Federal Drive Show Blog – December 30, 2013

This is the Federal Drive 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 Interviews:


Jacques Gansler
Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise
University of Maryland

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Now that the President has signed the 2014 budget and Defense authorization bills, what’s next? As part of the Federal Drive series, Looking Ahead to 2014, a long time expert in defense management shares his thoughts.

Jacques Gansler is former undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. He’s now director at the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland. Gansler describes the implications of the budget deal and the evolving priorities of the Pentagon.

Jay Warwick
Director of the Culture and Language Center
Air Force

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Air Force people, like many in the military and the federal government for that matter, can land almost anywhere in the world. The Air Force Culture and Language Center is creating new field guides to help deployed service members understand customs and cultural norms in other countries. Jay Warwick is the director of the center. He says one of the guides came in handy for recent relief efforts in the Philippines.

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