Strategy building in uncertain budget times is the task DoD has in front of it. The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review development process is getting under way. Jim Thomas, vice president and director of studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, testified before the House Armed Services Committee about developing the QDR. He says there are too many cooks in the QDR kitchen.
Sequestration pressures are forcing IT managers to continue carrying out their missions with less. Some are better at this challenge than others. John Moses, the director of the Collection Strategies Division at the U. S.. Environmental Protection Agency, joins In Depth to discuss ACT-IAC’s Excellence.gov Awards, which recognizes the best federal IT managers.
Information sharing is the cornerstone of the executive order on cybersecurity. Using that information is voluntary for private companies. But information sharing by itself could spur better cybersecurity, according to Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute.
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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 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.