In Depth Show Blog – February 7, 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:

Kevin Brock, vice president at Agilex, and Jason Miller, executive editor at Federal News Radio, count down the week’s top federal stories with host Francis Rose on <a href="" target="_blank">Federal News Countdown</a>.


Sen. Jon Tester


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A crackdown on Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime is on at the Homeland Security Department. Abuse of the overtime practice at the Border Patrol generated the crackdown and a hearing of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and Federal Workforce Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the committee, told Francis Rose how he got interested in the overtime issue in the first place.

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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The Best Day to Retire” is the most important question for federal employees. First they have to decide whether or not they even want to keep working in the public sector.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s making a major “course correction” on a system it’s deemed its highest information technology priority. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, ICE decided its previous approach was unworkable after spending six years and $64 million.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s simple idea of making water pollution data easier to understand garners a major innovation award. EPA won the “shark tank” competition against seven other finalists at the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Forum Thursday. Doug Norton is the EPA program manager for How’s My Waterway. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about the project and why it beat out seven other innovative programs.

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