In Depth interviews – December 10

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:


Larry Allen
Allen Federal Business Partners

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2012 has been a rough year for the General Services Administration. But a new year brings new opportunities, Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners says. He joins In Depth to discuss the steps GSA needs to take to start the new year off on the right foot.

Link to The Week Ahead newsletter

Michael McNerney
Truman National Security Project

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The Senate’s cybersecurity legislation isn’t the only bill that will impact cyber operations for the defense industrial base. The Defense Authorization Act, passed by the Senate last week, would also make some key changes. Michael McNerney, a Truman National Security Project fellow and former cyber policy adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, joins In Depth to discuss the legislative changes.

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

Gordon Adams
Professor of International Relations
American University

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The Pentagon is now planning for sequestration — after months of top Defense officials saying they weren’t. DoD has now received guidance from the Office of Management and Budget on how to plan and what they may — and may not — get cut. Gordon Adams, a professor at American University and a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center joins In Depth to discuss how DoD is preparing for sequestration.

Robert Goldenkoff
Director of Strategic Issues

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The 2010 Census was the most expensive ever. Now the Census Bureau is looking at three ways to drive down costs, and the Government Accountability Office has some suggestions. Robert Goldenkoff, the director of Strategic Issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the different methods Census is considering to reduce costs.

Link to the GAO report

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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The sequestration clock is ticking — only 24 days left. But some good news is in from the sequestration and fiscal cliff front, according to Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine.

Also on the show:

GSA further details plans to consolidate back-office functions

List of Air Force generals nominated by President Obama

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

NIST releases glossary of key security terms (NIST)

McCaul: Cybersecurity legislation is ‘top’ priority next Congress (The Hill)