In Depth Show Blog – March 28

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:


Industry Chatter
Thursdays at 3 p.m.

John Landwehr, vice president for digital government solutions for Adobe Systems, joins Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss why agencies are more open to commercial IT solutions.

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Dave McClure
Associate Administrator
GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

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Imitating the FedRAMP model is one recommendation from a group of IT leaders working on security issues all over government. Those leaders say a model like FedRAMP should be available for not just cloud security, but all kinds of hardware and applications. Dave McClure, associate administrator at the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, joins In Depth to discuss expanding the accreditation process.

Matt Keiser
Arnold & Porter

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Legal trouble from the WARN Act is a risk if your customer cuts your contract because of tight budgets. But some careful planning can help you avoid the risk altogether. Matt Keiser, counsel at Arnold and Porter, joins In Depth to discuss what contractors need to know about the WARN Act.

Lisa Rosenberg
Government Affairs Consultant
Sunlight Foundation

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Your personal financial information shouldn’t go online for your neighbors to see. The National Academy of Public Administration says online publication of federal employee finances puts agencies — and employees — at risk. Lisa Rosenberg is government affairs consultant at the Sunlight Foundation, joins In Depth to discuss her group’s reaction to the report.

Bill Bransford
General Counsel
Senior Executives Association

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Putting your personal financial information online could become a national security risk, according to the National Academy of Public Administration. Congress tasked NAPA with examining parts of the STOCK Act that could affect Senior Executive Service members. Bill Bransford, general counsel for the Senior Executives Association, joins In Depth to discuss what happens next.

Congress urged to drop online financial reporting for senior execs (related story)

Gordon Adams
Professor of International Relations
American University’s School of International Service

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No more furloughs for some civilian employees at the Defense Department. Eight days are cut from the overall civilian employee furlough plan. At least 10 percent of the civilian workforce might have a full exemption. Gordon Adams, professor of International Relations at American University’s School of International Service and a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, joins In Depth with more.

Pentagon cuts number of furlough days to 14 (related story)

Also on the show:

From Our Reporters:

  • DoD Reporter Jared Serbu on how the Pentagon is revising its furlough guidance … (Click here to read his report).

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