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Tom Shoop — Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive
Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, joins In Depth to discuss the “political paranoia” surrounding the Bureau of Labor Statistics and last week’s new jobs figures.
“Those who suggest that BLS numbers could be easily manipulated are in fact questioning the very idea of an independent, professional civil service,” Shoop wrote on GovExec.com. “And today they did so with precious little in the way of supporting evidence.”
Hord Tipton — Executive Director, (ISC)²
Budget challenges are heating up, but now is the time to stand your cyber ground to protect your agency.
Hord Tipton, the former chief information officer of the Interior Department and now executive director of (ISC)², joins In Depth to discuss cybersecurity legislation and why legacy IT systems remain the biggest headache in the information security field.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.