In Depth interviews – July 25

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:

Evan LesserManaging Director,


The economic crunch isn’t just hitting the government. Federal employees and contractors with security clearances are feeling the pinch at home too. Evan Lesser, the managing director of, discusses the biggest obstacles for people who already have security clearances to be able to keep them.

Walt Franciseconomist and author of the CHECKBOOK’s “Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees”

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program could be getting more flexible very soon.

The Office of Personnel Management is proposing some changes to some rules about the FEHBP, proposing to amend the program’s regulations to include coverage for employees’ children up to age 26 as well as for children of same-sex domestic partners.

Walton Francis, an expert on the federal health plan and author of the CHECKBOOK’s “Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees,” discusses the changes.

David PownerDirector of Information Technology Management Issues, Government Accountability Office

Cutting data centers is proving to be a money saver for agencies across government. But some agencies are falling short of the Office of Management and Budget’s consolidation orders, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

David Powner,a director of Information Technology Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss what the report turned up.

Also on the show:

Mike Causey: It’s a bird, it’s a plane … Nope, it’s a bird

Symantec fires CEO, chairman is replacing him

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