In Depth Show Blog - December 12, 2013

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 5:38pm 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:

Paul Christman, public sector vice president at Dell, joined Francis Rose as his guest on Industry Chatter. (Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Radio)

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The new budget deal would ease up on sequestration cuts to the Defense Department in 2014. But the Air Force tells its program managers they shouldn't expect to see a nickel's worth of relief to their acquisition programs.

Tom Temin
Co-host, Federal Drive
Federal News Radio

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Both sides on Capitol Hill have things to hate in the budget deal they will vote on. But federal employees don't have much to hate and Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says there's one big thing to really like.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Senate is about to approve the nomination of Jeh Johnson to become the new Secretary of the Homeland Security Department. But that agency is still facing a leadership vacuum. Nearly 40 percent of all political appointee positions either are vacant or filled by an acting official. This on-going management problem is causing some to ask if there are bigger challenges that need to be addressed.

Jeff Neal
Senior Vice President
ICF International

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The Obama Administration blames a poor procurement process for the problems with HealthCare.gov. The procurement process might need revision, but federal management policies need a tune up too. Jeff Neal, senior vice President of ICF International, is a former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.


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