In Depth interviews – March 11

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:


Sean Moulton
Director of Open Government Policy
Center for Effective Government

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More transparency at your agency should be obvious as a result of the administration’s Open Government Initiative. But some agencies are slow to open up. Sean Moulton, director of the Open Government Policy at the Center for Effective Government, joins In Depth to discuss agency progress on the administration’s transparency initiatives and why some are lagging behind the rest.

Obama’s Legacy of Transparency is Unfinished (related link)

Brian Lepore
Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

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The Defense Department wants Congress to approve two more rounds of base realignment and closure. Before that happens the House Armed Services Committee wants to know if the Pentagon can learn any lessons from the last round of BRAC, which went $14 billion over budget. Brian Lepore, director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss some of the biggest obstacles during the first round of BRAC.

Link to the GAO report

Angie Petty
Senior Principal Analyst

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Anything you can do to find money for your agency during sequestration will earn you big points. Some agencies are leveraging big data and other technology solutions to help identify waste, fraud and abuse. Angie Petty, senior principal analyst at Deltek, joins In Depth to discuss how managers can use technology to identify savings.

Also on the show:

Mike Causey: Telework ready: The dark side

Next-generation CIOs manage more than boxes and bytes

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

Sequestration could delay DHS’ Einstein program (Federal News Radio)

Funding for tuition assistance stops (Army)