In Depth Show Blog – July 23, 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.

On the show today:


The Executive Suite
Tuesdays at 3 p.m.

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General Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joins Francis Rose to discuss how sequestration could impact the Defense Department and national security as a whole.

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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Federal employees solve a lot of problems, but a new idea for a way that federal employees can save Detroit from bankruptcy may be going a little too far.

Maria Roat
FedRAMP Director, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
General Services Administration

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Two more notches are in FedRAMP’s victory belt at the General Services Administration. AT&T earned FedRAMP approval for its Infrastructure as a Service platform, and the FedRAMP program is taking the next step toward privatizing the accreditation process.

Kim Weaver
Director of External Affairs
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

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Your retirement money is parked in the Thrift Savings Plan, but it’s not just laying in a pot. You put it in funds that the TSP administrates. Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, says the TSP board got an in-depth look at how some of the funds operate.

Thomas Fingar
Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford University

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The phrase, “if you see something, say something,” applies to insider threat’s at your agency, too. A White House executive order sets up an Insider Threat Program to encourage federal employees to spy on their co-workers to watch for potential security leaks.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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More than two-thirds of all senior executive service members will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, and few agencies are doing enough to ensure the next generation of leaders are prepared for the SES ranks.

Bob Hilger
Underway Replenishment Division Manager
Naval Sea Systems Command

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The first time’s the charm when it comes to test runs at Naval Sea System Command, at least recently. NAVSEA successfully tested a New Underway Replenishment System and it worked perfectly the first time out.

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