In Depth - May 4

Saturday - 5/5/2012, 1:54am 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:

Bob LeinsFounder and president, National Institute of Transition Planning

The Thrift Savings Plan's Roth option launches Monday.

The new option allows federal employees to contribute after-tax dollars toward their retirement-savings accounts.

Bob Leins, the founder and president of the National Institute of Transition Planning, gives In Depth with Francis Rose a preview of what to look for.


Capt. Bob SandersBase Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla.

Capt. Sanders accepting the Installation Excellence award.

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 Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida. Capt. Bob Sanders, the base commanding officer discusses the award.

Click here for a list of full winners.

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.


Brendan McGarryReporter, Bloomberg Government

Of the 300 military contracts awarded last month, the Air Force's April 16 award for network equipment was the most expensive, Bloomberg Government reported.

But the service has decided to reopen negotiations after it sustained bid protests on the contract from a dozen losing bidders, reporter Brendan McGarry wrote.


Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Shared-services strategy and cybersecurity bills
Dan Chenok, with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, and Karen Evans, the former E-Gov administrator in the Office of Management, count down the top federal stories of the week.

Plus, Interviews with:

  • FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • National Treasury Employees Union.