In Depth interviews – March 8

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:


Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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How you manage your retirement contributions during the sunset of your federal career depends on what kind of retiree you want to be. Tammy Flanagan , senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth to discuss the three types of federal retirees.

Cliff Divers, Worker Bees and Retirees in Training (related link)

Lee Gaillard
Straus Military Reform Project

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Production delays with the F-35 program range from engine fires to faulty weapon systems. But the real problem with the F-35 might have nothing to do with its design. Lee Gaillard is a contributor to the Straus Military Reform Project. He joins In Depth a complete breakdown of all the problems with the F-35.

When Money is No Object: the Strange Saga of the F-35 (related link)

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.

Carolyn Becraft
Former Assistant Secretary
U.S. Navy

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A career of service in the defense field is earning an award for Carolyn Becraft. She’s the former assistant secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. She will receive the Service to the Flag Award from Women in Defense on Sunday. She says things are different for women in the defense field today than they were when she was at Navy.

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Furloughs, sequestration and cybersecurity

Mike Causey: Just what do government workers do?

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

Reserve activates cyberspace operations group (Air Force)

Sequestration could cripple DHS cyber programs (DHS)