On the show today - April 4

Thursday - 4/5/2012, 1:44am EDT

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Today's guests:

Cindy AllenExecutive Director of Automated Commercial Environment Business, CBP's Office of International Trade

Cindy Allen (CBP Flickr account)

A key part of the modernization plan at Customs and Border Protection has recently taken a big step forward. The agency recently published a Federal Register notice announcing the implementation of of the Automated Commercial Environment, an electronic data interchange system for filing information with the agency.

Cindy Allen, the executive director of the Automated Commercial Environment Business Office in Customs and Border Protection's Office of International Trade, discusses the transition.

Click here to read more about the ACE system.


Steven GrundmanPrincipal, Grundman Advisory and Lund Fellow at Atlantic Council

The latest strike against the F-35 fighter jet program is coming from north of the border. The Canadian government is reevaluating its plan to buy the jets following the release of a government auditor's report that found flaws in the procurement process.

Steven Grundman, the principal of Grundman Advisory and a Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, discusses what this means for the jet's development and what it means in terms of costs for the U.S.

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.


Sean MoultonDirector of Federal Information Policy, OMB Watch

President Barack Obama's signature is now officially on the STOCK Act. And it includes provisions that affect political appointees and some career federal executives — not just Congress. Sean Moulton, the director of federal information policy at OMB Watch.

Analysis: STOCK Act to increase reporting burden on senior execs

Click here to read the full story


Also on the show:

GAO examines DoD's audit stance, weapons portfolio (Pentagon Solutions)

Analysis: Cybersecurity bill not needed, expert says

Former GSA head faults regional commissioners in spending scandal

Also, In Depth brings you the latest cybersecurity and defense news. Below, find links to the stories mentioned.

Large power supplier vulnerable to 'any knowledgeable hacker'