In Depth interviews – Jan. 9

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:


Dan Mintz
ESEM Consulting

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Your agency’s program performance may reach an entirely new level of significance in 2013. Dan Mintz, principal at ESEM Consulting and the former chief information officer at the Transportation Department, joins In Depth to discuss some emerging trends that could rocket program performance to the top of your agency’s list of priorities.

Ilana Preuss
Vice President/Chief of Staff
Smart Growth America

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Federal agencies spend $450 billion a year on real-estate programs. But that spending isn’t coordinated so it will have the impact that it could. That’s what Smart Growth America is finding in an analysis of federal real estate programs. Ilana Preuss, the vice president and chief of staff of Smart Growth America, joins In Depth to discuss the real-estate opportunities that agencies are missing out on.

Also on the show:

Pentagon Solutions: Congress revises DoD’s sequestration starting point

Mike Causey: How to turn your TSP account into a million-dollar nest egg

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

Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1 (

Ask the CIO: NIST’s IT Lab well-heeled to answer agencies’ expanding calls for its services (Federal News Radio)