In Depth interviews – Feb. 6

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:

Rick Geddes
Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University

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The Postal Service is making some major changes to its delivery schedule. The goal is to close its $15.9 billion deficit and get back into the black. Rick Geddes, the associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, has been studying the Postal Service and other post offices around the world for a number of years. He joins In Depth to discuss the Postal Service’s announcement.

Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs (related story)

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

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President Barack Obama is nominating Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department. She’s president and chief executive at REI, an outdoor goods retailer. But she’s just one of many leaders, at many levels, changing jobs in the second term of the administration. Don Kettl, the dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, joins In Depth to discuss the personnel shuffle

Donna Roy
Executive Director
National Information Exchange Model

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Your agency is working on solutions to big data challenges. But managing data isn’t the only goal any more. You have to analyze it, and sometimes you have to share it. Donna Roy, executive director of the National Information Exchange Model at the Homeland Security Department, joins In Depth to discuss information-sharing efforts in government.

Marion Blakey
President and CEO
Aerospace Industries Association

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The sequestration deadline is March 1. But industry leaders are telling Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia they’re already feeling the effects of the impending budget cuts. Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, joins In Depth to discuss how the cuts will affect defense contractors. Full sequestration coverage

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.

Also on the show:

GOP sequestration plan calls for reducing federal workforce

Mike Causey: Furloughs vs. buyouts

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

Twitter to fight hacking by boosting login security (The Guardian)

DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record (Federal News Radio)

Microsoft and Symantec disrupt cyber crime ring (Reuters)