In Depth Show Blog – Feb. 6, 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:

Joe Kernan
Vice President of Business Development
SAP National Security Services

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The defense industry is changing thanks to added stability from the Congressional budget agreement. But exactly how much is still a big unknown. Former Navy Vice Adm. Joe Kernan, vice president of Business Development at SAP National Security Services, was Francis Rose’s guest for Industry Chatter.

Dan Gordon
Assistant Dean for Government Procurement Law
George Washington University

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President Barack Obama promises to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors by executive order. But that tactic might not be technically or legally sound. Dan Gordon, assistant dean for Government Procurement Law at George Washington University, is a former administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Jeff Neal
Senior Vice President
ICF International

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STEM talent at your agency could be creating leadership problems. Your brilliant colleagues might be too devoted to their work to focus on developing better leadership skills. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, is the former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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For the first time, claims personnel in the Department of Veterans Affairs are getting on-demand access to the DoD medical records they need in order to decide the cases of recently-separated military personnel.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Federal auditors recognize the government needs a better way to truly measure how agencies are protecting their computers and networks. The current approach relies on special publications, a 10-year-old law and negotiations with agency chief information officers. In part 2 of his special report, Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller explores some of the ideas to bring more consistency to the cyber auditing process and engender more confidence in its results.

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