In Depth interviews – March 5

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:


Geoff Hancock
CISO Alliance Organizing Committee Chair

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There’s a new opportunity for you to work with your colleagues at other agencies. The Chief Information Security Officers Alliance aims to ramp up the collaborative process. Geoff Hancock, the CISO Alliance Organizing Committee Chair for the Cyber Working Group with AFCEA DC, joins In Depth with more.

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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Furloughs and politics dominate the talks on sequestration. But some things get swept under the rug during sequestration, according to Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive.

The Real Problem With Sequestration (related link)

Steve Bucci
Senior Research Fellow for Defense and Homeland Security
Heritage Foundation

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New cyber threats evolve daily and attack agencies across government. The Defense Department is developing protocols for cyber combat. But some experts believe that development will push the U.S. to conflict faster. Steve Bucci, the director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins In Depth to discuss the development of cybersecurity law. warfareCyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing the World (related link)

Mitch Yockelson
Investigative Archivist
National Archives Office of the Inspector General

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Cracking a huge case of theft is pushing the National Archives to take another look at security. The Archives will present its findings at a public event on Thursday. Mitch Yockelson, an investigative archivist at the National Archives Office of the Inspector General, joins In Depth with a preview of the event.

Kathleen Miller
Bloomberg Government

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Protesting a contract award isn’t a one-way ticket to winning the original contract. Sometimes the contract award won’t change even if the protestor wins. Kathleen Miller, an analyst at Bloomberg Governmen, joins In Depth to discuss success rates for award protests.

Link to the BGov report (requires subscription)