In Depth Show Blog – June 24, 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:


Anita Molino
Bostonia Partners

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The General Services Administration is looking for help. They want real estate experts to help them come up with creative ways to manage and reduce the federal real estate inventory. Anita Molino, president of Bostonia Partners, joins In Depth with some insight.

GSA seeking help on real estate management (related link)

William Borucki
Space scientist
NASA Ames Research Center

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Payoff on a twenty-year quest at NASA earns one of its employees a distinguished honor. William Borucki is a space scientist with NASA’s Ames Research Center in California. He started a series of research papers and proposals and other work in 1984 that led to the launch of the Kepler space observatory in 2009. Borucki is a finalist for a 2013 Service to America Medal in the Career Achievement category.

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Cameron Leuthy
Senior budget analyst
Bloomberg Government

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The Pentagon’s budget for research-and-development projects is out, and Congress is taking a hard look at the bottom line. It adds up to around $68 billion but some changes may be on the way, according to a recent Bloomberg Government analysis. Cameron Leuthy, a senior budget analyst with Bloomberg Government, joins In Depth with more.

Brian Lepore
Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

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Defense Department leaders tell Congress they need another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Congress says no, but the military branches are cutting installations wherever they can. But the branches of the military may need another look at the formulas they’re using to set their BRAC numbers, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Brian LePore, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, joins In Depth with recommendations for DoD.

Dov Szego
Centre Law Group

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What we know and don’t know about agencies can dramatically shape public policy. We can see that happening with the whistleblower who leaked information about the National Security Agency. Dov Szego, an attorney at Centre Law Group, joins In Depth to discuss the implications of the NSA situation on cybersecurity contractors.

Recover the Death Star Plans: Whistleblowing, Current Events, and the Shifting Tides of Cybersecurity (related link — requires log-in

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