In Depth Show Blog – December 20, 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:

Roger Baker, chief strategy officer and former chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, counted down the top federal news stories of the week with Francis Rose on Federal News Countdown.


Dirk Renner
Biologist, Save Award Finalist
Fish and Wildlife Services

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Four finalists are on display for the Office of Personnel Management’s Securing Americans Value and Efficiency of SAVE Award. Dirk Renner is a biologist at Fish and Wildlife Services and one of the SAVE Award finalists.

Tom Shoop
Editor in Chief
Government Executive

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The finalists for the SAVE Awards are out. The government has handed out the awards since 2009. But they may be hurting your agency more than helping.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Navy’s making some changes to the way it handles contracting in foreign ports. They’re doing it because of an international, multimillion dollar bribery scandal that’s implicated at least six military officers so far.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The head of federal procurement is heading to the private sector. Joe Jordan announced today he’s taken a position with FedBid and leaving as the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here with details and analysis of Jordan’s decision

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