On the show today - April 30

Tuesday - 5/1/2012, 1:03am EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today's guests:

  • Ambassador Edward Marks
  • Michael Kraft
  • The buck doesn't stop at law enforcement for the Justice Department when it deals terrorism.

    A new book, " U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What," aims to describe the various agencies and offices that make up the national security and counterterrorism effort.

    The book is authored by Ambassador Edward Marks, a consultant, speaker and author on terrorism and interagency coordination, and Michael Kraft, a Washington-based counterterrorism consultant, writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience working on terrorism. They joined In Depth to explain, in particular, how and why the Justice Department does so much more than just clamp down on the rules.


    Brendan McGarryReporter, Bloomberg Government

    The highest ranks of the Pentagon aren't immune to downsizing. The ratio of generals to troops is three times what it was during World War II, according to an analysis by Brendan McGarry a reporter for Bloomberg Government.

    General-to-Troop Ratio Reaches Triple WWII Level: BGOV Barometer(subscription required to view article)

    This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report brought to you by United Health Military and Veterans Services. For more defense news, click here.


    Andrew SherrillDirector of Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, GAO

    Federal employees injured on the jobs received nearly $3 billion under the Federal Employees Compensation Act program since 2010. But agency and Labor Department inspectors general have consistently identified management challenges associated with FECA.

    Andrew Sherrill, the director of education, workforce and income security issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined In Depth to discuss the management challenges and how to fix them.

    Read the report: Federal Employees' Compensation Act: Status of Previously Identified Management Challenges

    Read the full story


    Trisha WardPresident, Women in Defense

    Women have taken the reins at some high-profile defense contractors — a mostly male-dominated domain, The Washington Post reported this week.

    Trisha Ward, the president of Women in Defense, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, joined In Depth to discuss the role of women in the defense industry and whether they're poised to break through the glass ceiling.


    Mark FormanFormer OMB E-gov administrator

    Can federal employees be prosecuted for taking information with them when they leave an agency? Does it matter if they post it to the web or send it to their email or carry it out on a flashdrive?

    Mark Forman, a former Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and IT, discusses the do's and dont's.

    This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.


    Also on the show:

    OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

    Obama mocks Secret Service, GSA at correspondents' dinner

    DoD nominees face Senate hearings