In Depth interviews – Jan. 29

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:


Shawn Bucholtz
Director of Housing and Demographic Analysis
Department of Housing and Urban Development

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This summer the Department of Housing and Urban Development is getting behind the American Housing Survey. That survey, a collaboration with the Census Bureau, tracks changes in the national housing market. Shawn Bucholtz, director of Housing and Demographic Analysis at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, joins In Depth to discuss how HUD and Census put the survey together.

Jonathan Benett
IT Program Manager, SNAP Program

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As your agency’s budget gets tighter, the pressure to succeed gets heavier. Jonathan Benett, IT Program Manager for the SNAP Program at the Agriculture Department of Agriculture, participated in a panel Francis moderated for AFFIRM about the performance culture in government. Benett says the keys to successful project management aren’t the things most people think of first.

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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A new report from the Defense Department Inspector General’s office includes some pretty “shocking” findings: good news for an agency’s ethics program.

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine, joins In Depth to discuss why the good news is likely to get buried.

An IG Report So Shocking You’ll Never Read About It (related link)

Also on the show:

USDA work-life office promotes telework, other flexible programs

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

Hackers take over sentencing commission website(Federal News Radio)

DoD’s plans to boost cyber workforce could hit snags (Federal News Radio)