In Depth Show Blog – March 3, 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:

Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary Officer
American Business Coalition

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Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) wants to raise your agency’s small business contracting goals to 25 percent. But federal agencies haven’t met the current goal of 23 percent since 2006.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Go bold and go ambitious with the next set of open government initiatives is the message from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park’s new directive tries to reinvigorate agency open data plans. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here with details about the new policy.

Elaine Duke
Elaine Duke and Associates, LLC

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is finished with his first visit to the House of Representatives as leader of DHS. Members of the committee still worry about the struggles the agency has with morale. Elaine Duke, former undersecretary of management at DHS, is now a principal at Elaine Duke and Associates.

David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

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President Obama’s budget request release tomorrow morning launches budget week. But technically, the budget bargaining season on Capitol Hill is already a couple months old.

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