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Report: Navy ships face growing maintenance delays, costs

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 5 d ago

Report: Navy ships face growing maintenance delays, costs

"A new report finds that navy ships face growing maintenance delays and higher cost. I Norman hall. A report from the government accountability office says navy ships are getting fewer steaming hours because of growing maintenance delays and cost. The trend comes at a time when the U.S. is struggling to keep pace with China's growing fleet, operating and support costs grew by about $2.5 billion across ten ship classes, while the number of propulsion hours in which ships were operating on training dipped below a ten year period that ended in 2021. During the period the navy saw increased maintenance delays, breakdowns and cannibalization of parts, moving them from one ship to keep another one going. I Norman hall

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$60 Billion in COVID Fraud? Try $4 Trillion

Mark Levin

01:59 min | Last week

$60 Billion in COVID Fraud? Try $4 Trillion

"60 billion in COVID fraud they write triforce trillion And this is what the party of the left and many of the rhinos this is where they drag us and take us And this is why there is now resistance in the house among conservatives and hopefully the majority To keep paying for this stuff we don't even know where this money is As auditors and congressional investigators try to figure out just how much federal COVID relief went to fraudsters They're missing the trillions Trillions of dollars in fraud committed by the federal government itself In a war that had no chance of winning Last week the government accountability office reported that fraudsters took about 60 billion in unemployment checks That's on top of the tens of billions in fraudulent claims made through the paycheck protection program that tens of billions handed out through a small business administration program and on and on So you might wonder where's the FBI They are vigorously chasing down people all over the country who were parading on the lawn of the capitol building They're busy chasing down Racists Who aren't white Cops 5 black cops who killed a black young man They have the civil rights division looking into this This Wednesday the House committee on oversight and accountability will hold a hearing to investigate rampant waste of taxpayer dollars Representative James comer the chamber of the committee said we owe it to Americans I like this guy comer a lot To identify how hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars spent under the guise of pandemic relief for lost to waste fraud abuse and mismanagement

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"government accountability office" Discussed on Cyber Security Today

Cyber Security Today

03:56 min | 4 months ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on Cyber Security Today

"Notice was sent to select four to net customers last week, according to a Twitter subscriber. The whole allows an authentication bypass in the 40 OS operating system, and the 40 proxy secure web proxy. Email servers are a prime target for hackers because they offer a rich vein of information about an organization's employees. Their work and data held in attachments and messages, but from a hacked email system the attacker can try to get deeper into an organization's network to steal data for sale or espionage. In a serious example of this, the U.S. cybersecurity and infrastructure security last week reported that several hackers got into the network of a defense contractor in 2021 through vulnerabilities in Microsoft exchange. Now it isn't clear from the report how they initially got in, or if the attackers worked together, but eventually at least one attacker was able to compromise and administrator account, and then work from there. Later an attacker exploited four vulnerabilities on the exchange server. Now, again, the report isn't clear if they were zero day holes, but they were patched around the same time by Microsoft. Ultimately, the attackers were in the victim company system for months and undetected. Commentators at the sans institute note the report shows the importance of patching exchange, as well as the need for constant network monitoring for suspicious activity. The bridges between cryptocurrency exchanges continue to be plundered by hackers. The latest is binance, which has admitted at least a $100 million worth of tokens were lifted last week, from the digital bridge between two binance blockchains. Some users are reporting this on Reddit as the minting of new coins on the bridge, as opposed to a theft of individuals coins. The cyber news service, the record, notes that this year alone nearly $2 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen in 13 cross chain bridge attacks. Last month I reported that the American video game publisher two K games admitted a threat actor had gotten into its help desk system through a partner company. Now it's telling users who gave personal information to customer support, that some of that data, including their email addresses, was copied by the hacker and is being sold. No passwords or financial information was compromised. But the attacker used their access to send customers emails that appeared to come from two K customer support, with malicious links. Anyone who clicked on those links should reset their passwords. And finally, law enforcement agencies in many countries are becoming more sensitive about the increasing number of ransomware attacks against local and regional government departments. However, these agencies don't always coordinate their work. A recent report from the government accountability office says that's happening in the United States. The report complains the health offered by the FBI, the Secret Service, and the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency to state local territorial and tribal governments, lacks detailed procedures. And there are lessons here as the RCMP in Canada sets up its national cybercrime coordination center and provincial governments are looking at helping municipalities and school boards and other government agencies.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:01 min | 5 months ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

"Campaign 2022 on WTO so far, the candidates running for governor and Maryland have just one debate scheduled. That became an issue when the two took part in an online forum in separate sessions. Republican Dan Cox told the Maryland family network he was happy to address the nonprofit's online forum, but the candidate for governor objected to what he called the separate but equal format in which he got an hour with the group and then Democrat Wes Moore would get the same in a separate online session. And I think that he should step up to the plate and not avoid this debate. Moore had declined to appear with Cox at a debate at Morgan State University, Moore's campaign was asked about Cox's comments on Wednesday and set a statement saying Cox's quote desperate for any platform to peddle his conspiracy theories, Cox and more have agreed to one televised debate, October 12th. Kate Ryan, WTO P news. Still to come here on WTO deal is struck that could avoid a nationwide rail strike. We've got details up ahead at 7 36. Here is doctor Timothy persons, the chief scientist for the government accountability office on the discussion, exploring AI powered automation for IT operations, sponsored by IBM. What is the right future that you want as an agency? And then work backward from there rather than sort of the check and project forward. And that's not necessarily the best way to go because you could have a great technical solution to something that doesn't actually meet the missions. Listen to the entire discussion on federal news network, search IBM. Today, what government needs most is creativity. So let's create AI with integrity, not bias. Security that protects your data anywhere. Cloud management that requires less management and data fabric instead of data silos. Let's create that scale right now. Together, let's prototype. Let's tweak. Let's test. Let's adapt. Let's create something that changes everything. IBM. Let's create. Learn more at IBM dot com

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The IRS Targeted the Tea Party, Now They're Targeting Middle America

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:45 min | 6 months ago

The IRS Targeted the Tea Party, Now They're Targeting Middle America

"Back in 2000 and ten and 11, there was a bombshell story. The Internal Revenue Service. Announced, not announced, but through the government accountability office and oversight from Republicans, they were targeting conservative groups. Outright targeting them. Let's start with when Jake tapper actually used to be a journalist talking about this story and cut 69 how the IRS scandal was targeting Tea Party groups. Play cut 69. Lead another national league distrust of big government writ large and of the Internal Revenue Service more specifically. Well, those are cornerstones of the Tea Party ethos. Now it looks as though the IRS went and proved their point for them. And the president, well, he says he did not know the IRS was singling out conservative groups until the news broke. I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. If you've got the IRS, operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. But I've got no patience with it. I will not tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. Lie, lie, lie, lie, barrack Hussein is a liar all the way through. He approved the audits. They had multiple meetings in The White House and this was one of the reasons the Tea Party movement lost some of its momentum. They got audited all throughout the country. And the Internal Revenue Service, one of the IRAs, the independent regulatory agencies are continuing now a soon to be blitzkrieg against Middle America.

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The IRS Is Going After the Little Guy

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:51 min | 6 months ago

The IRS Is Going After the Little Guy

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

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:55 min | 6 months ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

"On WTO P one person has won the jackpot in last night's estimated $1.28 billion mega millions. The nation's third largest ever lottery prize we've gotten word that the winner was the winning ticket was sold in Illinois. There's pressure on the Virginia Supreme Court to uphold a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired after refusing to use male pronouns to address a transgender student. Kentucky's governor says it could take weeks to find all the victims of flash flooding that killed at least 16 people when torrential rain swamp towns across Appalachia stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes. The Defense Department has been accused of ineffective tactics for testing children for lead exposure. The department's tricare program provides care to kids through military treatment facilities and certain and civilian providers, the lead testing discovery was made during a study conducted by the government accountability office that now recommending the defense health agency develop an oversight plan. A one day old newborn is dead and the response from D.C.'s 9-1-1 call center appears to have been botched for the second time in three months emergency crews were apparently sent to the wrong address. It happened earlier this month a parents woke up to find their one day old girl not breathing. They called 9-1-1 and said they lived on Savannah terrace southeast, but the call taker sent crews to Savannah street southeast. 8 minutes into the 9-1-1 call while the call taker was giving the mother CPR instructions that call taker realized they messed up the address and they tried to correct it, but didn't put it into the computer system in a way that would show an address change. Safety advocate Dave statter says responding EMS crews realized the dispatch error, but it was ten minutes after the first 9-1-1 call that a medical arrive. It's a situation where seconds count and mistakes like these cost minutes. Neil law can stain double your TLP news. 8 48

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:54 min | 11 months ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

"Half legal It's half not legal And this is creating a real public safety problem for the city Mendelsohn says since D.C. isn't allowed to regulate the pop ups they can attract violent crime specifically robberies Congress needs to step out of this Nick Allan Ellie doubled news A Ukrainian born Marilyn lawmaker wants more action to help Ukraine against the Russian invasion Maryland delegate Carell Resnick says he believes the federal government needs to do more to help the country that's under attack We need to send as much arms and munitions as we can to help them to defend themselves And for those Ukrainians who have been able to get out The U.S. government has not changed its position on refugee resettlement from the Ukraine We are pushing for that to be reopened for Ukrainian immigrants So he says if you find yourself wondering what you can do advocate on behalf of those folks who you've never met before but know that they are going through something that we gratefully have never had to go through Michelle Morello WTO news Up ahead on WTO today is equal payday and we'll hear more of what the Biden administration plans to deal with the gender pay gap in the federal workforce After traffic and weather it's one O 7 Here's taka auriga the chief data scientist and director at the government accountability office on tackling government challenges through science and technology sponsored by nobles For GAO AI is a very good example of balancing echo We have to do between understanding the accountability challenges of emerging capabilities like AI but also how do we ourselves adopt those sort of opportunities Listen to the entire discussion on federal news network search nobles Tackling national challenges that continue to rise and change rapidly can be difficult noblest can help Noblest brings together the best of science technology and engineering to solve complex challenges like improving transportation and infrastructure systems countering threats from weapons of.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

"Maryland's largest school district could soon be ditching masks today the Montgomery county school board is expected to vote to lift the school system's mask mandate and the teachers union offers its support Jennifer Martin president of the Montgomery county education association represents over 14,000 school employees Given the new guidance from the CDC and state and county health officials MCA does not oppose making masks optional in schools But in her recorded testimony for the board of education meeting Martin said the organization has questions about how to protect students and school employees who may be at greater risk for contracting the coronavirus Kate Ryan WTO P news Happening this hour jury deliberations are set to begin in the federal case against a Texas man who is the first person to be tried on criminal charges stemming from the January 6th riot at the capitol Closing arguments and the guy trial were held yesterday prosecutors say he let a mob that overwhelmed police officers who became the first group of rioters to breach the capitol ref its attorney says he's prone to bragging exaggerating and embellishing He's charged with trespassing at the capitol with a handgun interfering with police officers and threatening his teenage children if they reported him to law enforcement Now many officers felt hesitant to use four during the capitol riot and that's one of the findings from a new report that was released by a congressional watchdog The report from the government accountability office included a survey of more than 300 capital police officers some explaining why they felt reluctant to use force during the riot Roughly a quarter of them said they were discouraged or hesitant to use force because they feared disciplinary action for doing so several saying they didn't feel empowered to make decisions on use of force without first receiving approval from their supervisors more than 290 use of force incidents were reported by the officers That included open hand pushing and use of batons in 17 cases officers reported pointing a gun at someone Nick hind Ellie WTO news with the world focus on the Russian invasion of Ukraine protests signs are being seen all across the country one sign here in the district is drawing a.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

"6th attack on the capitol building at a report this week indicates some capitol police officers may be hesitant to use force that report released just this week by the government accountability office barely shows more than 300 officers and all who were working on the day of the insurrection were surveyed for this report What were the findings regarding the use of force We turned this morning to Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Varys For the results We're finding for pretty interesting because they said that one in four of the officers who answered their questions said there was a hesitancy within the capitol police to use force in large part because officers were afraid they would be punished after the fact And overall the report found that there needs to be more extensive training for realistic situations involving force What were some of the reasons for being hesitant here Well a lot of officers expressed concern that if they used force they would be penalized or disciplined later by their commanders The other thing that really stood out from the report is that more than half of the officers failed that they didn't have enough information and didn't have enough guidance about just how dangerous January 6th was going to be Do we have a response from capitol police itself to this Capital police officials say they agree with the recommendations and they are working to improve these issues But this report is really about work culture as much as anything And so obviously that for most police departments that takes time That's the thing It appears that they've tackled some of these issues or at least capitol police thought they did but more work needs to be done Right and the GAO has previously found that even a year after there are still things that could be much better And one of the points that JO makes is that there could be something else like this in the future You have to prepare.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

"6th attack on the capitol building at a report this week indicates some capitol police officers may be hesitant to use force that report released just this week by the government accountability office apparently shows more than 300 officers at all who were working on the day of the insurrection were surveyed for this report What were the findings regarding the use of force We turned this morning to Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Varys For the results We're finding for pretty interesting because they said that one in four of the officers who answered their questions said there was a hesitancy within the capitol police to use force in large part because officers were afraid they would be punished after the fact And overall the report found that there needs to be more extensive training for realistic situations involving force What were some of the reasons for being hesitant here Well a lot of officers expressed concern that if they used force they would be penalized or disciplined later by their commanders The other thing that really stood out from the report is that more than half of the officers felt that they didn't have enough information and didn't have enough guidance about just how dangerous January 6th was going to be Do we have a response from capitol police itself to this Capitol police officials say they agree with the recommendations and they are working to improve these issues But this report is really about work culture as much as anything And so obviously that for most police departments that takes time That's the thing It appears that they've tackled some of these issues or at least capitol police thought they did but more work needs to be done Right and the GAO has previously found that even a year after there are still things that could be much better And one of the points that JO makes is that there could be something else like this in the future You have to prepare.

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The Flawed Logic of Critical Race Theory

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:13 min | 1 year ago

The Flawed Logic of Critical Race Theory

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

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WTOP

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

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"government accountability office" Discussed on Soar

Soar

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on Soar

"Most Fortune 500 companies provide extensive paid leave for the birth of a child. I talked to a friend for both the man and the woman. Yes, exactly, for both the man and the woman. I've talked to some of my younger friends and they were saying that they were being three months paid leave two months unpaid leave. That's much, much more than what my villas, which is 12 weeks of paid leave that just bills on the unpaid family medical leave act that this Congress jointly passed. So in terms of comparing, paid leave pay family leave the private sector is ten times more ahead of the private sector of the public sector on this particular benefit. Yeah, I guess my thing is, there's got to be an offset in the figures outside. We're not in what combined me and women. And you can all of them with 2 million people. It was higher than the private sector. So I guess my question, my response was that it may be, they don't have the family leave now, but being overcompensated in other areas and there's an offset on that. Thank you for your testimony. I want to thank you for your comments. I want to thank our colleague. Congresswoman maloney and again, your leadership so critical in an issue that has got to be addressed for so many reasons, fairness, keeping families together, promoting family values in a real way, but also in the context of this hearing in this subcommittee, the future of federal workforce is certainly going to impingement on benefits such as this, recognizing the need of young families to be able to address compelling needs. So thank you for your leadership, Carolyn. And we wish you well today. Thank you. For allowing me to speak to you. Absolutely. Great honor. Thank you. And we will follow up on this with the full committee. I want to welcome our second panel of witnesses. And if they could proceed to the witness table, we have with us Robert golden cop, director of strategic issues at the government accountability office. Margot Conrad, director of federal recruiting and hiring programs for the partnership of.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on Important, Not Important

Important, Not Important

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on Important, Not Important

"It actually is getting. There seems to be the issue of the day from inside climate news quote the federal emergency management agency. Fema has been collecting a lot of information about flood. Risks across america including the increased risk of flooding linked to climate change but the agency has not effectively used that new knowledge to persuade more americans to buy flood insurance. According to a new report from the government accountability office as a result homeowners are at an increasing risk of costly damage from floods and the government is facing rising costs for disaster relief assistance. The report found the report called on congress to consider requiring fema to evaluate how the agency can use the comprehensive and up-to-date flood risk information. It has been collecting to determine which property should be required to have flood insurance under the national flood insurance program and meanwhile up to twenty five percent of the global population is currently exposed to floods around two hundred ninety million people and that's ten times higher than previous estimates the infamous jersey shore is going above by china's more worried about controlling the message than the flooding indian monsoons are more destructive than ever floods and cameroon have doubled in just the last five years. And the moons natural wobbling wins even worse flooding funding alone ignore the fires out west and not including hurricanes has cost the us something like a hundred ninety nine billion dollars from nineteen eighty eight to twenty seventeen but despite all of this and even yes slim majorities in both houses of congress senate majority leader chuck schumer has objected to adjusted flood insurance rates because steeper rates for high homes. The hamptons would finally be priced appropriately. We can do better better your action step states cities corporations and ngos can benefit from rapid and localized flood data checkout flood map as a link the newsletter to upgrade your localities situational awareness in kobe. News god we are so bad at math. Booster shots are coming but not without extensive.

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Microsoft Challenges NSA Cloud Contract Reportedly Awarded to Amazon

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Microsoft Challenges NSA Cloud Contract Reportedly Awarded to Amazon

"Crying fell as a massive government cloud computing contract went to Amazon instead. Camels, Corwin Hike explains. The battle between the two locally based tech giants continues as the National Security Agency awards a cloud computing contract worth as much as $10 billion to Amazon Web services instead of Microsoft's competing cloud service, Azure The Washington Post reports. Microsoft has filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office. A Microsoft spokesperson won't describe the basis for the protest, telling the post only that the company is quote exercising our legal rights. Last time Microsoft and Amazon butted heads over a lucrative government cloud contract was after the Defense Department awarded the $10 Billion Jetty project to Microsoft. Amazon mounted a legal challenge. And last month the diodes scrapped Jedi altogether.

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Bezos' Blue Origin Rebuffed in Contract Protest

News, Traffic and Weather

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Bezos' Blue Origin Rebuffed in Contract Protest

"To space. Amazon founder Jeff Bezoza now wants to head to the moon, not him personally. But he's urging NASA to give blue origin a moon Lander contract and Says he and the company are willing to cover billions in research and development costs was a little kid. Astronauts inspired me things like this inspire kids, and that's a big deal. That's Bezos after returning to Earth last week. NASA has already awarded a Moon lander contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX. But Bezos's blue origin has filed a protest with the government Accountability Office. Jeff

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Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

01:07 min | 1 year ago

Government Report Finds 20 Different Agencies Use Facial Recognition

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

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"government accountability office" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

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

06:51 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

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

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

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

06:51 min | 2 years ago

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

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

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"government accountability office" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on KTOK

"Jack Callahan. Fox News, the Government Accountability Office says distribution of the Corona virus vaccine has fallen short of expectations is now recommending a coordinated national distribution plan. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki We need to ensure we have the materials to do to distribute the vaccine, the vaccinators and qualified individuals to literally put the shots in the arms of Americans places too. Do it there. This is why this is such a Herculean task. The White House and congressional Democrats rejecting Republican calls to split the proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. In the smaller parts to people in South Carolina have been diagnosed with the South African variants of the Corona virus. They live in different parts of the state and have no apparent connection. States Health Department says that likely means there are other cases not discovered yet President Biden signing a pair of executive orders related to health care yesterday, the first order expands access to the federal health insurance marketplace by reopening a special enrollment period from February 15th to May 15th to give Americans who lost their jobs and employer based insurance during the pandemic. Chance to sign up for coverage. The president also took aim at his predecessors abortion policies by directing the Department of Health and Human Services to consider rescinding regulations under title 10, which cut millions in federal funding for Planned parenthood and by getting rid of the Mexico City policy, which bans foreign non governmental organizations from receiving US funding if they promote or perform abortions. Alexis Kristin Fisher President Biden will travel to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center today, the White House says. Plans to visit with wounded American service People. Wall Street recovered Thursday, the Dow gained 300 points, NASDAQ and the S and P 500 both.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Of all times that we need to reach ST access to Affordability of and extent of access to Medicaid is now in a little of this covert precious Republicans critical of some of the orders he's issued earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slamming President Biden for unleashing a tsunami of pink slips as he put it as part of his $2 trillion environmental policy agenda announced this week. O'Connell said those policies, including a moratorium on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands, harm the economic recovery from covert 19 buried in the flurry of executive actions. Ah guarantee for unemployment insurance to employees who refused to work with a covert 19 concerns. Indeed, virus concerns were thought to be largely responsible for the Labor Department reported 140,000 job losses back in December. 12 boxes Kevin Corke, the Government Accountability Office, issuing a report that says this Revision of the Corona virus vaccine has fallen far short of expectations and is urging a national distribution plan encouraging numbers from initial tests for another possible vaccine. Candidate. NOVA faxes reporting its covert vaccine is proving effective with 89% efficacy against the UK strain and 60% effectiveness against the South African strain. Both variants are believed to be more contagious than Novavax offering is showing 96% effectiveness against the original strain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his approval of the results, adding regulators will assess it and that 60 million doses are already pre ordered boxes. GURNAL Scott America.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"To reinstate access to Affordability of and extent of access to Medicaid is now in the numerous covert crisis. Republicans critical of some of the orders he's issued earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slamming President Biden for unleashing a tsunami of pink slips as he put it as part of his $2 trillion environmental policy agenda announced this week, McConnell said those policies, including a moratorium on New oil and gas drilling on federal lands will harm the economic recovery from covert 19 buried in the flurry of executive actions. Ah guarantee for unemployment insurance to employees who refused to work covert 19 concerns. Indeed, virus concerns were thought to be largely responsible for the Labor Department reported 140,000 job losses back in December called BOXES Kevin Corke, the Government Accountability Office, issuing a report that says distribution of the Corona virus vaccine. Holden far short of expectations and is urging the national distribution plan encouraging numbers from initial tests for another possible vaccine candidate. Novavax is reporting its covert vaccine is proving effective with 89% efficacy against the UK strain and 60% effectiveness against the South African strain. Both variants are believed to be more contagious than Novavax offering is showing 96% effectiveness against the original strain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his approval of the results, adding regulators will assess it and that 60 million doses are already pre ordered boxes..

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"government accountability office" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Healthcare dot gov of all times that we need to reach ST access to Portability of and extent of access to Medicaid is now in the middle of this covert crisis. Republicans critical of some of the orders he's issued earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slamming President Biden for unleashing a tsunami of pink slips as he put it as part of his $2 trillion environmental policy agenda announced this week, McConnell said those policies, including a moratorium on New oil and gas drilling on federal lands will harm the economic recovery from covert 19 buried in the flurry of executive actions. Ah guarantee for unemployment insurance to employees who refused to work with a covert 19 concerns. Indeed, virus concerns were thought to be largely responsible for the Labor Department reported 140,000 job losses back in December 12 boxes Kevin Corke, the Government Accountability Office, issuing a report that says distribution of the Corona virus vaccine. Hole in far short of expectations and is urging a national distribution plan encouraging numbers from initial tests for another possible vaccine. Candidate. Nova faxes reporting its covert vaccine is proving effective with 89% efficacy against the UK strain and 60% effectiveness against the South African strain. Both variants are believed to be more contagious than Novavax offering is showing 96% effectiveness against the original strain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his approval of the results, adding regulators will assess it and that 60 million doses are already pre ordered boxes. GURNAL Scott America.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"That's what the government watchdog group is saying about the rollout of Corona virus vaccine. The Government Accountability Office is vaccine distribution has not met expectations. In the agency's latest report. On the pandemic response, the G A. O recommends a national plan for administering the vaccine coordinated across federal agencies that first made recommendations in September, which so far have not been implemented. A federal agency also calls for the small business Administration to better handle loans and advances to detect potential fraud and ineligibility. The Joo has made 44 recommendations since the summer. Most do remain unimplemented. On Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern, Fox news company Nova Fact says its version of a covert 19 vaccine is 96% effective against the virus in 89%, effective against the UK version of the virus. The company says it's about 60% effective against the South African strain. The White House not considering breaking up in nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Despite its uncertain future are suffering 1000. Millions of people are out of work. People don't have to put food on the table press secretary Jen Psaki. The plan calls for more funding for vaccine distribution schools, small businesses and stimulus checks for individuals, sake says the president wants by partisans poor, but Democrats are beginning the process of budget reconciliation. Ah legislative tool that allows a simple majority to get the Bill passed, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on stock trading on Gamestop and other companies that have seen dramatic swings to trading driven by Social Media chair Maxine Waters says the hearing will focus on short selling online trading platforms and the red packed on our capital markets on Wall Street stock to regain some lost ground. Today, the Dow gained 300 Jasdaq plus 66 Americans listening to Bach's Do Down ladies from 77 to be ABC and NBC radio dot com. I'm Bob Brown governor, Cuomo will announce a plan to resume indoor dining in the city possibly is earliest tomorrow, looking at going back 25%. That's what Cuomo was saying about letting indoor dining resume in the city. But he hasn't yet said how or when I fully understand How difficult it is that they're closed not just for the restaurants but allow the people who are employed there. The governor is expected to keep.

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"government accountability office" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"government accountability office" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Elephant. WOODBRIDGE, Washington Now more than ever depend on one of 5.9 FM W M A L A cumulus stations. News Now changes should be made. I'm least ella Sarah Fox News. That's what the government watchdog group is saying about the rollout of Corona virus vaccine, the Government Accountability Office. This vaccine distribution has not met expectations in the agencies. Latest report. On the pandemic response, the G A. O recommends a national plan for administering the vaccine coordinated across federal agencies that first made recommendations in September, which so far have not been implemented. The federal agency also calls the small Business administration to better handle loans and advances to detect potential fraud and ineligibility. Joo has made 44 recommendations since the summer. Most do remain unimplemented on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern Fox News. Just company Nova. Fact says its version of a covert 19 vaccine is 96% effective against the virus in 89%, effective against the UK version of the virus, the company says it's about 60% effective against the South African strain. The White House not considering breaking up in nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Despite its uncertain future are suffering 1000. Millions of people are out of work. People don't have to put food on the table President Terry Jen Psaki. The plan calls for more funding for vaccine distribution schools, small businesses and stimulus checks were individuals sake says the president wants by partisans poor, but Democrats are beginning the process of budget reconciliation. Ah legislative tool that allows a simple majority to get the Bill passed, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on stock trading on Gamestop and other companies that have seen dramatic swings..

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Machine Learning Lifecycle 2021 Conference Preview

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

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Machine Learning Lifecycle 2021 Conference Preview

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

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Census Bureau says data irregularities being fixed quickly

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

Census Bureau says data irregularities being fixed quickly

"A house committee is questioning the timing and the quality of the census bureau's count after reading reports of data anomalies and delays while the census bureau is telling members of the house oversight committee that the anomalies affect less than one percent of the records a director at the government accountability office says errors of just tens of thousands of people can affect which states get or lose congressional seats along with federal funding for assistance programs and the errors will likely force a delay in when the census bureau turns in the apportionment numbers projecting it will be several weeks past a December thirty first deadline the timing affects president trump's plan to exclude people in the country illegally from the population tally the ranking Republican on the committee says it's a partisan attack Jackie Quinn Washington

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Jobless Claims Fall After Recent Upticks

Adventures in Finance: A Real Vision Podcast

02:03 min | 2 years ago

Jobless Claims Fall After Recent Upticks

"We saw the market rally again on thursday this time. Good jobless claims data. That was released earlier today. Initial jobless claims fell last week to seven hundred twelve thousand. That's well below the expectations for seven hundred eighty thousand and down from seven hundred eighty seven thousand which is the revised number from the prior week. It's the first drop in three weeks and the lowest since the pandemic hit in march. But it came during thanksgiving week and people don't really file claims as much when there are holidays so there is a natural fall off that occurs. But we just don't know how big it was and we can't really read in too much to these numbers thinking ahead. The thanksgiving related drop could cause a measure of catch up when next week's numbers are released. So we'll continue to monitor that very closely. It's important to note that while these numbers show gradual improvements. They're still well above pre pandemic levels. Were talking three times. The pre pandemic levels and they haven't even dip below the great recession peak of six hundred. Sixty five thousand initial jobless claims. So let's hold off on the parties. There are still over. Twenty million people on some kind of benefits context really matters here bottom line. Layoffs are still happening in the cove economy. Twenty five states reported more than one thousand layoffs each last week. They are concentrated in the same sectors. We saw when people pulled back in march like food services healthcare retail and hotels and once again the jobless claims data has come under scrutiny. This week the government accountability office said that the labor department hasn't provided accurate estimate of the number of americans claiming benefits states. Backlogs are overloaded with the historically high number of applications. Which is contributing to this issue and on top of all of that. Millions of people may not be receiving the full unemployment payments that they're actually

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US concerned about adequate supplies for vaccine

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

US concerned about adequate supplies for vaccine

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

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Kayleigh McEnany said Trump wasn't given an 'orderly transition of power' in 2016.

Sean Hannity

01:59 min | 2 years ago

Kayleigh McEnany said Trump wasn't given an 'orderly transition of power' in 2016.

"Of Kayleigh Mcenany. I think it's a longer tape. It's like two minutes, right. I want to give Kayleigh mcenany the floor for one of the most comprehensive and should be viral clips. Of exactly how Democrats have been treating President Trump the last four years play tape. Talked about and identify the real potential for fraud with mass Valin voting also something that I would notice just we talked a lot about transfer of power in the election, and it's worth remembering that this president was never given an orderly transition of power. His presidency was never accepted. In fact, before theologian his election we know Crossfire Hurricane was launched by Peter struck to pursue a baseless allegations about the president's ties with Russia. That's before he was president, trying to subvert the will of the American people we know. In August, Peter Struck, wrote a text message about an insurance policy. Against a trump presidency once again, trying to silence the voice of the American people on in 2016, you know, in October that there was a five a warrant if ISA warrant taking out to spy on the Trump campaign And the American people spoke, and they spoke commandingly in electing President Trump. Despite all of the odds and what happened after he was elected, you had 70 lawmakers say We're not coming to his inauguration. Democratic lawmakers you had Elizabeth Warren saying. We're going to attempt to obstruct the trump transition by urging the Government Accountability Office to investigate the incoming trump transition. In January of that year. You had President Obama have a by the book meetings. Where they talked about the Logan Act, using that act to go after Lieutenant General Michael Flynn just before the inauguration, you had Buzzfeed promoting and publishing this bogus Steele dossier that's been widely debunked. I'm in for two years. You have the basis. Mueller investigation, which search for collusion, found none and exonerated President Trump

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Federal judge says new DACA rules are invalid

All Things Considered

03:33 min | 2 years ago

Federal judge says new DACA rules are invalid

"Ah, federal judge in New York has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA deferred action for childhood arrivals. That's the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U. S illegally as Children. The judge ruled yesterday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving in that job when he suspended new applications for DACA and that is once again raising the hopes of tens of thousands of young immigrants who are potentially eligible for the program. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and he is with us now. Jill welcome. Thanks for joining us. Sure, So didn't the Supreme Court already weigh in on this Well. The Supreme Court did rule in June when it blocked the Trump administration's effort to end DACA. That was seen as a victory not only for the roughly 640,000 young immigrants who already have Dr protections, but also potentially for tens of thousands more who are eligible, but have never had a chance to apply. Before the Trump administration moved to kill the program. A federal court in Maryland also said that the administration must start accepting new applications, but that did not happen. Instead, the acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, issued a memo in July. Saying he had quote serious policy concerns about DACA and suspending new applications while he reconsidered its future. So what does this latest court ruling say? Well, Judge Nicholas Garr AFIS found that Wolf was not lawfully appointed to the job of acting secretary of Homeland Security, basically, The DHS did not follow its own rules of succession, and this is not the first judge to reach a similar conclusion. In addition, the Government Accountability Office said back in August that both Wolf and his number two at DHS were improperly appointed. So this is creating potentially serious legal vulnerabilities for the policies that they have enacted, including now this document, So the big question then becomes what does this mean for DACA recipients? Well lawyers for the doctor recipients and he would be Dr recipients in this case are definitely claiming victory Earlier today, I talked to Maria Elena in copy A the director of the National Immigration Law Center, which has been one of the leading groups in the fight to defend Dhaka. This decision Couple with historic victory of President elect Biden means that young immigrants can now breathe a sigh of relief and they can focus once again are rebuilding their lives with their loved ones here in the country where they belong, like this is their home. Has the Trump administration responded, And if so, what have they had to say? Well in this case and others. The administration has argued that Wolf was lawfully appointed, so I think it's likely that there will be an appeal even if they ultimately lose on appeal, though it's hard to see the administration rushing to begin accepting new top new doctor applications. More likely we could see young immigrants who want to apply will have to wait until the Biden administration takes office next year. It's expected to reinstate Daka in full as soon as he takes office, possibly even on day one. And before we let you go, Joel, why has the Trump administration relied so heavily on acting appointees like Chad Wolf? They've been Warned repeatedly that this is not an appropriate practice and now judges. They're saying that's actually illegal well. President Trump has said that he likes acting appointments because it gives him more flexibility. Critics say the administration that was openly flouted the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and other succession rules in order to appoint people who would have had a difficult time getting confirmed by the Senate. There did not seem to be that much of a penalty for this practice until now, But we may be seeing that this strategy maybe does have some long term drawbacks. After all, that is NPR's Joel Rose. Joel. Thank you.

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Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

Climate Cast

04:09 min | 2 years ago

Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk

"Hundreds of toxic superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather. I'M NPR chief meteorologist Paul Kutner here with climate cast. Hurricane, Harvey Dump Forty five to sixty inches of rain on the Houston area in two thousand seventeen the extreme floodwaters inundated more than one hundred and fifty thousand homes. They also breached toxic superfund site washing deadly chemicals down. In concentrations more than two thousand times. The EPA required cleanup level according to inside climate news. Just. How many of these superfund sites are risk and exposed to these extreme weather events? Frank Coal Ash is the climate director at the Minnesota Pollution? Control Agency. Frank Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you for having me on today the Government Accountability Office reported last year that nine hundred, forty, five superfund sites across the US are vulnerable to hurricanes flooding, sea level rise increased precipitation or wildfires. I see fourteen of those are in Minnesota. What is it about the location of these toxic sites that makes them does too extreme weather events. What we know with a changing climate in Minnesota is that we are seeing heavier rainfall which presents a risk for flooding at some of these sites and the impacts to both surface waters near the sites and potentially groundwater near these sites which we are. Managing and controlling for the toxic chemicals that have been found there. So it's really within Minnesota and the way that our climate is changing is looking at how that precipitation regime is changing, and we've seen that in the mid West here in Nebraska in twenty eighteen, there was a superfund site there that was impacted by the massive flooding. It didn't leach any toxins, but I'm wondering has Minnesota seen any close calls like that? I'm not aware of any close calls that we've seen regarding specific flooding events in Minnesota but certainly, that risk exists anytime that we are seeing a changing climate like we have in that, we're trying to manage sites that have these toxic chemicals on them from past pollution events that we're trying to maintain keep people protected from especially our most vulnerable populations, and we know that one of the biggest climate changes were observing recording in Minnesota are these mega rainfall events these six to eight plus in Sch- rainfall events how is that being incorporated into your? Planning for these sites yes, and that is the kind of work that we're just really getting started with looking at our ability to understand what's going to happen with a rainfall like that and and is the water going to go and where are we at risk for a significant floods? How will that rainfall interact with any of the protective coverings or protections that have been built around the superfund sites and how that may impact the contaminants as they they are moving on the site, and hopefully we're able to keep them from moving away from her saying. Frank superfund sites were talking about clean up. After the fact, I'm curious how climate change can be taken into account before potentially hazardous developments break ground. Yes, and that is an area that we're particularly looking at right now we are providing funding to cities to be able to do climate resiliency and adaptation plans to be able to identify how the rainfall and precipitation flooding events are going to impact not just contamination contaminated sites but the infrastructure that we rely upon many people are concerned about potential pollution from mining projects in northern. MINNESOTA, in sensitive areas like the boundary waters, how can we be sure future extreme rainfall events won't breach containment of those proposed sites. We we continue to look at the best science and the best research about how we can we predict what these large rainfall events are going to look like, and then build that into the planning processes our permitting processes, frank coal, ash climate director for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Thanks so much. Thank you.

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Nearly 9 million Americans haven't received their stimulus checks

Eric Metaxas

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Nearly 9 million Americans haven't received their stimulus checks

"Million Americans were still without their stimulus checks seven months after the care Zack past that, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. It's the third such report put out by the nonpartisan congressional watchdog known as the investigative arm of Congress. Examining the implementation of the cares act. Another pandemic relieve actions. Each report outlines steps for Congress in the Trump administration it take to improve the nation's response. While the Treasure Department and the Internal Revenue Service had tried to smooth out some of the flaws in the Stevens check program, the agency's still lack updated information how many eligible recipients have yet to receive these funds?

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Millions in danger of missing coronavirus payments, government watchdog says

Financial Issues with Dan Celia

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Millions in danger of missing coronavirus payments, government watchdog says

"Of Americans are in danger of missing Corona virus relief payments of up to $1200 per individual because of incomplete government records. The Government Accountability Office said that possibly 8.7 million orm or individuals who are eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive them. Payments because the IRS and Treasury Department do not have proper records. That was one of a number of findings and the latest report on the handling of the $2.6 trillion in support passed by Congress last spring to cushion the impact from a sharp recession triggered by the global pandemic.

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