In Depth Show Blog – November 25, 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:


Joe Ward
Director, Interior Business Center
Department of the Interior

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A strategic sourcing plan for the next five years is in place at the Interior Department. Its Interior Business Center releases a Strategic Plan for 2014 through 2018. Joe Ward, director of the Interior Business Center, explains where he sees IBC fitting into the government’s broader strategic sourcing initiative.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Defense Department says it’s committed to a future in which service members and civilians can use the latest and greatest mobile technology to get their work done, regardless of the device manufacturer. But it’s still struggling mightily with one of the biggest challenges for mobility in the government: identity management.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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The end of November is usually prime buyout season in the federal government. But the list of verified, official buyouts is pretty slim. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey’s column today is titled “Sex Ed and buyout information.” He says his motivation for putting that title on the column is pretty straightforward.

Robert Goldenkoff
Director of Strategic Issues
Government Accountability Office

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The year 2020 is already right around the corner at the Census Bureau. The agency is in its early testing phase for gathering data and the Government Accountability Office is on hand to make sure the decennial goes off without a hitch.

David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

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Members of Congress are already mostly back in their home districts and states for fundraising and constituent service. The House won’t be back until next Monday. The Senate stays out of Washington until Dec. 9. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, watches the long list of work both houses will have when they come back to work.

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