In Depth interviews – December 20

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 Kamensky
Senior Fellow and Associate Partner
IBM Center for the Business of Government

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The Government Accountability Office is preparing its annual report of duplicative and overlapping government programs. It’s also looking for ways to reorganize the government to minimize the threat of duplication. John Kamensky, senior fellow and associate partner at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, joins In Depth to discuss what GAO is looking into.

GAO Readies Its ‘Naughty List’ of Duplicative Programs (related link)

Alan Duncan
Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

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The IRS Modernization Program is supposed to help streamline the agency. But new technologies might be undermining the IRS mission. Alan Duncan, the assistant inspector general audit for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, joins In Depth to discuss TIGTA’s recent findings.

IRS Information Technology: Improvements Have Been Made But Risks Remain (TIGTA report)

Also on the show:

Industry Chatter: Burdeshaw Associates’ Marv Sambur on DoD recruiting

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

GAO Probing U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy (GovInfoSecurity)

Congress clears way for DoD civilian workforce cuts (Federal News Radio)

Electronic warfare graduates first to receive crested collar insignia (