Blog

Jim Feldkamp Presents Fond Look Back at Children’s Book The Adventures of Tommy & Clara on Mount Catherine

Jim Feldkamp Presents Fond Look Back at Children’s Book The Adventures of Tommy & Clara on Mount Catherine

Author Jim Feldkamp provides a personal look at The Adventures of Tommy & Clara on Mount Catherine – his first book written for children. Written for elementary students, The Adventures of Tommy & Clara on Mount Catherine is intended to help children to learn that its central […]

Jim Feldkamp Discusses the Recent Cyber-Attack on Honda’s Global Operations

Jim Feldkamp Discusses the Recent Cyber-Attack on Honda’s Global Operations

Cyber-security expert Jim Feldkamp discusses the recent cyber attack on Honda’s global operations. Cyber-attacks are a constant risk for major companies. On June 9, 2020, BBC News released an article stating that Honda had confirmed a cyber-attack. Cyber-security expert Jim Feldkamp explained the Japanese car-maker made […]

Wine Enthusiast Jim Feldkamp Explains How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Shifted Wine Industry Trends

Wine Enthusiast Jim Feldkamp Explains How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Shifted Wine Industry Trends

Wine enthusiast Jim Feldkamp explains how the coronavirus pandemic has shifted wine industry trends and what will happen next.

The world consumes roughly 24 billion liters of wine per year. This results in roughly $29 billion in revenue. However, the wine industry in 2020 looks much different than in years past. Wine enthusiast Jim Feldkamp recently discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has shifted wine industry trends and what is expected to happen next.

“We’re starting to see a shift in purchasing trends due to the pandemic,” Jim Feldkamp said. “We’re seeing buyers focus on purchasing more locally-made products. We think this is due to a push to help local businesses succeed in difficult times, and it’s a trend we can all get behind.”

Jim Feldkamp added that a major portion of wine used to be consumed on-premise at wineries, restaurants, bars, and more. He explained how that trend experienced an almost immediate turnaround as the pandemic spread around the globe. Jim Feldkamp stated that for months, on-premise wine sales nearly halted completely.

“This is not all bad news though,” Jim Feldkamp said. “Wine retailers have been reporting they’re seeing sales levels similar to Christmas time, which is drastically more than they see during other times of the year.”
1\
Jim Feldkamp added that industry experts expect this at-home trend to continue for the mid- and possibly long-term. He explained that this is isn’t entirely due to fear of spreading the pandemic. Jim Feldkamp argued that it’s in part due to the global economic recession. It’s cheaper to purchase wine at a retailer and drink it at home then to pay bar or winery prices.

“We’re seeing another purchasing trend practically turn upside down,” Jim Feldkamp said. “Before the pandemic, there was a lean toward premium wine products. People were starting to drink higher-quality wines but in lesser amounts.”

Now, Jim Feldkamp said this trend is reversing. As wallets become thinner, buyers are going back to purchasing larger amounts of cheaper products. Jim Feldkamp explained wine purchasers are still looking for quality wines, they’re just willing to adjust their preferences a bit to suit their new, lower price points.

“We’re seeing some positives in terms of a shift toward shopping local and a major uptick for retailers,” Jim Feldkamp said. “However, the recession is simply harming sales overall.”

Jim Feldkamp finished by saying he hopes that when the economy takes a turn for the better, those who are purchasing wine will continue to shop local, supporting their local wineries and bottle shops.

Professional Reedsy Editor Jim Feldkamp Explains How the Organization Boosts Author Potential in Self-Publishing Industry

Professional Reedsy Editor Jim Feldkamp Explains How the Organization Boosts Author Potential in Self-Publishing Industry

Working as an editor with the online author resource Reedsy, Jim Feldkamp adds to the specialized tools available to boost author potential in the self-publishing industry. Jim Feldkamp serves as a Subject Matter Expert at Georgetown University where he’s developed a course on “Terrorism and […]

Jim Feldkamp Reveals What it Takes to Succeed as a Professional Book Editor

Jim Feldkamp Reveals What it Takes to Succeed as a Professional Book Editor

Professional book editor Jim Feldkamp demonstrates what he believes it takes in life to succeed in the often highly competitive editing field. A copy editor with experience at multiple publishing agencies, Jim Feldkamp specializes in national security, foreign affairs, history, and travel. Celebrated for his […]

Jim Feldkamp Reflects on Three Decades of Personal and Professional Success

Jim Feldkamp Reflects on Three Decades of Personal and Professional Success

Cybersecurity expert, author, and now-retired naval officer Jim Feldkamp looks back on more than 30 years of achievements, both personal and professional.

Culminating in a crucial role as a subject matter expert at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Jim Feldkamp, a cybersecurity expert now based in Arlington County, Virginia, has enjoyed a rich and varied career over the course of more than 30 years. Looking back on three decades of personal and professional success, Feldkamp offers an insight into his work alongside the U.S. Naval Reserves, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the online writing platform Reedsy, and more.

Jim Feldkamp’s career begins in the military. During his service, Feldkamp was a U.S. Naval Flight Officer, Counter-Measures Officer, and Navigator for the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based electronic attack aircraft, EA-6B. “During this time, I flew off the USS Midway in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991,” reveals the now-retired naval officer.

After completing his time with the military, and affiliating with the U.S. Naval Reserves, Jim Feldkamp subsequently became a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Norfolk, Virginia.

“As a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I was a founding member of the Joint Counter-Terrorism Task Force and, as a collateral duty, became responsible for conducting aerial surveillance,” reveals Feldkamp, “of suspects in criminal and terrorist cases.”

In 2004, Jim Feldkamp resigned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Virginia to become the Republican nominee for Oregon’s District 4 Congressional seat. Feldkamp did so, he points out, during both the 2004 and 2006 election cycles. “The following year, in 2007, I was then recalled to active Navy reserve duty,” he explains.

Jim Feldkamp was recalled, he says, to help establish a precursor to the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office. Here, he was responsible for the coordination of all domestic and international non-classified information sharing among U.S. federal government agencies.
“Tasked with increasing maritime security and domain awareness, I was further responsible,” explains Feldkamp, “for the same coordination of information shared between foreign governments and the international maritime shipping industry.”

Today, Jim Feldkamp is a respected authority on cybersecurity and terrorism. Feldkamp is currently a subject matter expert at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where the retired naval officer is developing a course on terrorism and so-called unconventional threats.

Prior to this, Jim Feldkamp was an adjunct professor at George Mason University in Virginia, and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he taught undergraduate courses in domestic and international terrorism.

Jim Feldkamp has also authored and edited a celebrated university textbook on the theory and politics of terrorism through Cognella Academic Publishing. Feldkamp remains a professional book editor. “I do so,” he explains, “alongside Reedsy, the online writing platform which allows authors to format and create professional print-ready files in seconds.”

Outside of his work, Jim Feldkamp’s personal interests include travel, wine, and sailing. “I’m particularly passionate about travel,” adds the cybersecurity expert, wrapping up, “and enjoy combining this with my love of wine through visits to vineyards and wineries around the world.”

Cybersecurity Expert Jim Feldkamp Discusses Concerns Over Potential Mobile Voting

Cybersecurity Expert Jim Feldkamp Discusses Concerns Over Potential Mobile Voting

With world events pushing the public towards mobile voting, Jim Feldkamp helps readers understand some of the widespread concerns over such a system.  Jim Feldkamp is a cybersecurity expert who has worked to deter and prevent security breaches for the government for years. Recently, House […]

Jim Feldkamp Pens Textbook on Theory and Politics of Terrorism

Jim Feldkamp Pens Textbook on Theory and Politics of Terrorism

Having worked under a few of the nation’s top anti-terrorist organizations, Jim Feldkamp shares his thorough understanding of terrorism theory and politics in a new textbook. In the past, Commander USN Ret. Jim Feldkamp flew combat missions as a Naval Flight Officer during Desert Storm, […]

Jim Feldkamp Calls For More Environmental Action To Prevent Vineyard Degradation

Jim Feldkamp Calls For More Environmental Action To Prevent Vineyard Degradation

As yearly growing conditions have altered how and when seasonal grape production takes place as a result of global climate change, wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs like Jim Feldkamp called for greater environmental action to prevent the degradation of vineyards.

“We really have to do something about the vineyards”, says Jim Feldkamp, a professional wine taster of the last ten years. Before that, Jim Feldkamp worked in the military which he says has prepared him to take steps in the direction of fighting for environmental policy changes. “When you have been dealing with those same bureaucratic systems for a while, you understand the inner workings and can see things from their perspective a little better.”

This knack for dealing with corporations with political ties is not lost on Jim Feldkamp who has used his background as a military and cybersecurity expert to work with climate change experts in order to formulate arguments against lobbyists who would seek to control how vineyards operate all over the world.

“When you look at the science of the matter, you start to see a pattern in growth rates as well as a pattern in vineyard production decrease in correlation to manufacturing increase.” One would think the science could be used against hardcore manufacturing lobbyists but the truth couldn’t be any further. “Sometimes reason doesn’t work with people who are looking to put economic viability over the quality of a vineyard.” As a result, Jim Feldkamp has joined forces with these climate change experts as well as used his network to get his own policy changes in front of the hands of those decision-makers in Washington D.C.

“We’ve actually been able to make a little bit of headway, to be honest with you.” Jim Feldkamp, whose policy action group revolves around putting more public taxpaying dollars into additional greenhouses for vineyards so the grapes can retain their original biochemistry for optimal wine production.

“It has certainly been an adventure.” Jim Feldkamp has noted when talking about how he has managed to deal with politicians, climate change experts, lobbyists, as well as his own military career friends. “It requires a certain level of passion and that is something that I have noticed among the vineyard owners and climate change experts. They all have a passion for what they are doing and my passion is wine growth and wine tasting.” Jim Feldkamp is quite accurate about his statements. “I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have with all this if it wasn’t for the passion that I bring in day in and day out when dealing with this cast of characters.”

And passion is what Jim Feldkamp uses in spades and what he has had to rely on throughout all of his different careers. It will be interesting to see how he can affect the vineyard industry with his calls for environmental action in the future.

COUNTERTERRORISM AND THEORY: WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO JIM FELDKAMP

COUNTERTERRORISM AND THEORY: WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO JIM FELDKAMP

As cyber technology products and services ramp up across the world over, it is important to protect oneself from the negative impacts of these systems. By studying the work of cybersecurity expert Jim Feldkamp, we can get a better understanding of these risks and apply […]