In Depth Show Blog – July 19, 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:


Federal News Countdown
Fridays at 3 p.m.

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Frank Reeder, director of the Center for Internet Security at the National Academy of Public Administration, and Jeff Koch, former OMB official and Hill staff member, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tim McManus
Vice President for Education and Outreach
Partnership for Public Service

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Human resources experts all over government are working on how to integrate the millennial generation into their work forces. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is new to the administration from the private sector. She says millennials require some special handling but will give you some special results. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, heard Secretary Jewell speak at a Partnership event. He says she’s hitting on some important points every agency should keep in mind.

John Kuhn
Supported Services for Veteran Families program

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Financial relief for low income veterans and their families is on the way. The Department of Veterans Affairs is delegating about $300 million to help around 120,000 homeless veterans find permanent housing.

Alan Chvotkin
Executive Vice President and Counsel
Professional Services Council

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Tightening the supply chain should keep counterfeit parts out of Defense Department weapons systems. The Defense Department wants new rules to minimize the introduction of counterfeit parts. But some say it will keep technology DoD needs out of their hands.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Navy says sequestration has already proved painful in 2013, but in many ways, next year could be even worse.

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