In Depth Show Blog – May 15, 2013

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Kathryn Medina
Executive Director
Chief Human Capital Officers Council

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The talent pool at your agency may be getting a little roiled up. The retirement wave is only one driver that may remake the way your agency’s workforce looks in the future. Kathryn Medina, executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, joined Francis to discuss what agencies are doing to keep the workforce pool healthy.

Meg O’Grady
Senior Program Analyst, Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

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May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month. Meg O’Grady, senior program analyst at the Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, told Francis about some unique opportunities and benefits it provides to military families.

John Henschel
Senior Director
Cushman and Wakefield

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says the best place to build the new FBI headquarters is Loudoun County. But he’s running into an unlikely opponent — Loudoun County. John Henschel, senior director of Cushman and Wakefield, spoke to Francis about the situation.

Also on the show:

From Our Reporters:

  • In been one year since the Office of Management and Budget released the Digital Government Strategy, agencies have slowly begun to change. Top that effort with the new open government executive order and memo released last week, and federal chief information officer Steven VanRoekel says the government is ready to unleash the potential of data. Click here to read Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller’s report.
  • DoD’s learned several times that its original security approval process for mobile devices wasn’t up to the task. By the time handhelds worked their way through the bureaucracy, they were off the market. This week brought a change to that dynamic though. DoD issued a formal security approval, known as a STIG, for Samsung Knox, a hardened version of Android, before the mobile operating system even reached the marketplace. Click here to read DoD reporter Jared Serbu’s report.

More News:

  • NIST to hold second Cybersecurity Framework Workshop
  • It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s Pentagon Solutions day. On this week’s show, host Francis Rose looks at two different issues. First up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced yesterday that he was reducing the number of DoD furloughs to 11. The furloughs will begin July 8 and continue through the end of the fiscal year. Secretary Hagel made the announcement out a town hall meeting in Virginia. Also on the show, Francis aired portions of a hearing on the Army and Air Force’s budget plans for fiscal 2014. Listen to the full show here.


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