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Month: September 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – September 30, 2021

Government shutdowns hurt everyone, Partnership for Public Service president says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, explains how government shutdowns hurt everyone and how proposed legislation would address the problem   Anxiety from shutdowns not worth partisan fights, federal employee advocate says Jessica Klement, staff vice president of policy and […]

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Government shutdowns hurt everyone, Partnership for Public Service president says

On top of the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing economic recovery and natural disasters, the federal government almost faced another government shutdown. The threat of a shutdown makes government unnecessarily difficult, according to Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Stier said government shutdowns hurt everyone by distracting civil servants from critical issues, […]

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Anxiety from shutdowns not worth partisan fights, federal employee advocate says

The government avoided a shutdown by passing a bill to fund the government into early December. Jessica Klement, staff vice president of policy and programs at NARFE, discussed what a government closure would have meant for federal employees. Klement said it is now a law that employees know they will get paid eventually in a […]

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International relations expert says North Korea times missile tests to create political problems

Another crisis may be brewing with North Korea. As it continues weapons tests, development of long-range ballistic missiles that reach the U.S. homeland also continues unabated. Robert King, Korea Chair and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said North Korea is conducting missile tests now partly because it makes sense logistically […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – September 29, 2021

Hypersonic weapons development critical regardless of Russian or Chinese investment, says former defense official Mark Lewis, executive director of the Emerging Technologies Institute at the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses investing in hypersonic missiles at the Pentagon and developing military space strategy with nuclear power   New trilateral partnership stems from “frenetic military technology competition,” […]

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Hypersonic weapons development critical regardless of Russian or Chinese investment, says former defense official

Hypersonic weapons can travel at a speed of at least five times the speed of sound, around 3,800 miles per hour. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall says he is not satisfied with the pace of development for those hypersonic missiles and says there is some progress on technology, but he wants it to be even […]

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New trilateral partnership stems from “frenetic military technology competition,” says defense strategy expert

The Biden administration has announced a deal to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines. The trilateral agreement, which includes the United Kingdom, aims to deter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region. Bradley Bowman, senior director for the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the agreement is a military […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – September 28, 2021

American military should prioritize cultural literacy, says former combat interpreter Baktash Ahadi, former combat interpreter for U.S. and Afghan Special Operations forces, discusses his perspective that the United States military lacked important cultural understanding of the Afghan people   Artificial intelligence can both perpetuate and mitigate bias, says tech equity officer Michael Akinwumi, chief tech […]

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