Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris joins In Depth to discuss the expanded services for veterans included in President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget proposal. Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service helps veterans transition to civilian employment.
Clouds of uncertainty are covering the budget landscape all across government — and industry. Debate over three different budget frameworks at the same time means even more uncertainty. Kevin Plexico, vice president of research at Deltek, joins In Depth to discuss the organization’s “Clarity Government Contracting Survey.”
Jason Healey Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative Atlantic Council
Preparations for cyber catastrophes expose where agencies still need to improve their organization’s cyber plan. The Atlantic Council is analyzing the results of its “Cyber 9-12 Project: Cyber Statecraft after Catastrophes” event last week. Jason Healey, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council, joins In Depth to discuss the conference.
David Patterson Executive Director University of Tennessee’s National Defense Business Institute
The Defense Department is working toward a 2017 deadline to be ready for a full financial audit. But not everyone agrees that’s a necessary goal for the agency. David Patterson, is the executive director of the National Defense Business Institute at the University of Tennessee, and former principal deputy under secretary of Defense (comptroller). He joins In Depth to discuss DoD’s audit readiness.
Paul Rosenzweig Visiting Fellow Heritage Foundation
Cyber legislation is a work in progress in Congress — and it has been for a while. But one plan would make it much simpler than Congress seems to think it is. Paul Rosenzweig, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins In Depth to discuss the various cyber bills on the Hill.
Three cyber bills are through the House of Representatives. But the Senate wants a different approach, and President Barack Obama says he’ll veto a bill the House hasn’t even voted on yet. In the meantime, your agency still has work to do. Greg Garcia, principal at Garcia Cyber Partners and former assistant secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the Homeland Security Department, joins In Depth to discuss the various cyber bills on the Hill.
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.