In Depth interviews – October 24

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 guest:

Valerie MelvinDirector of information management and technology resource issues, Government Accountability Office


The Medicare computer network serves millions of healthcare providers that need to check patient eligibility — and it only about three seconds to get results.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has come a long way to get real results for the citizens it serves, according to a recent review by the Government Accountability Office.

Valerie Melvin, director of information management and technology resources issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the program and the steps CMS took to improve it.

CMS took steps to improve its beneficiary eligibility verification system (link to GAO report)

Also on the show:

Pentagon Solutions: CSIS points to latest defense contracting trends

Agency of the Month: ONC expanding Blue Button capabilities

GPO focuses on digital platform in new strategy

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

Cyber progress fueled by agency brass recognition

DISA plots out five year plan to keep DoD’s cyber edge

Rewrite of cyber circular aims to ‘break some china’