In Depth Show Blog – April 2

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:


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In Depth featured testimony from a recent House Small Business Committee hearing examining duplication in federal entrepreneurial assistance programs.

Robert Shea
Grant Thornton

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Two new leaders are in line to move to the Office of Management and Budget. Sylvia Mathews Burwell will get her confirmation hearings to be OMB director next week when the Senate comes back from recess. Brian Deese is President Obama’s choice to become deputy director. Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director at OMB, joins In Depth to discuss the confirmation process.

Obama nominates economic aide to 2nd budget slot (related story)

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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Engaged employees are more than simply satisfied employees. They’re usually more productive, too. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive, is looking at the level of employee engagement across agencies.

Government Employees Get No Respect? (related link)

Hal Perloff
Husch Blackwell

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Managing clean energy programs on a tight budget is a work in progress at the Defense Department. DoD wants to unravel the challenges public policy creates when it overlaps with national security demands, such as in the case of sustainable energy initiatives. Hal Perloff, a partner at Husch Blackwell, joins In Depth to discuss how energy is a national security issue.

Sustainable energy and the national defense (related link)

Capt. Jim Carman
MOAA Transition Center

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The D.C. area is a great place for service members and their families to find private-sector jobs. The trick is finding them. Capt. Jim Carman, director of the Military Officers Association of America’s Transition Center, joins In Depth to discuss how a recent MOAA career fair can help service members and their families.

Also on the show:

From Our Reporters:

  • Executive Editor Jason Miller interviews Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, about the Office of Management and Budget’s updated to the PortfolioStat initiative. Click here for more.

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