In Depth Show Blog – October 24, 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:


Earl Crane
Senior Principal
Promontory Financial Group, LLC

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The public sector’s best ally in a fight against cyber threats is the private sector. The potential benefits of a lasting cybersecurity partnership are many, but agencies and experts still aren’t entirely sure what that partnership would look like. Earl Crane, senior principal at Promontory Financial Group, was Francis Rose’s guest in studio for Industry Chatter.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Lowest price, technically acceptable, otherwise known as LPTA, is changing the federal acquisition landscape and making vendors very nervous. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on new research and analysis of the impact LPTA is having on the federal acquisition marketplace.

Tim McManus
Vice President
Partnership for Public Service

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Federal employees now look much better in the eyes of the public, according to a Pew Research study. But even with some renewed understanding from the general public, shutdowns and sequestration are still strangling morale at every agency.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The military services’ top acquisition officials tell Congress sequestration dealt a blow to virtually every modernization program in the Defense department during 2013. And they say the impacts will get progressively worse the longer sequestration stays in place.

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Pointing fingers is under way as Congress looks at the problems behind the stand- up of Executives for two of the project’s main contractors, CGI Federal and QSSI, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today.

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