While the term “cloud computing” seems to be on everyones’ mind this year in the Washington technology sector, few can actually agree on what it actually means for government agencies at the Federal, state , […]
In this time of scientific scholastic decline, Energy Department Undersecretary Kristina Johnson, speaking before a Scientific American forum sponsored by Amgen on Tuesday, had a very interesting take on the answer. See her thoughts on […]
Editors note: The Obama Administration made good on its promise of an open government yesterday by releasing a directive to all federal agencies requiring them, essentially, to adapt to a culture of transparency instead of […]
Peter R. Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, released a memo directing executive departments and agencies to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration. This is in […]
In the midst of significant growth in interest and usage of online computing in government, Focus Washington’s Karen Hanretty interviewed Kumar Vora, Vice President and General Manager for LiveCycle at Adobe Systems Incorporated. They discussed […]
Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages By JULIA ANGWIN and GEOFFREY A. FOWLER The Wall Street Journal Wikipedia.org is the fifth-most-popular Web site in the world, with roughly 325 million monthly visitors. But unprecedented numbers […]
I recently spoke with Patrick Gavin of Politico about new media and its prevalence in Washington. We discussed the advantages of twitter for politicians and the diplomatic community, who’s using it and who’s not as well […]
Dan Kent explains how Cisco works closely with government agencies to address their needs, and what are some key solutions he is working on with customers.
I spoke with economic historian and author, Bruce Bartlett, about the economy and his new book, The New American Economy. Bruce has interesting insights and persepctives on the current economy as well as what the […]
The notion of “open government” permeates much of the recent conversation and debate surrounding the next generation of government – what transparency means, why it is important, and how it can be achieved. The 2009 […]
Douglas C. Smith, President and CEO, Ericsson Federal Inc. recently shared his thoughts on the military’s increasing need for broadband communication solutions on and off the battlefield. As conflicts and emergencies continue to emerge around […]
I sat down with Dr. Ron Faucheux of Clarus Research Group. We spoke about President Obamas approval rating and his predictions for the upcoming mid-term elections.
I sat down with Rich Masters, a Democratic Party Strategist. We spoke about President Obama’s approval ratings, the economy and the upcoming 2010 elections.
Focus Washington recently sat down with Douglas C. Smith, President and CEO, Ericsson Federal Inc. In our studios, Mr. Smith shared his thoughts on the military’s increasing need for broadband communication solutions on and off […]
Rich Masters had the privilege of meeting with KRG Foreign Minister Falah Bakir last week during his week-long visit to Washington, D.C. The Minister discussed the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, covering such topics as the […]
By Chuck Conconi Washington Life Magazine September 2009 The Vice President’s domestic policy advisor puts her carefully honed legal and political skills to work in the battle for health care reform The first time I […]
Last week, we sat down with Randy Teague, a partner at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease. In this very timely segment, Focus Washington’s Karen Hanretty discusses the potential impact, both positive […]
I recently spoke to Washingtonian magazine President and Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams about what the future might hold for the print media and how outlets such as hers are currently evolving with the times.
I sat down last week with Colleen Hernandez, the President and CEO of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain homeownership and reduce foreclosure. She spoke to me about […]
David Weinberg, general counsel of PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association, discusses the unexpected downside to recycling, e-waste and sustainability initiatives. You can view the video or read the transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Chuck Conconi: My guest today […]
The word legendary, like the words hero and friend, has become meaningless in senseless overuse. But the word fit in stories reporting the death of “legendary” newsman Walter Cronkite. He was one of the last […]
We sat down with Lady Judge, one of the most respected experts on energy. We spoke about various forms of energy, specifically nuclear energy and coal.
I was lucky enough to sit down with Paul Starobin before he leaves Washington for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a contributor to the National Journal and contributing editor of the Atlantic Monthly, Paul has […]
Today, I spoke with Adam Goldberg, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. He also served in the White House as Special Associate Counsel to the President from 1996 to 1999, providing advice on crisis […]
Today, I talked with Brett Kappel, a lawyer specializing in lobbying and ethics law at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, D.C. Brett discussed a controversial Obama Administration proposal that […]
Mike Loya, president of Vitol, Inc., explained to Focus Washington today that the traditional summer spike in gas prices begins around Memorial Day and continues throughout the summer months. Even with the recession, demand for […]
Today on Focus Washington John Hope Bryant discusses financial literacy and the upcoming financial literacy summit in Washington DC on June 17.