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Illegal Immigration Increases Crime Rates

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:08 min | 2 weeks ago

Illegal Immigration Increases Crime Rates

"I just, I want to go back to something David in your book since you told me what page I have it right here. The GAO study gets government accounting office found that between 2011 and 2016, there were more than 730,000 aliens in the United States or state prisons and local jails. Accounting for 4.9 million arrests for 7.5 million offenses. So the multiple offenders that were going on that New York Times regularly tells us that the rate of criminality among illegal immigrants is actually lower than it is for native born Americans. Are they lying? Do you New York Times some of us? There was no family in the Ukraine crossed by the communists. It's a rag. Some decent reporters on the times, but you can't take anything that they say seriously. Ideas of government statistics I didn't make them up.

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Missing & Misused Money by the Federal Government

Mark Levin

01:54 min | Last month

Missing & Misused Money by the Federal Government

"Wire fraud Money lauder Defrauding investors Fraudulent record keeping Sam bankman freed Um FTX Billions and billions of dollars Missing Why are fraud money laundering defrauding investors fraudulent record keeping Does that not sound like the federal government to you 85% of the COVID money didn't go where it was supposed to go They went to the teacher's unions instead The GAO the general accountability office is constantly releasing reports every single year About the amount of money typically a quarter of a $1 trillion That is gone Waste fraud and abuse Every year How about unfunded liabilities are those not Ponzi schemes Those of us who've paid a fortune to social security I'm 65 now And those of you who are paying into it and are much younger Do you understand how they turned what was an insurance plug into a government Ponzi scheme There's no money in the trust fund All the money comes from general operating funds The people paying into social security now are paying the people who pay before because they stole all of our money and spend it On their political priorities There are no trust funds There are IOUs Is that not a Ponzi scheme

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"gao" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:43 min | 2 months ago

"gao" Discussed on WTOP

"At the hospital being evaluated for smoke inhalation, some are still being treated at the scene of an apartment building fire in foggy bottom. Let's go to WTO peace Christy king. I try to take her out on the 6th floor but there's so much smoke that was not good for her. Or me. That's Bill Watkins caregiver for a resident here who's now safely sheltering in place where the corner of 24th and 8th streets northwest, the fire broke out about 1130, 6 people are hospitalized with smoke inhalation, two are critical for serious. Now, residents of saint Mary's court here all elderly, there have been multiple rescues. They used ground ladders, tower ladders, they walked them out, Jennifer Donnelly, D.C. fire, bringing them down and out as quickly as possible and it was steady. Now, some people are resting at an apartment building across the street, city buses are here as warming centers. There are a 140 units, all are now being checked out. The fire started on the second floor. In northwest, foggy bottom, Chrissy king WTO P news. The Pentagon continues facing challenges in responding to cyberattacks on military networks, more from federal news networks Justin Doubleday. The Defense Department experienced more than 12,000 cyber incidents between 2015 and 2021. The government accountability office reports that the bulk of those incidents occurred in 2015 in 2016 and have steadily declined due to improving cyber defenses. But GAO says weaknesses still exist in DoD system for reporting cyber incidents. Namely, incident reports often lack critical information, like the date of discovery or the method of infiltration. DoD officials concurred with GAO's recommendations to fix those gaps. Justin Doubleday, federal news network

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"gao" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:20 min | 6 months ago

"gao" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"That. And I just got basically giving up on you, you know? That was Vietnam vet Manfred's soldier wolf, saying he's given up on VA. Before him, you heard army vets, milford Curtis senior, and Dorian white. Their tribal benefits coordinator Jeannie bertus says it's a simple fact, no bank will finance a GI Bill home loan on tribal land. I try to explain it as best as I could. You know, I can't, I can't bend the rules. That's because the banks can't take back tribal land if the loan defaults. This isn't new. Congress tried to fix this problem 30 years ago. In 1992, it created the Native American direct loan, so the VA can work directly with the tribe to finance the home. But the numbers are tiny. They'll share with the government accountability office recently did a report, he found that in the continental U.S., the VA has used this direct loan just 89 times in the past decade. Outreach by the VA gets less than 1% of eligible native vets sheer says. Well, and this would be an example of how badly can our government program run. He says the VA doesn't collect good data about the results and doesn't seem to know its own manuals are out of date, referencing offices that don't exist anymore. Also, VA can't legally make a loan until it has a memorandum of understanding with each tribe, an MOU. That takes action from the tribes, but also outreach from VA. Bryant Lacey, who oversees the Native American direct loan at VA, says there are MOUs with only a fraction of the nearly 600 tribes in the United States. So right now, we're only capable of hitting nearly 20% of these federally recognized tribes with the VA program. So we are really focused on engaging with tribes that do not have these memorandums of understanding with us. Lacey has read the critical GAO report, and he says the VA is already working on solutions. October 1st, 2021, we created a Native American direct loan team that is solely dedicated to processing the Native American direct loan program. Lazy confirmed that the northern Cheyenne tribe is one of the few that already has an MOU to use the direct loan. That was news to the veterans I met on the reservation. Did you ever hear about the Native

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The IRS Is Going After the Little Guy

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:51 min | 6 months ago

The IRS Is Going After the Little Guy

"So what is the IRS do then? You know, they might, they might audit a couple of millionaires and billionaires. And the millionaire is in billionaires will hold the line via the best law firms best accounting firms, drag it on maybe pay a small fine and that's it. But the IRS, they instead will go after targets where they know they can win. You see, data shows, according to the GAO, the government accountability office, who actually gets audited. Well, in the year 2019, out of the 600,000 audits that were conducted, 198,000 of them were people earning $1 to $25,000 a year. A 165,000 of them were people earning 25,000 to $200,000 a year. And then on down about 20,000 of them were people earning 200,000 and a half a million a year, about 10,000 were half a million to 5 million, and then less than a couple thousand were 5 million or more. Now, the argument the IRS will make at a surface is a good one. Well, there's just more people earning $1 to $25,000 and so therefore it might be cumulative more, but the percentage actually works out. Now this is rubbish for a very simple reason, which is when you earn when you are between one to 25,000, there should be an intentional campaign not to audit you. Now, I'm not a big one to talk about equity or about fairness or all that. Especially when it comes to racial stuff, which is garbage. But I will say this, it is deeply morally unfair. In fact, it is an abuse of government power. To have the federal government go after someone earning $36,000 a year who can not defend themselves against the IRS.

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"gao" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:30 min | 6 months ago

"gao" Discussed on WTOP

"A debt relief program, including the amount of relief or income limits. Meantime, a report out from the government accountability office says the government is losing money off student loans. The Department of Education has estimated that the program generates $114 billion in revenue, but that GAO report says it will actually cost nearly 200 billion in lost revenue. The government watchdog says the budget swing is due to the ongoing suspension of federal student loan payments and interest amid the pandemic as well as the expansion of a repayment plan tied to a borrower's income. Some local little leaguers are about to head to Georgia and they are hoping they'll end up in Pennsylvania. This team of 12 year olds from the loudoun south little league are the Virginia state champs. This is one of their last practices before going to the regionals in Georgia. The winner there goes to the little league World Series in Williamsport. We're just trying to keep the distractions to a minimum. Coach Todd Coleman's goal is to keep them in their routine. The situation puts a lot of pressure on them, so we just try to let them have fun, let them buy. He tells the kids the fields the same size, the ball and bad are the same weight. They're just playing someplace different, where the lights are a little bit brighter. In Aldi deal, all I can stain double TLP news. Straight ahead how the Nats did tonight against St. Louis at home. It's ten 43. Celebrate 92 years of applying savings at the brand scarf anniversary sale. Going

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"gao" Discussed on The Healthcare Policy Podcast

The Healthcare Policy Podcast

05:27 min | 9 months ago

"gao" Discussed on The Healthcare Policy Podcast

"So that was about as vague as you can state, CMS, of course, did 9 years ago launch a voluntary program. It looked like it was successful until GAO audited and found that there were able to maintain excessive misuse because all of a sudden beneficiaries had an appropriate diagnosis to medicate them, which, of course, was fraudulent. So where are we? Are we ever going to get anywhere on this antipsychotic mid use or how are you optimistic? That has just been such a long ongoing struggle. I think part of the I think in the short term, none of these problems are things that we can just flip a switch and it'll be all better. Unfortunately. But I think that if the industry and one thing that we've pointed out in a recent article that I read about, the quality problems in the sector that the quality of care being provided in some of these smaller buildings that are clustered together, it's called the greenhouse model. With universal workers, because you have so much of a smaller patient population to take care of, you don't wind up with 50 people restrained in a wheelchair chemically and physically sitting around the circle around the nurses station. You just don't have that. So my hope and is that as that model becomes more popular and as states get more creative and working with providers who want to implement that model by paying them enhanced fmap. In fact, Arkansas is using money's collected through civil monetary penalties to provide extra money to nursing homes that want to build or reconstruct these small greenhouse buildings. Hopefully, things like that address the issue indirectly. But I do expect that as we talked about the value based purchasing program for skilled facilities is widely viewed as being worse than having nothing. That was a direct quote.

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"gao" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:16 min | 10 months ago

"gao" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"To get it real budgeting process And what does a real budgeting process do It helps us prioritize and it also helps us cut costs and lord knows we need a government that focuses on real prioritization and actually saving money sometimes so that we can spend money on things that are important to spend it on So currently 'cause you really are special in so many ways But one of them is you both think about public policy and what it would be to be president and also running a company and I only thought about the running the company part of it But is it just unrealistic to try to replicate I remember when I did budgets whether it was my budget eyes reviewing others you wouldn't just do zero based budgeting but someone would have to justify They say well why do I need that there Exactly Ask some tough questions There's somebody asking tough questions whether it's the CFO or the CEO Is there any realistic prospect of somebody asking tough questions to the people as part of that zero based budgeting process Well in our current climate probably not One can imagine that that might be the role of the GAO It might be the role of the OMB It might be the role of Congress people and senators But I do think all the way back to the news of the day you know inflation running at a 40 year high A new government budget that pumps trillions and trillions of more dollars into the economy We are reaching a point where this truly is unsustainable Maybe not in the next 6 months maybe not in the next year but eventually you can not just keep spending money you don't have even when you're the U.S. government I fear that it will be a crisis that causes us to actually examine how do we have a real budgeting process in the government but ultimately we're going to have to have one Finally just spend a minute or two on something that everyone is talking about at least everybody around me which is Will Smith Academy Awards And you can certainly opine what you thought happened and what you thought about it But I wonder if it actually raises potential leadership issues as well What it means to lead a large organization in this environment and this culture right now I mean I put myself through the process If I were the academy what would I have done that night If I were back at ABC and I broadcast what would I have done that night What are the challenges for a leader when we have a physical violence but even short of that some of the language that's being used in public these days Yes Well it's a very serious question And of course everything about that incident was absolutely unacceptable It is unacceptable to physical violence the language And I would just say it's also a reminder that sometimes perhaps we're overly sensitive I mean Chris Rock is a comedian after all Whether you thought that was a funny joke or an appropriate joke sadly comedians have been making jokes about women and wives for a long time So I think it also was about this hypersensitive culture we have now But for the academy to just carry on As though nothing had happened I think really did send the wrong It would only be the president of the United States after interrupt you for Carly fiorina We can go now to The White House and President Biden.

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The Flawed Logic of Critical Race Theory

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:13 min | 1 year ago

The Flawed Logic of Critical Race Theory

"I want to talk about the flawed logic of critical race theory as we can see a dramatically in a recent statement by one of the kind of apostles of CRT. This is ibram X kendi author of how to be an antiracist. And now Kennedy recently put out an article and this was not his article, but he was sharing the article from vox. And let's talk about the article first, and then we'll get the candies interpretation. So the article shows very clearly that it's talking about a government accountability office. A GAO study. And it shows that in K through 12 schools across the board. And this doesn't matter if you're dealing with schools that are in more affluent neighborhoods or schools in the suburbs, the inner city schools, it makes no difference. You basically see that black children black kids have much greater disciplinary problems. And there's a graph here it covers a bunch of different things out of school suspensions in school suspensions, referral to law enforcement, expulsion, school related arrests, and in every case you see that the numbers for blacks are large. And the numbers for every other group are smaller. The Asian Americans seem to have the least problems, then whites and Hispanics and blacks. Now, we've seen this pattern in academic achievement, but here it was seeing it on the back end we're seeing it on the disciplinary end. Now, the GO study is very careful to say that this could point to a systematic pattern of discrimination in the schools, but it doesn't need to because there are other possible explanations for why this would be the case. And but here's where ibram kendi comes in. He doesn't think that there are any other explanations. So he thinks that there are two explanations. Number one, black kids are inferior to white kids, and therefore they have more problems because they are more defective group. And ibram kendi, of course, flatly rejects that possibility, and therefore the only other possibility is racism.

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"gao" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on WTOP

"Specific recommendations that each just ignored over the past number of years One of them being the testing strategy The DAO had said over a year ago that HHS needed to do more on testing even called on the department to come up with a national testing strategy HHS said they would but as we have seen in the past number of months there have been too few tests and HHS has not produced the strategy that they had promised GAO We had talked about these problems going back 15 years or so what has GA open trying to do to kind of get Health and Human Services to shape up Yeo has been recommending various tactic strategies for the department to pursue in making the response to any crisis that much better and smoother So recommending more practice and training with other departments the Department of Homeland Security So if an actual crisis emerges these federal officials will already know what to do essentially They all have gotten their reps in They're rehearsal Some of that hasn't happened There's also been a push by GAO to clarify the roles of the strategic national stockpile for instance The stockpile of emergency supplies and equipment And in January of 2022 there are still big questions about what's in the stockpile how people access it and so on These are issues too that extend well beyond this administration to go back 15 years and beyond this crisis of COVID there are other issues that were similar during previous public health emergencies What's the response from HHS Well HHS has said that they understand the need to keep improving the nation's health system I think the Biden officials there believe that they inherited a lot of these problems and they're working to address them But it is clear that some of the things that the Biden administration itself said they would do a year ago still have not come to pass So while HHS is saying that these are long running issues it does seem clear that it's a very heavy challenge for the current team to address You kind of walked me up to the final question Dan which would be we keep wondering why we are entering year three of our pandemic crisis And part of the answer is it's a once in a century situation and none of us was prepared and we've not really gone through anything like this before but can we point part of the finger at HHS I think it's fair to say that the federal government under President Biden has not done everything that they said they would do a year ago And I speak from experience of reviewing that plan That was released a year ago There were about a 180 promises that President Biden and his team made Some of those promises have yet to come to pass So the initiatives that President Biden and his team said they would launch whether it was around testing or improving the data.

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"gao" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on WTOP

"HHS has led the nation's response to the COVID pandemic And to other public health emergencies over the last 15 years in fact this morning Washington Post health reporter Dan diamond joined a TOP to talk about the latest report The GAO was looking at specific recommendations that HHS ignored over the past number of years One of them being the testing strategy The GAO had said over a year ago that HHS needed to do more on testing even called on the department to come up with a national testing strategy HHS said they would but as we have seen in the past number of months there have been too few tests to make sure that has not produced the strategy that they had promised GAO We had talked about these problems going back 15 years or so what has GA open trying to do to kind of get Health and Human Services to shape up Yeo has been recommending various tactics strategies for the department to pursue in making the response to any crisis that much better and smoother So recommending more practice and training with other departments the Department of Homeland Security So if an actual crisis emerges these federal officials will already know what to do essentially They all have gotten their reps in They're rehearsal Some of that hasn't happened There's also been a push by GAO to clarify the roles of the strategic national stockpile for instance The stockpile of emergency supplies and equipment and in January of 2022 there are still big questions about what's in the stockpile how people access it and so on These are issues too that extend well beyond this administration as you pointed out they go back 15 years and beyond this crisis of COVID there are other issues that were similar during previous public health emergencies What's the response from HHS Well HHS has said that they understand the need to keep improving the nation's health system I think the Biden officials there believe that they inherited a lot of these problems and they're working to address them But it is clear that some of the things that the Biden administration itself said they would do a year ago still have not come to pass So while HHS is saying that these are long running issues it does seem clear that it's a very heavy challenge for the current team to address You kind of walked me up to the final question Dan which would be we keep wondering why we are entering year three of our pandemic crisis And part of the answer is it's a once in a century situation and none of us was prepared and we've not really gone through anything like this before but can we point part of the finger at HHS I think it's fair to say that the federal government under President Biden has not done everything that they said they would do a year ago And I speak from experience of reviewing that plan That was released a year ago There were about a 180 promises that President Biden and his team made Some of those promises have yet to come to pass So the initiatives that President Biden and his team said they would launch whether it was around testing or improving the.

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"gao" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on WTOP

"Of botching the future emergency A new report this week from the government accountability office also found in its words persistent deficiencies yet how HHS has led the nation's response to the COVID pandemic And to other public health emergencies over the last 15 years in fact this morning Washington Post health reporter Dan diamond joining WTP to talk about the latest report the GAO was looking at specific recommendations that each has ignored over the past number of years One of them being the testing strategy The GAO had said over a year ago that HHS needed to do more on testing even called on the department to come up with a national testing strategy HHS said they would but as we have seen in the past number of months there have been too few tests Make sure you ask does not produce the strategy that they had promised GAO We had talked about these problems going back 15 years or so what has GAO been trying to do to kind of get Health and Human Services to shape up Yeo has been recommending various tactics strategies for the department to pursue in making the response to any crisis that much better and smoother So recommending more practice and training with other departments the Department of Homeland Security So if an actual crisis emerges these federal officials will already know what to do essentially They all have gotten their reps in They're rehearsal Some of that hasn't happened There's also been a push by GAO to clarify the roles of the strategic national stockpile for instance The stockpile of emergency supplies and equipment and in January of 2022 there are still big questions about what's in the stockpile how people access it and so on These are issues too that extend well beyond this administration as you pointed out they go back 15 years and beyond this crisis of COVID there are other issues that were similar during previous public health emergencies What's the response from HHS Well HHS has said that they understand the need to keep improving the nation's health system I think the Biden officials there believe that they inherited a lot of these problems and they're working to address them but it is clear that some of the things that the Biden administration itself said they would do a year ago still have not come to pass So while HHS is saying that these are long running issues it does seem clear that it's a very heavy challenge for the current team to address You kind of walked me up to the final question Dan which would be we keep wondering why we are entering year three of our pandemic crisis And part of the answer is it's a once in a century situation and none of us was prepared and we've not really gone through anything like this before but can we point part of the finger at HHS I think it's fair to say that the federal government under President Biden has not done everything that they said they would do a year ago And I speak from experience of reviewing the plan That was released a year ago There were about a 180 promises that President Biden and his team made some of those promises have yet to come to pass So the initiatives that President Biden and his team said they would launch whether it was around testing or improving the data on the pandemic.

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"gao" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on WTOP

"A future emergency That's the word from a government watchdog tonight a new report from the government accountability office also found in its words persistent deficiencies in how HHS has led the nation's response to the pandemic and do other public health emergencies over the past 15 years Let's take you live tonight to Washington Post health reporter Dan diamond Great to hear from you again Dan although we regret the nature of the subject we're discussing here quite disturbing and frightening what example would you cite as a problem that the GAO is pointing to with HHS Well Dmitry thanks for having me back The GAO was looking at specific recommendations that HHS ignored over the past number of years One of them being the testing strategy The GAO had said over a year ago that HHS needed to do more on testing even called on the department to come up with a national testing strategy HHS said they would but as we have seen in the past number of months there have been too few tests make sure you have not produced the strategy that they had promised GAO We had talked about these problems going back 15 years or so what has GA open trying to do to kind of get Health and Human Services to shape up GAO has been recommending various tactics strategies for the department to pursue in making the response to any crisis that much better and smoother So recommending more practice and training with other departments the Department of Homeland Security So if an actual crisis emerges these federal officials will already know what to do essentially They will have gotten their reps in They're rehearsal Some of that hasn't happened There's also been a push by GAO to clarify the roles of the strategic national stockpile for instance This stockpile of emergency supplies and equipment and in January of 2022 there are still big questions about what's in the stockpile how people access it and so on These are issues too that extend well beyond this administration as you pointed out they go back 15 years and beyond this crisis of COVID there are other issues that were similar during previous public health emergencies What's the response from HHS HHS has said that they understand the need to keep improving the nation's health system I think the Biden officials there believe that they inherited a lot of these problems and they're working to address them but it is clear Dmitry that some of the things that the Biden administration itself said they would do a year ago still have not come to pass So while HHS is saying that these are long running issues it does seem clear that it's a very heavy challenge for the current team to address You kind of walked me up to the final question Dan which would be we keep wondering why we are entering year three of our pandemic crisis And part of the answer is it's a once in a century situation and none of us was prepared and we've not really gone through anything like this before but can we point part of the finger at HHS I think it's fair to say that the federal government under President Biden has not done everything that they said they would do a year ago And I speak Dimitri from experience of reviewing that plan That was released a year ago There were about a 180 promises that President Biden and his team made some of those promises have yet to come to pass So the initiatives that President Biden and his team said they would launch whether it was around testing or improving the data on the pandemic Those would be things that would be helpful now and still were waiting for them to bear fruit Sure appreciate the update tonight Thank you very much Thank you Dan diamond with The Washington Post the health reporter there he is helping us understand this new report from GAO that finds persistent deficiencies in Health and Human Services going back 15 years Rob wood fork takes a look at changes in the NFL.

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Watchdog says key federal health agency is failing on crises

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Watchdog says key federal health agency is failing on crises

"The the the the government government government government accountability accountability accountability accountability office office office office a a a a nonpartisan nonpartisan nonpartisan nonpartisan congressional congressional congressional congressional watchdog watchdog watchdog watchdog says says says says the the the the department department department department of of of of health health health health and and and and Human Human Human Human Services Services Services Services is is is is failing failing failing failing to to to to meet meet meet meet its its its its responsibilities responsibilities responsibilities responsibilities for for for for leading leading leading leading the the the the nation's nation's nation's nation's response response response response to to to to public public public public health health health health emergencies emergencies emergencies emergencies I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with details details details details the the the the GAO GAO GAO GAO is is is is designating designating designating designating HHS's HHS's HHS's HHS's leadership leadership leadership leadership and and and and coordination coordination coordination coordination of of of of public public public public health health health health emergencies emergencies emergencies emergencies a a a a high high high high risk risk risk risk area area area area for for for for the the the the government government government government the the the the designation designation designation designation as as as as a a a a signal signal signal signal to to to to Congress Congress Congress Congress it it it it needs needs needs needs to to to to pay pay pay pay special special special special attention attention attention attention to to to to the the the the agency's agency's agency's agency's operations operations operations operations to to to to avoid avoid avoid avoid future future future future to to to to buckles buckles buckles buckles the the the the GAO GAO GAO GAO sites sites sites sites persistent persistent persistent persistent deficiencies deficiencies deficiencies deficiencies that that that that have have have have hindered hindered hindered hindered the the the the nation's nation's nation's nation's response response response response to to to to the the the the covert covert covert covert nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic and and and and a a a a variety variety variety variety of of of of past past past past threats threats threats threats the the the the shortfalls shortfalls shortfalls shortfalls include include include include managing managing managing managing the the the the medical medical medical medical supply supply supply supply chain chain chain chain coordinating coordinating coordinating coordinating with with with with federal federal federal federal and and and and state state state state agencies agencies agencies agencies and and and and providing providing providing providing clear clear clear clear and and and and consistent consistent consistent consistent communication communication communication communication to to to to the the the the public public public public and and and and the the the the health health health health care care care care community community community community in in in in response response response response HHS HHS HHS HHS says says says says it's it's it's it's in in in in a a a a much much much much stronger stronger stronger stronger position position position position than than than than a a a a year year year year ago ago ago ago and and and and is is is is examining examining examining examining the the the the GAO's GAO's GAO's GAO's feedback feedback feedback feedback Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington

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"gao" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

"From the bottom up. That is to say they do not have a central authority in the middle. They don't have the centralized decision maker that most constitutional systems ordinarily do have. They don't have as it were a president or a prime minister and they also don't have a hierarchical system where like staff or board of directors that's elected makes decisions about where the assets of the organization should be put instead. The idea. is that everybody collectively. Who's in the. Dao can vote on how resources are going to be allocated so they're kind of a strong wisdom of crowds idea. The idea is that if the collective makes the decisions the odds are better than the collectively will make good decisions and that also tells you what the value proposition is to invest in a geo is in a way to bet on the wisdom of the crowd and not just a wisdom but on the collective capacity of the crowd to work together. And that's a fascinating and you can see from that formulation why it's very attractive and also why it's a bit utopian and why some people remain skeptical of the capacities of gao's to do all of the different things that people hope that they'll be able to do because again talk about using history as predict the future if you look at the history of decentralized decision-making organizations they've often existed guilds some labor unions depending on how they were organized. They can do certain things really well. They can coordinate certain things really well but there are certain kinds of decision making that historically a really hard to make an decentralized way so when you're engaged in a conflict with another entity when you engage in direct competition with another entity when you need to coordinate action beyond the initial purposes and evolve your purposes historically. It's been really hard for decentralized organizations to pull that off so you wanna pick and choose carefully with respect to what the gao's purposes are and what its objectives are and that should be helpful to the process of deciding..

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"gao" Discussed on Short Wave

Short Wave

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on Short Wave

"You're listening to shortwave. From NPR. Hey shortwave listeners, I'm Marie Gao, your host today, and I am here with correspondent Dan Charles who covers a little bit of food and a little bit of climate change. Hi Maria. I have got a story today about food and climate change. I expect nothing less from you, lay it on me. Okay, the story starts with a guy whose job is buying ingredients for bread and buns. My name is Ed Cinco. I'm the director of purchasing at schwebel's baking company in Youngstown Ohio. And Ed has a problem. He can not get enough cooking oil. They use soybean oil, mostly, but Ed says soybean oil suppliers won't even talk to him these days. The only quotes I can get for 2022 are from the person who I currently buy from. So basically I am at their mercy. A year ago, he was paying 35 cents a pound for soybean oil. Today, it's almost a dollar. And he says other food companies are in the same spot. We have had a lot of different conference calls with companies way larger than ours that are having the same problem. I'm confused. What's going on? Are we running out of soybeans? Are farmers just not growing enough? No, American farmers are actually growing more soybeans than ever. This is where it gets really interesting. It has a theory. He says the companies that process the beans for oil are sending it somewhere else. They all want to go to biodiesel. There is a biodiesel boom going on Maria. Just getting started, really. So they're turning that soybean oil into fuel for trucks. Yes. It is all happening because of government policies that are promoting alternatives to fossil fuels, which is supposed to help the climate, cut greenhouse emissions. But.

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"gao" Discussed on Soar

Soar

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on Soar

"And then I would also say that we need to really be focusing on figuring out how government can compete with other sectors. So the private sector is on campus in the fall and they're making internship offers in the fall for the next summer. And they can do them on the spot and government can't do that. They're not that many agencies on campus in the fall, many are recruiting in the spring, when other offers have already been made, and they're not able to do the on the spot offer. So I think we need to look at how to open up this system to make it easier for interns to be able to come into government. Yeah, but let me tell you, when we've looked at just anecdotally, not empirically, because we don't really have such data. But I'm barely exaggerating some of the reactions when they did do exits at the experience was so wretched. I'd rather spend time in a Taliban prison camp than a return to federal service. That's how bad the experience was. And that's a signal failure. I mean, better you not have a program. But it's also just a waste of a resource in our command that we could use to help us a little bit. It doesn't solve everything. But it's ready at our command. And we're not using it. So did you want to comment? Yeah, no, these are all excellent points. And agencies can be taking greater advantage of internships. It's an excellent way of building a pipeline into government. An important factor, though, is that it would be more helpful if interns could be converted non competitively to permanent career employees. That's no longer the case in many instances. GAO, we make extensive use of internships. As a matter of fact, myself and my whole team here shout out to my team. We all started our service in the federal government as interns. I started at GAO 30 years ago as an intern when they loop later became a presidential management intern. We have a current intern with us doranda. She's from Howard Howard University. And my two other colleagues, Allison, and Shelby, also came in as interns. So GAO we do it through effective campus recruiting. We built that as a brand on college campuses. And so we may get to this in a separate discussion. But we do actively recruit on campus not just as a one time event. We build relationships over time so that we just don't power shoot in when they're having a career fair. You're not going to get a good response that way. But we do have a GAO, the ability to convert people non competitively. And a big proportion of our workforce of our entry level workforce any given year came in as interns. We also give them challenging work to do. We treat them just like everybody else. We don't just. And I no wonder you have success. Let me just say though what I learned when I innocently came to this, like, why aren't we using internships more creatively, was that there was some history. And while you all may have used it creatively and well and to affect, I know mister ridden would remember that in the bush years there were some agencies that under the guise of internship back door people they wanted a place who otherwise might not be qualified at the expense of people who were qualified and lost their opportunity to work..

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"gao" Discussed on Tha Boxing Voice

Tha Boxing Voice

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on Tha Boxing Voice

"Trimmer him watch. Let me. i got the schedule here. It's yet to tucson arizona september tenth. Espn plus oscar vow dez versus for the wbz. Junior lightweight title gable florida's on the card's ender zayas on the card raymond moot araya on the card would up dia dia would die You see were i thought. So what only knock itani An it's been kind of. Ben is did you got bend granados on that car and you get to see ebony. Bridges again brought the zone yellow zone stealing not money bro. That's crazy the only thing you got is the aj fi in what twenty three days. They play 'em f. but that's hard is pretty good. I mean bra. But honor autos laura taylor fem zone. Us a. I'm not ak but you're a boxing fan. You're not us boxing. Here's to hear you. But if they launched zone. Uk and they cater into the uk and they launched italy and acadian ilady bra. You know the stop being unfair. They're not on. I'm remembering the days when you and i were said that we'd have to find some crazy stream from some crazy websites to watch good. Uk fight in our in a situation where we can watch it on playback as well and that's good but they still need to cater to us. You're absolutely right. I'm not disagreeing with it. I'm just saying that's good fun. The a card. If american dollars give us some american names my boxing dollars. Give me some good box cards like this. And a need them from america to hope he price on that card. My car not everybody is. My brother doesn't know who the fuck molly writers brandon stanfield giannotti either ebony. Bridges hopi price. My brother definitely don't know gao price 10-rounders give him his flowers bro. None of these people bro. I know hope he price. I'm no armageddon jalen the grain..

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"gao" Discussed on YEK YEK JE

YEK YEK JE

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on YEK YEK JE

"Is Scott and the neighborhood. You do gate book because he needed taiji only east aeko terry then do good ninety. Nine key Gao under i do young appearing t young men were all up. Mommy duck guys. Misses the your auto believe pm. T q i n s instagram. Yeah you don't put yeah buddy lincoln. Button.

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Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:07 min | 1 year ago

Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

"A new report from the government accountability office says at least twenty federal agencies are using facial recognition technology. But not just the obvious acronyms ones like the fbi and tsa an ice agencies like at the us fish and wildlife service. The food and drug administration and nasa are using the tech as well and more than half thirteen of the agencies using facial recognition. Don't know what systems their employees are using or how often they use them the agencies that do keep track say. They've used it for identifying people at the january six insurrection and during last summer's protests sparked by the murder of george floyd including the us postal service according to greta goodwin director of the gao's homeland security and justice team so the postal inspection service use facial recognition technology in conjunction with the civil unrest. That happened last year so what. They told us that they were looking to see whether us postal property had been damaged whether male had been stolen

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"gao" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"gao" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

"So the star moving towards will have a spectra that will be slightly blue shift in the high frequencies showed a wave. Will the stein moving away from us. We'll have it spectra slightly red shift to lower frequencies longer wavelengths and so the two stars in the system can be separated by the doppler shift looking at about twenty degrees above the western horizon in the early evening is the fourth brightest celestial object in the sky the dog star sirius only the sun the moon and the planet venus look brighter to the northwest or ride of serious is another philly. Bright stock could press you on the brightest star in the constellation candidates. Mina the list dog in greek mythology kansas minor and candidates major iran's hunting dogs press yon is a binary star system comprising spit. You type main sequence white star pro ziana and the faint white will of companion press prescient bay main sequence stars of those undergoing hydrogen fusion into helium in they cause astronomers described stars in terms of special types customization system based on temperature and characteristics the hottest most massive in most luminous is expect your type of blue stars they followed by spectral type e blue white stars in spill type. Watched is special type. F wider szilard stars spectral type. Gao's stars that's her son fits in spectral type k aren stars and then the coolest and least massive of all stars a spectral type m red stars commonly referred to as red dwarfs eight spectral classification is also subdivided easy and numeric digit.

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"gao" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"gao" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

"Right we can do all that's deterministic is messier right. It's statistical its large scale like you said finding patterns that we would not necessarily see in. Sometimes there's a risk that systems make the mistake of correlation versus causation. Right the rooster Or the sun doesn't rise just because the rooster crows right. It's it's there's just the issue that the roosters crowing as a correlated event. It's not that the roosters causing the sun to rise right so we have to avoid those errors and we have some stand that these systems This computer systems with at. I will change their nature over time and we have to think about it in that sort of statistical in other words probabilistic framework. Now here's the good news. I just want to you know be very clear about. This is an engineer. One thing that i'm very adamant about with. Ai is reminding folks that You know when you say okay. Well the autonomous vehicle cannot get into a wreck right if you're holding it to some super high standards eight zero wreck which we certainly want. Nobody wants Rats with autonomous cars and human lives be lost but the reality is is that we accept the baseline already people already in our current system are killed And non ai systems okay. So the point is is that we need to be honest about an apples to apples comparison. On what we are expecting to systems to do and to manage and yes there are risks and no. We don't want loss of this or damage to that but we already accept a certain amount of things in other words. We don't live in zero risk framework already so we have to just ask ourselves. What risks are we accepting right now for a are given context or paradigm so. That's it what we want avoid again. We don't wanna have bias systems. We don't want to have a romania systems We need to test them significantly extensively and that's one of the things in our of work for the congress what we've been saying is i don't care which department or agency you're from you're going to need to have a test Bad a sandbox a laboratory. In fact it's why right now we've now stood up and innovation lab the gao. Because of questions when kathleen was asking you about going to be for oversight. and ron. you're asking that we wanna know. How's this gonna..

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"gao" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"gao" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

"That's the one thing. There's no single set of guidelines as it were for every system simply because the risk paradigm changes We did a big strategic report on ai for the congress in two thousand eighteen and we looked intentionally across four different areas of the Sort of us society. Right one was criminal justice where the risk there is. You don't want bias there so that you have you know an unjust system and you don't wanna replace human judgment and you don't wanna have any of those judgments be Skewed toward one people group versus another etc right versus when you we did another view where we looked at a in the financial marketplace and that was where We we have financial risk in terms of a robo advisers those sort of things and then we looked at cybersecurity and information and privacy risk and then of course we looked at upon vehicles which is wrist a human life. You know hell Health and human safety issues as well as You don't wanna have a an autonomous vehicle. Run over the neighborhood cats. You know all of this sort of things are or what's there but the risk changes so you have to think our oversight in The the context of the guardrails and yet what makes a challenging and one sense that machine the computing system changes hopefully for the better. But you'd better have a way to audit the algorithm or at least audit the outcomes of the algorithm to say is this consistent with what we expect and i think it completely changes the game on when we think about future capabilities and services that. Ai are already supporting and will continue to support. We're going to have to think about oversight in a in a new and different way. We're starting that certainly gao. That were by the way i Wanted to say just now a century old but we still for our next century is going to be dominant in the space. And this is going to be the nature of the business that we're going to be an kathleen. Yeah i think that's really good insight because one of one of the promises that we hear repeatedly here on the today. Podcast of about artificial intelligence systems in general is that they are helping us wrangle and get a better visibility into the big data that we have and data's being generated at a at a sort of remarkable and almost unimaginable rate. I think that's kind of that's actually. Honestly where the analogy with. Data's a big old kind of differentiates from big oil. Why we actually are usually hesitant to use that analogy because well it's actually a limited resource as so much of it and you know at some point you're going to reach the end of it whereas data seems to be an unlimited resource that gets that could be created to we're in zada abide era right now and you know probably you know the rate It's sort of doesn't even follow. Moore's line and moore's laws what doubling every every eighteen months or something that we're like we're like quadrupling every six months it feels like it's such a such a ridiculous rate and i think that's one of the interesting things in the promise of artificial intelligence is to is to allow us to keep an eye on all this data without having the limitations of human ability to do that spot the now the anomalies find the patterns spot the predictions give us better insights and yet has a really nice overlap with the goals of any sort of accountability governmental accountability. But we have to have organizational accountability and and all sorts of accountability. So so so. It's a really nice fit Sort of what the overall emissions right. So let's talk about some of the energy. You wanna talk more to that point on on sort of the you know i i. I agree all analogies at some point breakdown. So i think it's well said I think the the key.

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Interview with Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at Government Accountability Office

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

06:51 min | 2 years ago

Interview with Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at Government Accountability Office

"Our guest today is dr tim persons. Who is the chief scientist. Managing director of the science technology assessment and analytics team at the us government accountability office also known as the gao. So hi tim. Thanks so much for joining us today. I kathleen Me on it's great to be with you. And ron once again. Yeah we are so excited to have you with us today for folks that have been following us. Tim was also are september. Twenty twenty speaker at our ai in government event and he was one of the keynotes at machine learning life cycle conference so we will link to both of those in the show notes in case you would like to watch them in more detail. But i wanna start this podcast today in case folks don't know you To help you spend some time introducing yourself to our lists and tell them a little bit about your background in. Yes so happy to do that. So as you said in your introduction. I am the chief scientist of the gao. Where the largest of the congressional or the legislative branch agencies in the us government and we have a staff about Thirty two hundred Maybe a little bit more in terms of Full time equivalents there but our main role is to to be the oversight or also called the congressional watchdogs by the way For the us congress. So we're Known as the auditors. We have a lot of access the federal information and so on across a wide array of departments and agencies and so on an issues which actually makes it ideal the tien have conversations about a i And so that's what i've been doing with. Gao since two thousand eight but also recently. We stood up a new team. It's geos newest. Team is called the science technology assessment in analytics team and that's significant because Especially for ai. Because the second a and that's as analytics and a is really a statistical analytics and decision sciences with respect to a machine so i work across the whole. Federal government supporting. Gao and lead a team. That does a lot of oversight insight and foresight work in the science and technology area. Especially so that's a little bit of the background For today thank you you know. I think that's really interesting. Because people the average person here in the united states but probably worldwide does not really understand the mechanism by which large governments or even small governments work and these levels of oversight and trying to understand if the dollars that they're spending taxpayers or getting applied and appropriated properly and used to the value that that they're supposed to so. It's a really interesting place to be. And of course this is an ai. Podcast we're going to talk about how. Ai connects to all of that right. And i think that's one of the the interesting questions we have for you. Maybe i just looking at more broadly. I know we'll a little bit more deeper into a. Is it relates specifically to oversight but i think just certain at a at a broad brush from where you said looking across the government may be looking seeing how other agencies are using technology and using tax dollars. You know how do you what do you see as some of these interesting opportunities interesting. Applications unique opportunities that the public sector maybe in general not even just in the us has around using artificial intelligence. Yeah great question ron. We could spend now until the rest of the year talking about that one. That's that's a broad Very good question of course Happy to be too brief on that. But i think Really what a is bringing here is Really just the framework of thinking about The future of government. I think the future is in one sense the now and they're still part of the public sector of the not yet and i really do think that what is is bringing out particularly especially as we sit in the middle still of our pandemic that we hope will end soon. But really i think about the government roles of enhancing both capabilities and services. So i think those are the two key things to start a conversation with. Ai about capabilities and services and the reason. I say that because there's so much of the government that has changed over the last century When you think about it It really so much of the mission now is really a service or thing We also think about. Of course the what. I'll call the more tactile government that we we can see kinda we could feel we it's You know this is ranging from law enforcement to the military to One of the most beloved institutions are The us park service. Like whenever we go to one of america's many great parks you know we see the government in that way and yet in this day and age especially in the digital age us so much is about doing services. How do we get those Stimulus checks out in a time of economic distress. And how do we do that reliably so that. It's not wasting taxpayer dollars. It's not a fraudulent That were wise with the. You know the national fisk and things like that and so i think Really the way to think about a is starting with those sort of two things The services in that that That ladder sense of what i was talking about in this sort of their capabilities. Which is really where you wanna be with respect to law enforcement or military or other things and you want our capabilities to be more resilient. More robust into out compete Any potential Challenging nation state say to national security so those That's that's just the the the way i strongly advise doing that If only to ground the conversation. I and what does it return to do and accomplish. How do we best express our national values and And not start initially technology which i fear often begins with sort of a fear narrative right the idea of has been around for over a century. Here you know robots and things like that and it runs and jumps To the loss of control fear that we have the fear of the unknown fear the robots gonna take over our lives etc. That kind of thing. Which i i. Don't think at the end of things with a clear. Eyed look in with a cautious optimism. I think is is much more of the order of the day for this technology.

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A Conversation With Kathy Mexted On Australian Women Pilots

Airplane Geeks Podcast

04:18 min | 2 years ago

A Conversation With Kathy Mexted On Australian Women Pilots

"Introduce our guest. Who is well. She's in a different Cycle of the planet We have with us kathy. Mixed at who's A writer photographer and editor of air sport magazine that comes from sport aircraft association australia which is gao organization. Kathy's written for a number of publications but recently she's written a book titled australian. Women pilots has sub subservient amazing true stories of women in the air. Kathy welcome to the airplane gigs. Podcast hang smack. Thanks for having me now. Really astute and longtime listeners may actually remember kathy's name or it might sound a little bit familiar. That's because well she's australia and she has been known to hang out with A few of our australian friends from plane crazy down under grant and steve. So it's really exciting to have kathy. This is a an very interesting very amazing book. And we're going to start off talking with kathy and then come back to the news after that. So let's let's get right into it. A kathy in the book you tell us the story of i believe ten women that all have really fascinating remarkable stories. And we'll talk a little bit about how this came together and in how you found these stories but to give our listeners. An idea of the kinds of stories that we can find in this book. Maybe let's talk a little bit about the first australian woman to fly around the world in a single engine airplane solo. Maybe give us a brief version of gabby story. Thank he Gabby cannot in non nine nine was a single mother of two children. And she had this burning desire to fly around the world for probably some personal reasons. Various reasons Who knows what caused pushes somebody to do these things and she drew back on. A mortgage bought a single engine. Saratoga had kitted out with long range fuel tanks and everything that she could afford and think that she needed borrowed some survival gear and hit it off in august nineteen eighty-nine. She intended to be gone for three days and she came back. Nine thousand nine days later so it was quite a remarkable fates and it's some was a long trip. Yeah yeah and she more or less followed. Amelia earhart erhart's route but as to her motivation. It seems like she was doing it for the the love of flying in. Not for some promotional purpose or to seek notoriety particularly. It seemed like it was kind of a humble flight. She had absolutely no desire for the publicity other than the fact that the publicity provided sponsorship. So that was the only reason she got tangled up with that side of it but became a big thing and because the country was pretty gripped by this housewife fit. Who's at forty is some. Lift the kids with some friends some reliable friends and taken off around the world and She was intrigued by merely earhart actually and she loved immediately hop story. She'd been flying across the pacific with a guy named jim. Hazelton who's well known. Australian aviator and when i go to majority or the marshall islands he said this is about where we think. Amelia earhart went missing and it really got gebbie thinking again about it. And she dived into any books she can find on earhart and other female aviators when she got back and that really sped or on say. Someone gets a good idea but forgetting to do that trip. I think it was about finding soft confidence. And she just felt she really had to do something for herself to take control of her life and you know how it can be being a wife and a mother

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Machine Learning Lifecycle 2021 Conference Preview

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Machine Learning Lifecycle 2021 Conference Preview

"In today's episode though we wanted to highlight our upcoming machine learning life cycle event. That's taking place. January twenty sixth through twenty eight. Twenty twenty one. I know that some of our podcast listeners signed up for our data for a conference that took place in september of twenty twenty and that was a really awesome event. we had hundreds of sessions. And you know lots of live sessions. Many more on demand with some incredible speakers at that event so just like with our data for a icon machine. Learning life cycle event is going to have that as well. We're going to have incredible. Keynotes incredible presenters and sessions as well really focused on that whole learning life cycle including m l. operations building models model management. So we'll have key five. He is for our sessions and our content for the upcoming machine learning life cycle event. If you like to check out that event we encourage you to go to life cycle. Comp dot com so m. l. life cycle co nf dot com. You can sign up as always. Our events are free to attend but so we wanted to spend you know a little bit of time going into the key. Main areas of focus for the sessions. And then some highlight. Some of the presenters sessions as well so the first area of focus is going to be on machine learning model development sessions in this will include and be focused on building and developing models so for supervised learning unsupervised learning reinforcement learning and then also across all different kinds of algorithms. So we talk about the three different types of learning and a lot of our podcast but just to go over that supervised learning through example unsupervised is learning through discovery and then reinforcement learning is learning through trial and error so that that area is going to focus really on model development for for that That all of that stuff. The next area of focus is going to be the machine. Learning model management so sessions in this category will focus on how companies should go about managing their models once. They're actually in production version eating life cycle management and then also aspects of that human side of management as. Well you know we don't want to forget at the end of the day. There are humans that are overseeing and managing this. So let's not forget about that aspect as well related to this idea of emo model management is this emerging space called ops mo operations which does overlap a bit and he talks about dealing with model life cycle in terms of The version being an iteration of models. And that's our of stuff but mls also keep an eye on the model as it's in production so things like model drift and data drift so these sessions on mo ops. I talk about what. Emma lops is how it relates to a related area which is taking a development code in the operational aspects of managing the development life cycle. There's a lot of things in common with that. There's a lot of different things though. Dealing with data drift a model drift and aspects of modernisation and models security and all sorts of things. So people definitely have sessions on. Emily ops quite a few and some emerging technology vendors that are expanding in the space. You're gonna wanna hear from them. Also we're to be looking at model governance so machine learning model governance. This is really focused on aspects of the the management of models in terms of access and control and decision making and who gets access to the various models and maybe differences in version in terms of. Maybe wanna keep multiple versions of a model around for different purposes. Maybe models trained in different data sets for different things you know. How do you handle. That can become very complicated. And you have to. Of course deal security and privacy and all these sorts of aspects. We're gonna be talking about that in the nfl model governance aspects. And of course we have lots of other sessions focused on adoption and development and management of machine learning models across the life cycle from people across the board who have been implemented on implementing machine learning. So just like our events we've have in the past We have three tracks. Are we have a track. That's focused on the technology side. So you can learn about how to do things and get insights on the from a from a technology perspective. We also have an industry track which is really focused on the industry applications. How are different industries applying these technologies. What are their use cases. What are the some of their lessons. Learned there's also some panels we might have from people. We do have actually throw people in different industries who are share around a similar topic and then of course we have large government and public sector contingency because governments around. The world are making use of machine learning for a lot of things. We're dealing with on our day to day basis of course dealing with things like pandemic and public health but still many other aspects of our life because the government's you know facing the same remote world that we are an ai machine learning Forms apart so we have incredible speakers and sessions and we'll we'll highlight a few of them right here in this podcast right so we have some great keynotes that we wanted to talk about. We have harrison smith. Who's the director of enterprise digitisation at the internal revenue. Service the irs. He's going to be talking about from digitisation to ai. How technology is transforming the government and in particular the irs. I know that many government agencies especially in twenty twenty digitisation and digitalization has been a big focus for that because as we shift from in person to remote work they've needed to really ramp up quickly a lot of their processes to make sure that people are able to stay functioning in their roles. So that's going to be a really incredible keynote. We also have maria wrote. Who's the deputy federal chief information officer from the office of management and budget ownby. She's going to be delivering a keynote as well about Ai in the government. We're also going to have tim persons whose chief scientists in managing director of the science technology assessment analytics team at the. Us government accountability office gao. He's going to be delivering a keynote about planning an agile government with artificial intelligence

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US concerned about adequate supplies for vaccine

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

US concerned about adequate supplies for vaccine

"A government watchdog agency says most states are worried they won't have enough supplies to administer coded nineteen vaccines one shots are actually available once regulators give vaccines emergency use approval the federal government aims to start shipping the shots within twenty four hours but the congressional government accountability office says there are concerns about what's sometimes called the last mile in the chain actually getting the vaccine into people's arms a GAO report says seventeen states are greatly or completely concerned about having enough supplies to administer the shots twenty one say they're moderately concerned the government says there is a stash of critical supplies like needles protected by armed guards Sager made Donnie Washington

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IRS Paid $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Payments to Dead People, GAO Says

Ernie Brown

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

IRS Paid $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Payments to Dead People, GAO Says

"Dead more than a million people who were dead who are dead were mailed federal stimulus checks earlier this year this is insane a report from the government accountability office says the IRS did not use government death records when distributing payments leading to one point four billion with a B. dollars in checks going to the

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Rocket Roundup for June 3, 2020

Astronomy Cast

05:12 min | 2 years ago

Rocket Roundup for June 3, 2020

"Twenty twenty. Today's livestream was hosted by Anne Wilson. And our audio is reported by me Allie Pelfrey. Most Mondays through Fridays. Our team will be here putting science in your brain. Usually Wednesdays for rocket roundup, and we have some catching up to do. Let's get to it, shall we? A JAKSA H. to be rocket launched the H. T. V. Nine Mission Aka. WHO NATORI Nine on Wednesday may twentieth, twenty twenty at five thirty one PM ut see. The mission patches a gold ring around a blue and yellow graphic of the H. T. V. Capsule with a yellow image of the ISS in the distance against a black background. The text H to transfer vehicle and mission designation HDTV, nine, or in the yellow ring. The Japanese characters say Kuna Tori nine. There were to last for this flight. This was the last flight for the H. to be the first flight of the H. Three is planned for later this year. This was also the last Katori. A new Japanese cargo vessel is expected to launch and twenty when he to. A lot of cargo went to the ISS ON HDTV nine. Six thousand two hundred kilograms to be exact. That's four four thousand three hundred kilograms in the pressurized compartment and one thousand nine hundred kilograms in the unpressurised compartment. This includes a solid combustion experimental module. The module will continue research on combustion in microgravity, also on board were six new lithium ion batteries for the space station and fresh bell, peppers, Kiwi and citrus fruit for the crew. All fresh fruits and vegetables were grown in Japan. One of the other experiments was a wireless. Lan Demonstration or W. L. D. pronounced wild. Wild was an experiment that was performed during Kuna Tori nines flight. This was tested during Katori nines approach where video taken by a camera attached to the craft's propulsion module was broadcast in real time on board, the space station via a wireless data link the technology tested by wild will enable ISS cruise to monitor approaching vehicles during an autonomous docking. This was the first time to spacecraft communicated using w LAN during a rendezvous. On May twenty second at seven thirty one am ut see Russian. Armed Forces launched a Soyuz two one B rocket with the cosmos, two five four six mission. This was a military mission. So details are a little scarce. Here's what we do know. The payload was the Tundra Fourteen L. satellite that will be used for an early warning system, replacing the aging US K. and US Komo constellations. This is the fourth satellite and the newer. Tundra Constellation. The satellite was placed and ammonia orbit, which is a highly. The satellite was placed in a Molnia orbit, which is highly elliptical and highly inclined. When I say elliptical I. Don't mean a tiny bit. egg-shaped were straight into severely stretch territory with altitudes ranging from six hundred to nearly forty thousand kilometers above earth. At that long oval of an orbit and place it at sixty three degree angle relative to Earth's equator, and you get the highly inclined orbit. The what's the purpose of this orbit? Thanks to orbital mechanics. Ammonia orbit is uniquely suited to providing useful satellite coverage for earth, observation and communication services needed by ground terminals operating in high northern latitudes. Those areas are not easily serviceable from satellites in the typical geosynchronous orbits over the equator. Because any antenna you're using would be pointing at such a low angle that a small hill could easily block the path of the signal. And even though polar orbiting satellites can reach these same latitudes, they only have coverage of any given spot for several minutes at a time. The MONJA orbit is inclined in such a way that the desired areas are not only clearly visible. The satellite is pause for a time at its highest point. Thanks to orbital mechanics, which provides several hours of uninterrupted coverage that. L. E. O. AND GAO satellites simply can't

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U.S. nursing homes plagued by infection control issues pre-COVID-19: report

Larry Elder

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

U.S. nursing homes plagued by infection control issues pre-COVID-19: report

"A government accountability office issues a troubling report on infection control problems in the nation's nursing home in its report the GAO finds state inspectors to help enforce federal nursing home standards classified the overwhelming majority of violations as not severe federal data for twenty thirteen to twenty seventeen shows a recurring pattern of problems eighty two percent of the nursing homes inspected nearly thirteen thousand three hundred had at least one infection control and prevention problem about half had infection related problems over a number of

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Will Census 2020 count be accurate? Congress questions the readiness of the Census Bureau

Politics and Public Policy Today

03:09 min | 3 years ago

Will Census 2020 count be accurate? Congress questions the readiness of the Census Bureau

"The strong economy and low unemployment rate factors in the census count with some parts of the country lagging in the once every ten your account of course the numbers of that congressional redistricting and federal dollars to states and cities and hearing on Capitol Hill the house oversight committee with questions to census bureau director dot doctor Stephen dealing him in New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney the committee chair and doctor telling him about this new report from G. A. R. we just heard is very troubling and just like the witnesses that we heard from all I guess it was last month this new report seems to be sending flashing red lights are warning that the census bureau simply is not ready for what's about to happen this important challenge before us now in this new reported in the testimony we just heard Jerry they they warn of an adequate recruitment and hiring missed target dates insufficient progress working with community partners a significant cyber security challenges and I could say the list goes on and on and on I want to give you a chance to respond I know GAO gave us gave you and gave us the report hello a week ago so why is the census bureau so far behind in so many aspects of the preparations across the board Mr telling him doctor Dillingham madam chairwoman it's a very good question and let me say that on the point of view of the census bureau we are not behind and let me show you some charts we provided members with charts today as to where we are the first chart we have is the recruiting chart now the recruiting chart as pointed out by G. A. always based on self response rates we have three scenarios here now the what the figures being cited which we did ourselves very ambitious goals the worst case scenario if our self response rate drops to fifty five percent which no one expects but if it did we would need we would want to point seven million people recruited from which we would hire about a half million people that is the worst case scenario the next scenario is the sixty point five percent and that's probably the more reasoned scenario in which case we would hire three hundred twenty thousand people now as of this morning we have two point three million completed applicants two and a half million they have started their applications and it's increasing about twenty thousand a day we will meet we will meet the worst scenario goal by the first week of March and then we're gonna surpass it there is no doubt we would lie we currently have a valid for applicants for every position we want five applicants we actually would like more so we're going to have those applicants in so recruiting I that's the first thing I'll address the head of the census bureau today's house oversight committee and questions from New York democratic committee chair Carolyn

The GAO Ruled Obama Broke the Law

The Michael Medved Show

02:35 min | 3 years ago

The GAO Ruled Obama Broke the Law

"That the GAO found that Obama had broken lost some seven times hit with their life is that about that seven times there were request to get a GAO study and so congressman Darrell isa formerly a congressman from California in times they thought found that the Obama administration violated a number of laws are related to their spending one of the most egregious was actually when the EPA was found not just to have spent it appropriately but to have violated the lobbying and the propaganda laws anti propaganda laws meeting they spend your tax dollars trying to influence the election so these things happen and in all seven cases the Obama administration was found by the GAO to have violated not once did a member of Congress then say well let's impeach him for it even though in the case of a couple of the examples like the bird dog exchange of which was a violation of the law the person was directly involved this is the double standard it's not that presidents don't do things that technically there's some rule against it's that they're suddenly finding this to be acceptable to impeach somebody for the same as the other charge which is obstruction of Congress a magic and how many times president Obama said no I won't give you the information we went through subpoenas who went to court in the case of fast and furious we did it for more than half of his administration before we finally got all the documents it tells me they read the article about the GAO that to present it broke the law they're assuming that there's a criminality that it was a criminal law and they didn't read the follow up articles that by the way almost every present as run afoul of the GAO including president Obama implementing the the law it was named after so when I hear fifty one percent of my fellow citizens want to remove you from office what that tells me is they would according to because it has to be sixty seven percent that that's what our framers decided it has to be two thirds so with barely half of my fellow citizens want to remove him from office to do the opposite of what ship are you today wait until November don't do it now if you can't make the threshold the founder set then do it in November if that's what my fellow citizens want to do and as I mentioned yesterday as a percentage more Americans wanted Hillary prosecuted for violating the espionage act fifty six percent in one president trump convicted thrown out of office fifty one percent according to a

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Trump's impeachment trial

Fresh Air

04:45 min | 3 years ago

Trump's impeachment trial

"You're listening to special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial from NPR news we continue to have White House correspondent Tamera Keith with us and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas with us and from Capitol Hill NPR's Kelsey's now thanks so much for staying with us I want to play another clip from earlier today this is congressman so Lofgren and one of the issues here what was the question of whether the president did anything wrong this is something that was a big part of the the testimony the presentation both yesterday and today it was this government accountability report that said that trump the trump administration violated the law when they held up the Ukraine a the report has come out since the house passed the articles of impeachment and here's house managers Lofgren of California arguing that it bolstered the house Democrats case now as G. A. O. explained the constitution grants the president no unilateral authority to withhold funds from obligation and they further explained faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law Wendy with held farms for policy reasons which is not permitted under the impoundment control act and quote the bottom line president trump froze the aid to increase the pressure on Ukraine to announcing investigations he wanted he violated the law he violated his constitutional duty to take care of the laws be faithfully executed Kelsey has there been any reaction from Republicans to this report not necessarily today but since this report was released yeah the past several days we have heard from some Republicans who basically said that this is not a crime that he may have that the president may have chosen not to execute the the wishes of Congress but they say it's not a crime and certainly not impeachable also often times is part of a larger argument that we hear from a lot of Republicans they don't necessarily deny that trump has done something they just say that the things that he that Democrats are saying he has done are not impeachable offenses and that's where they draw the line they said they say that there's a difference between doing something that Democrats find distasteful and something that is illegal and it and it justification for removing a president from office and here's the ten K. it's not just Democrats that found the hold on funding distasteful there were many Republicans who were pushing put trying to put pressure on the White House and others to release the funds to Ukraine up before the funds expired and at the end of the fiscal year so there there are many Republicans that were also concerned about those funds being put on hold one interesting fact about the impoundment control act which will often was referencing it's a nineteen seventy four law that was passed after Watergate as part of this large group of laws that were passed by Congress to try to wrest control back from the executive after what he'd seen it had been seen as an abuse of power by Nixon attend while we have you how to talk about how the White House has responded to this is what the president has been you know very actively tweeting I think many people who follow this may know that has he responded to today to what we have heard today what's he been saying it so the the White House has sent out talking point after talking point after talking point email and including some about the government accountability office report saying well you know Obama disputed some GAO reports to in terms of the president himself as you say there have been a lot of tweets there's been some sort of running commentary at one point during the presentation from Democrats that one of the house managers put up this graphic showing that president trump and vice president Joe Biden in a hypothetical head to head match up in the polls and and Biden was always higher than trump well you know like an hour or two later I've lost track of time today but suddenly president trump started tweeting about polls multiple tweets about polls kind of randomly up or maybe not that randomly at all well he did joke during a press conference in Dallas he was in Switzerland World Economic Forum about he joked about showing up and sitting in on the trial and US senator Lindsey Graham who were speaking about him earlier said he didn't think that was a good idea I think we have a clip of that thirty five he has told me when they're not he wants to come but in case you're listening don't come Donald Trump if you're listening yeah and and and the reality is that

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White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:44 min | 3 years ago

White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid.

"House violated federal law in Withholding Security Assistance to Ukraine and action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment federal watchdog watchdog agency has said the Government Accountability Office said in a report the office of Management and budget broke the law in holding up the aid which Congress passed less than a year ago saying the president is not vested with the power to ignore or amend any such duly enacted law. The eight in question was held up last summer on orders from trump but was released in September after Congress pushed for its release the Independent Agency which reports to Congress arrest said Oh. Mb violated the Impoundment Control Act by delaying the security assistance for policy reasons rather than technical budgetary needs Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy. Priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law wrote the agencies General General Counsel Thomas Armstrong in the report Capitol Hill Democrats seized on. The report is evidence of lawless. Whitehouse led by acting chief of staff. Stop Mick Mulvaney. Who is a key figure in the impeachment? Investigation of trump the impoundment control law is rigorously. Adhered to by career officials shows in agency budget offices. WHO can face severe trouble for violating it despite this ruling by the GAO? The Senate impeachment trial will continue tenue and the president will also continue to deny any wrongdoing unfazed by Capitol Hill's own legal protocol ignoring the law has in some circles replaced abiding by or even breaking it.

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Robert Hyde, GOP figure in Ukraine documents, says he was 'playing' with Giuliani associate

Morning Edition

01:39 min | 3 years ago

Robert Hyde, GOP figure in Ukraine documents, says he was 'playing' with Giuliani associate

"Senate lawmakers have been sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts ahead of president trump's impeachment trial and beers got Newman says opening statements will get under way next week the biggest question that needs to be resolved is whether to call witnesses many conservatives oppose that but some more moderate Republicans such as Maine's Susan Collins say they might favor it NPR's Scott Newman reporting president trump is accused of abusing power by pressuring you cranes president to announce an investigation into Joe Biden and his son and for holding of U. S. military aid to Ukraine the president says he didn't do anything wrong on Thursday the government accountability office found the president did break the law by suspending the aid for fifty five days the White House rejects the GAO report the FBI is investigating a trump donor from Connecticut this is in connection with the president and Ukraine and fears Bobbi Allen reports on Robert hide hides name grab headlines this week when house Democrats released a new batch of documents showing text messages between him and Lev Parnassus the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani in the exchanges hide who used to be in the marines claimed to have been doing surveillance on former US ambassador to Ukraine Murray Ivana the age before trump abruptly recalled her from her post hide is a bombastic and pretty obscure Republican candidate for Congress even here in Connecticut his name is widely unknown his state's own party asked him not to run for office after he posted some offensive and misogynistic tweets now the FBI is boring into his

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