In Depth interviews – Jan. 30

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:


Janet Sorenson
Director in the Office of Audit
USPS Inspector General’s office

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The U.S. Postal Service is missing out on business from a huge potential customer — your agency. USPS is winning a very small percentage of delivery business from federal agencies. Janet Sorenson, a director in the Office of Audit at the USPS IG’s office, joins In Depth to discuss a recent IG report examining ways USPS can tap into the federal market.

Ray Bjorklund
Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer
Deltek, Inc.

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“Lowest price, technically acceptable” is turning into the go-to strategy at agencies across government, especially the Defense Department. Most of industry says contracting officers misuse LPTA, and the technique is bad for them, for agencies, and for taxpayers. Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, has a different perspective.

Lowest price, technically acceptable: A red herring (related link)

Trey Hodgkins
Senior Vice President, Global Public Sector lead

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Tom Sharpe is preparing to take over as the new head of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. He has a big list of to-do items ahead of him and a lot of wishes from people who sell to the government for a living. Trey Hodgkins, senor vice president and leader of TechAmerica’s Global Public Sector team, joins In Depth with a list of some industry priorities.

Also on the show:

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

FTC Online Privacy Protection Campaign Kicks Into High Gear (CSO Online)

US-CERT, Rapid7 Warn of Massive UPnP Security Flaws (eSecurity Planet)