In Depth Show Blog – September 10, 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:


Ellen Glover
Executive Vice President
ICF International

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Fixes for the government’s tough acquisition problems could save agencies money and give them better mission support. The Professional Services Council’s 2013 Leadership Commission has a set of recommendations to provide those fixes. Ellen Glover is executive vice president of ICF International and co-chair of the commission.

Darren Ash
Chief Information Officer
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Two elements of success determine how successful your agency’s mobile work strategy is. Quantity is one — how many employees are ready to work away from the office. Quality is the other– how productive, secure and collaborative they can be. Darren Ash, chief information officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will be at the Mobile Work Exchange Town Hall Thursday talking about enterprise technology as one of the town hall’s “virtualization valedictorians.”

Larry Allen
Allen Federal Business Partners

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You have a big opportunity to book some business at the end of fiscal 2013. But you have a big opportunity to step on an ethical landmine too.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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The post-Labor Day traffic crush means your commute this week might be the worst of the year. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey hears all kinds of stories about tough commutes, and he’s writing about some of the worst.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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A few thousand intelligence community employees are seeing what their future technology tools and infrastructure will look like. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently implemented a set of baseline capabilities under its Intelligence Community IT Enterprise program.

Also on the Show:

Every Tuesday we bring you the Executive Suite, where we dive into issues affecting top agency leaders around the federal government. Today we focused on cybersecurity and the possibility of a global cyber war involving the United States. Francis Rose listened to excerpts from an event at the Brookings Institution with Thomas Rid, a reader in war studies from King’s College in London. He drew from elements in a book he just published called “Cyber War Will Not Take Place.” The panelists were Peter Singer, the director of Brooking’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Ian Wallace, a visiting fellow at the Center; and Jason Healey, the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council.

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