Whistleblower protections are expanding. The Merit Systems Protections Board has ruled to grant protections to cases pending when the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was passed last year. Tom Devine, the legal director at the Government Accountability Project, joins In Depth with more on the ruling.
A first for the FedRAMP program: a federal agency has received accreditation. The Agriculture Department’s National Information Technology Center is now approved to provide cloud services to Federal agencies. Dave McClure, associate administrator for the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, joins In Depth with the latest FedRAMP developments.
Bob Flores Founder and President Applicology Incorporated
Agencies like the CIA and the National Security Agency rely on big data to find criminals and help prevent attacks on the country. But those agencies are still perfecting how to leverage their big data tools. Bob Flores, founder and president of Applicology Incorporated and the former chief technology officer for the CIA, joins In Depth to discuss how the intelligence community is using big data.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray Director of Force Management U.S. Army
Cuts are coming at the Army. Ten bases around the country will lose combat units as part of a consolidation. Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, the Army’s Director of Force Management, joins In Depth to discuss the new force structure and how the Army plans to deal with across-the-board budget cuts.
Security leaks are a double-edged sword for some agencies. In some cases a leak can make the agency look good, but for others — not so much. Ron Marks, senior fellow at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, joins In Depth with more.
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.