In Depth Show Blog – Feb. 13, 2014

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:


Jim Beaupre
ACT-IAC Academy

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Your agency’s acquisition team building efforts are about to get easier. You have another source for trained professionals. Jim Beaupre is director of the ACT-IAC Academy.

Tom Temin
Federal Drive

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The closed federal government still wanted employees who are approved for telework to work remotely today instead of taking the day off. You can read more about the “telework orphans,” as they’re called, here. My colleague Tom Temin from the Federal Drive says more work should get done today than on a snow day in the past.

Linda Springer
Executive Director of Government and Public Sector
Ernst and Young LLP

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Your teleworking employees today might be taking a huge and terrible security risk. Those risks can make teleworking a worst case scenario.

Tim McManus
Vice President for Education
Partnership for Public Service

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Your agency has a big new-talent deadline coming up.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Army’s latest effort to rapidly deploy new innovations to the battlefield is a new spin on crowdsourcing. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, the service is testing out a new concept that asks soldiers to identify combat challenges, and lets the public help solve them.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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New performance goals for your agency will be part of the White House’s fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress on March 4. This will be the third time agencies update their three-to-eight high priority goals and the first time the administration revised its cross-agency priority goals. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on agency progress toward current goals and what to expect from the new ones.

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