In Depth Show Blog – March 25

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today’s guests:


Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary Officer
American Small Business Coalition

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As your customers in government deal with tighter budgets, you’ll need more detail on what’s next and what you can do about it. Stopping the collection of market research is even harder if you’ve never started. Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition, joins In Depth to discuss strategies for starting your own market research.

Industry expert says ‘Never stop your market research…’ but what if you never started it? (related link)

Ron Marks
Senior Fellow
George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute

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A lightning round of hearings on cybersecurity reform raises hopes for cyber legislation in Congress. The House and the Senate remain far apart, but they agree on some things. One thing they agree on, is boosting the cyber workforce. Ron Marks, senior fellow at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, joins In Depth to discuss what he makes of the latest attention Congress is giving cybersecurity issues.

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

Edda Emmanuelli Perez
Managing Associate General Counsel
Government Accountability Office

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The status quo might sink the Postal Service. Plans to stop six-day delivery service have hit some legal setbacks. The postal service says the plan could save $2 billion every year. But the Government Accountability Office, which reviewed the legality of the USPS plan, says the current continuing resolution bars the move — even without mention postal delivery specifically. Edda Emmanuelli Perez, managing associate general counsel at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss its evaluation.

Debate rages over USPS delivery changes (related story)

Larry Allen
Allen Federal Partners

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Federal acquisition is in a state of transition — literally. The General Services Administration is moving its Federal Acquisition Service employees from its Willow Wood office building in Fairfax to the agency’s headquarters in D.C. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Partners.

GSA’s WillowWood facility to close (related link)

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