In Depth Show Blog – September 23, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, 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 ...

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:

Tara O’Toole
Undersecretary of Science and Technology
Department of Homeland Security

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Today is Tara O’Toole’s last day as undersecretary of science and technology at the Homeland Security Department. During her time at DHS she helped the Science and Technology directorate survive a 53 percent budget reduction and even helped persuade Congress to reverse those cuts in fiscal 2012. She tells Federal News Radio’s Sean McCalley the trick to getting a budget back is teaching employees how to market their own work.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The multi-billion dollar OASIS solicitation is facing a third protest. Aljucar, Anvil- Incus and Company files its second protest of OASIS. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here to tell us if OASIS will be stalled.

Bob Gourley
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Crucial Point

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Two years is forever in the cyber world. An assesment of the last two years in cybersecurity is coming from Dr. James Miller, the under secretary of defense for policy. Bob Gourley is former chief technology officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency and he’s founder and CTO of Crucial Point.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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Naval Sea Systems Command is looking for work space to get back to its mission. Getting back to normal may be a futile exercise. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about that in his column today. He says a lot of his readers tell him they think about how it could have been them.

Michele Mackin
Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

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The Homeland Security Department gets some good news and some bad news on its acquisition management. The good news is, the Government Accountability Office thinks the agency is making progress managing its acquisition programs. The bad news is, it’s not enough progress to get them off the GAO’s high risk list.

Phil Lenowitz
Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources
National Institutes of Health

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Five winners are celebrating their selection as this year’s Causey Award winners from Federal News Radio. Those winners demonstrated excellence in human resources. Phil Lenowitz is Deputy Director of the Offices of Human Resources at the National Institutes of Health. He says his motivation for professional success comes from some colorful athletes named Muhammed Ali and Joe Namath.

Read more about all of the 2013 Causey Award winners.

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