In Depth interviews – Feb. 27

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:


Jim Thomas
Vice President and Director of Studies
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

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Strategy building in uncertain budget times is the task DoD has in front of it. The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review development process is getting under way. Jim Thomas, vice president and director of studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, testified before the House Armed Services Committee about developing the QDR. He says there are too many cooks in the QDR kitchen.

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John Moses
Director of Collection Strategies Division
Environmental Protection Agency

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Sequestration pressures are forcing IT managers to continue carrying out their missions with less. Some are better at this challenge than others. John Moses, the director of the Collection Strategies Division at the U. S.. Environmental Protection Agency, joins In Depth to discuss ACT-IAC’s Awards, which recognizes the best federal IT managers.

Alan Paller
Director of Research
SANS Institute

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Information sharing is the cornerstone of the executive order on cybersecurity. Using that information is voluntary for private companies. But information sharing by itself could spur better cybersecurity, according to Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

Also on the show:

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

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