In Depth Show Blog – Feb. 18, 2014

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:


George Jakabcin
Chief Information Officer
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

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Telework strategies got a real workout last week with the snowstorm that hit the D.C. area. Agencies are deconstructing their successes and shortcomings. One of them is the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. George Jakabcin, chief information officer at TIGTA, is pleased with what he saw during the storm.

Roger Waldron
Coalition for Government Procurement

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The Defense Department needs help from industry to update its contracting requirements. DoD asks for comments about what they could change and what duplication they could eliminate.

Greg Stanford
Director of Government and Public Affairs
Federal Managers Association

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Another pay raise could be in store for you this year. But before that happens some careful planning and quick maneuvers may be required.

Jon Adler
National President
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

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Overtime abuse at the Homeland Security Department might be throwing the agency into panic mode. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson suspends administratively uncontrollable overtime for headquarters and training personnel, but some say he’s going too far.

Trey Hodgkins
Senior Vice President of Public Sector
Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector

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The Defense Department wants to simplify its acquisition process and it’s asking for some private sector help.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Version one of the Management Cube is in progress at the Homeland Security Department. For the first time in the agency’s 11-year history, officials can understand the interactions between data. Rafael Borras was the undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department for the last four years. He recently left DHS to return to the private sector. Borras sat down with Executive Editor Jason Miller for an exclusive interview on his tenure at DHS and how the management cube is part of his approach to make DHS more business-like.

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