In Depth Show Blog – Aug. 1, 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:


Retired Brig. Gen. David Reist
Vice President of the Policy Studies’ Strategy and Planning Division
The Potomac Institute

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The next phase of the military draw down in Afghanistan is under way. The Marine Corps is putting the finishing touches on its plan for the region as it deals with sequestration and the start of the QDR process.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Katherine Archuleta convinced senators that she’s qualified to be the next director of the Office of Personnel Management. But Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says her qualifications aren’t the reason he isn’t letting her nomination go through.

Jack E. Gold
founder and principal analyst
J. Gold Associates, LLC

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“Bring Your Own Device” is supposed to give your agency lower network costs and promote employee engagement at your agency. But some say BYOD really stands for “Bring Your Own Disaster.” Jack Gold, founder and principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, is looking the growth rate of BYOD among organizations.

Sharon Pickup
Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

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Better data will help the Defense Department understand where it stands readiness-wise and will help it tell Congress where it stands. But the Pentagon has some gaps in the data it’s reporting.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Pentagon is looking in every area of its budget for unexpended money that could help cancel out civilian furloughs. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, lower oil prices and lower costs for the war in Afghanistan may help.

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