In Depth interviews – October 26

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:

Rob AtkinsonPresident of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


Picture this: an agency without civil service and procurement rules. It’s only bound by civil law, and after three years the Government Accountability Office evaluates what’s working and what’s not.

Rob Atkinson, the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, wrote a commentary on Nextgov envisioning just such a scenario.

Atkinson joins In Depth to discuss this scenario.

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

An overhaul of the hiring process might help the Defense Department fill top-level vacancies for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, according to a new report from the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council.

Tim McManus, the vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins In Depth to discuss how DoD can improve its recruitment practices to better attract STEM talen.

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Federal budget, deficit and salaries

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

How close is a cyber executive order? (FCW)

DHS broadens public-private efforts to combat cyber risks (Federal News Radio)