In Depth interviews – August 8

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:

Brendan McGarryReporter, Bloomberg Government


The Army has a $7 billion solicitation out for building renewable energy plants on its bases. The Army is hoping to start approving individual projects by 2013. Brendan McGarry talks about what the Pentagon is hoping to achieve.

Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases (Federal News Radio)

Army Opens $7 Billion Renewable Energy Program to Bidders (Bloomberg Government)

Kim WeaverDirector of External Affairs, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Federal workers have a new retirement option available after the passage of the “moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.” Weaver explains how this could affect someone TSP participants and she offers suggestions for someone considering phasing into retirement.

TSP returns inch up in July (Related Story)

Also on the show:

OMB, Army under secretary: Sequestration would be devastating for national defenses