did some community organizing work as well and? Not only that. I worked at a nonprofit in DC as an intern, and I had a chance to look at a Housing Trust Fund I had the chance to look at how they went about organizing around housing issues and an even organizing around immigration issues and and it's it's so exciting to work in a field that that hutchison all those different areas and it's died it's that fluid ness of of of the field working an infrastructure or working with community issues or working on. Economic Development. That led me to. Writing about. you know what I learned in school and then writing about it is really you know what really got me more involved within the word s community I that jess log but I'm that I wrote in college, and then when I graduated I started writing a blog on development. For Me Boyd and just in the process of all the positive experiences move me from just you know blogging on wordpress dot com to building my own sites. And then there's there's so much evolved from that as well. From writing to becoming a a meet up organizer in a work, Camp Speaker, and. You know just just all those those opportunities came from. From just you know blogging sharing my thoughts about. An area that I'm so passionate about that I'm so fortunate to work in.
The U.S. Hypersonics Program Matures
"We're here because really in the span of a couple of weeks, our knowledge of the US hypersonic weapons program is significantly expanded and a lot of these disparate pieces that we have been tracking are falling into place. Steve. been at the forefront of reporting a lot of these developments. Can you summarize the highlights for us? Right well, just to kind of give you a a an update Eh cross the entire spectrum because it's a huge portfolio. So let's go back to March that was the last flight test hypersonic flight tests that the DOD has has carried out with that was with the blog zero common hypersonic lied body. That's the glide body that's going to be the front end for the army's long range hypersonic weapon and the Navy's intermediate range, conventional prom strike, which is summering launch missile. That was a successful flight test It was later described by president trump as a as the super duper missile We were trying to figure out what that was, but that according to CNN's reporting. That's that's what he was referring to. At the time. The Air Force meanwhile has got a couple of different programs. Ongoing one is the AGM one, eighty, three A. Rapid Response Weapon Lockheed Martin design for for both the front front end and the integration, and they did a captive carry flight tests that would appear to be pretty successful just a couple of weeks ago and they are moving that into flight test with the FRONTON actually incorporating the design from the tactical boost glide program from Darpa that was supposed to be an independent separate. Well, not quite there. They are linked that was supposed to be a separate flight test program that they've now folded that into the aero vehicle design and will continue testing that through era there. was also on the Hawk programs. That's the next set of flight tests that are supposed to be happening That's hypersonic everything weapon concepts which is basically a scream jet powered cruise missile There's a Lockheed version and Raytheon version We know back in May that the Lockheed attempted to do a captive carry test with their version of the Hawk missile but there was some kind of failure during the flight test We still don't know exactly what it, what it was but it appeared to be somewhat damaging and but since then we hit me for nothing about. where. They're going with that except for the fact that the Air Force a few weeks ago, launched a follow on program to develop an operational prototype. Jet Powered cruise missile that you know would be a follow on to the the program But in the competition Air Force basically selected three companies a couple of weeks ago to form the competitive field for the follow on Hawk missile and those three companies are Lockheed Raytheon and Boeing. Which of course, the interesting part there is Boeing locking Raytheon are heavily involved in the Arrow Program and the TV g program and Hawk program, but Boeing has been shut out. So this gives them a chance to come back into the hypersonic Arena for at one point buying of course, was the sort of champion in especially in the air breathing propulsion space with the x fifty one program, and if you go way back I'm sure guy could could chime in on on these programs would be like the space shuttle and fifteen with Boeing's legacy companies so. That kind of brings us up to speed with where we are right now.
Microsoft plans cloud push with foreign governments
"Do have some news here on Microsoft's CNBC's Jordan novick report that Microsoft is signing deals with foreign governments to offer cloud packages. This would be sort of like the bundle. Remember it simple for the dod the Pentagon remember there's that Djeddai contract with up to ten billion dollars over ten years that's being contested by Amazon Microsoft. Already has relationships with foreign governments. We don't know which ones yet here this could evolve joins understanding is this is going to be formally announced later this year, of course, we know in that cloud infrastructure intrastructure market Amazon. Go head to head in two thousand, nine, hundred Amazon control about fifty percent of that market and Microsoft and told about fifteen percent of it. Microsoft shares no ticket high here in the after hours Brian Back to you. Right up one point, four percent just thank you very much. All right. By the way for more than Microsoft's cloud feelings, you can head over to CBC Dot Com read more about that story that Joshua's talked about from our crack team. They're more yet another stock not as not not as superlative as apple, but certainly has been a monster of a moneymaker. Well. If you look at a five year charter Microsoft. Better chart so. The turnaround there that started a few years ago under such Adela has been all about the cloud has been all about enterprise like Microsoft teams is going to be taking market share. There's there's a major argument that you. You'd be buying that selling zoom as you look to to even just where I think some of the big tech giants will probably push around companies like zoom. So Microsoft is is as far as I'm concerned. They are the other company to be talking about in in this world of of Mega Cap Tech. This is the multiple that is you know depending on what you think you should be paying. Thirty two to thirty five times is that cheap? Well, they are taking market share in the cloud. There's no question that they are beginning to to really dominate but as your. Gaming is a billion dollar business and Microsoft clearly is is navigated the the regulatory environment. The irony is, of course you know. Back, in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, they were the ones that really started this. I think this focus on big cap tech and they're the ones that seem to be navigating best right now. Care Certainly. So be cared quickly go back to you talked about Apple Peter Lynch model like I love my phone. So I'm GonNa Buy Apple you don't hear a lot of people say man I really love that outlook. Oh, I couldn't live without excel. Zoom player I'm kidding on that one there an enterprise everybody deserve. The same kind of a French in that a consumer is going to or maybe more. Well, I. Think your point's well taken that in this environment where a lot is driven by narrative and. Just getting that attention of the so-called robinhood traders Microsoft isn't necessarily that exciting, right but look at the business that had has it's got great contracts coming up in contrast to Amazon. It appears that it's got kind of the tap on the shoulder from the government to go out there and get these contracts. I mean the government talked about them buying TIKTOK. That's a that's an acknowledgement that Microsoft has got a bit of a regulatory governmental tailwind to it. I agree ten listen it's it's over maybe it's over valued it. It was my pick few weeks ago when I did the fast pitch or whatever that thing is we did and I one and I'm still riding high from that and I would still apply Microsoft.
Could Military Sustainment Shifts Impact Broader Aftermarket?
"Are the biggest movements and transparency in the military aftermarket Leeann I think you you actually on a key point in that? We're seeing a bit of a shift back to defense. In the military aftermarket or or sustainment as as we often call it taking a lead role in exploring new technologies have broader implications both the the military and the commercial aftermarket. So. There are really three things that that we see. So the first is a real focus on the improvement in the speed of new aftermarket service deliveries you particularly. How frequently able to deliver new aftermarket capability at cost in also focus on out coast. So in those outcomes have chew flavors. The first lever is the availability of the asset and the second flavor is it really interesting and perhaps has broader implications as well. How do I make the job of the maintainers easier? So as we see the Department of Defense in particular looking at these three things their impact back into the contracting community in terms of how they're transitioning from their existing sustainment or aftermarket business models into being able to sport. And really here, digital in the cloud have a really important role to play. You mentioned a few things are already in terms of analytics, a power solutions in even going to things such as extended reality. Simulation in other techniques and technologies that are really taking hold. In the in the defense aftermarket in a way that that we hadn't seen recently is really really exciting. I think the other thing that I would add to is that you we've often focused a lot on the platform. So had wide liver spare parts. How do I make sure that the actual physical asset is operating? Perfectly. But as we look into the future in we can we can talk about the smartest well a lot of the capability that these platforms provide is really driven by software, and so how sustainment supports both the availability of the asset, as well as the continuous upgrade improvement of the software that drives that asset is really interesting really exciting, and when we see it impacting the ways that our clients are thinking about how to deliver sustainment solution. So enjoys unless you anything else you'd like to add to that. Couple points we're seeing sustainment considerations happening earlier in the overall program design process. New Programs in also being integrated into model designed in digital manufacturing activities, and the other thing that I'll add is that we're seeing the requests from the DOD. The orients develop cost effective solutions were arrested -ly to reduce cost on existing solutions in programs. Thanks for those insights. So what do military owens in contractors need to consider as they develop these sustainment solutions in dividing hardware from the software in some cases? We End, I can start off The way that we're looking at this is for those contractors is really a critical situation in terms of what the DOD's looking or and that's been recently demonstrated by the increase willingness of the DOD move ahead of Industry in delivering the capabilities as well as takeover programs that were once considered long term sustainable revenue for the contractors. So it's really a wake up call. Time to improve or going to actually do this or you on behalf the other thing is that military Owens's contractors. Have a deep understanding of how people. Let's call military personnel. Going to consume the RX. Data to get their jobs done effectively and efficiently. So it really comes down to let's make sure that we're building products and programs solutions that are easy to use an easy to access
Gitlab Courseware as Code with Ben Allison
"We haven't done very many shows about military and the software used in the military. Could you explain how software is used in the military and give get as an example of a piece of code that is used in the military? My particular experience I am a signed as a faculty member at the Army Cyber School House. So my experience with using getting. As a software development tool is primarily focused on that environment. Instead of the rest of the army are organizations that use different tool suites get being one get lab, Atlassian different Damore positions across Dod's different toll sweets. But the army cyber school, we use get lab and get primarily as a way to manage our curriculum. into the way that came to be prior to me arriving at the school around two, thousand, fifteen and sixteen timeframe the school I was created until fifteen in. So there are there are kind of the The for students creating tells fourteen excuse me at first students two, thousand, fifteen into. So they're kind of acting like a never meant to start culture. So they had the flexibility because they had such a torch short timeframe to. Build their their courses for the first students, which usually the army gives you three years they had less than a year. So they had the flexibility more or less the political flexibility to do what works and get things done rather than to wait bureaucratic systems of what may be in the past. They had a lot of opportunity to innovate in a way that might not otherwise be possible in a more established institution within the army. So for them they were looking at how can we manage course where the army traditionally has a three year cycle that updates at a very slow pace it's all using binary data formats such as we're documents powerpoint to get stored in a Web interface where the upload the documents in download them when you need to instruct and so for us, we wanted to be able to have more flexibility where we could manage course where in applying agile software development principles, and then also be able update in manage the course, the corser without having to go through the tedious process of using these other outdated systems designed for more a static types of curriculum that don't change very often. was a natural choice for those of US coming into the school house over background experience offered engineering. So I am at your centimeters haven't worked in the army in a development role personally, but many have in that influences the decision to use Gab. So for US instead of using a word documents, we use markup languages to track our curriculum, and then we use the CI pipelines to build that curriculum same. Thing with infrastructure code, use a different four-match for us at t templates an open stack pipe last play. So for us, that's that's the the framework for how we chose to use primarily because it was available and we had the freedom to do so because the organization organizations just being stood up in the leadership was willing to assume risk by allow us to innovate in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
Gitlab Courseware as Code with Ben Allison
"We haven't done very many shows about military and the software used in the military. Could you explain how software is used in the military and give get as an example of a piece of code that is used in the military? My particular experience I am a signed as a faculty member at the Army Cyber Schoolhouse. So my experience with using getting. As a software development tool is primarily focused on that environment. Instead of the rest of the army are organizations that use different tool suites get being one get lab. Atlassian. Different Damore positions across Dod's different toll sweets. But the army cyber school, we use get lab and get primarily as a way to manage our curriculum. into the way that came to be prior to me arriving at the school around two, thousand, fifteen and sixteen timeframe the school I was created until fifteen in. So there are there are kind of the The for students creating tells fourteen excuse me at first students two, thousand, fifteen into. So they're kind of acting like a never to start culture. So they had the flexibility because they had such a torch short timeframe to build. Their their courses for the first students, which usually the army gives you three years they had less than a year. So they had the flexibility more or less the political flexibility to do what works and get things done rather than to wait bureaucratic systems of what may be in the past. They had a lot of opportunity to innovate in a way that might not otherwise be possible in a more established institution within the army. So for them they were looking at how can we manage course where the army traditionally has a three year cycle that updates at a very slow pace it's all using binary data formats such as we're documents powerpoint to get stored in a Web interface where the upload the documents in download them when you need to instruct and so for us, we wanted to be able to have more flexibility where we could manage course where in applying agile software development principles, and then also be able update and manage the course the corser without having to go through the tedious process of using these other outdated systems designed for more a static types of curriculum that don't change very often. was a natural choice for those of US coming into the school house over background experience offered engineering. So I am at your centimeters haven't worked in the army in a development role personally, but many have in that influences the decision to use Gab. So for US instead of using a word documents, we use markup languages to track our curriculum, and then we use the CI pipelines to build that curriculum same. Thing with infrastructure code use a different four-match for us at t templates an open stack pipe last play. So for us, that's that's the the framework for how we chose to use primarily because it was available and we had the freedom to do so because the organization organizations just being stood up in the leadership was willing to assume risk by allow us to innovate in ways that might not otherwise be possible. Core. Swear is a term that this conversation's going to focus on explain what the term course where means and how it applies to this conversation. Suddenly Army when they have curriculum development coursework can be affirmative. This way when you when you joined the army every, there's different specialties for different sexually you have armor would be people drive tanks. You've got infantry that people go and do the very stereotypical army infantry things. You've got field artillery they fire cannons have got aviators to fly helicopters and they've got things like signal or does communique shipment in the Cyber Branch Cyber Branch was created. Ciller Signal Corps signals more it. Cyber is more focused on using P centric art centric computing space to create offensive and defensive effects of. The army in the government department at large, and so what that really means for us at the school is we're developing courses to support soldiers coming into the army in the officers enlisted and warrant officers who need at the Technical Erie that supports all of the operational context. Racial context is all stuff that in the ranch they can't really talk about what they're doing or how they're applying the theory in some cases. But but for us, we are strictly worried about technical theory that underlying. All. Of the operational applications. So for us, it's Windows Fundamentals Lennox Demento is understanding operating systems in how they work. And then understanding networking, TCI than full stack of networking and understanding enough to apply it an insecurity concepts both from offensive and defensive perspective whether you're trying to defend offensive actor or you're on the offensive side, you need to understand all of that theory that goes behind exploitation out of defend attackers hide in so on and so for the school when they talk about course where they're talking about, for example, the cyber common technical core is a module. Every cohort whether the officers enlisted are required to attend ends up for them. This is the overview of operating systems networking insecurity into the course where is the facilitator guides that go to the instructors, the student guides that go to the students and then the. Is. Code that deploys interactive ranges for the students due to work on from the classrooms or in this case during in nineteen up from wherever they're working from a remote location of again. Okay. So you've mentioned course where you've mentioned get and you're talking about curriculum management technologies like powerpoint and Microsoft and PDF. These seem like separate worlds if you're talking about office management tools that's at a higher level than something that you would need to version control on. So what's the relationship between the version control stuff and the traditional office suite? Right so and the traditional army you would this is something if he's ever been to a government scores in the romantic government, you often new to course it's kind of the general stereotype is kind of have a pulse and you sit in class and you sit through powerpoint slides in answer some very canned questions at our checks learning. Then you move onto the next thing and nobody ever fails and it's not hard. You just exist you get through it and then you go to your unit you actually do your job Leonard, job your unit that's the stereotype of of how training is done in the army and that's Not always accurate of course is stereotype. So that's that's health in some cases it's Not, how the OSCE wants to involve improving but that's that's A. Character of of how could be in. So when people talk about office documents in the army, you'll death by powerpoint sometimes there's certain models that are designed such a way that the army says you are not alone about this and you sit in powerpoint and someone flipped through slides and you're done you do it for a certain length of time they briefed the sides you. In you're done to the school severance doesn't want to be slide driven. So instead of being slide driven in powerpoint, we instead are facilitation guides that are stored a markup. We can also do slides using or ask you doctor and revealed a technologies run through ask Dr, which is a tick, the markup language in spits out issue on the backside, and so we do sometimes use slides, but we're not trying to be centered on. powerpoint dead were trying to use this after vine principles to facilitate learning through hands on
Solving hard problems and pursuing your passions.
"My name is Matt Devo. And the CEO of Buddha LLC. I was writing a lot of my own programs I grew up in a very rural area, so you know it didn't have exposure to some of the early BS systems, and actually with my first computer did not have a disk drive or any storage medium, so I would spend all my time programming, know all of the available memory on that commodore sixty four with different applications and had written menu application that would kinda. Let me jump between the different sections, and then I would cry every time we lost power, which was quite frequently because I. had you know would lose everything that I had coded into the device minute was powered off. I was lucky again. I was in a very rural area. There are nineteen people in my graduating class, and there is nothing offered from a computer science perspective. But when I expressed interest, my high school math teacher actually go in the summer to learn how to teach computer science, and then would come back and teach me. In the interest of adapted over time when I got to college focused on not only computer science, but also national security studies became very interested in how things work and taking them apart, and you know that was kind of my early entree into Kinda true hacking, an looking at other people's programs and other people's systems, and I happened to see this convergence between the two topics that I love, and if you think back to the early nineties, really the combination of political science. Science and computer science was all around statistics and analysis, and I saw this new career field, or at least I hoped based on what I saw was increasing use of computer technology in critical things so critical infrastructure, society, finance, etc, and then the inherent vulnerability of those systems, because I was capable of hacking them. The friends that I was meeting were capable of hacking them and then if you combine that with my National Security Focus, I saw this as a new national security. Bull boats I started writing on that topic back in Nineteen, Ninety two, and attracted a tremendous amount of attention to myself, because as one of the early people to highlight the risks of what would become information warfare cyber war, so I was viewed a little bit by some of the folks in the national security circles and intelligence community as well as kind of the equivalent of the KID building an atomic weapon in his garage I was coming to the same conclusions and researching the same things that they had identified at the same time as this key national security risk that they were trying to keep under wraps for the most part. There was quite a bit of friction at the time you know for example in nineteen, ninety three I graduated from Undergrad and win straight into Grad School, and got a masters, or was pursuing a master's in national security studies in political science and the political science team at my graduate school basically told me that the topic of information warfare was not. Not Valid from a thesis perspective, so it would have been easy to give up at that point, but I was persistent, and I had folks who were advocating for me and telling me look at issues of command and control warfare, or look at this, or we're kind of giving me pointers to kind of redirect my research. It also gave me some great. I. I built a red team that that emulated the adversary during classified coalition military exercises, and during that red team was the first person to hack into systems on an aircraft carrier. While it was at sea, we did that with a nuclear submarine or these very headline, invoking the work we're doing at the time wasn't covered in the press, but internally at the classified level within Dod, these wars significant wakeup calls. My favorite part is solving hard problems I like being in the room when we're confronting something that seems almost unconfrontational. And working through the process of how to we adequately addressed that. So I really thrive on that. Kinda read teamer perspective of give me something that you think is one of your most difficult things to achieve most difficult realities that you face, and let's build some approaches for how you do are able to take advantage of. You have the interest and the passion. By all means we have the need within the community. We have a workforce that just doesn't have the numbers by way of the professionals in it so I would encourage folks. You have the interest get involved. You have to engage in self learning. certifications are great. It's great to get on the job experience, but I always like to look at the folks who built basement lab, or set up their own aws cloud infrastructure, and we're hacking against that, so I would encourage them to take advantage of the opportunities that exist for that self directed learning as well.
"dod" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"P P V, a DOD order. Thanks for being with us. For many Americans, Self isolation has led to questionable at home haircuts like the Apache buzz in the uneven bowl cut, but the chop job of the moment. It's both most provocative and likely to endure might be the Koven mullet. Here's this morning's Jennifer Cash Enka. Another side effect of the pandemic. Mullets has Jacob Gallagher, The Wall Street Journal tells us that hairdo legendary in the nineties. Is making a comeback. Jacob Why now? So effectively? What is happening? Is that particularly, you know, I started reporting a story out. Probably good to go now, and that was kind of what I would call the The heart. The waning days of the quarantine for a lot of people. Now it seems you know it. Barbershops opening back up that maybe the calculation is going to be a little bit different. But people were stuck at home. They were cutting their own hair. And then that was kind of fueling some pretty funny haircuts. You know, head on. You can cut your own hair and you could do the front. Okay, But the back is kind of difficult. And so ah, lot of guys were embracing that Let's say impossibility to get an accurate haircut and just Rocking a full mullet. And then from that people kind of realized that there's a sort of humor to the haircut. It was providing them a little bit of levity during a time of sheer boredom for a lot of people in darkness for others in a certain way. So that was kind of what What gave rise to it would take a pin Your story. It kind of was interesting to me because I associate the mullet with the nineties. But apparently it's got kind of an ancient history. It goes all the way back to Teo. I believe if the history is correct that American Indians more than show style and kind of had a similar style, I would not stay with exactly that hairstyle. But that kind of shorter in the front longer in the back on hairstyle was seemingly popular. Lock down and there's some evidence going back to. I believe 1800 from not incorrect. They're the term most interestingly in contemporary history, if you will, with that the term itself. Was not really solidified until the nineties after the mullet really quite popular, you know, through the eighties and a lot of country stars having it and what have you It seems like it was actually a Beastie Boys song that popularized the term mullet itself. And then the bear really caught on And now it's kind of become this almost comical term at times, But there are people that really do it here to this hairstyle and quite like it. First figure with Jacob Gallagher of the Wall Street Journal, Jacob who are some of the more quote famous unquote people who got them recently or who continue to have them as you said they have been popular. Yes, So there's obviously the big one on a celebrity scale is Miley Cyrus has Adam will. It continues to have a bullet? Um, and the interesting thing they're being that her father, Billy Ray Cyrus was kind of one of the big figures are popular back Patrick Kane, who is a very Popular and quite good hockey player. As the hairstyling and it's interesting within hockey. It is pretty popular because the back of your hair the flow, as it is known, can kind of Get flow out of the back of of your helmet, So it's popular in hockey is also quite popular in the cross, which similarly you know, young men played the game and have you know their hair coming up the back of the helmet there. I spoke to a couple of barbers spoken to a couple barbs about the mullet overtime 11 particularly for the story, and he was saying that often, you know hole Youth lacrosse teams or youth hockey. Tina's will grow their hair out for the season to get this mullet and then for playoffs will have you all have it They don't be flying about and that's kind of the whole point of it. Azzam mostly a team bonding. For the men who are doing this just for kicks who are kind of in the professional world. Your story talks about the fact that they can disguise this on his own call. It's interesting What that front on camera can really high. You know, there's there's been a lot of talk about the fact that it hides. You know if people want to wear short beneath their sport coat, But here we're seeing that you can't really tell head on. If someone has a mullet, and it's not until they turn a little until you catch the back of their head. Morning. Jennifer Kravchenko with Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Gallagher. 30 minutes now. After the hour on this morning, America's first news Your news starts now. Good morning. It is bright and sunny. Outsider Miramar Studios expect plenty of sunshine today with those temperatures are headed north. I'm Al Lewis. Our top stories with the latest on testing sites in Miami Dade County..
"dod" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"L P P V, a DOD order. With us. When shelter in place orders went into effect across the country in March, many Americans quickly sought refunds for things like hotel bookings, airfare and travel expenses. But now that states have relaxed some social distancing measures, Americans have gone full circle and are planning a road trips. But where should just stay? Here? Is this morning's Jennifer Cash Enka? If you're planning a summer vacation, you maybe wing the differences between Airbnb and hotels, which is safer. Elizabeth Buchwald of Market watches, examine the risks and safety of each option and joins us now, Elizabeth What's the very first step you should take in planning a vacation? But first we want to take is researching where you're going on. The best way to do that, in terms of cases are spiking and what the restrictions are. You're going to look at the local news. You're gonna look at local health, three sources. Because while the CDC is a great resource, they don't have the most up to date local inspiration. So that's first and foremost on DH. Then you get into a whole other thing of Who were you travelling with and precautions you're going to take along the way. All right, Let's talk about two you're traveling with. If you're with the family you have been with all along. You're in pretty good shape. What about others? Yeah, That's exactly right. If you're with that family and or roommates to just people that you're living with your okay, but with others that's going to increase the risk because you're circling with more people, and we know that this disease Typically spread from person to person contact. Let's just assume that you're going to drive. We won't talk about flying right now. If you're driving, especially a long distance, how can you plan your trip regarding what you're eating along the way and These conflicting reports about what bathrooms you can use. Certainly you're going to need one. Yeah, it's difficult. You said Teo, You wanna research rest up ahead of time and take planned breaks, So they're not kind of searching around and running into a messy situation where one of the passengers has to go to the bathroom, and he just can't find one. In terms of food, obviously best to pack things in advance. But Dr There's air, great option and curbside pickup, which obviously, a lot of food places are doing Speaking with Elizabeth buckled of market watch. All right, let's talk specifically about Airbnb. Some people say that's better than a hotel. Some don't let's start with the advantages of Airbnb. The first advantage. There is that you're going to be interacting with less people. That's the nature of the Airbnb. You check into your place. Sometimes you don't even see the host. It's done electronically. You're there in that room. No one else will be entering that face. But you so that's the big advantage there. The disadvantage, I would say is that Because of the nature of Airbnb in that hosts have a lot of flexibility with how they designed their places and what amenities they offer that also applies to cleaning standards and they can take on this enhanced in protocol, which Airbnb Rolled out, but they haven't released publicly yet. They can't take that on, and they'll have a little badge on there, listing saying that they're following this, and it's a pretty strict rules, presumably so you know, you get that, but it's not like a hotel where they have to follow certain strict guidelines. So for an Airbnb, you pretty much have to take the hosts word that they've done what they're supposed to do. Yeah, exactly. But the thing is to that, Because Airbnb is unlike hotels, the lie a lot on reviews and whatnot. You know their progress tive to also please the guests coming and they don't want a bad review in terms of cleanliness, and they certainly don't want one of their guests to contract profit. So You have that going for two Elizabeth. What's the advantage of a hotel? Especially the bigger chains, So the advantage there that you have to follow? There's a strict set of guidelines that the American Hotel and Lodging Association put out. They developed it with 16 major hotel chains, and they're going to be following that pretty tightly and also the big thing is if your room You are. If you run into any issue, you could contact the front desk. When you're staying at an Airbnb. There isn't necessarily someone there and they have these train teams of people who can assist you at a moment's notice. This morning's Jennifer Kharchenko with MARKETWATCH reporter Elizabeth Buchwald. 30 minutes now. After the hour on this morning, America's first news Your news starts now. Good morning, a bright blue sky Outsider Studios in Miramar. But McGee for sure. Temperature's already around 80 degrees. Plus, I'm a Louis. Our top stories planned on getting tested over 19 today. I want to rethink those plans. We have the story coming up. Check traffic..
"dod" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast
"And ninety seven percent of our survey respondents have stated that they have had zero side effects whatsoever in regards. Negative side effects. I don't know if you guys jury in have you had any side effects and all using these products none none I've been taken it probably since I'd say probably August of Eighteen Consistently I only started really using the salve The full spectrum salve more consistently late than prior when. I first started. I went full spectrum. A tincture right away and use that. But the I think. Like if you're gonNA use the tincture you you gotTa do the South in my opinion to especially If you're one of individuals here who Enjoy being active working out or Mike is work do Jitsu or going. And teaching and sitting in a compressed you know enclosed Flying Tin cans for hours upon hours. And then you get out and then have to go teach in different time zones. Your body's taken a wreck Definitely that that full spectrum self helps out a lot too in my opinion especially right. I've a shower when your pores are open you throw that on their Catholic for me. It's either no effect because I wasn't taking out for dinner on or a positive effect. There's never been anything negative for me. But what they got will say when I first got the CBD. And I was like try this out you know. I convinced my wife to try to and she was eager to do it Well she may have taken a little bit too much because I may have used her as a testbed which is not the smartest thing on my part right But she's a smaller person. She says it didn't take me three. Thanks so like a little bit more than other people. So I think I gave her entire dropper or three. I can't remember the wrong. She got pretty tired. It was the council. She was like I feel. I'm really laxed entire. Yes maybe you audible was like oh I've got messed up here so you're one of the guys that through aware dosing. Carson says start low and yes. I appreciate the advice. But we're GONNA draw three droppers full like I don't need your directions Mr Smart with your research I can do and Yeah so she was a little tired. The only side effect. I've ever see a little drowsy. But she She actually was like. I'll ask the best sleep I've ever had. She woke up refreshed. Bitch you did. It seems like you're an idiot. I did math wrong I did. I was totally right. Kerry the to and you know like decimals wrong. Let's move that over it. That's about the biggest side effect we've seen from full spectrum product specifically. Hey I was. I was really relaxed. And it's like okay. Well WE WE SAY START. Low and substance dosing Also benefits you as a consumer because it saves money if you go straight in and you're like Hey I got twenty milligram team. Sure I'm taking one full dropper which is one milliliter which is about eighty three point three milligrams of full spectrum. Cd You that is two a half of what we're saying that guys. Are you know taken daily? So if you if you start low if you scaled up you know you may find that. Twenty milligrams works for him in. Jrue maybe like wall forty five milligrams works for me and the dosing hard. We send with every order. You know it tells you how to calculate how many milligrams per drop in in kind of figure that out So my point being twenty milligrams works for in. But he didn't start low then he's just wasting product at that point. Said you're gone through a teacher twice as fast now. You're like I can't afford this. I can't sustain it you know. What's This UNCANNY company? All Boughedir were any other company you know with with what market pricing currently is So yeah don't take much you want to take a nap. And you know maybe some snacks consonant consonant. Israel campus at the the the devils lettuce. Everyone what do you think is going to take for the DOD? And what do you think it's going to take to move the needle and get these guys on board and feel comfortable moving forward because having served all of us here and we're all broke in some capacity app you serve for some period of time in the military say longer than four or five years. You know eight hundred milligram. I do proven like candy Back in the days and that's what they would prescribe me. Kevin Chairman. Paul you know. Oxy Ambien. List goes on of the guy handful of buddies or full-blown tier one guys and You know they're they're pushing through and they're on a lot of these medications and it's we have alternatives right here in front of us. We have data that shows. It's effective and safe. It's intoxicating so in theory. They would do their jobs better. They will perform better. You know they wouldn't have that cloudy. Foggy mind so if you look back. Dod It's actually been kind of funny to watch why I absolutely cannot wait from opportunities Stanford Congress and highlight all this because of documented every single. Step of it In that that's a personal vendetta for new being put on numerous prescription pharmaceuticals in in kind of Lose my opportunity to basically pursue in the career that I want to have so. If you trace it back you know. We hit on that in the first episode Basically he had bad soldiers. You know no one likes to say there's bad soldiers there's bad soldiers just that people everywhere So you have these guys who wanted to have a good time in so they get something called spice which is basically Potpourri drizzled with a bunch of different chemicals to try mirror the effects of THC. And what happens is it makes people have actual psychosis. is well as serious health complications so whenever CBD's start popping up all over the place you know Spice I think that called in licit market because it should be. I don't know how it's able to even sell them store shelves but that's are popping up more and more so soldier goes in. He buys his cart. That's supposed to you know. Get him high like we does. But that's not the case whatsoever. You know it's completely different It's true you know serious health complications in psychosis in. I think a lot of people have used marijuana before an. It's it's not that So they use these. The vaping spice or they're dropping spies soil sibling tincture hover Were smoking spice to pin on all the different types spice products and having serious health complications and going to the hospital in. So you have a series of these incidents happen at one specific point in time at the same time. Cbd Start Making more and more progress to becoming a legitimate industry and national supplement industry. So is getting more and more mainstream while these guy said. Oh It's just CBD like my you know. My mother told me I need you. Cbd instead of pills and So I was just using CD and trying play that card like it out trouble right said. That's what we all suspect but basically that's what was sent up to medical commando at CBD and so you know without any for the research. Apparently duty start saying that spice synthetic THC which is a bunch of random chemicals designed to fit your intoxicated was CBD which is a natural organic plant compound that has nothing but health benefits with no side effects So that was publicly pushed out press military times everything else And there was a media policy letters came out and said all. Cbs Band period It's making belief from your eyes. I mean we have screen shots in pitchers and emails of all this stuff So e to truly interesting to see that because dod was basically not informed whoever was riding in these policy letters or memos in regards to CD and they're pushing it out like while we can say whatever we want and on Orrin. No you can't because it's you know at that point two thousand and eighteen and you know were in the age of Information Social Media. You know technology. It's very simple to lick it open source research and see that that is not CBD OVERALL. That's where the ban started In kind of escalated from there you know as in the US Army for ten years you know. A lot of people have more impressive longer than I do. In our you know more jacked up from their injuries and everything else. But agai predate feeling For how DOD operates being involved with Conventional Special Operations and T S level programs throughout my career. And it's one of those things where he looks at CBD as You know it's Kinda like a be right it in. We don't want to be an airfare with what we're doing your nuisance go away so they slap a full out ban on all CD period. Okay that's closed is not an issue anymore. Commanders or tracking. Take guys out run. Their careers run their lives for Chinese a product. That's supposed to help them be a better person. So that's basically how the policy has stood in place till now now they have received so many requests through the actual Substance Abuse Program Through CIT through The Actual Marshal's office or Provost Marshal Mp's everything else about CBD. Why can't we use it? Came uses legal. Is it not? What are we doing That they have put out there for policy so getting into official DOD policy their stance on it. Just kind of want recap Federal law and kind of regulations legalities four CD So if you look at federal law It's clear thanks to the farm. Bill that passed December twentieth. Two thousand eighteen removed him from the controlled. Substance Act so for the first time since marijuana was lumped in with stuff like heroin As a schedule one controlled substance Because it has no additional benefits and high risk for abuse and Obviously it's terribly bad for you Which that's completely inaccurate in wrong. That's lumped in as a schedule one but that that's where it is so for the first time since the United States controlled substance. Act think that said Nineteen Seventy Act When to play hemp was removed from being classified as that So if you fast forward to now the DA's out the CD game and the FDA is in complete control of regulating hint dry food and Cab Nord products so if you look at state level Federal legality doesn't automatically mean state legality so each state handles him. Cd differently. For instance in Idaho Iowa and South Dakota. The state says that. Cbd what type of Product is completely illegal In Alaska to California Washington other states? It's legal but can't be sold in combination with food or beverages and the FDA says you can't combined with food and beverages across all nation and that's something that I think every industry players working to change because It's not only logical but it's generally beneficial to combine it with certain things So essentially you know other places what you can't sell. Cb flower here because it looks exactly like marijuana flower in law enforcement. Can't tell the difference in that's an issue and we all know what to do about it so no. Cbc FLOWER FOR SMOKABLE use Other places may say you can only have products that don't have any THC whatsoever So our stance as a company is federal law trumps state law we ship to all fifty states. We ship all of our product line And we actually just started shipping to the UK On a wholesale basis but we're only shipping or TC free products to the UK because they're Berge of the FDA has called the F. S. A. and they set the daily use at no more than seventy milligrams a CD Per Day in an all of their products have to be less than point two percent. Thc So that's where it varies here in the states you can have up two point three percent. The so if you go back to the FDA there's you know a lot surrounding FDA stance why they've done what they've done why they've held up regulating these products for so long. It's important to the consumers because Into the industry as a whole because it it protects consumers right now people you know they can say the third party Lab Testing. They can say they're see. Gnp They have I so labs everything else all day long. They can put whatever they want on their website and they can get away with it right now because there's no federal regulation of these products or of the industry That's associations like the National Hemp Association Hemp Industries Association come into play and their business members are fully standardized Regulate across the board so everyone's pushing the FDA regulates dietary supplements delay that we have is that Dr Steven Hahn. He's the newly appointed commissioner of the FDA he's quoted saying we're not be able to say that you can't use these products fool's errand even approach that We have to be open to the fact that there might be some value to these products. And certainly Americans think that's the case but we want to get them information and make the right decisions so while the UK is gone ahead in reglazed CBD and done what they need to do to make sure that they have consumer safety Or standards for consumer safety in place the FDA's continued to stalled Since December twentieth two thousand eighteen when they removed him from the controlled Substance Act At this point they say they don't have enough information on the safety profile. Cd Even though the World Health Organization said safer use with no potential for abuse Even though the UK is gone ahead regulate it other allied countries are going ahead and ray late in these products There's a lot of conspiracy theories and stuff like that. I don't WanNa get into that side of it but essentially Numerous organizations are collecting data on the safety of CD to including Our company Through surveys and things like that were swimming. This information to show that people are not having any side effects whatsoever across every demographic and age range possible in that they can give it gross Standards which is in regards safe so that it can be. I'd in food and beverages that it can be sitting on store shelves nationwide as a dietary supplement. So that's what's going to happen next. Fda has been stalling. Doing everything.
The JK5, Instagram And Norah
"Everybody since they were serious. You as a quick nugget from the traffic secrets book. If you haven't other traffickers book yet what are you waiting for shipping this week? People are getting him which is really exciting. But one of my favorite concepts in that book is actually something I learned from Jenner couture who is amazing fears a number and it's a principle called the J. K. Five and so because I got nowhere here with me in those who listening to knows. She's wearing a beautiful sparkly. Who's this an address? Rainbow Dash Dress and it is awesome. And the reason why I thought this would have nor sitting here on my lap is because it goes into how publish things online so a lot of times I think when most of his published we think okay Russell. I'm a business person therefore I will post business or I'm a workout person so I'm GonNa postal or I am interested in diets or exercise or whatever your thing is right. Fill in the blink. And what's interesting is that When when most people are publishing they just published their thing right. So you can tell us when you go to some instagram profile. And every picture this pitcher them flexing in the mirror key flex nor nor flexing. Yeah they're all flexing in the mirror or they flex or they are all sitting there. Being all scholarly or they are all climbing amount or whatever. This thing is right there. Just every single pictures that the problems makes you very one dimensional person right. It's the people who are super geeked out about your topical Communist Fall. You but the rest of the world doesn't and one of the things I learned nor suplex thinking Casiraghi can and one of the things that I learned from Jenin that we talked about entropy secrets book is the Jacob. Five insists for couture five. She suggest you do. Is You pick five topics that you're passionate about right. It could be anything from From family fitness whatever's with minor mine. Tienanment forget him families rights nor is my family right. Who are you daughter? How many kids are a family? Do you know high. There's five kids so we got Families where my jk five and they got. Because I'm very into my faith and beliefs and then I got funnels J. funnels nor assured a funnel is her funnels got entrepreneurship and personal habits. Those are my five categories and so when I tried to create content. Don't just post everything funnel related. Because I did the funnel nerds. It'd be thought all Russell let's go and everybody else that's weird but instead rotate. My Post and I do this on my facebook. Instagram ON YOUTUBE. Just everywhere posting. I'm rotating through different things and the reason why we're doing that is because people come to you from different ways right like for example. I was at my daughter. Met other dod not known as the Ellie soccer game and only soccer parents cameras familiar dad and we get so each other they all do because this will people do they stock you so if you leave the jump on the the Graham facebook wherever they do their thing and they're trying to find you and they they start watching you also has pictures me flexing like all this guy. Real talks cares about his fitness. He's really boring. Lose interest in south. Follow me or pay attention right or the same at church shirts in there we get along and then they go home. They stock you. They Fall Your facebook share wherever I or they see your ad on on facebook where they read a book they see you on TV. Or whatever I could bring yourselves out that all the time if you will find these are stalking you. If you're talking about one topic you they ninety of the audience will not pay attention to you hiding from you guys anyway so instead digital. Make yourself more well rounded character person inhuman right as he posts about different things if you look at my feed those that rotates through different things right from family to faith to funnel controversial personal element back in kind of rotate through these things. And so that's kind of the the power how it is and what's interesting about is then somebody comes to your. They come to your church and eat something instagram. And he's like Russell guy he's kind of cool and they follow me and they seem talk family. Oh excuse me all state make. Oh what's this business thing he's doing? What's his personal with entrepreneurship? What's that it comes back on the family and they connect with me through thing that they know before they'd because they see the other things I'm talking about interested in more likely to engage me and so because of posting this way and sharing things just kind of this little different way. It's been really cool. Because people in Business and then come to me having conversations about faith post faith every five or six post people who come to me from who are tied faith business or my family and things like that so it gives you the ability to kind of cast wider net and get to know people and help them through all the things you care about them. All things are excited by. So why should they be show today because I think it's important that keeps people to just about their one thing. It's like you do that. You're missing out on so many other things
Nature, or nurtured? A politicised virus-origin hunt
"The origin of the novel Corona Virus Wear and POW. Actually I infected. Human has become more than a scientific question yesterday. President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence that the virus came from a laboratory in China will look at exactly where it came from who it came from how it happened. Separately and also scientifically. So we're going to be able to find at my question is. Have you seen anything at this point that gives you a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Urology was the origins virus? Yes that's not what Mr Trump's own intelligence services have suggested they say they've seen no evidence of genetic engineering and that's what scientists are saying so far too but the story is nowhere near complete before the initial outbreak. In a Chinese city of Wuhan. The trail goes cold. There's much more than a blame game at stake here. Finding out exactly how. This latest corona virus made the leap into humans is vital putting a stop to future outbreaks over the last twenty years. Humans have been hit three times by Corona viruses that cools fatalities. Natasha Luder is our health policy editor. The first signs of trouble were in two thousand two. When saws entered human population. The second sign of trouble was in two thousand twelve when mesmerized somewhere in the Middle East and now the question everybody in the Raji and epidemiology wants answered is where exactly Saws Kobe. To the virus that causes coded nineteen came from are the potential origins of this corona virus. Well the main theory is that this virus jumped from an animal probably in the city of Wuhan towards the end of last year another theory. Is that the spillover event as they're called happened somewhere else and the virus actually has been spreading in humans unnoticed for some time and it arrived in the food markets on was simply kind of amplified in the unsanitary conditions that the Wuhan Market was Warren of little shops. The animals are being gutted that kept in cages on top of each other and it sounds really kind of unsanitary. The third theory which is seen as less likely is that it leaked from Lavar trade. That was handling viruses. And why is it so important to address that question specifically the origin question? A number of reasons the most important being that if there's a precursor virus that is circulating currently in an animal now in China it could jump over into humans again and could cause another outbreak if we can find out how this virus jumped over into humans the maybe we can stop these kind of things happening again in the future. Where does the research point so far with the current state of play in terms of an origin most human corona viruses like saws covy to have animal origins both saws original saws on murders that ancestral virus was about that bat virus then transferred into an intermediate animal and then jumped into humans? We already know that there is a bat virus that look similar to size covy too so we have some clues that are pointing in that direction too. Why is the hunt on for an intermediate animal? Why is it so certain? Hasn't come directly from bats. Well it is possible that it came directly from bats but the fact is the humans. Don't have much contact with bats. And so the way that we have had viruses before that have ultimately oath origin tobacconists through an intermediate species with Mas. The Bat virus jumped into camels in the case of Sauce. Kofi we don't know what the intermediate species is this being a lot of speculation people wondering about penguins. We know that it's the virus could transfer into cats. It could be any of a number of animals. You keep saying jumping and transference. How exactly does that happen? I is it changing all the time. And so if you imagine you've got a virus in a bat and every time it reproduces though be an era a genetic mutation and so they changed. Just slowly through random mutation. That's one way but if there are two different viruses in the SAIMAA animal on Bass do carry a number of different current viruses. What happens is the two different viruses can exchange genetic information through something called recombination and recombination allows for kind of big shifts in the way that a virus works and so you can exchange loss of genetic material between two devices will unavoidable questions. Here is the line of inquiry about not having been a complete random event about it being engineered in a lab some conspiracy theorists would suggest scientists have looked at at theory Eliana and they dismissed quite quickly and said it just doesn't like it's been genetically engineered if you were going to genetically engineered virus you would take bits of. Barr says that exist you Bolton together to create something new and that isn't the case this sequences completely novel. It looks like it's the product of some sort of naturally evolutionary process. So we can rule out the genetic engineering but we can't rule out is a laboratory release a tall. There's no doubt that to laboratories in will hand were working with back Corona viruses. But some people have pointed out that with lots of people handling bats in these laboratories. Isn't it possible that the bat virus jump straight from the baton to human who is infected in some kind of laboratory accident and who then carried it into the city of Wuhan Festival? It's very difficult. Proven negative and so one of the concerns about this hypothesis is while it's a completely reasonable question to ask. The question has become quite political. Nasty Way I'm not ready to rule out the possibility of a laboratory origin but I think it has to be one of the less likely options that we are pursuing. If we'RE GONNA get distracted by essentially politicians trying to score points win. Lose sight of the science questions which important public health will permit to be distracted. Though you say people are in these high security labs that is to say these leaks. Don't happen I mean truly they do. Yeah I mean we get leagues all the time. You have leaks from arteries around the world. The math outbreak in Britain came from laboratory. You've had saws escape in China twice. You've had outbreaks in US laboratories. I mean remember the Dod. It managed to send live anthrax in the post to over two hundred countries around the world. I think you need to take a step back Jason. When saws broke out when I broke out when AIDS broke out there. Were PEOPLE READY WITH SERIOUS. These genetically engineered viruses and they all turned out not to be true and so it is a very human thing to speculate that that's swear novel virus comes from but all I can turn back to is science and say while it doesn't look like one. Do you have a sense of science will ever pin this down? We'll we know what the intermediate animal was or or indeed could be or where we might expect to see future corona viruses pop out and be able control that in some way. So I'm not to mistake. I think we will get to all of these questions. One thing we do is we can start looking at blood samples from humans going back into November and figuring out if they have antibodies to saws copay. And that would give us some idea of whether this virus really did start on that focal point of the Wuhan market which it may not have done or were circulating more widely in Wuhan off further beyond what scientists also need to do is interview in detail. The early cases for that. Some cooperation from the Chinese would be very useful. I do have concerns the that the charge nature of the debate is making it more difficult for the Chinese to be supportive open and welcoming to outside scientific inquiry exchange of information between scientists happened before this and it will happen after this. I would guess it would be happening. A little bit more consistently and openly. Were not for the fact that this has become such a political hot potato
Why Was Embraer Left at the Altar?
"The collapse of Boeing's four point two billion dollar deal to acquire an eighty percent state in Embraer's commercial aviation operations has sent a jolt through an already grilling industry here to talk about it. Our Aviation Week Editors Jens float out and Michael Bruno Aviation. Week guest columnist. Richard Offiah of the Children Mike. Let's start with you. Of what the heck happened. Boeing kept saying this deal is on on on Sundays off. Yeah and that remains the four point. Two billion dollar question is what exactly happened. we can all surmise as to what might happen but You know to give their you. GotTa review the chronology of events so Let me take you back to December. Twenty Seventeen When word leaks out through the press certain with Wall Street Journal that Boeing might be looking at buying embryonic or at least some part of it. We really were quite sure at the time. But there was big news. Leaking rumors going around and that was not necessarily to be unexpected. Since Airbus did Secured Lombardi the series from Bombarded and so You know it was Slightly expected them. At least the two sides were exploring this. By the summer of two thousand eighteen they reach him memorandum of Understanding over the terms of the agreement that was originally going to be more. Expensive deal for Boeing. Perhaps as much as four point six billion dollars but the price eventually get ratcheted down to four point two by the end of twenty eighteen and then they were among the formal path of trying to get this acquisition approved by everybody. When I say everybody I mean just about everybody had to approve this deal one way or another whether it was regulators in the United States in Europe in Brazil. Of course you might imagine that There was a lot of resistance to giving over the crown jewel of the aerospace industrial marketplace in in Brazil to a foreign owner particularly in the United States and so that had to go on political lines of judicial lines. There were a lot of lawsuits than etiquette resolved. Finally we're getting to the point where it was Pretty much just a matter of when not if this was going to happen. And then all of a sudden the EU regulators Decided to push back their approval of the steel and that sturdy to open up questions as to whether this deal would actually take place and even as that was happening through the latter half of last year both sides on the industrial point. Emberg Boeing. Were saying that they were pretty sure. This thing was gonna get approved any day now by the EU the last regulators to approve it and that basically they were ready to sign the paper and call it quits and move on as a single company and then. Kobe nineteen happened. Of course amd we can go off on a tangent of of how the sense. Some pretty much collapsed. The air traffic industry as we know in bringing down the manufacturers to a related degree but luxury short four point. Two billion dollars that Boeing doesn't spend is really for point two billion dollars naked really really us better somewhere else and while we don't know exactly what the terms were. That couldn't be agreed to in the end just last weekend. On April twenty fifth Boeing announced that it was walking away from the deal embry ourselves. That was a mistake in that they were going to pursue alternatives to try to perhaps force bowing to Back to the deal or try to pay some kind of compensation for it and that's where we are. Now there's there's no deal there's only m recriminations and accusations and we'll see what happens next Richard. I'd love to hear what you think about what might have happened and also wrote in your column about winners and losers from the deals collapsed. You WanNa tell us what you wrote. Yeah you know. I think there are four principles involved here and obviously what's Embraer's lost as Airbus's gain and to a lesser extent Mitsubishi? But basically the name of the game see get. Embraer's costs down in line with the larger. Oem's and the way to do that. Of course is what the kind of aggressive by Jane Management? That only a big company like Boeing. Or Airbus can do. That's what made the series a success as the twenty in Airbus's ends. That's what I think would have really helped each series. Allot in billings hands. Embraer doesn't get that benefit and they're up against somebody Airbus that does have that benefit so there's a pretty clear loser a pretty clear winner sort of tangential winners Mitsubishi. That I think really did not relish the thought of having to compete at the regional level with Boeing backed product. That would have been really painful. And now it's going to be more of appeared. Appear to small air framers going head to head sort of situation So the big question is is Boeing. A winner or a loser. I'm the one level exactly as Michael said you know. This is four point. One billion or so that's been added to their rather beleaguered balance sheet. That's not a bad thing And there's also a little bit of additional political risk in Brazil these days that they're avoiding Whatever management challenges associated with bringing this unit online? That's avoided too but on the loss level you know. They're kind of being boxed in by Airbus on the single-aisle front the 737 Max aid is doing fine. When it comes back to service but against the eighty three twenty one neo at the top of that single market. They're losing very badly and now they have exactly nothing to respond to the bottom of the single end morale market to at the twenty level so basically boy is fast becoming a niche company in the single market arena. That's not a good thing and of course the idea of joint venture with the Casey's re ninety might have had some promise in terms of selling into the US dod market depending upon. Who you believe that joint venture to might be at risk because of the fallout acrimony associated with the end of the jetliner. Jv So it's kind of a mixed bag One you know significant loser. That hopefully can recover two winners. Airbus and Mitsubishi and expect for Boeing.
"dod" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Out from the DOD IG or a state ID or eight I. G. or cigar on issues like this we tried to get to the truth and that's the difference between news reports and something in name read somewhere else so to that extent it's not a new issue but I think we finally have documented this in the six reports and we have many others that were still working on one particular agency that is should be running the show not real because that's a policy decision and again we don't really do policy we will identify the problem and make certain recommendations but it's really up to the Congress and the executive branch notes would make a difference review process they did a policy whether they want to be in Afghanistan whether they want to continue the S. fans wherever they want to do you know by a certain weapon system you do it will say this is your objective in the new intermediate or don't need it and why but we'll it's not our job to pick an agency so I don't think in anywhere other than we I think say dad if you should if you were doing a train advise and assist it makes sense that the all the trainers and advisors report the same agency in this case see sticker which is sitting out there the combined security training commands as premiums name sounds like a logical place for but we back off from St that's what it should be done with the same name so I I hope that answers your question you understand the difference I mean don't feel bad if you don't know what an I. G. I.
"dod" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Okay. And it's very very difficult for one to tell whether those are legitimate charges dropped or they have been dropped. Well, I knew that I knew they didn't stand. They didn't stay with him. But I couldn't ever tell whether they were legitimate just because of the business that he's engaged. It's not uncommon for governments to create these types of false these false accusations in order to get at someone a were in order to compel them to do. What what the government wants them to do? And assigns just always denied. Guide and and flat out just refused to I went into asylum because of those charges, but the bigger question is, and what America has been trying to get him for is the release of the documents both by Chelsea Manning and also from the DNC and Hillary Clinton, lots and lots of documents. But the problem with the problem with their their attack is that in many ways what he is doing is protected, and so they have created a charge. They are claiming now that Julian Assange conspired with Chelsea Manning to hack the DOD database and to remove files from it now in all of WikiLeaks history. We don't have another case of that happening. We know that WikiLeaks works foreign governments who do this sort of stuff and receives the information from them. But we don't actually. Have any idea whether they're actively engaged in the Pacific, uplift ration- of that information. Is that makes sense? So it's one thing to know that a foreign government has these documents and to actively seek to get them. So that you can release them and going out and getting the documents yourself and stealing them from from another government. Our government does it with other governments. They do it to us and WikiLeaks manage to get their hands on some stuff that is was pretty damning of both the both the DNC Hillary Clinton and the US government. Now as long as he does not steal the stuff himself. He is within his right as a journalist to share that information. He's protected under our constitution. And therefore, they could not they couldn't come after him without without bringing in under scrutiny every journalist whoever. Chooses to publish information that they find out about the government because they can say that that's legal than all journalism is dead because anything the government wants to suppress. They can just put a classified rating on and not show it to you. And if you happen to get your hands on it, no matter, how vile you're going to go to prison. So the question is did he really help? Chelsea manning. Steal this information. It's manning. Right. Yeah. Man. Yeah. Chelsea Manning still this information, or is this the way that America is getting Julian Assange and gonna put him in prison because they they have been bounded determined to make an example out of this guy for a decade, and it's been across party..
"dod" Discussed on KQED Radio
"With the DOD could go and have office space that wasn't quite as expensive as downtown DC. But was still just across the river from Capitol Hill and just across the road from the Pentagon. That's what attracted marine veteran Isaac Barnes. When he was starting his tech business eminent IT I thought for our business being DOD focused. This would be the one of the best places for us to be right when we travel we have a short commute. Not even a block is crossing the street. One light that what the government give the government can take away and over the last decade congress pushed round after round of spending cuts and the defense department offices and staff were. Relocated all over the country, again, communist Ginette Chapman that moved about seventeen thousand DOD workers outside of crystal city and along with that win probably about ten thousand contractors whole buildings emptied out small businesses suffered Isaac Barnes lived through the exodus in twenty eleven. The government was leasing nearly half the office space in the area. Now, it's less than a third. It was scary for a lot of people. A lot of people thought Christmas city would become a ghost town. But it didn't as the defense workers left the community focused on diversifying the local economy. Walk around crystal city today, which by the way is being rebranded as national landing. There are still plenty of people in military uniforms, but also workers heading into nonprofits media companies restaurants, which brings us back to that building rest up like an abstract painting and J BG's. Brian Cotter, the raft buildings are all out of service, former office buildings out of service as.
"dod" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"So there when when when you're dealing with DOD acquisitions there is a fair a fair amount of involvement from congress because everything has to go through ultimately has to do secretary of defense in one capacity or another they'll go through the undersecretary. There's this whole complicated process. And I have not been able to pass that class in the defense acquisition city yet. So because it's that complicated. I think DOD is really the the agency to change these regulations because they have the most visibility that in win. You ask the average person about government contracts? They're going to think about DOD they're gonna think about building major weapons systems or major information systems. They're not gonna think about the contract that sent three security advisers to work on the community policing program in Beirut, Lebanon, that's gonna be completely mind blowing to them. Most people don't know we have a community policing program pay limit on. Let's be real. Actually, what's really surprises me sometimes end it's because again, I'm in my own world. I'm surrounded by other contractors all the time. So I don't ever really realized that people don't know the complexities of foreign military sales. So when people start talking about Saudi Arabia, I wanna say de realize that we have a contract in Saudi Arabia. Via that we send English teachers to teach the Royal Saudi airman English. So that they can come to the US and learn to work on a belief Dono. Yes, they don't know about. And I just become completely surprised that this stuff isn't common knowledge. And there's a program that's been going on for. I think I looked it up somewhere sin fifteen years that the US has provided subject matter experts in law enforcement training to the Palestinian Authority security forces that completely blow sepals minds. Right. And that's a joint effort between the department of state and the US security coordinator that is a DOD position. So when someone ears were spending money in Palestine people's minds just completely explode. And it's not that it's secret. Right. It's no record. It's just that. We don't have the it's just too big. We just don't have the ability to take all of this information, drew, and if you were to go into indeed. Right right now and type in training mentor in Amman, Jordan. You would find a few companies that are hiring trainers for the mobile training team. And it would talk all about their their role with the Palestinian Authority security forces. It would talk about working at the. We speak in acronyms constantly, and I need an acronym. Dictionary for for the people who are not in the microcosm of the government contracting world. I think this leads me to what could be our last question because thinking again about the connection between what's happening in the voter. So just a reminder this whole universe lives within the executive branch and the only person executive branch that we vote for as the president. And so I'm wondering how much of a difference. Do you see with changing administrations in this world? Does it matter or is this process? Just so big that it's bigger than one administration. That would have to mean that the incoming president truly understood the entire acquisition process. And I don't that that's possible for really anybody. Our current administration is making changes in the Middle East. So with this chair. Administration were seeing changes in those programs especially in Palestine part of us. Always wonder do they know what's going on in Africa? Do they know what the peacekeeping missions in Guinea or Mauritania or burkina-fasso do they know? I mean, it's impossible for the president to fully understand everything that's going on in the acquisition process in everything. We're spending money on. So they may come in and say, we're going to make changes in government contracts on the DOD side. And actually Mattis is is pretty serious about that. He was a big advocate for the lowest price technically acceptable evaluation criteria..
"dod" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Forces, the DOD veterans and their families navy Federal Credit Union. Federally insured by NCUA members were compensated for their participation. And now, here's a little something that you missed from the Ben maller show. Bruce irvin. The other part of this question with the falcons. He doesn't move the needle for me. Does it land defense blow? Yes. The falcons are twenty ninth in points allowed. Been a little better lately. But a giving up twenty eight points per game. What happened to the pass rush for the falcons? There is no pass rush Atlanta has generated the US accent. So why do I believe that that urban is going to provide a major? Because he's got the double Wayne the double whammy that Bruce Irvin provides loafing. Not being in shape. Those videos from that game in Denver the raiders game. I can't get past that. I got a mental block, I admit. But it's one score game. It's tight game division. That's before the season went sideways or upside down like levian Bill. Tweet the raiders at that point still thought they were going to have a change this year and one score game fourth quarter. And you could see Bruce urban taking plays off wall. The football was in play. He.
"dod" Discussed on Security Now
"Website at DOD. CIO dot defense dot gov, either do not secure connections with encryption. Now this was two months ago, right? Not deep into twenty eighteen either do not secure connections with encryption or get this only prove their authenticity using a certificate issued by the DOD root certificate authority, which okay, then he says, I won't. I won't editorialize continue reading which says many mainstream web browsers do not consider these DOD certificates trustworthy and issue. Gary security warnings that users are forced to navigate before accessing the websites information. These challenges do not only impact civilians servicemembers accessing DOD pages from home regularly, encounter security warnings and must click through such errors when accessing public DOD resources. So in other words, to the degree that they did implement t. l. s. encryption and authentication through HTTPS they did. So with some random route, some random certificate signed by the DOD route that isn't publicly trusted. Unbelievable. So then what's the point? What I'm very surprised that that attention to this and I'm curious why? Ron, what like what is motivated, Ron Wyden to get so involved with all aspects like this, but surprised that attention hasn't been given to this before this seems like no-brainer stuff. I know. And so so so what happened was this was prompted by widens awareness of what was going to be happening with chrome. He, the letter continues. The DOD cannot continue these insecure practices starting in July, and we'll be talking about this in a minute. We've been speaking of it before. Of course, the Google Chrome browser, and I'll editorialize here noting that it is the majority browser on the internet will begin warning visitors a to of non HTTPS sites that the requested site is not. Secure. These warnings will erode the public's trust in the department and its ability to defend against sophisticated cyber threats. You know or your mother. I doubt gay. He didn't say that. Moreover, the DOD's refusal to a helmet. Refusal to implement cybersecurity best practices actively degrades the public's security by teaching users to treat critical security warnings as irrelevant. The really good point normalizing. These warnings increases the risk of cybercrime and forward government hacking as users, both military and civilian. Incorporate these dangerous practices reinforced by the DOD into their daily habits. You see finishes. DOD has prided itself on cybersecurity leadership and now is the time to, again demonstrate that leadership. I urge you to direct all DOD agencies and offices to take the fobbing. I was getting myself just saying, you know, everybody else has to to take.
"dod" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"I can see i've touched a nerve our it so i told them i was going to make smart ass comments about my four kids going to college and they do expand thority look i figured strikes the right balance but as i said my opening remarks i think is still working progress and it's going to be bumpy for awhile particularly their certain joint ventures that went with dod sure attracted a significant amount of attention and i think that the the outcome on that is really undetermined yet it's it's clearly better to not be in this if process to have eleven agencies operating under census but to does point earlier duties going to be the elephant in the room on some critical technologies and to think that oh everything's going to be fine we're just going to go to s i think that's a that's a chapter that remains to be rhythm that's going to be one of the challenges is defining sensitive technology because basically only dod that can do that at the end of the day i see has a little involvement but they're interlinked with dod commerce state treasury they're not going to be able to say what a sensitive technology is and that goes back to my earlier point that there are technologies that dod is doing below the public radar regan classified radar and when you're talking black program she's talking highly classified activities and dod concern around and say this is a sensitive technology and i can't tell you why i were the the navy submarine core uses urethane way that nobody that i didn't think possible yeah that was an interesting one.
"dod" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Can the united states clean to the point they joke with americans is that we can't live without air conditioning well air conditioning prevents you from sweating which prevents you from stinking so you get my drift there's something out there called the dod and challenge that is the flavor of the week for teens and twenties and every week there's something new on the interwebs of comes out that the news trumpets is the next most dangerous thing in the world to the survivability of your kids and your offspring and future generations and then we go home again we can't have this and so we've seen jelly bracelets we've seen other challenges and things like that on the list is too long to go through all of them all of the hyperventilating it's gonna new one is the deodorant challenge get to some of the block seven hundred wwl w scott flown page donor challenges simply taking a bottle of aerosol deodorant in seeing how many seconds you can spray it on your skin before the pain sets it now you're going what why would be painful good question sense what's the answer well the odorant is a professor propellant in it right and as you know and even noticed it before when you spray something that's aerosol aerosol propellant it feels kind of cold right like for example if you have some some of that anti spray right you get the spray can of duster out your spoil your keyboard off in you notice the keyboard kind of freezes a little bit or it's like wow gets icy well that's because the propellant causes the temperature to drop but it's not the deodorant itself it's the propellant.
"dod" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Mccain was very instrumental in creating the stated purpose of which was to address the stigma that might be attached to the fact that there are currently serving military that are in fact on food stamps so it was important to create a different programme stigma for the service members themselves were stigma the military would receive that some of its members would require food stamps i believe that really was the concern about what this message about our military if we work or not paying people enough money that a ended up on government support so the program is sense at it so it's gone and the interesting thing to me about what happens in this episode is that that immediate responses dod and they come up with this giant memo that basically is like backed off at the outset is all about military plays a very typical to what we experience when we try to get information added either the department of defense individual military installations or even congress nobody seems to know and we ask members of congress to go to the government accounting office and as them on if they had data on this and they went to dod end dod stonewalled them too and so they ask dod that they spend time finding out what the actual numbers are because no one knows how many people are really struggling to thousands very low we don't believe that's the number the number is far higher than that now and publish higher than that fifteen years ago so it's really a an issue that we don't have a real number to put on but i can also say that there is a food pantry on or near every military base in the united states and that goes beyond the um discounted prices for foods a calm series on military bases dax nothing to do with that it is these are private nonprofit organizations that are either permitted to come onto the base are located right near it.
"dod" Discussed on Odd Lots
"Humans have the dod had for that introduces error the flip side would be okay yes the it's kind of messy but because we can get reasonably accurate profiles of wouldbe borrowers we can lend to more people and we can lend to them at a lower rate because we can feel confident that they're not one of the fraudsters of they're not inclined to default on their debt and so the devil's argument argument will be yes you can pinpoint all these problems but what to unseen is greater credit credit availability and cheaper credit that's a great point and i'm and i think that this is one of those areas where we're going to have to make a lot of tough trade off so this is something that's happening in the general of fairness in machine learning community loose now while researchers in computer science and law that are working on the serb issue and i think that what we're going to have to try to do is maintain some of the efficiencies but also try to get rid of it and maybe it was a little bit of efficiency the edges but get rid of some of the discriminatory side effects the other thing i would say is about that is that you know there's a really interesting book uh about the financial crisis which sir um uh called a call for judgment um and the author makes the argument that these systems the fooled us into thinking that we could calculate risk better than we actually could right and so the concern there was that if you because one of the other things ebb with credit scoring as they said well it's not just a binary you'll get credit or you don't someone with a very low score maybe we give them credit but at a very high interest rates someone with a high score we give them very low interest rate and so those sorts of judgments they can be seen one by one as being very efficient but then they can hat create these larger systemic effects that you know it's hard to really uh anticipated at the beginning to what extent our credit score is able to be manipulated by people who understand the sort of basic factors.
"dod" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"First of all we have no credibility we now as as republicans and i'm not a republican thank god uh but now the republicans and i'm i'm afraid to many churchgoers and too many religious people and just blanket conservatives now have lost all credibility to be able to stand up and say hey this is wrong morally this is wrong what are we teaching our children he he can't say that anymore you're not only of loss that but you also have well let's talk about taxes we're for small government right did we get that are we getting a giant tax cut no bas the guy the guy who the elected doesn't really believe in that stuff he's not a champion of that stuff he just wins well he'll take a win but it's not really a win not for conservatives not for small government not for low tax people that's not a win how about give me the audio of the guy from this is the uh the new guy representing the dod oh yeah near the this is the trump nominee for the dod gay so here's the guy that trump is putting in at the dod have now he's talking about gun uh this is our champion listen fred also lights who an army get in trouble with other numbers the committee to say you know how insane it is that the united states of america civilian can go out and buy a fully l is semiautomatic assault rifle like an ar fifteen which apparently was the weapon that was used i think that's an issue not much for this committee but elsewhere what we this is this is this is the guy that trump is appointing what that's not good and if you don't think that we are not entering the time where there is massacre abc massacre and instead of going after one out the laws that have loopholes and closing all of those loopholes to making sure that the law is actually enforced every time three we go and examine mental health in this country and four we look at domestic violence that's what's happening in our country now we're doing the same thing with guns that we are doing now radicalized islam.
"dod" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Triage in fact it was used by dod as an excuse to why they couldn't produce financial statements for subsequent years they said oh well you know we lost serve we blew up our our financial uh office when in fact i believe that it was uh i've been told that the army's financial office was in ohio but it was it was used in excuse so whether it's cleaning up the consolidating the money that had been stolen kgb or using in his excuse for going forward or changing laws who was a lot easier to launder money um any gagen securities fraud through government accounts nine eleven was very uh judical to sort of taking it to the next level and we now um nine eleven was houston excuse asserted a series of wars in the middle east entr mendes amounts of money through the next wave of money that went missing went missing in the middle east on those wars so it was it was essential to getting it to the next phase of keeping this parallel civilization or parallel system going in in the latest truce bomb boots was dropped by dr marks good more as well as your cells you know we looked at the dod department of defense their budget fifteen was five hundred and sixty five billion with a b 2015 alone the army cannot account for six point five traumas with a t that we spent about eight to nine times the entire budget of the entire defense department is missing just for the army in one of here right so if you look at at because we've been tracking both department of defense and the perp department of housing and urban development hudson dot in hud um what we do know is that in fiscal two thousand fifteen there is a huge jump gget commendable adjust mean i called it a cut and run because at that time the the leading provider of payments systems to both agencies stunned their it division new yep fanie which had been created or company been created or that it received the spinning out of the of the uh another big uh government contractor payments system uh the year before m i called us to cut and run because it looks to.
"dod" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Of the dod under obama under trump are they responding differently than the dod once upon a dime the secretary of war responded to the japanese in the 1930s or is it the same way we'll get to it then nothing to worry about now well i think the previous administration i think maybe initially in 2011 had rebalance the re acidic which a lot of us were all would be maybe a new approach that we wouldn't get stuck in the same kind of power that you described go pre world war two uh but that didn't never materialized as i mentioned to serious failures like at scarborough 2012 what we just were not paying attention at all silent on the net for over five months after the tolls hopefully acquired that territory the new administration i think it's still a little bit early to make a judgment call what i will say is that the new administration has appeared today uh stronger presence in the region just with the military but in our statements who support for our ally it partners pair of what we're doing career with the move onto the next one large statement well from the president in the sector defense and the movement of other military or strategic forces wonka and aircraft carrier and strategic bomber into the area uh we seem to make an approach to improve failed relationships with thailand while this sector thank you to be off the title alone to attend waco cremation ceremony which i think is an important step orders show that we support alliance we're trying to make amends with the philippine government were were were not in good shape and so i think there's there's some hope there but there is institutional uh perspective across many who watched china continued to resist the inevitable i saved mobile uh of work to be going away goal police are one of this article no comments were folks there is no such thing as retired might uh to what china's plans are you here he shipping in history nap our speech from yesterday he references with two stages a chinese development 2035 will be the completion of so we'll jam we'll have to.
"dod" Discussed on Intersections
"So the dod hassle long arc of compliance but they also have a long arc of how to treat and how to handle prisoners of war with the dod does right and so what you see in fact is that from the beginning of the issuance of the coercive programs the course programs were actually on the books that the dod for not more than a month so they're issued at the end of december of two thousand into there was significant and forceful push back by both the uniform members of the military the civilian heads of the military significant push back from the jags in the dod who said this isn't ho with the dod does this is not who we are and also if this is what we do think about what the impact will be on our women and men who are serving abroad and so you see the effect of revocation of the program two thousand in three so practices that the office of legal counsel the doj said were legal the dod pushback on as early as two thousand and three again because of very brave and very forceful responses by members of the military in the cia again i think it's important to reflect upon the backed the cia had never held terraced attorneys before this is not an agency's mission and so the cia received the presidential finding to create this program to start the rendition interrogation and detention program for the course of the program i believe no more than one hundred people were subjected to enhanced interrogation procedures as they are called and no more than three individuals were waterboarded.