In Depth interviews – October 9

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:

Tom ShoopEditor-in-Chief, Government Executive


Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, joins In Depth to discuss the “political paranoia” surrounding the Bureau of Labor Statistics and last week’s new jobs figures.

“Those who suggest that BLS numbers could be easily manipulated are in fact questioning the very idea of an independent, professional civil service,” Shoop wrote on “And today they did so with precious little in the way of supporting evidence.”

Hord TiptonExecutive Director, (ISC)²

Budget challenges are heating up, but now is the time to stand your cyber ground to protect your agency.

Hord Tipton, the former chief information officer of the Interior Department and now executive director of (ISC)², joins In Depth to discuss cybersecurity legislation and why legacy IT systems remain the biggest headache in the information security field.

New cybersecurity threat could revive legislation (related story)

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

Also on the show:

DoD carries weight of governmentwide small business goal

Causey: All feds wind up buried in limestone mine

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

DOD Clarifies Civilian Overseas Assignment Policy (American Forces Press Service)