In Depth interviews – October 4

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:

Sue TrombleyDirector of Consulting, Iron Mountain


The Obama administration has laid out an ambitious roadmap for agencies to phase out the use of paper records by 2020 in favor of managing nearly all records electronically.

Sue Trombley, the director of consulting for Iron Mountain, joins Industry Chatter to discuss the ways the private sector can help agencies build on the government’s guidance.

Industry Chatter: Iron Mountain’s Sue Trombley on updating federal records management

Justin SwartzlanderContract administrator, Centre Consulting

Federal contractors on the General Services Administration’s schedule have something to look forward to. Acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said he wants to cut the rate GSA charges agencies to use the strategic sourcing contracts from 2 percent to 0.75 percent, which could eventually bring in more agency business.

Justin Swartzlander, a contract administrator with Centre Consulting, joins In Depth to discuss what that means for contractors.

GSA praised for steps to reform culture, organization (related story)

Kathy MartinezAssistant Secretary, Labor Department

October is National Disability Employee Awareness Month, and the Labor Department wants to make sure federal agencies know about all the incentives there are to hire people with disabilities.

Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary at the Labor Department, joins In Depth to discuss the working environment for people with disabilities and how agencies participate in National Disability Employee Awareness Month.

Also on the show:

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

Time Remains for Absentee Voting, Official Says (

Data Center Improves Self-service for ID Cards (American Forces Press Service)