In Depth interviews – October 8

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:

Lily WhitemanFederal Career Coach


With the across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, looming and continuing debate in Congress and elsewhere over federal pay and benefits, it’s clear job opportunities in the federal sector also face some ups and downs.

Lily Whiteman, a federal career coach and the author of “How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job,” joins In Depth to discuss the state of the current job market in the federal sphere, tips for federal job-hunters and some myths about working for Uncle Sam.

Bill CullVice President of Federal, Splunk

NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department have launched the first initiative under the Big Data Challenge. The hope is to gather information from different agencies and figure out how it could help every participant’s mission.

The TechAmerica Foundation’s Big Data Commission has a new report, “Demystifying Big Data,” with advice on how to do just that.

IT firm Splunk is a member of TechAmerica’s Big Data commission. Bill Cull, Splunk’s vice president of federal, joins In Depth to discuss what the commission hopes the report can highlight.

Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies (related story)

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