In Depth interviews – October 5

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:

Bill BahnmaierPresident, DAU Alumni Association


Program managers and vendor representatives aren’t the only stakeholders in a big acquisition program. Congressional staff and lobbyists have skin in the game too.

The Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association hosted a forum this week designed to demystify the role lawmakers, their staffs and lobbyists play in the process.

Bill Bahnmaier, president of the DAU Alumni Association, joins In Depth to recap the forum.

Roles of Congressional staffers and lobbyists in defense acquisition process(related link)

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

Jason BloombergPresident, ZapThink

When money is hard to come by, a good mobile strategy has to rely on other resources. If mobile security is the focus then people power might be the best way to secure a network.

Jason Bloomberg, the president of ZapThink, says the Defense Department is on the right track when it comes to mobile security. He joins In Depth to discuss some mobile best practices.

5 Mobile Security Lessons From the Department of Defense (related link)

Tom CaptainVice Chairman and U.S. Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Leader for Deloitte

The threat of sequestration has many defense contractors on edge. But while the top 20 global aerospace and defense companies experienced a $1.3 billion one decrease, the commercial aircraft sector faces a more optimistic outlook.

Tom Captain, vice chairman and global and US leader of Deloitte’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry group, joins In Depth to discuss a recent report from Deloitte on the divergent outlook for the two industries.

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

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Big data, sequestration solutions and cloud savings

Causey: New round of buyouts coming?

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

New cybersecurity threat could revive legislation (Federal News Radio)