In Depth interviews – July 16

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

Dorine AndrewsChief Information Officer, Peace Corps


Changing culture at your agency may be an even bigger challenge than changing process or policy. Dorine Andrews had to do it right away when she took over as chief information officer at the Peace Corps in August 2010.

Andrews is one of Federal News Radio’s 2012 Causey Award winners for excellence in human resources. She discusses what it takes to drive successful culture change at her agency.

Learn more about her nomination.

See the full list of Causey Award winners.

Richard BolyDirector, Office of eDiplomacy, State Department

Every agency wants to improve how its employees communicate and collaborate. The State Department, in particular, has employees around the world that it needs to connect, and it’s doing so using new media and technology.

Richard Boly, the director of the State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy, helped design the system. His efforts have garnered a nomination for a Service to America medal.

Click here to read more.

Click here to see all the 2012 Service to America Medal nominees.

Tom KarygiannisComputer scientist, NIST’s Computer Security Division

A step-by-step approach might be the best way for your agency to minimize security risks. A new set of mobile guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology can help you take a step-by-step approach to security.

Tom Karygiannis, a computer scientist in NIST’s Computer Security Division, discusses the mobile device guidance and how agencies can best implement them.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

David PownerDirector of Information Technology Management Issues

The Office of Management and Budget required your agency to migrate three technology services to a cloud platform by last month.

David Powner, director of Information Technology Management at the Government Accountability Office, discusses a recent GAO report detailing agency progress on the cloud initiatives. The report singled out seven agencies for making progress, but noted the common challenges they faced.

7 agencies make progress on implementing ‘cloud first,’ GAO says (related story)

Also on the show:

DHS management failures threaten terrorism prevention, experts warn

Causey: Feds In Heat Miss Good Old Days

Annual cyber camp kick offs

DoD to widen US Route 1 near Ft Belvoir

AF Chief of Staff takes last flight as active-duty officer

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