In Depth interviews – November 16

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:

Lily WhitemanAuthor, “How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job”

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A new generation of federal employees is coming into government thanks to the retirement wave. But internship programs aren’t getting the attention they should be, according to some experts.

Lily Whiteman is author of “How To Land a Top-Paying Federal Job” and a federal employee herself. She says there’s a reason these programs aren’t as high-profile as they could be.

Tammy FlanaganSenior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Plannings

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Thousands of federal workers are getting ready to separate from their government jobs at the end of the year. But sometimes, the beginning of the golden years can be a rocky start. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, has some tips to lead to smoother sailing.

Tammy’s GovExec column (related link)

Jim LewisDirector of the Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Presidential Policy Directive 20 is the secret cybersecurity doctrine document that the White House updated in October. The contents are classified, but some elements of Directive 20 are starting to emerge.

Jim Lewis, senior fellow and director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins In Depth to discuss the directive.

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

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

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Your calendar will get jammed as the holidays get closer. So if you like having fun while you network with contractors and federal executives, make sure you have some time blocked off.

Guy Timberlake, co-founder and chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition, joins In Depth to discuss the group’s upcoming “2012 Holiday Charity Bash” on Dec. 5.

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Fiscal cliff, Petraeus probe and whistleblower law

Causey: Bonus Christmas holiday … Is it a go?

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

Panetta orders ethics training review for officers (Federal News Radio)

Bolden assumes command of VMU-2, Huber bids farewell (


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