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Month: August 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – August 29, 2021

No way to eliminate risk of terrorist attacks in an evacuation, says former defense official Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses lessons learned from Afghanistan and the Pentagon’s counterterrorism strategy going forward   New Biden administration effort seeks to involve more parties in cybersecurity, […]

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No way to eliminate risk of terrorist attacks in an evacuation, says former defense official

Explosions outside the Kabul airport killed a number of U.S. service members and caused civilian casualties. The escalation of violence has complicated the Biden administration’s plan to evacuate those remaining in Afghanistan. Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former director of intelligence assessment in […]

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New Biden administration effort seeks to involve more parties in cybersecurity, says cyber expert

Recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks show that both the public and private sectors are at risk. The Biden administration has a new plan for a “whole-of-nation” effort to address cyber threats. The White House says nearly half a million cybersecurity jobs in both the public and private sectors remain vacant. Ari Schwartz, managing director of cybersecurity […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – August 26, 2021

Inaccurate Embassy records complicate Afghanistan evacuation Lt. Col. Douglas Ollivant (U.S. Army ret.), ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, discusses the complexities and contingency plans for evacuating all Americans from Afghanistan   New agency initiative would use data to improve injury prevention and control Linda Degutis, lecturer at the Yale School of […]

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Inaccurate Embassy records complicate Afghanistan evacuation

President Biden says he will not extend the deadline to evacuate from Afghanistan. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby asked military leaders to be ready for contingency options if adjusting the timetable becomes necessary. There is no requirement for American citizens to register with the U.S. Embassy when they arrive in Afghanistan or inform the Embassy […]

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New agency initiative would use data to improve injury prevention and control

The CDC wants to create a new team to support training at its National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). The training would improve data collection and analysis across the organization. Linda Degutis, lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health and former director of the NCIPC, said the new effort would train doctors […]

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Additional telework opportunities would benefit service members, argues Army captain

The inspector general’s office at the Defense Department conducted a survey. A majority of those who responded said they had positive telework experiences during the pandemic. Continuing telework options could support Army initiatives, according to Cpt. Matt Fitzgerald (U.S. Army). Fitzgerald, writing in “War on the Rocks,” said a small number of limited and targeted […]

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