In Depth Show Blog – June 11, 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:


Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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Your definition of success depends on the agency and the mission. But sequestration is a curve ball for any manager trying to inspire employees. Some agencies, though, are finding ways to maintain success no matter what budget challenges crop up. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive, joins In Depth to discuss

Secrets of Success (related link)

Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst
IT Harvest

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The case of the National Security Administration leaker, Edward Snowden, brings insider threats back to the top of your agency’s cyber priorities list. Recognizing insider threats are here to stay is one way to start to make progress, according to Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst at IT Harvest. He says your insider threats aren’t going away, so you should think about them differently.

Jay Eubanks
Director of Operations/Senior government-management consultant
Performance Institute

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Data can help your agency figure out the best way to manage your employees. But what you may not realize is there are different dimensions of data. Jay Eubanks, director of dperations and senior government management consultant at the Performance Institute, joins In Depth with more.

Greg Kiley
Silverline Group

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Tough budget times are here, but you wouldn’t know it by watching Congress. All three budget plans — the House plan, the Senate plan, and the White House plan — all include topline numbers higher than the Budget Control Act allows. That means at least DoD will be in line for sequestration again next fiscal year, according to Greg Kiley of the Silverline Group.

Policy Perspectives: A View from the Hill (related link)

Barry Pavel
Director, Brent Scowcroft on International Security
Atlantic Council

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America’s rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different. What that relationship looks like is something the Defense Department is still plowing through. Barry Pavel, director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, joins In Depth with more.

NATO in a New Security Landscape (related link)

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Senior Pentagon officials told the Senate today if they’re worried civilian feds are suffering more than contractors under sequestration, they shouldn’t be. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, DoD says the entire non-uniformed workforce will share the pain.

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