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.
Mark Rumold — Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
The National Security Agency can legally spy on your international emails and telephone calls, but there are limits for how much and when. The Electronic Frontier Foundation says the NSA violated the laws and has decided to sue the Justice Department.
Mark Rumold, a staff attorney at the EFF, joins In Depth to discuss the lawsuit.
Also, with the surveillance provisions sunsetting at the end of the year, Rumold discusses how Congress should update the law.
Robert Hughes — Senior Equipment Specialist, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support
Jet fighters are complicated machines with a lot of moving parts. But that means a lot of opportunities exist to branch out your agency’s acquisition strategy to get those parts.
Robert Hughes, is the senior equipment specialist and small business technical adviser for NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support. He’s also the winner of the Small Business Advocate Award and the latest interview covering the Navy’s Acquisition Excellence Award winners.
Jack Gold — Founder and President, J. Gold Associates
Ronald Young — Executive Director, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve program, Defense Department
The nation’s unemployment rate is high, but it’s even higher among members of the military’s guard and reserve forces: 13 percent. Among younger reservists, it’s more than 24 percent. Young talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu about why the number is so high, and what DoD’s doing to match up employers with guardsmen and reservists.