In Depth interviews – September 13

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:

Lauren ThompsonDirector, Federal Health Architecture

It’s National Health IT Week. It’s a chance to showcase how far the federal government has come in setting health standards across the country for both the private and public sectors.

Lauren Thompson, the director of the Federal Health Architecture, discusses the status of the project and how it’s being used across the government and the private sector. FHA focuses on improving citizens’ access to healthcare through health IT methods.

Barry PavelDirector of the International Security Program, Atlantic Council

Military contractors are looking everywhere they can to cover any potential lost revenue that may come from sequestration budget cuts. But it means they might try to focus more on offering services and repurposing their old equipment more than usual.

Barry Pavel, the director of the International Security Program and director-designate of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, discusses whether this could be a future trend.

Kathy ConradPrincipal Deputy Associate Administrator, GSA Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

FedRAMP’s been around for a little while now but it never stops growing and adapting to new demands.

Kathy Conrad, the principal deputy associate administrator for GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, joins In Depth to discuss recent changes to FedRAMP.

Richard PainterS. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University on Minnesota

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has come under fire for a possible Hatch Act violation. At an event where she speaking in her official capacity, she urged attendees to vote for President Barack Obama’s reelection and Walter Dalton to be the next governor of North Carolina.

The head of the Office of Special Counsel, Carolyn Lerner, notified the President of the transgression but Sebelius is firing back saying the law was not broken because she reclassified the purpose of the trip in light of her remarks. Here to help sort through the situation is Richard Painter, former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush and currently the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota.

OSC, HHS’s Sebelius at odds over Hatch Act violation (related story)

Also on the show:

Industry Chatter: SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni on national security, IT issues

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