In Depth interviews – December 14

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:


Karen Evans
National Director
U.S. Cyber Challenge

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The winner of the U.S. Cyber Challenge competition is breaking some new ground. Karen Evans, the national director of the organization and the and former E-Gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, joins In Depth to discuss the recent competition.

Events Results for Fall 2012 Cyber Competition (related link)

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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It’s the 25th anniversary of the Federal Employee Retirement System. Tammy Flanagan, the senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth to help answer the age-old question: Which is better FERS or CSRS?

CSRS vs. FERS, Again (related link)

More from the special report, FERS: 25 Years Later

Barry Pavel
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

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The leadership positions are starting to fill up and move around for Obama’s second term. Barry Pavel, director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for the Atlantic Council, joins In Depth to discuss the second-term leadership shuffle.

Track all the second-term comings and goings on Federal News Radio’s Cabinet Tracker

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Sequestration, Best Places to Work

Mike Causey: Bonus Holiday/Fiscal (Cliff’s) Notes

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

NIST releases guide to using cryptographic keys to secure data (NIST)

Several Education and Training Websites and Applications Down Dec. 15 (Navy)

Facebook, FBI team up to crack botnet ring (InfoSecurity Magazine)

40 percent of attempted confidential technology thefts from Asia-Pacific region (Defense Security Service)