In Depth interviews – Jan. 8

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:

Kshemendra Paul
Program Manager
Information Sharing Environment

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Improvements in sharing information are getting attention from agencies across government. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment is speaking at CES Government on the topic “How the 9/11 Information Sharing Mandate Affects Global Commerce and Critical Communications.” He joins In Depth with a preview of his speech.

Tom Shoop
Government Executive

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The Treasury secretary is likely to be the next cabinet position President Obama fills, and Jack Lew is the leading candidate to receive that nomination. Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joins In Depth to discuss the second-term leadership shuffle.

Sheila Campbell
Director of the Center for Excellence in Government
General Services Administration

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A new social media tool has been approved for agency use. Pinterest, which allows users to create pinboards that organize and share images is the 62nd GSA-approved site that will allow agencies to make content more accessible to the public. Sheila Campbell, the director of the Center for Excellence in Government at the General Service Administration, joins In Depth with more information about the announcement.

Don Kettl
Dean of the School of Public Policy
University of Maryland

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You’re probably sick of hearing about budget problems at your agency and other agencies across government. But that budget turmoil isn’t the only thing that will shape the landscape of your agency — and the entire government. Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, joins In Depth to discuss the future budget collisions.

Peter Leeds
Senior Research Psychologist
Merit Systems Protection Board

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Despite all the talk of retiring workforce and possible major restructuring because of budget cuts, it seems most federal employees are happy at their jobs. The Merit System Protection Board issued a report this week called “Federal Employee Engagement: Motivating Potential of Job Characteristics and Rewards” shows more than 70 percent of those surveyed are “highly motivated” at their position but that does not mean there isn’t room for improvement. Peter Leeds, senior research psychologist with MSPB joins In Depth for a deeper dive into the results.

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

KCG Awarded Task Order to Provide Information Security Assessment and Authorization Support to GSA

Military OneSource Provides Tax Assistance Service


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