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Jim Feldkamp Discusses the Recent Congressional Stimulus Bill

Jim Feldkamp Discusses the Recent Congressional Stimulus Bill

Jim Feldkamp Discusses the Recent Congressional Stimulus Bill President Donald Trump signed the most recent stimulus bill and budget into law. While the bill left a lot of people unhappy, it keeps the government open and fully functional for now. Jim Feldkamp, who specializes in 

James Feldkamp Discusses Some of the Biggest Potential Geopolitical Threats in 2021

James Feldkamp Discusses Some of the Biggest Potential Geopolitical Threats in 2021

January 1st 2021 ushers in a new year and along with it, continued geopolitical threats. With a new President heading to the Oval Office in the United States and a global pandemic likely to still be raging, there will be plenty to contemplate come the 

Commander James Feldkamp, USN Ret Explains The Latest Developments In U.S. Cybersecurity

Commander James Feldkamp, USN Ret Explains The Latest Developments In U.S. Cybersecurity

What You Need To Know About U.S. Cybersecurity, According To James Feldkamp

Americans are concerned about their safety online, and rightfully so. James Feldkamp, USN Ret., is here to explain what you need to know about the latest cybersecurity developments to keep you, your information, and our country safe. 

According to James Feldkamp, one of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)‘s top priorities right now is ensuring that outside forces are not interfering with the upcoming election. Some of the strategies that CISA is using to combat efforts by other countries to interfere with the election include email authentication, encouraging service providers to use extra protection for cloud based services, and encouraging businesses to go through an extra user authentication process for high-value, high-security services. 

James Feldkamp also states that combating COVID-19 misinformation is a main priority of CISA at this time. One of the main issues is rapid spread of misinformation regarding a suggested connection between 5G cellular networks and the coronavirus. This false information has spread rapidly on social media, and CISA is working to teach social media users how to decide what information is reliable and what is propaganda. There has also been a spread of misinformation from authoritarian governments that free societies are struggling more with the virus than other countries, according to James Feldkamp

Misinformation regarding economic and supply chain issues due to the novel coronavirus are also a main concern of CISA at this time, according to James Feldkamp. CISA is working to provide support for businesses on how to talk about their supply chain, providing their customers and others with correct information. 

CISA is also working to help businesses and organizations that use chemicals of interest, or chemicals that could be used in a nefarious way against U.S. citizens. According to James Feldkamp, CISA is suggesting that businesses and organizations that use these chemicals step up their security measures. There have been some offensive cyber operations that have taken place regarding chemicals of interest, and these actions have been attributed to the Iranian government. According to James Feldkamp, it’s more important than ever that companies especially vulnerable to potential cyber attacks take the necessary precautions to keep both their company and the American people safe. 

For all organizations, James Feldkamp recommends increasing vigilance, increasing security measures, and encouraging employees and customers to report anything that doesn’t seem quite right. When it comes to cybersecurity, James Feldkamp maintains that when something seems off, it probably is, and it’s always better to err on the side of caution and report. 

James Feldkamp Shares His Favorite Travel Destinations In South America

James Feldkamp Shares His Favorite Travel Destinations In South America

South America is full of many beautiful natural wonders. Below, experienced traveler James Feldkamp shares his favorite travel destinations in the area. Argentine PatagoniaSome say that Argentine Patagonia is the most gorgeous place on the planet — and for good reason. From sparkling-blue glaciers to 

James Feldkamp Discusses 5 Tips For Traveling Internationally

James Feldkamp Discusses 5 Tips For Traveling Internationally

James Feldkamp has been fortunate enough to travel to many different countries. Below, he shares some tips for traveling internationally. If you’re traveling overseas, it’s a whole lot different compared to traveling anywhere around the United States. As James Feldkamp used to be in the Navy, he 

James Feldkamp Takes Expert Look at Recently Unveiled List of World’s Best Vineyards

James Feldkamp Takes Expert Look at Recently Unveiled List of World’s Best Vineyards

Wine connoisseur James Feldkamp offers a closer look at this year’s top producers courtesy of the 2020 World’s Best Vineyards list.

A lifelong lover of wine, James Feldkamp developed a passion for the industry and the fruits of its labor as a naval officer more than 30 years ago, traveling to and from some of the world’s most celebrated wine-producing nations. Turning to the famous World’s Best Vineyards list for 2020, Feldkamp reveals this year’s top five wineries.

“South America dominates this year’s World’s Best Vineyards list,” says James Feldkamp, speaking from his home in Northern Virginia, close to the Potomac River’s southwestern bank, “responsible for three of the top five highest-rated wineries on the planet.”

The famous World’s Best Vineyards list, produced by William Reed Business Media, honors the very best in wine tourism each year. The 2020 list, according to James Feldkamp, covers five continents and 18 countries. “This year’s World’s Best Vineyards list also sees the addition of 17 all-new entrants,” adds the Virginia-based wine connoisseur. “In first place this year is Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Argentina,” James Feldkamp reveals, “also proudly, by default, the best vineyard in South America, which, of course, would be an incredible accolade just in itself.”

In the second place, meanwhile, is a top-rated vineyard from Uruguay. “This year, Uruguay’s Bodega Garzón takes second place, just losing out to Zuccardi Valle de Uco,” adds James Feldkamp. Less well known for its award-winning wines, one might argue, Austria then takes the third-place spot. “Domäne Wachau, celebrated for its white wine varieties, takes third place thanks to its uncompromising aspiration for quality and outstanding winemaking expertise,” Feldkamp points out.

The fourth place consists of another South American entrant, with Chilean vineyard Montes just beating fifth-place contender Robert Mondavi Winery, which is located in California. “Rounding off the top five, Robert Mondavi Winery this year also earns the prestigious accolade of best vineyard in North America,” notes Feldkamp.

Wine connoisseur James Feldkamp is a retired naval officer and widely respected cybersecurity expert from Arlington County, Virginia. The protection of hardware, software, and data from cyber threats, cybersecurity measures are now routinely employed by government organizations, medical facilities, global corporations, private enterprises, high-net-worth individuals, and more alike, across the U.S. and worldwide.

A subject matter expert at Washington, D.C.’s famous Georgetown University, a private research university in the U.S. capital’s charming and upmarket Georgetown neighborhood, former adjunct professor James Feldkamp has more than 30 years of experience in the field and has taught undergraduate courses in both domestic and international terrorism during his career.

In addition to his cybersecurity work, wine connoisseur James Feldkamp is also a professional book editor and has authored and edited a celebrated university textbook on the theory and politics of terrorism. In his free time, Feldkamp enjoys sailing and travel, with travel, in particular, allowing the retired naval officer to embrace his love of wine at some of the finest vineyards and wineries from across the globe.

James Feldkamp Shares Favorite Highlights From Glossary of Wine Terminology

James Feldkamp Shares Favorite Highlights From Glossary of Wine Terminology

From abboccato, meaning full-bodied and medium-sweet, to zymology, the science of fermentation, wine terminology is as colorful as it is intriguing. A retired naval officer and wine connoisseur, author James Feldkamp takes a closer look at several of his favorite expressions from the world of wine tasting. 

James Feldkamp Explores Top Travel Destinations Forecast for 2021

James Feldkamp Explores Top Travel Destinations Forecast for 2021

Author and now-retired naval officer James Feldkamp takes a closer look at some of what are expected to be next year’s top travel destinations. With overseas vacations on hold for many this year amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, those with a passion for international 

James Feldkamp Discusses Why Virginia Is One of the Most Unique Wine States in the U.S.

James Feldkamp Discusses Why Virginia Is One of the Most Unique Wine States in the U.S.

When wine enthusiasts mention notable wine regions in the U.S., they typically mention California or Washington State. However, Virginia is home to more than 280 wineries and two special grapes that make this wine region stand apart from the rest. Wine enthusiast James Feldkamp recently discussed why Virginia is one of the most unique wine states in the U.S.

“Virginia is one of the top wine regions in the country, but it rarely receives the recognition it should,” James Feldkamp said. “This state ranks No. 6, in the United States for grape production and his home to noteworthy wines that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere.”

James Feldkamp explained that Virginia is one of just two wine locations on the planet where Petit Manseng can be found. This white-wine grape hails from Southwest France, and Virginia is the only other place it’s found on the planet.

Similarly, James Feldkamp explained that Virginia is known for its rare and delicious Petit Verdot wines. Three of Virginia’s Petit Verdot wines were among just 12 wines to earn honors at the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup is one of the most esteemed wine competitions in the United States.

James Feldkamp added that Petit Manseng reached Virginia from Southwest France in 1987, thanks to a Virginia Tech professor of viticulture. He wanted to see how these grape varieties would fare in the climate of Virginia’s foothills. James Feldkamp explained the professor found Petit Manseng was easy to grow and maintain in the humid weather of the state.

“These two rare and delicious grapes are just a fraction of what makes our wine region so special,” James Feldkamp said. “Virginia is also home to Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, and countless other grapes. There’s truly a wine for everyone here.”

James Feldkamp explained many people know Virginia is home to some breathtaking scenery, but they don’t fully understand how ideal it is for growing grapes. James Feldkamp added that western Virginia is home to higher altitudes, which continuously rise into the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. The mountains rise to nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, but the areas between 600 and 900 feet prove ideal for grape growing. Areas like the famous Shenandoah Valley are known for rich soil in which grapevines thrive.

“Right now, Virginia is an off-the-beaten-path destination for wine enthusiasts,” James Feldkamp said. “Visiting is affordable and travelers can enjoy wineries and tours without an abundance of tourists doing the same. There’s no better time than now to explore Virginia’s wineries.”

James Feldkamp Examines Explosive Growth in Natural Wine Production

James Feldkamp Examines Explosive Growth in Natural Wine Production

With both production and sales skyrocketing recently, the natural wine market has never been more buoyant. Author and wine expert James Feldkamp, from Arlington County, Virginia, takes a closer look at the figures, and suggests why he believes that this famously once more niche corner