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Fresh update on "gsa" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"I grabbed one around the neck. And you know, I almost didn't want to dispute it because a lot of people said I never knew you were that physically tough. Oh my God. Oh my God. His stand up is terrible. He's the DJ at Mar-a-Lago every night. I'm not kidding. Yeah. Oh my God. Yeah, and the security is great. Unless you Don a really convincing disguise like calling yourself Anna de Rothschild. So people think you're one of the rothschilds. Rent an expensive car and roll up and go, I'm one of the rothschilds. Let me in and they're like, oh damn. Come on in. Well. Yeah, exactly. It's great. She got pictures with him and Lindsey Graham She was all over the place. Like, there is no security there. And it's a dump. Like the outdoor whatever area where they have kind of the tile on it. Yes. Every time they show a helicopter plays to that, you're just like, I can smell Florida from that. You can smell the kind of briny fish smell, you know what I'm talking about that like oil and fish and salt water and alligator crocodile dung beetles, whatever it is. It's hard to tell. Alligator dung. And you know, the fact that he lives in one of three rooms at a hotel. Yes, it's already sad. Okay, and not a house. And this last one is afford a house. Dude can't afford to buy his own house. I know. He can not. This last one is directly from the back of the ambulance. About him. Just look at how every other president has been treated when they left office. They've been given all the time needed and complete deference when it came to their documents and their papers. No other president has been harassed and persecuted like we have. I speak on behalf of you too. We, we. We keep. We didn't steal a nuclear secrets. What's he talking about? Is dingling? This is terrible. All right, so a federal appeals court in Atlanta agreed to speed up consideration of the DoJ's appeal of a lower court. Order of pointing an outside legal expert to review the document seized by the FBI at Trump's home, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit granted the request from federal prosecutors to shorten the timeline for the Justice Department and Trump lawyers to file briefs. You know, this is all he's accomplished as a brief delay. And it's not going to. Yeah, you don't remember, by the way, you're welcome. When this first started and he's like, thank you. It's a special master and all that kind of stuff. I was like, he's treading water. This will have no effect on any of it. It'll just delay stuff a little bit. He's just, that's what he does, but it is not going to stop this. Yeah. It isn't. As a matter of fact, it just adds more days for him to sweat it. And I don't care. As a lot of our legal leds and ladies tell us, documents don't lie. It's why they're the strongest cases. Yes. Okay, new documents have now blown up Trump's attempt to blame general services administration for the Mar-a-Lago docs. I mean, everything he says is a lie and gets blown up by other documents and more evidence. Hack that himself. Yes, during a numerous public appearances. He is assertive the GSA was responsible for packing and shipping boxes of White House records down to Mar-a-Lago, documents just obtained by Bloomberg showed that the boxes containing the top secret documents were already packed when the GSA arrived to take them to Florida. Oh, there's that name again with a plan signed off on by Mark Meadows. They say one thing is clear. The boxes were packed when the movers got there. I mean, every and he tried to planting again. The FBI planted, we don't know what they planted there, and of course even he can't even hire attorneys anymore to say that, right? They won't say it. Oh yeah, I can't wait for John Barron attorney at law to show up to them. Like Trump with a mustache just going, I'm not representing myself. I'm John Barron at turn 8 law. I had these cards made in a machine that makes business cards. I picture a mustache like Kris has grown. Yeah, it disguising himself as Ty Cobb, his lawyer, diabetes. It is coming out there. Oatmeal. I am John Barron, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht. Totally. Oh my God. There's this slow roll up to the crap hitting the fan. And I'm just, I'm savoring it. You don't understand like people are like, is it ever? Was he gonna, why can't he have no, no, you don't understand. This day of reckoning is creeping towards this guy and he knows it. He knows he's like, he's no longer just some rando TV business guy in New York who nobody really cares if he committed a crime because every real estate exec in New York is engaged in crime because you have to be to build a building for the last four years. Just enjoy it. If you enjoyed the movie, let's say jaws. Just know what's coming. Just enjoy. This big orange bloated whale flailing around. It's not even just one like the DoJ is like the
They're Going After Trump Like There's No Tomorrow
"They're going after Trump like there's no tomorrow. And for no reason. Well, you know, here's the thing. This man was impeached twice on false charges. On made up charges or as they call it trumped up charges. And so now what they're trying to do is every time that you see, let's just say you're not a political person and you're just reading the paper, you're reading a news article on the Internet. It says Trump appears to concede he illegally retained official documents. You know, it's almost like they will stop at nothing, which is what this segment is. This is from The Guardian, which is admittedly left wing, but Debbie's point is right for a lot of people the guardian is a newspaper. Or they see it online, and they're like, oh wow, Trump admits that he was in. Now, first of all, here's the point. There is no evidence that Trump did anything illegal. When Trump left The White House, the GSA, the general services administration, packed a lot of the boxes, which is normal to do. Trump himself is not going to be backing his own boxes. And so a bunch of these boxes end up apparently about 15 of them in Mar-a-Lago. Now, whether or not those boxes contain documents that belong, let's just say to the national records, whether or not there are any classified documents, if Trump did not intentionally take classified documents with them. And by the way, Trump has the full power to declassify anything he wants. Trump can even say by definition any documents I take are D classified. So where's the illegality? So if Trump says that what The Guardian is doing is they're reading the Trump lawsuit and Trump says, basically, I was cooperating with those guys. So if I had something that should have been in the national archives or should have been returned, I was perfectly willing to give it back. So they go aha. Trump is admitting that he had illegal nonsense.
Epoch Times: Buena Vista Teahcers Hosted 'How to Run a GSA in Conservatice Communities'
"Epoch times from Brad Jones to teachers from the Buena Vista middle school They let a workshop called how we run a GSA which is a gay student alliance in conservative communities That was their workshop How we run a gay straight alliance in conservative communities And they describe the obstacles they face as activist teachers in concealing the activities of these clubs from parents And in the audio clip one teacher advised other teachers who lead LGBTQ clubs to maintain an air of plausible deniability so they can play dumb if they are questioned by parents Do you hear what is happening They are literally codifying lying to you And their contradicting themselves Because they said this stuff wasn't happening They said it didn't even exist So you need to be really careful what clubs are your kids joining Ask them what they're talking about Y'all let me get a little Oprah on you If you're a teenager comes home and they don't want to talk to you and they just want to go their room or you're lame or you're dumb your dad jokes are dumb They never want to go out for a walk with you or they don't want to go to the movies with you Take them anyway That's their kids and it's their job to think that you're dumb But they're begging for you to push past their walls That's why these people get to be the ones who comfort our kids they get to be the ones standing on the other side of that desk looking at the mom like she's the enemy for caring for her daughter That's how they do
"gsa" Discussed on Startuprad.io - Startup Podcast from Germany
"To the founders tied to performance so it may reach at one point one billion christian. I do believe you're big backs. Fan right also. A lot of numbers always great an audio. So it's good when we find through it. So we have a hack box with major european spec listings this year and the market seems to cool down a bit which we talk tiny bit more about in general news but we also took a look at the existing unicorns. And they're probably being the juiciest story of the month flicks bows and because flicks bus acquired a greyhound in the us so everybody knows from the movies. The look of the greyhound buses and how much the company actually did in order to bring americans closer together and how important it was informer decades now. It is not an independent company anymore because the owner is a uk based company called I group which paid an amount into billions in order to get gray hunt. So therefore you hundred and forty million. Us dollars debt on fixed buses now paying seemed like steel. I group was interested in saving the company already back in two thousand nineteen now because of covert and the greyhound numbers Looking even worse the company really suffered another hit and they generated more than ten million euros and losses in q one of twenty twenty to cut fifty percent of the headcount since the start of covert and so Yeah we will really see how this will come back. Because also i guess driving. The bus packed with people is something that probably the People need to get used to again. Having set that greyhound always used to be a Cheap mode of transportation property is full of people who not really have many other transportation and mobility choices flexibility which is company behind the flick brand was valued at two point five billion euros last fundraising in june this year and they already reached unicorn status in two thousand eight t after that big story we take a little look at fintech unicorns where we have the newly minted unicorn which more than doubled its valuation..
"gsa" Discussed on Startuprad.io - Startup Podcast from Germany
"Read that. You were podcast at youtube blog covering the german startup. Scene with news interviews and live vince. Hey and welcome from new york for what is a special episode of this month in german startups by started rate dot. Io we are looking at our unicorn track. Oh you listening to our unicorn contractor and it is october. It's getting colder outside cozy inside and that means that there needs to be a double pack and double pack. That's not a word and w black double-strike of our news reporting. And first of all. I always as always have the great pleasure to do this together with joe and frankfurt hollow. You guys how you doing. I'm doing great everybody who's watching this video. Kency warm pullover shirt underneath. I'm all in for motive here. It's happening less than two months to christmas. So that's cool. We recorded this episode on october. Twenty fifth two thousand twenty one repping october and this is as i said at bonus episode hauling special coverage of the unprecedented creation of unicorn startups in the german speeding. Startup scene and al first news actually is that germany has a new most valuable fintech One that we spoke about a lot in irregular Coverage already because it's such a It has a long history and there was also quite critical history but now things are looking pretty well for n twenty six a bank in new bank in germany which took over trade republic but the way to this hunt munster funding was not easy and twenty six now value is not at nine billion. Us dollars they're based in berlin. They raised nine hundred million. Us dollars in this round getting to the valuation of nine billion dollars and therefore becoming germany's biggest most valuable fintech one of the world's twenty most valuable intex But they are still in trouble with german bank oversight boffin and which nevertheless also hadn't stopped in the previous round to raise seven hundred million euros edit eight billion dollars sorry a billion euros valuation so yeah apparently they were able to put a positive spin on the whole boffin discussion and on the boffin customer camp and even though the c o for germany leaves or left. Neil bank full hawk. Ai so that probably is like the biggest unicorn store you get out of way. But we also have new unicorns to announce and is way you come in new unicorns. That adha in pal e. n. p. l. ability based foot of tixx leasing firm that provides solar power systems for homeowners with no money..
"gsa" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"With water. Let that water. Just percolate on. Its own down. Intel recharge the ground war. It's that's one of the big things that you're seeing as a result of cigna is the groundwater recharge aspect That we have to be doing this. Whatever we take out we need to be bringing back in and we have to find a bit to find that balance and who will be tasked with that. It'll be the individual farmer or it's in some sort of water district. How how does that on. What level of granularity do you have to re. Add the water back in relative to what you took out those. Gsa's come in so the groundwater stability agencies which are made up of irrigation districts threat to irrigation districts. They feed into the gsa. The gsi is part of the watershed. Were the basin that they're part of and then there's mojo basins within the state of california so the key is the as needed to a good enough job so that way the state doesn't come in and then take over state is already said assessment levels of what that cost is gonna be and most usa. They're saying they can do it for significantly less so one. Gsa here locally. They're not ten percent of the state's costs are going to be so they're they're doing is putting in a rigorous assessment right to help fund these projects and the gsa's than buying land bringing the water in working on the groundwater recharge on the gsa level and for the most part where i'm at most of the essays are working together within each basin there are some basins. There is become very contentious because of the geography in those areas But i i do believe that that they will work it out because the common analogy there is. We have to figure this out right. And so There's a lot of growers who are working together trying to figure out. How do we make this work. And that's that you makes up the jesse's your gatien districts it's growers You know i attend the meetings myself..
"gsa" Discussed on DSC On Demand
"It's the latest. i think it's a marvel marvel. Okay thing over here. Oh yeah sorry. We watched the new tom. Hanks movie over the weekend with tom. Hanks one to civil war movie. How was it fine. Civil war movie dreary just dreary. They couldn't make the civil war. Happy not tom. Hanks and a hat. And some i think indian girl dreary dreary. Fortunately the power went out in the middle of it. But i'll just remind our on our website. One kgb dot com slash. Gsa had of our news quiz the australian woman that lets a huge venomous spider crawl. Face the clemson van that down entire tub of mayonnaise and boy will work on getting some elizabeth hurley for you. Thank you how much manning sir to could you choke down. One sitting sir spoonful. Yeah and i would have to choke that down you out..
"gsa" Discussed on Snacks Daily
"They don't rule number two. If you don't have clear if you beat someone who has clear drag back at the. I got to the gate before the plane arrived. Career has one hundred and six checkpoints. That scan retinas right now across thirty airports and twenty-six sports and live entertainment. Venue but smackers. Here's what jack. And i find fascinating about clear. They had a shocker of last year when they probably shouldn't ask. Clearly clear is dependent on travel and yet they became profitable in the worst year for travel in recent history. Okay so we jumped into clears. Ipo paperwork airport. Revenues fell for them and yet for three straight quarters of twenty twenty they achieved their first ever prophets. That's because they're not dependent on volume of travelers because they charge an annual subscription of one hundred. Seventy nine dollars. A year full disclosure. Jack and i both used. I use it last night. Actually on the flight to get over. East jack the get full disclosure. Nick does note until now. but i don't use. This is really awkward. it is offered thing though. Because you're like when you go up scandal retinas. It's like a minute staring contest. With a transformer. Full full disclosure. I remember when i beat you through. Gsa even though i was non clear the only reason you get clear if they can get the first overhead bin that's the goal turns out. The pandemic was an opportunity for clear. They launched their second product called health. Pass which you can use to prove that you're healthy or vaccinations. Just ibm june stocks. Up seventy five percents instant not too shabby the pandemic was the worst thing and the best thing for clear. So jack what's the takeaway for our buddies over clear. If clear succeeds it could truly kill the wallich knackers contactless payments have killed cash and their.
"gsa" Discussed on The Cam Roberts Business Marketing Podcast
"You know their operations but also that then comes out in the external brand. So that's where we got into you know working with you. Know businesses on the culture side sort of by necessity because we would undergo brand strategy and start to Help them with this external brand and we found that you know what was really lacking to begin with was that that internal brand that brand dna and also that culture and you really couldn't support that external brand without a matching internal grant and then once we'd go through all that clients would look at us with their hands in their pockets and say okay now. What a great they'd run out of the room got values. We got a logo. Got this new identity and all these cool markups now. What well that's where the content comes in. It's it's really good and now that you've done this brand work you gotta get to. You've been talking about cam the telling the story telling and you know a great brand strategy is only great if it goes out in the world lives and his tested and refined in that story is told over and over again consistently yeah instead. You know making sure that we're not telling you know competing stories stories that are confusing customers and telling those stories consistently over and over again and to the point where you know either. You're getting really creative or really bored either. One is probably a good outcome. That means around here on the right track exactly. Y'all had a mental once. Told me damn navigate todd of filling his story because we say all the time but we come across new people and they've never heard a pool right. So that's that's really good. Tell me where do you see personal brain going in the next five years. Gsa and he trains say any changes ahead like. What are you excited about. Yeah i mean..
"gsa" Discussed on All About Android
"It was very convoluted because the thing is This phone it's not really confirmed if it's gonna come to the us so this information was actually found out through sony netherlands which had originally implied that the experienced one three would receive two years of security patches in a single os upgrade so to android twelve which that kind of spurred the headlines because phone is thirteen. Hundred dollars usc. Like that's hope. Hopefully that's going to be as much as the entry level galaxy z. Flipper full or whatever is coming up next But then the company sony went and clarified in a statement to jordan life and gsa may gsm arena can never say that site name that the phone is going to get the latest android updates for two years after launch They had a statement. The statement was it's not correct to the experienced one three when we have one time android. os update. We aim to support it with the latest android. Updates for two years.
What Does Pride Look Like in Small-Town Canada?
"I'm jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Sheltering is the co director producer and editor of a new dock from extra called small town fried facial jordan. Before we get into the details. Maybe just tell me. Which small towns did you guys go to absolutely so we went to taber alberta Which has a population of about nine thousand people We also visited annapolis royal in nova scotia and they have a population of about five hundred people and Our last location was in norman wells in the northwest territories and they have a population of about eight hundred people. This documentary is fascinating And i love the idea behind it and we're going to get into the specifics of where you went and what you saw. But can you just start by explaining in general what is so fascinating and meaningful about pride in small town. Canada so My partner of twelve years Grew up as a closeted queer teen in the mid nineties. Much like myself Only she grew up in a small town nestled in the also in the ottawa valley This would have been in the mid nineties when You know the internet and gsa's and all of that good stuff. wasn't readily available to us and In two thousand eighteen her small town Called smiths falls celebrated their first Pride event. I think it was about fifty. People may be that what walked down their main street with their rainbow. Flags and Her mom was there and she got very emotional. And i asked her if she was okay and she said i just never thought i would see this happen. here in my small town
The Extent of Tech Regulations With an Expert
"I'm here with juniper networks is bob dunne to talk about oversight regulations in the tech industry. Hello bipolar you. Good connor how are you. I'm doing well tell us a little bit about your history working with government and how it regulates the tech industry web connor i. I moved to virginia with my family about eighteen years ago. I know mentor of mine from nortel said. Can you come down here and help me figure out this federal thing as he put it and i fell in love with the federal market and its customers Since then i was in a bid for awhile. And then i worked exclusively with the intelligence community for nortel which was some of the most rewarding work i've ever i've ever done then. I tried my hand in small business. I went to a company called star which is based out of portland oregon again focused on the army and tactical solutions. Then i went to ericsson federal which was actually sold in in spun off and korea. We created the company called ozias which still exists today. And then i went back to pack star. I was ceo. They are for a little over four years. And now i'm With juniper and very proud to be vp of federal for juniper networks with regards to standards and regulations and how the oversight works with the tech industry. You know you have the usual names. Like the fcc in epa eeoc in other agencies like that but What many may not be familiar with our agencies. Gsa which is a general services administration and nist which is the national institution for standards and technology. Their mission is to enable innovation through standards and measurements. And then on top of that. Of course you have congressional oversight which pays attention to The industry and what tech companies put out whether it's a service Or hardware yeah. I'm a big fan of nist here at sgx. Because i used so much of their documentation to help. Inform my understanding of technology. When i'm writing my articles before we dive into specifics. How is the tech industry regulated Do the industry regulators and various governments. Have a tight grip or things still fairly lax. I guess it depends on which industry. You're talking about so when the part that i'm familiar with an obviously involved in right now as network equipment providers we provide solutions and we are heavily regulated when you look at the social media companies You know it's it's a new world and you've heard about the Congressional meetings and some of the scrutiny twitter and facebook and others are under. And i think they're just trying to figure out now how best to regulate them do you Put a lot of standards in place like we have today through all the certifications we go through the federal government It remains to be seen with the latest Hack that occurred. A lot of people are concerned about cybersecurity as they should be. And i think there's going to be more regulation in that area as well. yeah maybe rightfully so. What are some of the significant government or industry regulations that organizations are still complying with. Well again you know nist is is very important to juniper and we go through the steps internally and then we put forward our solutions to nist and other agencies there's an organization called the gic which is joint interoperability interoperability tests center. We put a lot of our solutions through that process and then are certifications like a fed ramp when you're talking about the cloud phipps. has strong criteria that that Have to be met and other certifications going on down the line. So you think about. Americans with disabilities act which is section five away if to be compliant with that and the list is pretty long but When you select the market that you want to go after and provide secure solutions it's necessary. It's a requirement so that will continue. And i think those companies that comply with the standards and regulations really benefit from the outcomes because it makes their solution stronger. And while there's a lot of company oversight internal oversight. I think having the checks and balances only make the company stronger. That's good to hear. It seems like there's more regulations than just on the tech itself like you mentioned About disabilities and it isn't important to remember that these organizations are just like any other in that they have the workplace regulations on top of the technological regulations Exactly however in general what does regulation of the tech industry look like in the united states. You know what aspects of the technology are most regulated while the first word that comes to mind is security so every aspect of what we delivered to our customers. has different levels of security. There's risk management framework. Put out by diet cap that must be followed and we do I mentioned the There are others that are put in place like nyack. The national information assurance partners And they focus on common criteria and then companies also put in the rigors into their supply chain so supply chain management is critically important because it starts really at the idea of a solution or a product or a service all the way down the chain to implementation at offering so especially with the bad actors that are trying to penetrate networks companies have to Maintain control and put in a security standards that are second to none and if you look at the best technology companies the most successful technology companies security is always top of mind and and i think it will be top of mind for a long time.
Who Needs the Europa League Title Most?
"Here's your to win. The europa league manchester united installed his early favorites. Actually co-favorites with spurs english teams. One two three even arsenal getting a better odds to in the euro league van c milan. Let's focus in on those three english clubs specifically their managers. Craig i'll start with you. Which is three need to win the europa league. Most i suppose seventy one hundred in milan because the book is going through. That could be the only reason i passed. Thank josiah marines. When there's the most. Because i think he's the mine under most pressure. His league possession at moment stinks the team's performances have been pretty rotten in terms of on the eye on the country mile off the top four. At one point the talk was others team in the title race and so he needs to deliver something otherwise. He's under severe pressure. I mean you could say well attack. The does he's got cut behind them transition to ask no. I think he's pretty safe there and they talk for. There's no doubt about so. I actually think marinas the mon- needs it. The most stevie you agree they still got a shot at hardware in the league cup final. They got a shot at top six. Maybe an outside shot at top four spurs really. Need this most absolutely think so. Yeah arsenal. yeah we think point lead over you. He's he's got an f. e. cop behind them less than two months ago so he's fine creek said during transition marino. Another honda is is is not in my opinion going to be in the top four. That's why he was brought and it wasn't brought in to do anything else so it's important that he does produced. So we're because that will deflect away from what has jaw was and the premier league and unfortunately for him yes. He's a the problem is they'll position gsa city who nobody wants to face. So i'm one hundred percent we create. This is absolutely marino. And tom mark from the manchester united perspective. Just how important is this to jar. His record and cup. Tournaments is well documented over four in finals. Big without first trophy be. I think it needs to win one soon. Because it's now four years when united trophy on a long time and they always have the opportunity in the kaaba cup of one. One that need is more than tottenham because five years at the champions league. The asked really really the champions football. I it's sick of being semi-finalists are knocking on the door. They're not gonna win the primarily this season to trophies. This is man united. We're talking about. We're talking about the process itself alongside by munich real madrid barcelona as one of the biggest club in the world. The biggest clubs in the world win trophies and is now four years since one. United one one-stroke trophy with the minor the minor cops. Let's be honest. The league company europa league in two thousand seventeen. They haven't won a big trophy since whilst explosion retired. Let's be honest. The two thousand thirteen primarily because even fa co-ops and the von hall didn't really count towards the biggest trophy so united. Need over the start winning again. And i think social really needs it but if he doesn't win a trophy this season i don't think it'll be the end of their old firm. I think you'll still be there. But i do think the to kick on become this team is going to challenge for the majors. They have to win something. So craig no no i just think off the bucket marks point that yet yeah financially obstacle. But we're talking about modules marina for the reasons that steve and i say and and say well and it's a big f because it's not you know some good teams in there. They say it was a year in the league and we lost hurricane and we will see all these excuses. You'll save won the europa league a nuts champions league football because that's the carrot dangled for when the euro league note from a united perspective. As augie said you know when you're polite for them and their historical standpoint is neither here in the last good marino himself. He delivered second-place mandated. Emily he delivered the gop league undesirable cup. So they've done recently. They really need to be the primarily title at least go neck and neck all the way until publiz reasons you take a trophy as a manager and you would take if you united but really the dining a much. Bigger table than the europa league
Joe Biden gives first post-election TV interview
"Joe biden president-elect giving his first interview since becoming president-elect he just sat down with nbc's. Lester holt let's get to kayla tashi with the exclusive sound kayla melissa interview wrapping just a few moments ago following president-elect biden's announcement of some key national security and foreign policy appointments and in that sitdown interview biden says the peaceful transfer of power a hallmark of american democracy as begun the head of the gsa yesterday unlocked the mechanisms for there to be a formal transition of power recognizing your status right now. Is that happening on the ground of their people talking right now who were talking yesterday. Yes immediately we got outreach. From from the nasa security shop from suggested across the board and already working out met my ability to get presidential daily. Briefs were already working out meeting with the covert team in the white house. And how to not only distribute but get from vaccine being distributed to be person able to get vaccinated. So i think we're gonna not be so far behind the curve as we thought we might be in the past. And there's a lot of immediate discussion. And and and i must say the outreach has been sincere there's not been begrudging so far and i don't expect it to be so the yes. It's already begun. That comes just hours. After the general services administration official ascertainment of the presidency biden saying that outreach is happening at all levels melissa that interview will air this evening on nightly news six thirty pm eastern time
GSA designates Joe Biden "apparent winner," enabling official transition
"And so more than two weeks after the major networks declared Joe Biden, the winner of the presidential election, Emily Murphy finally did what she should have done back on November 7th when Biden's victory became apparent. Now. Emily Murphy is a heretofore unknown federal government employee who is the head of the General Services Administration. It is her job to sign off on Biden's win, which allows the presidential transition to officially begin. It permits current Trump Administration agency officials to coordinate with the incoming Biden team and provides millions of dollars in government funding for the transition. If you've listened to the Ron Owens report in recent weeks, you know I was not in Emily Murphy side when it came there doing her one big job. It doesn't seem that difficult aspect. She said she needed only to ascertain that Biden is the apparent winner of the election. And yet somehow she delayed it up until yesterday, forcing hundreds of people joining the new Biden administration to work without government paid assistance. Hmm. That sounds very trump here. I mean, seriously. Despite Biden's clear victory, she stalled in her letter, finally initiating the formal transition process. Murphy said she had not been pressured by the White House to delay the transition and did not make a decision out of fear or favoritism. She wrote, And I quote, please. No, I came to my decision independently based on the law and available fax. Yeah, of course she did. She's neutrals sort of. I mean, she was appointed by President Trump and unsuccessfully tried to be on his transition team in 2016. And every day she delayed making the obvious choice made it more difficult for Joe Biden to put his people in place and work towards a smooth transition to the new administration. In effect, she allowed the delay to possibly be used by enemies of the United States like Russia, who thrive on making countries chaotic. Bottom line. I don't believe her, but at least now her 15 minutes are up. As for Trump Well, he tweeted now that he's not conceding and plans to move full speed ahead with his various legal cases challenging what he calls the most corrupt election in American political history. So we continue to witness the torture. It's vindictive, classless strategy of the president, making his successor's job more difficult from day one. It's almost criminal. Will Rogers sure never met Donald Trump. I admit I'm still enjoying the pain look of Trump. It makes you wonder. Could he actually believe that he won, Huh? Come on, man. No, but the way he's not carrying himself might make future government officials and everyday bosses think twice before surrounding themselves with sick of fence. Is there any doubt that in speaking with foreign leaders who called him out of obligation, he did all he could to poison the water for Biden, his scorched earth way of handling defeat. Go down in history as the classic example of hubris and Pettiness. I'll be watching with great interest how true Republican senators in Congress members deal with him. Now they no longer will have the power to directly make their lives miserable. A few weeks ago, I was pretty convinced that Trump would keep the GOP in this corner for the next four years by offering daily critiques of anything Biden does. I hope the media would wake up and see how they've been consistently manipulated by Trump and punish him by not reporting every word he speaks. Now, though, you know last week or so I'm watching some of the Republican senators who repeated his Bs open up a bit. And veteran Watergate reporter called. Bernstein has now released a list of 21 Republican senators who in private, have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump and his fitness for office. Maybe by 2024. His own party might reject his bed for a rematch. Meanwhile, is the first round of Biden administration nominations a release. It's clear that by this choosing people who are indisputably X Spurs in their fields over bigger names and democratic politics. There'll be very little on the job training needed for senior members of Biden's White House, as CNN reported. The simple act of hiring people qualify for their jobs is in itself a rejection of the Trump model, which installed donors, right wing ideologues and inexperienced allies into positions of power in some instances, The express purpose of undermining the institutions they were meant to lead, so we'll find ourselves with a very competent yet a times boring new president and a faceless cabinet. After all we've been through these last four years. Doesn't that sound
Key government agency acknowledges Biden's win and begins formal transition
"Us stock futures climbed after president. Trump said he would cooperate with president. Elect joe biden's transition to the white house. Nearly three weeks after election day the chief of the general services administration otherwise known as the gsa said that her agency would provide biden's team with federal resources meant to assist in a smooth transition of power after formerly holding up the transition citing uncertainty in the results. We talked politics. News editor tim hanrahan about the significance of the move the ascertainment by the gsa on monday sort of put the official gears in motion so for instance allows him to get the team intelligence briefing that the president and other top officials get it also clears the way for top krona virus officials other top officials to speak to the transition team as if they are part of the administration previously biden's team was still at at arm's length as the democratic nominee for president. Not quite the president-elect trump said. He had instructed aides to cooperate with the transition approved by the gsa though he pledged to continue his legal efforts. To overturn the election result biden is moving forward with a series of appointments as we exclusively reported yesterday former federal reserve chairwoman. Janet yellen is expected to be nominated to become the first woman in the treasury secretary job. While former secretary of state john kerry will be in charge of tackling climate change
Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin
"Today might mark the first day of the rest of donald trump's life that is because tonight joe biden officially became president elect. And let's also be real clear. Here it's over. The president has failed in his attempt. To overturn an election result joe biden will as planned takeover as the forty six president noon january twentieth in keeping with the results of the election. Another way of putting it is. Trump's defeat became official when the woman who runs the general services administration faced with a boss. Who will not concede just tonight grudgingly agreed to officially begin the transition to the new administration in a letter to biden that avoids calling him. President elect emily murphy signed off on his transition and noted she was under no political pressure. Writing quote please know that came to my decision independently based on the lawn available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any executive branch official including those who work at the white house or gsa with regard to the substance. Our timing of my decision. I did not receive any direction to delay my determination. Her decision came just hours after election. Officials in michigan certify. Joe biden's victory. Trump posted his reaction to the news about the transition with a message. That did not sound like a concession quote. I wanna thank emily murphy at gsa for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country our case strongly continues and we will keep up the good fight and i believe we will prevail nevertheless in the best interests of our country. I am recommending that. Emily and her team do what needs to be done and have told my team to do the same tonight. The new york times reports at this way quote mr trump had been resisting any move toward a transition but in conversations in recent days that intensified monday morning top aides including mark meadows the white house. Chief of staff pat sip alone. The white house chief counsel and jay seculow. The president's personal lawyer told the president. The transition needed to begin. He did not need to say the word can see. They told him. Trump continued to solicit opinions from associates including giuliani. Who told him there. Were still legal. Avenues to pursue. This all comes after a string of losses trump and his effort to overturn the election results. Now trump's legal team is putting all their efforts in pennsylvania. Even several counties have begun to certified the biden victory earlier on this network one of trump's campaign lawyers explained the strategy here or legal strategies to make sure that every vote counts in his counted fairly inaccurately and we have timing again until december fourteenth. At least where those electors for the electoral college will vote and so our strategies to make sure that we continue to challenge all of these False and fraudulent results. The election was stolen in president trump by landslide. Okay so far. None of the election lawsuits has uncovered any fraud.
Trump administration officially begins transition to Biden after weeks of delay
"Political director recline Joining us earlier on Skype to take a deeper look at the GSA's recent move happened hours ago to begin the transition process to a Biden presidency. Three weeks after election Day. It is the most Room step that anyone in the Trump administration has made to conceding the reality. And the is the reality that Joe Biden has won the presidential race. In some ways, this just freeze up the formal process of a transition that that should should have have begun begun already already by by all all rights. rights. But But it it is is a a major major marking marking point. point. Even Even if if this this doesn't doesn't marks marks the the end end of of the the trump trump legal legal challenges challenges that that at at least least let's let's President President elect elect Biden Biden and and Vice Vice President President elect elect Harris Harris begin begin to to get get to to work work of of taking things over to be able to start a seamless as possible transition on January 20th. Rick, this is Ken Duffy. We know President Trump changed his mind. Day by day minute by minute. He has made this decision here. But is it possible that he could actually order this G s a to stop this? Is that possible between now and January today, saying, Go ahead with it, But is it possible he could say no Stop. You already received disconnect. The G S. A administrator says in his letter to President elect Biden that it was her decision without any political pressure. President Trump is on Twitter, saying that he asked the G s a administrator to take this step. So it is possible that he tries to put the brakes on it or that he has. There is agencies that are less than forthcoming with information or anything around the transition. He continues to contend that he will win the election after these legal challenges work their way through, even though there really is no evidence of that, and increasingly, there is a realization inside the president's own Republican Party that this will not happen. But, yes, it's still possible that their various road blocks that are put out by the Trump administration it
GSA tells Biden team they can begin formal transition process
"That the General Services Administration is ready to begin the formal transition for the incoming Biden administration. The G S a says it has ascertained that Biden is the apparent winner of the presidential race. Designation frees up financial support office space and other benefits for the incoming Biden administration, including meeting with Trump Administration officials to carry out a coordinated transfer of
US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a path has been open for cooperation on transition to a Biden administration after weeks of roadblocks set up by president Donald Trump the way has been cleared for cooperation with president elect Joe Biden's team on the transition general services administration chief Emily Murphy has determined Biden to be the apparent winner of the election based on trump's failure to overturn any results including Michigan were Biden's victory was certified Monday in a letter to Biden Murphy wrote in part please know that I came to my decision independently based on the law and available facts shortly thereafter the president tweeted that in the best interest of the country he is recommending that the GSA go forward with initial transition protocols and he's instructed his team to do the same Mike Rossio Washington
House Democrats protest GSA delay in transition
"Some key house Democrats are calling in the head of the government services administration for an explanation on why she hasn't started the presidential transition process for Joe Biden GSA administrator Emily Murphy was appointed by president trump and is now being summoned for a briefing on why she hasn't begun transition activities nor release the funding required by law to allow a transition to a bite in administration the leaders of the house oversight committee say the delay is having grave affects undermining the orderly transfer of power impairing the incoming administration's ability to respond to the corona virus pandemic along with the economic crisis and national security the committee could require Murphy and others to testify in a public hearing Jackie Quinn Washington
Current and former Trump officials quietly reach out to Biden team
"To biden. Transition officials are telling. Nbc news that a few current and former trump administration officials have reached out privately to the biden transition tame now. This outreach was described as not a big deal. Those are the words used not a big deal by biden transition sources and they stress. That this out reese Is not in any way. A replacement for the national security and covert briefings and other legitimate transition processes that the trump administration is refusing to provide to the biden harris transition team. The biden harris transition is not yet officially underway. Because emily murphy is lying. Emily murphy has been lying every day for eleven days in a row. Emily murphy is the donald trump appointee. Who is now the administrator of general of general services administration after serving and republican staff positions in washington for several years. Emily murphy is lying with her silence because of his emily. Murphy's sworn duty under law under a law called the presidential transition act of nineteen sixty three to sign her name to the document that officially begins the transition process to the biden harris administration. The law orders the gsa administrator to sign that document as soon as there is what the law calls an apparent successful candidate in the presidential election. The law specifies that for example every news organization calling the presidential election for joe biden is a more than adequate identification of an apparent winner to trigger the official beginning of the transition and for eleven days. Now emily murphy's refusal to sign the document. The transition means that she is silently lying to this country and the world. Emily murphy is telling the lie that there is no apparent in the presidential election on monday. Joe biden said that what emily murphy is doing means. More people may die. Those were his words. More people may die today in a meeting with healthcare workers. President elect joe biden. Said this one of the problems that we're having now is the failure of the administration to recognize. The law says that the general services administration has a person who recognizes who the winner is and then they have to have access to all the data and information that the government possesses to be prepared. And it doesn't require there to be an absolute winner and says the apparent winner apparent winner and We've been unable to get access to the kinds of things we need to know and There's a whole lot of things that are just we just don't have available to us unless it's made available soon. We're going to be behind by weeks months being able to put together the whole initiative relating to the biggest traumas we have with to Drug companies coming along and finding ninety five percent effectiveness efficiency and the vaccines which is enormous. Promise so i just want to tell you that that. That's the only slowdown right. Now that
President Trump Continues To Deny Election Results And President-Elect Biden Plans for His Presidency
"Briefing on monocle. Twenty four and welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me. Andrew miller the white house continues to echo with the post-election tantrum of us president donald trump who spent the weekend insisting series of the kind of all capital tweets which always indicate an ordered mind at work that november thirds election was rigged which wasn't and he won which he didn't president elect joe biden however seems to have decided that he has greater priorities than worrying about any further legal challenges. Launched by rudy giuliani from garden center. Parking lots and is focusing on plans for reviving a hopefully imminently post pandemic economy on joined by suzanne lynch washington correspondent for the irish times season. Welcome as always to the briefing. We'll look at joe biden's plans shortly but first of all is donald trump's wining actually gaining any traction. Is anybody taking him seriously. And i was there at the march on saturday now wasn't a million maga- march of as he'd predicted but there were tens of thousands of americans. They're waving flags and singing hymns in some cases holding signs saying the steel and alleging that the election has been stolen so he is getting a lot of traction from supporters and on conservative media gems. Here with on fox news for example bush. Look the facts are. The joe biden has won the election and as these various states moved to sir officially certify those election results in each stage. Who's is going to be happening in the next week or so. I think that it's going to become more likely. The deriving will become clear on the wall to donald trump. That it's time to go. And unfortunately though he is digging in as you say at science no sign of him conceding jaw and of course. The question is what's doing to american democracy. We've got a lot of 'small. I want a sizable minority of this country. Who believe the dumb from did not win the election even though he did so. I think it's a sorry state of affairs here. In this country that we now have a president who is refusing to concede does president elect joe biden basically appear to be a policy of ignoring him as far as possible. Yes yes. I think you're right out of there on. It's quite a clever policy. So it's almost like a child in the coroner's having a tantrum don't give them any attention. He just get an expert system toxic of strategy been taken by joe biden. He was at questioned on this last week and he did say it was an embarrassment and it was going to damage ed donald trump legacy but he did step back from launching a full scale attack on trump at particularly there is an issue now that a federal agency here. The gsa is using to at handover resources and information. If you'd like to the incoming president like it should so joe biden would be his rights there to criticize ups in clever to be averse holding back. If you know i put the moment so that strategy described exactly what he's adopting. I think one of the reasons he's doing that is because he knows that a lot of donald trump supporters at be this way and he has said during his campaign he wants to beautify reach out to the other side. If you like so. I think he's trying to tag anais and try not to inflame further tensions at a stage trying to lower the temperature. So that's the strategy. But i do think along with this goes on. It could become more problematic for example if they really are not going to hand over these resources. Gsa people are expecting. Maybe this week they will would. If that doesn't happen with then we really could see things become more tense here and with the biden campaign that i'm saying listen hang on. We need this information on his time feud handed over. We will doubtless cross that bridge when we get to it but for the moment what do we know of what. Joe biden plans to put into action. Once he does become president on january twentieth. Well he has said that in his first few days he's going sign executive orders whereby we expect him to rejoin the paris climate accord for example. Aba expect to happen at more. Also maybe something on immigration we for example. There's been the rumbling row about daca. There are the end. The kids known as dreamers. Young people who came to america brought to america by their parents illegally and they had been given amnesty essentially under the obama administration trump reversed. It got stuck in the courts but we expect maybe by to do something on this however other plans is due to unveil economic plan of some kind or make a speech today at in delaware but a lot of that is gonna be dependent on whether he democrats have controlled and the sanish at that looks unlikely it comes to senate runoff races in georgia in early january democrats have to win vocals raises which i think very tall ask if they don't if the only way one they're not in control of the senate republicans are and that is gonna make difficult for biden to push through some of his his policy issues on tax for example even energy and he's talking about not doing in green you deal but actually quite a progressive platform in terms of energy infrastructure. So that could be stymied by the by sanish. if republicans are in control there. What do we know as well about what. President-elect biden wants to do differently in terms of handling the pandemic obviously. There is good news on the vaccine. And there's been further good news just within the last hour as a. Us vaccine is now claiming to be ninety five percent Effective or thereabouts But that's still going to take weeks and months to implement a new cases are clearing one hundred thousand today. What does he want. America to do differently until that vaccine is ready to roll when it's been quite interesting in the last few days because one of the maggie appointed a new advisory board on corona virus is one of the members of the board has been doing interviews and the words lockdown has entered the lexicon here which on a national level and a lot of people are against us at here in this country. And you know nobody has mentioned the idea that we should have national lockdown and vigers now has netted the biden campaign has pushed back on that day. No no this is. Just one of my advisers is what we're considering so that would be considered very much to nuclear option here. As joe biden has to kind of tread carefully. The issue here is at each stage has a lot of power about how they handle the krona virus. So he's going to have his highness flow trying to add. Push through suggestions to republican control states. You know the governor saif kosher for example you know is a bit in. Denial about corona virus doesn't want many restrictions like high was joe biden going to ensure a national mandate for anything. It's going to be difficult and at the moment he has been talking about mask wearing. Because there's still a lot of resistance to the us in this country. As i saw on saturday after march were few people were wearing masks. That seemed to be what he's focusing on at the moment and the other thing would be my distribution of the vaccine making that more equitable already. The governor of new york has criticized on trump's plans. That saying that you know well off people will end up getting the vaccine not poor people who are more affected by cold so we expect to see him focusing more on that more equitable distribution of acting when we get faxing point suzanne ledge. Thank you as always. That was suzanne lynch with the irish times in washington.
US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power
"Peaceful. Transfer of power is a cornerstone of american democracy. Right now president. Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming biden administration access to key documents funding information. They need to ensure a safe and smooth transition now. The formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the presidential transition act just over fifty years ago. Em things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until two thousand versus the mission of george. Bush is not up for me to accept or reject the legal process. You know. let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon. We'll be ready for transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill clinton cabinet meeting december twelve thirty five days after the election that george w bush was officially declared the winner that gave then president elect bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration course nine months later the september eleventh terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and a relatively new president off guard when the nine eleven commission report came out in two thousand four. It pointed to this truncated transition as a weakness and recommended a more formalized process katherine dunn tempests at senior fellow at the university of virginia's miller center the senior research director at the white house transition project so laws were passed in the two thousands or spin sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kinda they keep refining it and keep refining it but what they did primarily is that they enable the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formerly so that meant that once biden was the democratic nominee. He was eight. He was provided with all space some funding for salaries and the ability to start planning ahead. Talked to us a little bit. About how worried you are or how worried we should be as americans about this as you pointed out the attacks on nine eleven happened not that long after president bush took office. If something happens january or february of this coming year would the biden administration be potentially a unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. Let me back up. Just a bit to point out that There are basically two important phases of the transition. The i i pointed out was after the nominee has been formally nominated by the party and they received some resources the next big transfer resources comes after the head of the gsa has ascertained the next president united states and they use that verbiage. Esser that verb. I'm not really sure why but And that's the point at which the president the incoming president can start to have access to classified material that can start to be part of the president's daily brief with Tells them all the national security issues. It enables the biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now. Is they are preventing the biden from moving to the next phase. And what i would argue is the most important phase at the transition. It's critically important that the biden staff members be able to go to the department of justice francis and to be able to interview. Fbi director the head of the criminal division the head of the national security division to try to get a sense since of. What's the lay of the land where the priorities. What are the crises. That might be boiling over by the time we get here. And that's what they're being denied so. I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The the inability to advance to the next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crises that but we want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as were basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason and were inhibiting our ability to be in the best possible situation. We can be on january twentieth. And there's no reason for that. We have the resources we have the capacity. So why so. Let's talk about the. Why and and the who so. Emily murphy is a name that most of us probably weren't familiar with until now she is a person who is at the head of the. Gsa can you talk a little bit about how her role what her role is. And how much leeway. She has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow the biden team to start integrating with the outgoing trump administration. So emily murphy is the administrator of the gsa. It's a political appointment in the gsa. It's office is largely responsible for all the government real estate so they helped provide office space and oversee office space You know in in most situations would never even hear of the essay in this particular case because the legislation housed it in the gsa. She has the capacity to release the funding and the resources to the party. Nominees and then eventually to the president-elect by law she is the one that has to ascertain the election so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands. I mean she is a by president trump. She must be a republican. Who has some loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably for mark meadows. Probably the chief-of-staff sues weighing on her.
Is Trump threatening a peaceful transition of power to Biden?
"As president trump continues to fight election results with legal challenges concerns arising now that his administration is not fully cooperating with president. Elect joe biden's team for a peaceful transition of power. The head of the general services administration which manages the finances and administration of the handover has not formally recognised biden as the winner. Kate shaw's a law professor at cardozo school of law. She says according to the presidential transition act this needs to happen before federal funds are released to run a successful transition s. Does i think very much. Hinder the ability of the incoming. You know president-elect biden and the transition team i to fully get up to speed on the range of hugely pressing issues that they will be in a position to actually manage and implement starting january twentieth. She says the gsa chief might be waiting for the results of trump's legal challenges but she thinks the lawsuits are based on inaccurate claims and urges. The gs eight recognize biden and move the transition forward. I'm diane
"gsa" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion
"Emily as well you can go to a is today dot live to check that out and we'll dig a little bit deeper into some of those topics but emily wanted to end this podcast with the question that we ask all of our asks because i always love to hear the variety of different answers as a final note. What do you believe. The future of a is in general and its application to organizations governments and beyond such a great question. And i know people who are futurist and they specialize in it. And i'm not one of them but the one thing i'm certain about is the way we're gonna say i future is something that i couldn't even begin to dream of now but that's also one of the reasons that i love the job i have A is going to allow us to do things better smarter and faster which is always been. Gsa's mission we've always been a leader in adapting technologies. We were the first to build a government interstate telecom system. We were one of the first agencies to bring in computers. We were the first agency to bring in credit cards We were a leader in telework. Actually we were the first major agency to go to mandatory telework response to covid and we're still have about ninety five percent of our employees teleworking. So the an when i look back on on that accomplishment if she hadn't been investing in cutting edge technology and put our resources be at time. Money people At towards towards this technology in the past we couldn't be in a scenario that we're in today where things are working so well for the agency. So i think it is. We look across the ability that future for us to collect data across multiple business to maine's an improve the quality and validity of data. That there's going to be an immense value embedded and using the data sets we have coupled with ai and machine learning to extract value out of good suspect data that would otherwise remain unused unexploited due to the sheer size in volume of data. It's going to also an opportunity to highlight gas data and data quality issues so that decision makers can make the best business decisions and either repair all the data that we've got or leave it you know as it is based on the The potential value that.
"gsa" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion
"So i know that these were just a few of the cases that you've highlighted but we love hearing about this so much so that about a year and a half two years ago. We started running the monthly a in government. Meet up where we would have various folks from all levels of government. Come and present on what they're doing around artificial intelligence automation in cognitive technologies. So you know. We continue to love love to hear this var listeners. That are not familiar with it. Go to a in government dot com. We run it monthly. It's now virtual so we encourage you to To attend that emily. I know that during your time at the you helped launch the centers of excellence program. And we've been fortunate enough to have some folks from the centers of excellence on various podcasts or articles or at some of our conferences but for listeners. That are not familiar with what the coe does. Can you explain what it is. And how it's helping advance the use of data so i. This is one that. I'm very excited about When i was a senior adviser. Gsa when i was waiting to be confirmed the administrator one of the areas i got spent time looking out how. Gsa could better manage the intersection between contracting and tech innovation. So we went. We worked with the office of american innovation at the white house. Launched the first center of excellence in late. Twenty seventeen we would into usda. I we now have over. A dozen centers of excellence is at agencies across the government. Last week we announced our latest partnership which was with the library of congress and their us copyright office. and it's a good sign if congress is willing to buy from the executive branch Means who have done something right. But they centers of excellence. Teams provide at technical expertise in support of cloud adoption tax centers customer experience data analytics infrastructure optimization and artificial intelligence has continued to grow we keep adding new agencies. Artificial intelligence was actually the last of the centers of excellence as we add. It was about a year ago and we brought it in. We wanted really care what doing so make sure the right people lasted the right customer. But what we were able to do is partner with the joint artificial intelligence center which is part of the department of defense. And we've been helping them build out a across the department one of the first things we did with them was actually work on assisting humanitarian responses to disasters into what a i can do the first five minutes after a disaster. So how do we use a ida improve lives in.
"gsa" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion
"The today podcast produced by cog militia cuts through the hype and noise to identify. What is really happening now. In the world of artificial intelligence learn about emerging trends technologies and use cases from cotonou lyrica analysts and guests experts. Hello and welcome to the air today. Podcast i'm your host kathleen walsh and i'm your host ronald schmeltzer. Our guest today is emily murphy. Administrator of the general services administration. I emily. Thank you so much for joining us on today. Thank you some. You're having here welcome. Emily were so excited that you were able to join us. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners. Tell them a little bit about your background. And your current role at gsi. Though i've spent most of my career working on how the government can do a better job buying goods and services whether it was as a staffer for russia committees working for federal agencies practicing government contracts. Law are working for a start-up company. It was trying to sell new technology. The government in twenty seventeen though the us senate confirmed me to be the gsa administrator. And i was given the opportunity to sort of walk. Mytalk and in many ideas and goals that i've had over the years how the government could do a better job so a lot of people think of a as the real estate people which is fair we managed about three hundred and seventy million square feet of office space. We also handle about seventy five billion dollars in contracts for goods and services each year and over a third of that spending is for it and related services an impression share that the past almost three years while the administrator we produce more that twenty point three billion dollars in savings and costs widens for wrestler agencies. We've also. I'm gonna brag a little bit. Because i am so proud of the people i work with. Gsa with launched our federal marketplace initiative. Which makes it easier to buy solutions like. Ai using gsi easier to sell ya to other federal agencies in easier to manage these enormous contracting opportunities which gsa's assays contracting has gone up thirty six percent fifty five billion took over seventy five billion a year Twenty at the same time. We've reduced our least footprint by four point. Seven million square feet.
GSA's Emily Murphy Holding Up Joe Biden's Transition Team
"The attorney general bar authorizing the Justice Department to look into what he calls quote substantial allegations of voting irregular irregularities, despite the fact there's been a little evidence of any fraud. So far, the legal fights haven't gone anywhere. But the head of the NSA Emily Murphy, is affecting the Biden team by holding up its presidential transition to explain how that can happen. And for more information on Emily Murphy, Sean and Hillary talked about it with Washington Post National reporter Lisa Rain. She was confirmed by the Senate on DH. She has Ah ah, strong background in Federal contracting and had worked on Capitol Hill as an aide on Dad worked in the federal government and and so she's viewed as very competent. And she has also gotten entangled, though in some controversies involving the Trump Hotel, as well as the new location for you know, the FBI headquarters, which both involved Ah involved the president. But she has as do all GS administrators thiss kind of on known roll whenever you have a presidential transmit transition, where once President elected named You write a letter and you basically release millions of dollars in in federal funding, you know, as well as office space for transition teams of the agencies as well as just Access to the new the new administration. This case the President Biden elect and his team to federal agencies so that they can learn what's been going on for the past four years, and that she hasn't done Can you Can the Biden teen challenger or does it simply just have to wait her out? So right now, you know nothing that Emily Murphy has done is illegal in the law that actually was passed by Congress in I think it was 1962 or three does give her you know, the GIs administrator wide latitude you know, for when this letter is written, that sort of, you know, unleashes the transition resource is, but it's never really been tested before, right, Because normally, this's just a very pro forma thing. I mean, you know, after President Obama 12 hours later, you know, the Bush team have had written it their letter now in 2000, Bush v. Gore. We know that was, you know, disputed election that went on and on for weeks. Obviously, it took a while, but that's a different circumstance here than you know, a president. I'm not conceding. So right now it's not clear what the bite and folks feel there. They will do right now. There are no no legal avenues that they're pursuing. And they have told my colleague Matt Visor that they're sitting tight for a couple of days. If this continues, though, you know until the end of the week, they you know they will be thinking harder about What legal arguments they have to make. You know. The problem is, though that is it's really tricky because technically an early member if he could wait until December 14th when the electoral college needs and by then you know the recounts in battleground states would have been completed. President Trump would have, in theory, exhausted his legal options he's pursuing, but that's a long way away. From now on, that's an eternity in a transition of presidential transition. So we just don't know what's gonna happen. And that is Washington Post National reporter Lisa Rain
"gsa" Discussed on Rusted Culture Podcast
"December eighth at least by december eight th when the state start to certify the election but talk about transitioning here folks talk for a minute about transitioning under the presidential act of nineteen sixty three a candidate becomes president elect when the government service had administrator ascertains that it's apparent that the current president has lost the election and it is now time to appoint or announced that we have a president quote unquote elect and obviously biden has one and the current gsa administrator. Her name is emily murphy. She's currently the trump appointed gsa administrator and so far has not signed the necessary paperwork. Officially giving joe biden president elect status. Which would do several different things. Firstly it would turn over millions of dollars for joe biden to use his transition process. He would give him access to government agencies office space and also all the equipment that goes with that that's basically tax payer funded for the transition teams of the winner so according to the washington posed by the gsa administrator. Emily murphy by her signing off on this paperwork we'd give a formal declaration outside of the media of the winner of the presidential race in high time to kind of kick this thing in gear. She's going to obviously delay. It sounds like as long as she can. But you can let her know how you feel. Feel free to call. Emily murphy at one eight four four four seven two four one one one and feel free to tell her that it's time to treat joe biden like every other president elect since nineteen sixty three. Feel free to give her a call anytime till then folks thanks for listening. This flash briefing was brought to you by the rest and culture podcast and you can find us on. Itunes stitcher tune in spotify in google. Play or wherever you find your podcast. Thanks for listening..
"gsa" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"In the coming days. You just answered yet Another question that I was about to ask the Biden campaign. Kristen Welker in Wilmington, Kristen. Thanks very much. Let's go over to Kelly O'Donnell. She's at the White House, also, obviously with the latest on the Trump campaign efforts here, and I guess the question first question I have. Kelly is in the statement on Saturday that they released after the after the media. Projected Joe Biden as president elect. They talked about that starting Monday that they would have Ah, whole slew of challenges ready to go that they would begin this process. Any hint at what this looks like. We have some ideas and what has not changed in this very long week. Chuck is the president himself. The remains a trump way of doing things, and that is right on brand for Donald Trump, where there's no concession and fight is on the agenda. So the Trump team is using a different clock the presidency's room to pursue this battle because states have not certified election results, so they claim to be ready to take this action tomorrow based on varied circumstances. Relying in part on tips coming from voters and election workers who have signed affidavits and the issues include whether male and votes were separated properly in Pennsylvania to incorrect election software being used in Michigan, too. Out of date voter rolls in Nevada. Those are just some of the issues they're looking at. The Trump campaign is also raising money for this effort, but it's important to know the fine print also says any funds that come in can be used to pay off campaign debts, not litigation over the result. And truck this morning. The president is tweeting about what allies air, saying supporting his desire to look for errors or fraud that could somehow change the outcome. And outside the gates here of the White House. Construction is already underway for the viewing stands for the January inaugural parade. So That's a reality that the time in this president's term is limited that something he'll be able to hear the banging and the song today very quickly. I know that the president's chief of staff had got cove it That it might only add to sort of. What is the mood in that West Wing right now? Well in talking with some of these staff members. Here, you get the sense that there has been an exhale. The mood is certainly quiet, and many have not been in the offices. We expect that the president might gets more fresh air today, one might think he would go back to his Virginia Golf Club. That is something that the president likes to do. Yesterday. We saw him on the links and certainly when he was traveling in the city He saw that there were a lot of people out celebrating the victory of President elect Joe Biden. The motorcade had to drive through that. So it's another reminder of how his circumstances have changed so abruptly this week. Kelly O'Donnell at the White House forced this morning before that Christian Walker in Wilmington. Thank you both. And joining us now from the Biden campaign in Wilmington is Deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield. Kate welcome back to meet the press. First of all. Congratulations. You're you're in a small club folks that have successfully one presidential elections and no one can take that away from you. If so, kudos. Thank you very much. Very. It's an exciting time for the country. I I'm sure you feel relieved and euphoric today. Let me start with this. We know I hope the president elect last night said this about his mandate, he said. They've given us a mandate for action on covert the economy, climate change and systemic racism. I feel like he laid out for pillars there of his focus. Explain. How will How will we see that in the next couple of weeks during this transition? How will the public see that focus on this? On what? President elect believes is his mandate..
"gsa" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Segment aired in may of twenty nineteen back again now with our special show commemorating Memorial Day weekend real estate in the military you know many civilians have to move quickly sometimes new job new baby or even a great deal on a new house but it's fair to say no one knows about having to move fast more than members of the military because when those transfer orders come in you've got to go and for members of the military who own their own homes that's a big deal so let's talk about military moves now with a pro joining us now is Matt Adams regional manager for university moving north American van lines in southeast Michigan that's been in the industry for thirty six years and he's been recognized as the American movers and storage association agent of the year Matt welcome to real estate today Bradley Matt let's talk about the timetable how fast are household moves for military families compared to civilian families we will move will be quite a bit quicker we would expect if you can turn around once the order is just beginning for a family to Panasonic within a thirty day period as a military mover your a resource for the service members and their family and you can help them understand the whole process what are some of the questions you hear from military families planning to move forward a lot of them are concerned about the Chinese also what happens if I don't get occupancy what will happen what happens if something unfortunate was to occur and you know how would you handle that how long does it take to package my household how long will it take to physically load my household tree in the guidelines if I'm on the east coast and moving to the west coast what would be the earliest I could expect it if my shipment Hey baby what would be the later that's a lot of questions but those are fairly typical no one big difference between civilian moves and military moves is it the GSA imposes weight limits on military family moves the higher the rank the higher the weight limit so Matt how do you handle that that comes back to that consultation you know it's very important that accuracy is achieved more we do those prospects once you are capture the information share with them the quantity and see if it's within their parameters and then also if you don't give them suggestions there's nothing they can do to stay within that project for instance moving a box of books is more expensive than moving a box the Waterford crystal you know people working books are dense and heavy you alluded to this weight is the variable so the scale doesn't know whether it's winning gold bullion or old newspapers he paid equally so it's making people aware of those variables tools and rakes and shovels brings in the garage you know you pay a premium to move those things because they're dancing they're happy anything as much as you work to move a piece of fine furniture so again it's very important incumbent upon us to be a counselor and help people make those decisions what's practical can you also help the military families pack absolutely and I get a lot of that is predicated on what their allowances sometimes it's what we call a partial pack which would be we would come in and support the packing of fragile items it may be the family would be responsible for things like clothing and women and children's toys and non delicate thanks in the beginning on some instances is a full service model relatedly commented we work with that customer and we literally package anything and everything about home B. contains the word of the cupboard the closet exactly you know of course moving is a part of life but it can be stressful so how do you help reduce that stress so that the service member can concentrate on their job and not worry about the move the best thing we can do it literally put them first and understand that they're going through something that the ex Brinkley stressful when you have children into the equation if you think that's a great that be mindful and you don't have a heart for what we do smack Adams regional manager for university moving north American van lines in southeast Michigan Matt thank you for joining us on real estate today my.
"gsa" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Every time I just stop to think about what we're doing to ours I can't believe it I just I can't believe it folks I don't want to sound corny here I'm really not trying to sound corny but if you knew how much I and I've I've mentioned over the course of the years if you knew how much I appreciated you'll you have you have meant everything to my my happiness and my success you're being very short part of the Saudi I. Ole a thank you our gratitude I'd never be able to repay hi everybody who's who's been in this audience I just I have such a profound appreciation for I I have I have the sense of a familial relationship with I have a familial connection with all of you and I know it is a I didn't know these experts they and they may be experts and I may be brilliant they made they know doctors and nurses and health backwards and forwards but they don't have a connection with any of you in there they did not like I do and I'm scared to death for you I'm scared to death for everybody even people don't like me I'm scared to death for everybody because there there has to be an end to this and I'm like look at the hospital industry right look at the doctors and nurses are being paid half there's there are front line soldiers going to work or to present talked about yesterday their front line soldiers based on how deadly we're told this is even though ninety eight percent of the people get it recover from it ninety eight percent of the people get it recover from it according to bill Bennett this piece yesterday and what what I don't want I don't see any kind of concern for this among people who are speaking every day to the people of this country I I think in certain about not getting the virus I see concern about all the great work being done is kind of like I told you I once went to the dedication of a building a federal building with the what what what was the name of somebody I knew on it in the ceremony was the GSA praising itself for getting the building build it blew my mind in every day week we get government praising itself for what he is doing here in the ventilator is an analyst for the summer stuff we're dealing with the vibe that's what they're supposed to do but I don't see hi I know this may be not good maybe means I don't know I just I I I don't I don't sense a.
"gsa" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Smaller areas like side yards or decks they'll be a giving you tips at the Amador county GSA building on airport road in Jackson nine to noon and that will be next Saturday down to Albany County they're the master gardeners have open garden day on Saturday March seventh that'll be at their demonstration garden at I believe this is on the property of Sonora high school at two fifty one south Perretta street in Sonora let's see what else is going on here hold next Friday Saturday and Sunday it's the original Sacramento home and garden show at cal expo it's the longest running local home and garden show and it's the thirty ninth edition at the calyx PO March sixth through eighth I what do they have there in the way of gardening this year let's see here they've got I'm I'm reading I would be dangerous if I ever read this ahead of time they're a lot coming up at the Sacramento only garden show Friday Saturday and Sunday backbone is here I am one of the master gardeners in Sacramento county doing next Saturday nothing well not next Saturday on the fourteenth yeah there you go good for you yeah you think this up right just yeah alright good fun I was going to say are you going to announce it before then can I talk a little bit about it now you can talk about it I usually do talk about events in the coming week right but because there's so many of them just to prepare them now in case they don't get all their questions answered now are they get all excited about going out and learning more about our gardens and horticulture and all that we're gonna have a open garden at the fair oaks horticulture center obviously in fair oaks right near the library there in the park in fair oaks and this is a god day where you can just come on out from nine until noon and wander around the garden talk to master gardeners in all the different areas whether it's in the orchard of the berries are the vineyard or the vegetable gardener the compost area and then they'll put on little mini demonstrations like water efficient landscapes or propagating herbs are cover crops and things like that but yet when you wander around if you have specific questions you see anything they'll answer your questions too so it's just really an excellent time to get out and March should just be gorgeous things will really be perking up we'll just be what a week away from spring by them no no no offense but I'm hoping that on March fourteenth it's raining well it be nice if it rained pretty much the whole month but I haven't even seen a drop but tell of what a week from now maybe there's one little drop there more in this weather earlier more drops are expected in mid month around the fourteenth or so there's like four or five days there that show cloudy skies and they're talking.
"gsa" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"If you have a small speaker GSA play WFAN in want to be good in the NBA you gotta be able to dress properly and how about Steph curry coming out and saying a few days ago he expected to get drafted by the Knicks he wanted to get drafted by the Knicks and doesn't get the chance to get drafted by the next well we can talk about these what instill gals come home I guarantee this is Steph curry ended up getting drafted by the knickerbockers body would be given out so more happen and he would not be in the player that he was fleeing says that he would have been involved in a trade for Carmelo Anthony give light on that remember those first couple is this Steph curry's career the ankles were problem the legs were problem people wondered what he'd be this big time electrifying origin ally superstar it wasn't for a couple years that change quickly makes the the flowers plays in a draft they got a nice piece in RJ Barrett the problem is you again to guys like they have a chance to fit that description John Moran in silence and neither is when a Knickerbocker Jersey let's said to Connecticut I'm sure he's very fired up about the new cabinet sweep although was and it's not exactly something to be proud of Robbie how are you good Sir the three and it can get same old same all my friend I enjoyed watching your basketball team tonight let's just say they were very good to me yeah I I wanna talk and I fell and then we would yeah I was dumb and that's one thing I can imagine a real quickly was actually it's funny is that you were talking about how that's canceling even as I I was actually ready to turn the TV off than ours I have time because that's not my kind of Azkaban is seventy five seven you have time and I'm like even though the Lakers are on top and I was so you know we won the game but it's like my god it's just it's just like you know it's like watching the that the Globetrotters in the Washington generals are sometime as a it's only close please play some defense although let's be fair though rob you have one of the better defensive teams in the league the fed will a lot yeah second half they said enough is enough yeah yes saying in the locker room the nets have not put a look at the fence basically all year so that's not surprising right now yeah not a Lakers alums or were like forty forty three or something on such called prior second half so they they finally was so that's why I was watchable but seventy five seven acknowledge item I got was just on the other one fifty one forty Gammer sometimes is not like the all star game stop and I was like but yeah so many other than local round basket was something I just wanna dollars real happy to see Tennessee UConn women's basketball tonight now the nice when like thirteen years since I last faced off against each other that's a drought I mean when you think about old school rivalries on the women's side had made all those years going up against you know our M. all three female players to come out of those two programs you know there are certain schools that even though they're not the same conference you like to see employees in every year does not show a bra that the ladies should find a way to set up Tennessee yeah you've got every year it was sad not Irish Pat Summitt was no nonsense you sidelined but you know there are there are not applying next year I don't know about the on that but yeah I I do will take you know the Riley every year like you said because now those are the two week program virus in women's basketball so yeah so listen last night area that there are talking and then I heard you start talking about the modern day passing game yeah I've heard you mention that several times in matching his family you know is a four five hour of it yes he took it to another level but I can my opinion I kind of like to say that err Corio with Dan Fouts you know what I said my friend excellent excellent point Dan Marino revolutionize the position but you go back to that era Korail offense which is before my time obviously and what damn close to an early it was just it was just before actually just the Marino actually because I feel like the late seventies early eighties where Dan Kraus who well I think your name it who who record browsing ours first pro quarterback but that was the AFL it wasn't a like seventy eight seventy nine on clouds because he the first NFL quarterback the trouble for donors he did like three years in a row yes he would I think what it was like forty eight forty nine hundred yards or something and then surely couple years our bags and plowing Marino one over five thousand yards with yeah I mean yeah with the you know it's great receivers trial liner and tell a win loss Los brothers there so I mean you are about to die now make offenses that never got to the top of a mountain never want to say all it was found Senate Korail with Richard and in that torch was passed to don shoes Miami Dolphins right I'm sure for Dan Marino don showing guys on that team when they walked off the field lose it is San Francisco forty Niners knoll way in the world the one you can this is going to be the last chance we have to get back on top but I'm not and that's why I would warn Patrick homes look right I think he's one of the Superbowl of course do I think he's going to multiple super bowls hell yeah but you just never know now but alas my last point listen I got some sheets for the wire girl you Yankee grand right now get all right listen Derek Jeter got in the hall and out to me in a restaurant player to get in at seventy five percent or ninety nine percent under resent I don't really give you.
"gsa" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion
"PODCAST I'm your host Kathleen Mulch and I'm your host Ronald Schmeltzer. So today we have a special guest. Keith Sony who is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner acquisition at the Office of Information Technology Category Category for the Federal Acquisition Service at the US General Services Administration that GSA. Hello key thank you so much for joining us on the air today. podcast thank you for having me. Welcome welcome Keith. And thanks for joining us. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and your current role at GSI. Sure so I've been in be the federal government for over thirty years started in the feud of procurement as specializing in information technology and telecommunications and so over my career I've been with the Department of Defense as well as with the Federal Communications Commission and now here at GSA for the past two and a half years within the IT. Category as the Deputy Commissioner overseeing pretty much GSA schedules it seventy program as well as the IT EG wax great. So maybe I think many of our listeners. Some of those acronyms may not be so familiar of course our listeners. Who are familiar with that? Obviously the government procures a lot of stuff in buys a lot of services and products and technologies of all sorts. Maybe before sort of getting into a little bit. How is being used? I mean we can sort of give an overview for the audience is that which is an international audience and from across a wide range of industries. Maybe a little bit more information just in general about how the government procures things and sort of maybe some insights into did they amount and complexity of all that procurement. Obviously get into how. Ai Is helping with all that sure within my role under the General Services Administration Russian under the IT category.