In Depth interviews - July 26

Friday - 7/27/2012, 1:53am 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:

Ted JungProgram Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command

The Navy makes heavy use of electromagnetic waves. Whether it's a 60s-era Slick-32 or a high-powered microwave, the Navy relies on its acquisition community to keep its technology costs down.

Ted Jung is the technical director for surface electronic warfare for the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command. Jung was one of the winners of the Naval Acquisition Excellence award.


Jim LewisDirector and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, CSIS

Years of debate and compromise on a cybersecurity bill in the Senate are close to culmination. The Senate is close to voting on a bill that's a combination of several pieces of legislation from several different committees.

Even if the Senate does pass the bill, "what comes next" isn't entirely clear. Jim Lewis, the director and senior fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center For Strategic and International Studies, joins In Depth to discuss how the bill will likely fare in the House.

Senate advances cyber bill (related story)


Robert GoldenkoffDirector of Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office

You and your federal colleagues make a lot more — or a lot less — than your counterparts in the private sector.

It all depends on who's analyzing the numbers and how they're doing it. A recent Government Government Accountability Office report found that widely divergent research and reporting methods across a half-dozen different studies make it difficult to generalize or made decisions about future pay adjustments.

Robert Goldenkoff, a director of Strategic Issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the implications of the report.

Federal pay statistics are easily manipulated, GAO reports (related story)


Also on the show:

Industry Chatter: TWD & Associates's Larry Besterman on converged IT infrastructure

VIDEO: Blind NIH employees form own resource-sharing group