In Depth Show Blog – September 13, 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:


Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The General Services Administration is getting out of the human resources and payroll shared service provider business. GSA makes that decision as the Obama administration applies more pressure on agencies to share resources. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on GSA’s decision and what it means for the shared services initiative.

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

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The application window for the Presidential Management Fellows program is almost here. The competition is tough, so you need to make sure you know what you’re signing up for.

Larry Allen
Allen Federal Business Partners

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A new proposal from House Budget Committee Democrats would set the budget top line for the government at $1.058 trillion. The latest proposal from House Republicans sets the top line at $986 billion. Either way, the federal government will still spend a lot of money next year.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Pentagon is telling all military services and agencies that it’s time to stop running their own servers and software to provide email capabilities. Within the next few months, military components are required to come up with a plan to move to the DoD-wide enterprise email system.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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As Congress and the White House work on a way forward on policy toward Syria, the clock ticks on fiscal year 2013. On the surface, you might not see a connection between sequestration and Syria. But Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why he sees one.

Tom Temin
Federal Drive host
Federal News Radio

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DoD components have a late 2014 deadline to transition to enterprise email services the Defense information Systems Agency operates. Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin says this is a big breakthrough.

Adm. James Winnefeld
Vice Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff

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The Defense Department is trying to get around slow acquisition turnarounds by creating a centralized IT network that relies on information sharing. Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Vienna, Va., the Defense Department can’t afford to delay a chance of IT reform.

Also on the Show:

On Federal News Countdown, John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, and Jason Miller, Federal News Radio’s executive editor, choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

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