In Depth Show Blog – September 18, 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:


David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

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Shutdown guidance from OMB is out today. The details include information on what you can and can’t do if your agency is closed. And it looks more likely all the time like you might have to use that guidance.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Navy’s rapid response team is helping the employees, contractors and families Monday’s shootings at the Navy Yard affected. Uniformed, civilian and contract workers can find help through a wide range of services. Ed Cannon is the Navy’s director of fleet and family readiness program. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller about the services available for the entire Navy family.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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New guidance from the Office of Management and Budget tells you what your agency must do and should do to prepare for a shutdown. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey watches what’s going on in Congress and he says the latest events remind him of the words of a famous cartoon squirrel.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard bore a tragic resemblance to the 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. In both cases 13 people died when an insider with access to the base fired shots at colleagues. But Defense officials say lessons learned from four years ago may have prevented an even worse outcome at the Navy Yard.

Also on the Show:

On Pentagon Solutions, an hour- long look into challenges facing the Defense Department both inside and out of the building, listened to highlights from two different events today, the first wass an update on security measures at military installations. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey updated reporters at the Pentagon this morning.

We also listened to highlights from a House Armed Services Committee hearing today. The lineup includes Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh.

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