In Depth Show Blog – July 17, 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:


Pentagon Solutions

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Today’s Pentagon Solutions, sponsored by DRS Technologies, is an hour-long deep dive into issues affecting the top and bottom levels of the Defense Department. Today we’re listening to a hearing about the status of wartime contracting reforms mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013. It’s before the Senate Homeland Security subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.

Cmdr. Jack May
Navy Supply Corps
Defense Logistics Agency

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Saving lives and supporting warfighters through better logistics earns a Navy man the Military Logistician of the Year award. Navy Cmdr. Jack May is an officer in the Navy Supply Corps and a reservist at the Defense Logistics Agency. He’s the winner of the Admiral Stan Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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It’s only a matter of time before the Defense Department workforce can bring its own mobile devices and connect them to military networks. But IT leaders at the Pentagon say that time is still years away. DoD says it’s wrestling with security and policy challenges that many organizations don’t have to think about as much.

Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde
spokeswoman, Officer of Personnel and Readiness
Department of Defense

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Active duty service members and their families get a free ride at more than 2,000 places around the country this summer. Operation Appreciation will get those people into some pretty cool places for free. Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde of the Defense Department’s Office of Personnel and Readiness is here with details on Blue Star Museums.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Your agency may be missing out on capturing and sharing the knowledge of long-time federal employees before they retire. The use of mentors and knowledge management is inconsistent across the government. The Office of Personnel Management and the American Federation of Government Employees are teaming up to change the state of government-wide mentoring and knowledge sharing.

Mike Davis
Principal Research Scientist

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News of a zombie apocalypse broke into overair at a Montana television station. Lucky for Montana, it was a cyber vulnerability, not a real attack. Mike Davis, principal research scientist at IOActive, led the research that found a few glitches in the Emergency Alert System.

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