In Depth - May 3

Thursday - 5/3/2012, 7:40pm 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:

Col. Kevin MiltonInstallation Commander for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field

The names of the winning bases in the 2012 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence are out. One of the five bases to win this year is Fort Stewart & Hunter Army Airfield in Hinesville, Ga. The Installation Commander there is Col. Kevin Milton.

Col. Milton joined In Depth to discuss the award and what the base does.

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.


Rebecca GamblerActing Director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Officer

One of the assets Customs and Border Protection deploys to protect the United States is the largest law enforcement air force in the world. The Office of Air and Marine is responsible for running that force.

But in a new report, the Government Accountability office found the agency has some room for improvement. Rebecca Gambler, the acting director for homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss what GAO found.

Read the GAO report


Jeff KochAssociate Partner at IBM and former OMB portfolio manager for E-government

Your agency has an August 31st deadline to hit on shared services, according to new guidelines from Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel.

Jeff Koch, an associate partner at IBM and a former OMB official, tells Francis what to look for in the new strategy.

Click here for more about the shared-services strategy.