In Depth interviews – July 6

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

Tim McManusVice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service


Vacation season is here, and it’s easy to forget…you’re supposed to stop working during your time off.

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, shares some tips to help you get unplugged on your vacation so you can come back refreshed and ready to get back to business.

Brig. Gen. Margaret BarnesArmy Reserves

The Army Reserve is making a concerted push to educate people inside and outside the service about the value of diversity in the ranks.

Brig. Gen. Margarett Barnes of the Army Reserves discusses why diversity is good for the reserves.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.

Jaime GraciaPresident and CEO, Seville Government Consulting

Small business’s piece of the federal contracting pie shrunk last year.

The new numbers out from the Small Business Administration have Congress looking at legislation to increase the government’s small business contracting goal from 23 per cent to 25 per cent.

One expert, though, is calling that only “lip service.” Jaime Gracia, the president and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, discusses why the government struggles to meet its small-business contracting goals.

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Cloud computing and small-business contracts
Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners count down the top federal news story of the week.

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