In Depth interviews – Jan. 7

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:


Bill Dougan
National Federation of Federal Employees

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Among the major priorities of the 113th Congress will be to approve agency budgets. But Bill Dougan, the president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, says Congress and the White House also shouldn’t make federal employees have to wait for a raise.

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Stan Soloway
President and CEO
Professional Services Council

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Buying-for-value vs. buying-for-price is a problem the Defense Department is trying to address as part of its Better Buying Power 2.0 guidance. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, says the dichotomy between cost and value will intensify in 2013 as getting the most for their money drives agency procurement.

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This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.

Rebecca Gambler
Acting Director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues
Government Accountability Office

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Customs and Border Protection Agents are under attack. But the weapons the bad guys use are green — as in money. Rebecca Gambler, acting director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss the findings of a recent report on corruption in the CBP ranks.

Jenny Mattingley
Director of Government Affairs
Shaw Bransford & Roth

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The debate over pay and benefits for public-sector jobs vs. their private-sector counterparts will surely continue into 2013. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford & Roth says agencies will also continue to focus on reforming the civil service this year.

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Also on the show:

Mike Causey: Take this raise and store it

Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

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

Commerce IG presents cyber recommendations (Commerce Department)

Revealed: NSA targeting domestic computer systems in secret test (CNET)