In Depth interviews – December 12

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:


John Mahoney
Tully Rinckey

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The Supreme Court this week confirmed that federal employees can appeal certain discrimination-related complaints in federal district court, as opposed to the Federal Circuit of Appeals.

John Mahoney, a partner with Tully Rinckey and expert on federal-sector employment and labor law, joins In Depth to discuss what the court’s ruling means.

Supreme Court rules feds can appeal some discrimination cases in district court (related story)

Tom Trabucco
Former Director of External Affairs
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

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The 25th anniversary of the Federal Employee Retirement System is upon us. Tom Trabucco, the former longtime director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has written about how the system was created and where it’s going in a special column for Federal News Radio. He joins In Depth to provide more of unique perspective.

Read Trabucco’s column

More from the special report, FERS: 25 Years Later

Roger Waldron
Coalition for Government Procurement

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Acting General Services Administrator Dan Tangherlini has called his agency the “Government Savings Agency.” And with potentially huge budgets cuts on the horizon, it’s a perfect time to make that goal a reality, according to Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.

Also on the show:

Pentagon Solutions: How DoD should plan strategy amid downsized budget

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

Hacker group claims to breach NASA, Pentagon servers (Nextgov)

DHS releases security recommendations for pilot programs (DHS)

Commander’s ‘dashboard’ will highlight high-risk behavior in soldiers (Army)