At some point in your federal career you’ve probably carried a BlackBerry. But their market share in government is shrinking. Tim Hoescht, chief technology officer at Agilex, joins In Depth to discuss whether the new BlackBerry model can help the company reverse that trend.
Defense spending is getting the blame for dragging down GDP. And the larger cuts in defense spending haven’t even started yet. Tom Donnelly, the co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins In Depth to discuss DoD’s influence on the economy.
As the military prepares for women in more forward-leaning roles, the health care they require becomes even more critical. Women will perform the same jobs as men, but they’ll need gender-specific health care, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Randy Williamson, director of health care issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the watchdog agency’s latest report.
Most of your colleagues don’t think your agency does a very good job of getting rid of poor performers. Some new research from the Merit Systems Protection Board shows more than two-thirds of federal employees also don’t think managers can get rid of unnecessary jobs and programs. Diane Cochran, a human resources consultant, and former deputy associate director of the Office of Personnel Management, joins In Depth to discuss the report’s findings.
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.