In Depth interviews – March 7

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:


Lee Dougherty
Fluet, Huber & Hoang

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Sequestration might force your agency to change or restructure some contracts to save money. But you need to be careful, there are some legal limitations. Lee Dougherty, a partner at Fluet, Huber and Hoang, joins In Depth to discuss what agencies should bear in mind when they start combining their existing contracts.

David Hawkings
CQ Roll Call’s Daily Briefing

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A bill to fund the federal government through September is on its way to the Senate. The budget plan includes some new reprogramming powers to help agencies deal with sequestration. David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call’s Daily Briefing, joins In Depth to discuss the new spending bill.

Bob Woods
Founder and President
Topside Consulting Group

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Your career as a political appointee probably won’t last the rest of the administration. The average career length of a political appointee is less than three years. Bob Woods, founder and president of Topside Consulting Group and former head of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, says great managers should be thinking think of their legacies.

The value of tombstone thinking (related link)

Also on the show:

Congress turns to spending bill but sequestration lingers

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

Spending bill gives DHS $1.1B for cyber initiatives (Federal News Radio)

No tuition assistance: no problem. (Marines)

Training Reduces Insider Attacks, Mattis Says (