In Depth Show Blog - November 26, 2013

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 4:42pm EST

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:

Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser for identity management at NIST and leader of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace program office and Doug Glair, manager of Digital Identity Services, U.S. Postal Service

Jeremy Grant & Doug Glair

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Identity management is one of the holdups for full-bore mobile commuting and teleworking at some agencies. And making sure the right people receive government services and benefits is cutting improper payments and saving money across government. Two experts on identity management joined Francis Rose for Executive Suite — Jeremy Grant of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Doug Glair of the U.S. Postal Service.

Pat Niehaus
National President
Federal Managers Association

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Doing more with less is not a new refrain for federal employees already dealing with furloughs and pay freezes. But the concept may push some employees closer to a breaking point with public service.

Joe Ward
Director, Interior Business Center
Department of the Interior

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The Interior Business Center at the Interior Department is only a little more than a year old, at least as that name. The National Business Center was around for a long time before the name change last Oct. 1. Joe Ward, director of the Interior Business Center, says a lot has changed in his tenure at IBC not just the name.

Roger Waldron
President
Coalition for Government Procurement

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Tools for running your agency's acquisition programs more smoothly and cheaper are available from the private sector, according to the Government Accountability Office. Now the trick is getting agencies to follow the GAO's recommendations. Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The National Security Agency says just because information is classified doesn't mean authorized users should only be able to handle it when they're tethered to their desks. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the agency's looking for ways to access classified information on tablets and smartphones over commercial wireless networks.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Federal government acquisition reform is about to get mixed up in the National Defense Authorization Act. Some members of the Senate will try to attach the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to the bill next week. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is one of the sponsors of the House version of the bill. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how FITARA is one part of the cure to the way agencies buy technology.


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