In Depth interviews – October 23

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:

Dr. Frances MurphyPresident of Sigma Health Consulting, LLC


The Departments Veterans Affairs and Defense might be losing almost $1 million a year because integrated health records that aren’t really integrated.

Dr. Frances Murphy, the president of Sigma Health Consulting, LLC and VA’s former deputy undersecretary for health, joins In Depth to discuss a recent Institute of Medicine report on the electronic health record system at Lovell Federal Health Care Center.

Tom ShoopEditor-in-Chief, Government Executive

Knowing what your boss is like is important before starting a new job. But when it comes to the federal government, it’s a different story — especially at this time of year, when you don’t know if your current boss is going to stick around.

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief at Government Executive, joins In Depth to discuss some of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s leadership style.

Romney in the Bureaucratic Weeds (related link)

Kim WeaverDirector of external affairs, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Kim Weaver, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s director of external affairs, joins In Depth to recap the the board’s most recent meeting. Among the topics up for discussion were the number of federal employees now investing in the Roth Thrift Savings Plan option as well as a possible mutual fund window for the TSP.

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Mary Alice BaishSuperintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office

Historical documents rom the Treasury Department’s library will soon make their way to the Government Printing Office Federal Digital Systems (FDsys), where they will be available at the click of a mouse.

The effort is the result of a new partnership between the two agencies.

Mary Alice Baish, GPO’s assistant public printer and superintendent of documents, joins In Depth to discuss the project and how it came about.

Also on the show:

In the 3 p.m. hour, In Depth played highlights from an Oct. 10 AFCEA Bethesda event on identity and access management, including remarks by Tom McCarty, the director of credential and identity management at the Homeland Security Department.

In Depth brings you the latest cybersecurity and defense news. Below, find links to the stories mentioned.

Rewrite of cyber circular aims to ‘break some china’ (Federal News Radio)

AF officials extend separation, retirement application window for active-duty Airmen (Air Force Personnel Center)

Safe Online Surfing: New Cyber Safety Website for Teachers, Students (FBI)