In Depth Show Blog – November 22, 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:

Jeff Neal, left, and Tim Hoeschst joined Francis Rose in the studio for Federal News Countdown (Photo by Michael O’Connell/Federal News Radio)

Jeff Neal, senior vice president at ICF International, and Tim Hoechst, chief technology officer at Agilex, help Francis Rose count down the top stories of the week on Federal News Countdown.


Joe Ward
Director, Interior Business Center
Department of the Interior

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The future of strategic sourcing has a five-year plan at the Interior Department. The Interior Business Center’s new Strategic Plan for 2014 through 2018 is out. Joe Ward, director of the Interior Business Center, says one priority in developing the plan was integrating it with the mission of the full Interior Department.

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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The nomination process may get a little bit smoother for Congress now. The Senate is doing away with the filibuster for some nominations. But the long-term impact could be bad for the legislative process.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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State and federal consumer protection officials tell Congress military members need more weapons against predatory lenders and other shady businesses. Those weapons include more consumer education, but also more law enforcement.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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Another wave of buyouts at agencies across government was a prediction many HR experts made once the shutdown ended. But that prediction hasn’t materialized. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes this week that he hears rumors of buyouts and a few instances here and there, but no big wave of buyouts like he expected.

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