In Depth interviews – October 29

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:

Cindy AutenGeneral Manager, Telework Exchange


If you’re listening to the show right now, there’s a good chance you’re teleworking. The Office of Personnel Management has announced yesterday the federal government would be closed because of the quickly approaching Hurricane Sandy.

But no matter what agency you work for, there’s advice everyone needs to know when working remotely during the storm. Cindy Auten, the general manager of the Telework Exchange, joins In Depth to discuss agencies’ continuity of operations (COOP) plans and how employees can find out more about them.

Dr. C.D. MoteMember of the National Research Council Governing Board/officer of the National Academy for Engineering

The Defense Department is struggling to fill its top-level positions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, according to a recent report from the National Research Council.

Dr. C.D. Mote is a member of the National Research Council Governing Board and Officer of the National Academy for Engineering. He joins In Depth to discuss why it’s so difficult for the Pentagon to find qualified people for these positions.

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

Also on the show:

Agencies initiate IT cut-and-invest strategy

Causey: Milk, Bread, Toilet Paper — The Coming Storm

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

Pentagon Solutions: CSIS points to latest defense contracting trends