In Depth Show Blog – September 26, 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:


Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology says it’s the “end of the beginning” for drafting the nation’s first cybersecurity framework for protecting critical infrastructure. The agency says the document is just about finished, and should be ready for release by its due date in a few weeks.

Tom Temin
Federal Drive host
Federal News Radio

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A government shutdown sounds foreboding and ominous. But some calculations make it sound a lot less awful. Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin looks at the numbers and tells you what he sees.

Maria Luisa Boyce
Senior Advisor
Customs and Border Protection

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The registration window’s open for this year’s East Coast Trade Symposium presented by Customs and Border Protection. It’s Oct. 24 and 25 here in D.C. Maria Luisa Boyce is CBP’s senior advisor to the Commissioner for trade and public engagement.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Department of Health and Human Services will use big data to improve the security of their computer networks. At the same time, HHS is striving to make more data accessible to the public and across all the agency bureaus. Kevin Charest is the chief information security officer at HHS. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about how HHS is balancing security and open data.

Also on the Show:

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins Francis Rose for Industry Chatter. They discuss the possibility that the federal government may now have a short-term continuing resolution, a move to tie Obamacare de-funding to the debt ceiling vote and, if that fails, a repeat of our current scenario where de- funding is tied to a CR extension in November.

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