In Depth interviews – October 17

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 guest:

Vance HitchStrategic adviser, Deloitte Consulting


Your chief information officer may hold the key to cutting operational costs. Former Justice Department CIO Vance Hitch, now a senior adviser for Deloitte’s federal practice, wrote in a recent article that IT has moved from the back office into the frontlines “for improving government operations overall.”

Hitch joins In Depth to discuss smart government IT.

Budget shortfalls driving CIOs’ priorities (related story)

Lynn MatticePresident and founder, National Economic Security Grid (NESG)

Agencies are working on — and even implementing — Bring Your Own Device strategies. But as they do it, an old saying is coming to the mind of one observer: “If it appears to be too good to be true, it more than likely is.”

Lynn Mattice, the president and founder of the National Economic Security Grid, wrote about the “real danger” of agency BYOD strategies in a post on In the long run, he wrote, a BYOD strategy will likely increase risk and cost more than it’s worth.

The real danger of a BYOD strategy (related link)

Brand NiemannFormer Senior Enterprise Architect, Environmental Protection Agency

The Energy Datapalooza is not a rock concert raising environmental awareness. The White House hosted the event to highlight its new website

Brand Niemann, former senior enterprise architect and data scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency, joins In Depth to discuss his take on the new site and what it offers.

Fact Checking Claims Come Up Short (related link)

Also on the show:

Pentagon Solutions: DISA plots out five year plan to keep DoD’s cyber edge

In Depth brings you the latest cybersecurity and defense news. Below, find links to the stories mentioned.

Staying Safe Online (White House blog)

Smartphone users should be aware of malware targeting mobile devices (Internet Crime Complaint Center)