In Depth Show Blog – July 2, 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:


Nick Guertin
Director for Transformation
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

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Nickolas Guertin, the director of transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, joins In Depth for a deep-dive discussion into how the Navy is leveraging Open Systems Architecture strategy.

More about Open Systems Architecture

Naval Open Systems Architecture (OSA) Business Innovation Initiative (bii) war game

Jay Trainer
Executive for Agency Services
National Archives and Records Administration

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Coordinating five offices and programs is the task ahead for Jay Trainer. He’s the new executive for Agency Services at the National Archives and Records Administration. Trainer will oversee the Office of the Chief Records Officer, the Federal Records Centers Program, the Information Security Oversight Office, the National Declassification Center and the Office of Government Information Services. He joins In Depth to discuss the new role.

Archivist of the United States Appoints New Executive for Agency Services (related link)

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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Big data can be a powerful tool for setting agency goals and measuring government performance. But finding the motivation to use it is still lacking across the federal government. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive, joins In Depth to discuss the concept of Moneyball Government.

Moneyball Government, Again (related link)

Bill Dougan
National Federation of Federal Employees

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Monday is day one for furloughs at the Defense Department. But a group of unions is trying a last-ditch effort to get Congress to pass a fix for DoD furloughs. Bill Dougan is president of the National Federation of Federal Employees and chairman of the Federal Workers Alliance. He joins In Depth with more.

20 Federal Unions Join Forces to Pressure Hill with Grassroots “Furlough Red Zone” Campaign to Stop Defense Furloughs (related link)

Andrew Phillips
Academic Dean and Provost
U.S. Naval Academy

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A new generation of cyber warriors is getting some special training in Annapolis. Three dozen midshipmen are now majoring in cyber operations, and every second class midshipman will be required to take cyber classes, according to new Naval Academy guidelines. Andrew Phillips, the academic dean and provost of the United States Naval Academy, joins In Depth to discuss the new cyber curriculum.

Paul Debolt

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Defense contractors have new responsibilities for the supply chain. Changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement will require contractors to secure their supply chains, and if they don’t do it, they could lose their deals altogether. Paul Debolt, a partner at the Venable law firm, joins In Depth to discuss the new rules.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Federal agencies fall short of the governmentwide small business contracting goal for the seventh year in a row. But the Small Business Administration says many small companies are doing better in government contracting than ever before. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins In Depth with details on the latest small business report card.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Defense Information Systems Agency wants DoD components to select and buy cloud computing services through an automated, web based tool. And they want that service available by the end of next year. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, DISA’s rolling out the capability as part of its new role as DoD’s official “cloud broker.”

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