In Depth Show Blog – March 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:


AFCEA Breakfast
on continuous diagnostics and mitigation

Download Audio

The transition from a compliance environment to a continuous diagnotics and mitigation environment is underway across government. The Office of Management and Budget is pushing your agency toward getting rid of three ring binders full of cyber reports and moving toward a continuous awareness of the cyber landscape. The outlook for the coming year in continuous diagnotics and mitigation was the subject of the discussion at Friday’s morning AFCEA Bethesda breakfast. Don Matheson, deputy executive director for the Enterprise Data Management and Engineering Directorate at Customs and Border Protection, moderated the discussion.

Tom Shoop
Editor in Chief
Goverment Executive Magazine

Download Audio

The Obama Administration’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal includes a plan to “create a 21st century government.” It asks Congress for more authority to reorganize agencies, recruit top talent, and enhance Defense Department procurement reforms. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joins In Depth with more.

Obama Budget Offers a Refreshed Management Agenda (Related link)

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

Download Audio

The Defense budget is a complex beast even in the best of years. But as DoD comptroller Bob Hale put it earlier this week, this year’s edition of the Pentagon budget proposal has some “special features” that make even the basic top line numbers tricky to pull apart. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu joins In Depth with a preview of his “Inside the Reporter’s Notebook” feature.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

Download Audio

The 2015 budget request is making federal employees, unions and other groups happy for what it doesn’t include. It doesn’t have the chained CPI. It doesn’t have an increase in your pension contribution — or your health insurance premium percentage. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins In Depth with more.

Also on the Show:

More News:

Federal News Countdown: Dissecting what the budget means for feds

GSA official cleared from conference scandal

GSA awards strategic sourcing contract for maintenance supplies

Rubio bill wants agencies to hire more federal employees without college degrees