In Depth interviews – August 22

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:

Guy TimberlakeCo-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, American Small Business Coalition

Agencies use requests-for-information, or RFIs, to get exactly that — information about possibilities to deal with whatever challenge they’re facing.

But some of the information they’re asking for may be getting a little personal, Guy Timberlake the co-founder and chief visionary officer at the American Small Business Coalition says.

Greg WilshusenDirector of Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office

The Environmental Protection Agency collects a lot of information that it needs to keep secure. But in a new review, the Government Accountability Office, which looked at the security protocol the agency has in place to keep its information secure, found some room for improvement.

Greg Wilshusen, a director of Information Security Issues at GAO, discusses the report’s findings.

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

Vice Adm. Mark HarnitchekDirector of the Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency is always busy, especially the man in charge of the operation — Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek.

In the second part of our exclusive interview, Harnitchek says one of the biggest challenges facing the supply chain is counterfeits. He told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller that knowing whether or not the DLA’s actually getting what it’s buying is more than just a performance issue.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.

Bill DouganPresident, National Federation of Federal Employees

President Barack Obama announced he’ll raise federal pay by 0.5 percent — but he’s waiting to do it until the continuing resolution Congress is promising, expires at the end of March next year.

Bill Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, says he was “deeply disappointed” by the decision.

Fed pay raise on hold until after continuing resolution expires (related story)

Also on the show:

Appeals court removes key civil service protection


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