In Depth Show Blog - July 25, 2013

Thursday - 7/25/2013, 6:11pm EDT

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.

On the show today:

Kevin Plexico
Vice President, Information Solutions
Deltek

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Fiscal 2014 is less than three months away, but IT professionals are already looking ahead to fiscal 2018. Deltek's annual 5-year market forecast conference starts Thursday in Dallas, Texas.

Arnold Punaro
Chief Executive Officer
Punaro Group, LLC

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A 20 percent cut at the top of the Pentagon is the first action after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel debriefed the Strategic Choices and Management Review, and it probably won't be the last. One part of the DoD workforce is almost completely left out of the conversation the contract workforce.

Theresa Cullen
Acting Deputy Director
Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office

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Doctors at veteran hospitals are always on call, but more and more are going online, too. For the first time ever, the Department of Veterans Affairs was added to the "Most Wired" hospitals list for 2013.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The White House finally breaks its silence on whether it supports the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act or FI-TARA, sort of. House lawmakers attached the IT Reform bill to the 2014 Defense Authorization bill. The DoD bill passed the House in June.

Lauren Larson
Coordinating Producer
Federal News Radio

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"Sharing is caring," or that's the new slogan in federal data security circles. With leaks of classified information in the headlines, more people are starting to care. Agencies are working more closely together and industry partners are bringing more to the table.

Dr. Joseph Westphal
Undersecretary
U.S. Army

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Saturday is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the Korean War. The Pentagon is observing that occasion with a series of events that include representatives of South Korea, today's military leaders and warriors from the Korean War.


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