In Depth Show Blog – November 5, 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:


Richard Marianos
Assistant Director of Public and Governmental Affairs
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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B. Todd Jones is now confirmed as director at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He served as acting director of the ATF since 2011. Now that he has the job on a permanent basis, the agency is getting ready to unroll new program and policy goals. Richard Marianos is Assistant Director of Public and Governmental Affairs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Miguel Joey Aviles
Chief Learning Officer
Young Government Leaders

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to cut 8 percent of its workforce through buyouts and early retirement. Here's what you need to know before you go.

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A movement is afoot in the training field to tailor teaching to the way learners learn. It’s getting traction in agencies across government.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Information Technology Industry Council makes a big splash in the federal community today by adding muscle to its lobbying effort. ITIC steals four top executives from a rival association and launches a new public sector practice. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller shares details on how and why ITIC is moving into TechAmerica’s territory.

Julie Peeler
(ISC)² Foundation

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Veterans are getting a jumpstart on their competition for cybersecurity jobs. The non-profit cybersecurity foundation, (ISC)² is helping vets with cybersecurity scholarships. Julie Peeler, director of the (ISC)² Foundation, tells Federal News Radio’s Sean McCalley how the scholarship program started.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Each of the military services was forced to scale back training and maintenance activities last fiscal year because of the onset of sequestration. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says if the budget cuts are here to stay, the military may have to get used to a future of decreased military readiness.

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