October 9, 2013
As part of its 2013 Cybersecurity Summit , Washington Post Live convened leading national security officials, industry experts and journalists for conversations addressing cyber risks and the future of cyber defense. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) , former CIA and NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden, former deputy secretary of defense William J. Lynn III, Visa's chief enterprise risk officer Ellen Richey and Microsoft's senior adviser to the CEO Craig Mundie were among...
October 9, 2013 |
In Shutdown City, the BlackBerry is the forbidden fruit. Bonnie Tuma stares longingly at her government-issued smartphone with scary frequency. "I'm facing it in the charger," said Tuma, a furloughed human resources manager at the National Institutes of Health. "I have to pull myself away. It's not easy. I have to stop myself. " The silenced, non-vibrating, non-lit BlackBerrys and iPhones have become, for many government workers, a symbol of the work they yearn to do but can't.
September 10, 2013 |
Some 40 years ago it was considered the ugly duckling downtown, a dated building that needed to be demolished to make way for a new complex of beaux-arts-style federal offices. Now the Old Post Office Pavilion is primed to become the pinnacle of Washington luxury , a hotel by Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka outfitted with 271 guest rooms, a massive ballroom, high-end restaurants and two opulent suites in what were once the offices of the postmaster general. ...
August 25, 2013 |
BEIJING — China's decision last week to open a free-trade zone in Shanghai is one of the first, cautious economic measures adopted under new President Xi Jinping. But the incremental nature of the move, together with the lack of specifics about the economic program more generally, raises questions about whether the government will move fast enough to rescue a slowing economy. The announcement of the trade zone comes at a time when foreign and domestic business leaders are anxiously...
August 5, 2013 |
Mohamed A. El-Erian is the chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of global investment management company PIMCO. After serving as the chairman of the Federal Reserve for eight years, Ben Bernanke probably will step down at the end of his second term in January. The speculation over who would replace him began with an insightful and important debate over the qualifications needed to lead this powerful institution at a particularly delicate time for the U.S. — and global — economy.
July 22, 2013 |
No politician in recent memory has fallen so far, so fast without a sex scandal than Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Just a year ago, McDonnell was on everyone's short list for the GOP vice presidential nod, and as recently as a few months ago was touted as a potential 2016 presidential contender. Today, McDonnell may not even finish out his term in office as governor. For what? About $155,000 in gifts and "loans" in 2011 and 2012 from a wealthy supporter, Jonnie Williams Sr., CEO of dietary supplement...