In Depth interviews – March 15

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:


Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)

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Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee’s subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Census Subcommittee, introduced last week the Protecting America’s Civilian Employees (PACE) Act. The bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to come up with alternatives to furloughs. Farenthold also discusses postal reform and prospects for passage.

Tim McManus
Vice President for Education and Outreach
Partnership for Public Service

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Recruitment and hiring at your agency took a big hit from sequestration. Now agency managers need to adapt to an extremely competitive federal job market. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach and at the Partnership for Public Service, joins In Depth to discuss agencies’ hiring during tight times.

Anil Karmel
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
National Nuclear Security Administration

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Your agency’s mobile strategy will survive sequestration. But the tools and workforce at your disposal will have to adapt to overcome tight budget challenges. Anil Karmel, deputy chief technology officer at the National Nuclear Security Administration, joins In Depth to discuss NNSA’s mobile strategy.

Also on the show:

  • Jason Miller joins the show for some breaking news: Report of a cyber vulnerability in the General Services Administration’s Systems Award Management (SAM) portal.
  • Plus, more from his exclusive interview with White House cyber czar Michael Daniel.
  • Then, DoD Reporter Jared Serbu on the Air Force’s efforts to reboot its civilian workforce. (check his page Monday for the full report)
  • Federal News Countdown: Budget battle, cyber spending and furlough worries
    Bob Suda, president and consultant at Suda & Associates, and Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

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