In Depth Show Blog – May 16, 2013

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.

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Stu Fleagle, vice president of Carpathia Government Solutions, joins Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss the federal IT market, including managed hosting service and cloud computing.

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Patricia Hoban-Moore
Director of the Office of Field Policy and Management
Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Preserving precious training dollars is becoming a return-on-investment exercise. One way successful agencies are holding on to that money is measuring success. The winner of the 2013 Deming Award from Graduate School USA is doing that. Patricia Hoban-Moore, director Office of Field Policy and Management at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, joins In Depth to discuss how other agencies can maintain and build upon training successes.

Ron Sanders
Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

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Recruiting STEMM talent (the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medical) at your agency can get easier. Some of your colleagues across government are doing it right now, according to a new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton. Ron Sanders, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton and the firm’s first Booz Allen Hamilton fellow, joins In Depth to discuss agencies’ STEMM hiring efforts.

Agencies craving STEMM talent should bolster skills of persuasion (related story)

John Arquilla
Special Operations program
Naval Postgraduate School

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The wave of cyber attacks from China is driving several big problems. The Pentagon has detailed them in its new annual report to Congress. In an article for Foreign Policy John Arquilla, a teacher in the special operations program at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, calls the attacks a “blitskrieg.” He joins In Depth with more.

Todd Wells
Executive Director
Federal Managers Association

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Federal benefits are under attack on Capitol Hill. But one federal benefit at the Transportation Security Agency is becoming more available than ever. Todd Wells , executive director of the Federal Managers Association, joins In Depth

FMA secures equal treatment for TSA supervisory transportation security officers (related link)

Eric Wertheim
Author & columnist
U.S. Naval Institute

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The Navy is counting on the Littoral Combat Ship as it reshapes its strategy in conjunction with the rest of the military. But the program is running into some technical challenges and some financial ones too. Eric Wertheim, an author and columnist at the US Naval Institute, joins In Depth to discuss how the Navy can fix the problems.

Ships Costing U.S. $37 Billion Lack Firepower, Navy Told (related link)

From Our Reporters:

  • Scott Gould will end his tenure as Deputy Secretary at the Veterans Affairs Department Friday. He’s wrapping up four years as the department’s chief operating officer and is the fourth key political appointee to leave VA in the last four months. Gould tells Executive Editor Jason Miller about his accomplishments and where VA still needs to improve. Click here to read Jason’s report.

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