In Depth Show Blog – October 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.

On the show today:


David Bray
Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission

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Highlighting the value of the work your employees do is a critical step to getting back on track after the shutdown. Restoring employee confidence after all the furloughs and pay freezes may require a national reawakening. David Bray, chief Information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, joins In Depth to discuss investment priorities in the public and private sectors.

Why investing in the public sector matters (related link)

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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During the shutdown, you might have asked yourself if it was time to retire from public service. But what you should have really asked is how to know when that is. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth with more.

7 Signs You’re Not Ready to Retire (GovExec column)

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Like the rest of DoD, the Marine Corps has put a lot of emphasis on building support programs for military families to help cope with the last 12 years of high-tempo deployments. But like everything else in the Defense budget, those programs are going to have to be scaled back. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more on how the Marine Corps is trying to keep only its most effective programs.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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As agencies rev up to get back to work, people are running into a few bumps in the road. Expired access cards, long lines to get back into buildings, and some other inconveniences were a few of the things we got reports about yesterday. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey shares what he’s heard from feds as they return to work.

Shutdowns, sex and traffic… Was it good for you? (related column)

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