In Depth Show Blog – July 1, 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.

Today’s guests:

Jeri Buchholz
Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management

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Jeri Buchholz, NASA’s assistant administrator for human capital management, joins “In Depth” host Francis Rose and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller for a deep-dive look into the top priorities of agency chief human capital officers as revealed by Federal News Radio’s 2013 Federal CHCO Survey.

Read Federal News Radio’s article about the survey results.

Michael Kubayanda
Public Policy Specialist
USPS Office of the Inspector General

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A new source of inspiration for turning around the Postal Service’s troubled finances around is coming from the private sector. Michael Kubayanda, a public policy specialist in the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Postal Service, joins In Depth to discuss a recent OIG report on the benefits of building a portfolio of public-private partnerships.

Elizabeth Field
Assistant Inspector General for Audits & Inspection
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

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The Defense Department is spending more than $700 million to build new aircraft for Afghan forces. But the Afghans qualified to use them don’t exist, according to a new report. Elizabeth Field, assistant inspector general for audits and inspections at the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), joins In Depth with more.

Read Federal News Radio’s article based on this interview.

Phillip Carter
Senior Fellow and Counsel
Center for a New American Security

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The Army’s plan to downsize its force structure by 80,000 troops doesn’t go far enough, according to two experts. Phillip Carter, senior fellow and counsel for the Center for a New American Security, along with colleague Nora Bensahel, wrote about the Army cuts in a post on Foreign Policy. Carter joins In Depth with his take on the cuts.

Reboot: Why the Army’s plan to cut 80,000 troops doesn’t go nearly far enough

Yvonne Jones
Director of Strategic Issues
Government Accountability Office

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It’s hard to measure the success of new telework goals when no one can track the progress. This year the Office of Personnel Management left out five of the seven reporting requirements for its annual telework report for Congress. Yvonne Jones, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth with the findings of a new GAO report on telework reporting.

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