In Depth Show Blog – October 4, 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:


Dr. Tara Palmore
deputy hospital epidemiologist
National Institutes of Health

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In the midst of the shutdown, the Partnership for Public Service named the federal employees of the year. Those employees honored last night at the ceremony for the Service to America Medals. Dr. Tara Palmore, the deputy hospital epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health, was one of the winners.

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Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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The government shutdown isn’t just affecting people that work for federal agencies now. Federal retirees are telling us the shutdown is hurting them too.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Across the Defense Department, the IT community is busy trying to reduce technology stovepipes and move toward a joint, integrated approach. But with federal appropriations getting more and more scarce, the Air Force says it’s not enough to just attack stovepipes in IT. It needs to expand the idea to all of its mission areas.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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New guidance is on the way to change the way you secure your computer systems. The Office of Management and Budget is finalizing the policy to implement federal information system continuous monitoring. It’s been three years since the last major cyber policy change. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with exclusive details of the new policy, Inside the Reporter’s Notebook.

Also on the Show:

On Federal News Countdown, Jim Williams, senior vice president at Daon, and Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, count down the top stories with Francis Rose.

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