In Depth Show Blog – Feb. 3, 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:


Gen. David Barno
Senior Advisor and Fellow
Center for a New American Security

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The very uniformed leaders the Pentagon needs to lead in difficult times are some of the leaders that are leaving the military. That school of thought is one that’s gaining credence in Washington. Gen. David Barno, senior fellow and co-director of the Responsible Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security, was the first Commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Federal chief information officers won’t see any new government-wide initiatives when the White House issues its fiscal 2015 budget request next month. The Office of Management and Budget annual budget passback guidance focuses on ongoing programs instead. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller has exclusive details on what OMB is telling agencies to do with technology for 2014.

Robert Goldenkoff
Director of Strategic Issues
Government Accountability Office

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The federal government is still a good place to look for jobs, according to the Government Accountability Office. The GAO is taking a look at the overall federal employment numbers and they’re on the rise.

Related Story: Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

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Retirement announcements that affect your agency are coming fast, but they’re not all coming from your agency. A lot of them are coming from Capitol Hill.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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The Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are reshaping their work forces. Agencies across government can use early outs and buyouts to encourage you and your colleagues to leave and save them money. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s the best season of the year for these moves.

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