Washington

  • Bringing DC up to its economic potential

    Erran Carmel, Professor at the Kogod School of Business, compares D.C. with a wide range of the world’s other cities, and explains how the region can bring itself up to the level of some of the world’s biggest economic powerhouses.

  • Diving Into Early Presidential History

    Presidents’ Day is the perfect opportunity for a trip through time to celebrate some of our nation’s formative leaders. This week on FEDtalk, historians will come together to discuss how our early presidents shaped the role of the executive and how that role continues to change over time.

  • DC acting CTO prepares way for permanent appointee

    As DC anticipates a new CTO appointment interim boss articulates challenges, opportunities, new ERP initiatives, new CISO and impact of Amazon second headquaters’ siting nearby

  • Amazon’s impact on your paycheck

    Landing half of the new Amazon HQ2 operation has even the most sophisticated inside-the-Beltway person paying attention. More than 25,000 new jobs averaging salaries of $150,000 per annum is a big deal.

  • Amazon HQ2’s impact on federal pay

    Amazon will shortly announce where on the East Coast it will move, bringing what are described as 50,000 “well-paying” tech jobs, and three Washington, D.C. metro area locations made the original short-list.

  • The view from inside a DC incubator

    Josh Mandell, director of policy and international programs at Halcyon, discusses how Halcyon is spurring entrepreneurs and social ventures into doing good for the world while also growing a business.

  • Quantum innovation needs this region’s experts

    Arthur Herman, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and popular historian, discusses the way that new industries embracing quantum computing will require experts that are already rising in the D.C. region.

  • Why DC is the perfect place for an innovation contest

    On this episode, we speak with Jacqueline Baker, Innovation Program Manager for AARP, to discuss how innovation is spurred in D.C., in no small part thanks to the AARP Innovation Labs Grand Pitch Event coming later this October.

  • What DC is still lacking for entrepreneurship to thrive

    Andy Medici, money reporter for the Washington Business Journal, discusses the problems the D.C. region still has to face if it wants to regain the VC market share it had during the dotcom boom.

  • Take us to your leaders, fast

    Guest columnists Steve Hellem and James Strock say the whole world is looking to Washington for leadership and does not like what it sees, prompting a potential need for civil servants to step up.