In Depth interviews - September 19

Wednesday - 9/19/2012, 5:39pm 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:

Evan Lesser President, ClearanceJobs.com

Your agency's workforce is stuck if new employees have to wait months to get through the application process. But that's a necessary evil if they have to get a security clearance.

Evan Lesser, the president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins In Depth to discuss the Obama administration's efforts to speed up security clearances.

This interview is part of our special weeklong multimedia series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

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Evaluating Obama's workforce initiatives


George JakabcinChief Information Officer, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administrator

George Jakabcin, chief information officer for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, In Depth to discuss how TIGTA takes advantage of telework and the equipment and security challenges that can deter agencies from granting telework agreements.

This interview is part of our special weeklong multimedia series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

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Valerie MelvinDirector of Information Management and Technology Resource Issues, Government Accountability Office

Office of Management and Budget guidelines help your agency follow the E-Government Act. The OMB also reports to Congress every year to keep lawmakers up to speed on new initiatives. But it turns out the OMB isn't telling Congress the whole story, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Valerie Melvin, director of Information Management and Technology Resource Issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the recent report.



Donna DodsonDivision Chief of the Computer Security Division, National Institute of Transition Planning

More cybersecurity for less money. Every agency wants it, and an easy way to get it is by using your cyber tools the right way. But that requires clear cybersecurity standards and guidelines.

Donna Dodson, the division chief of the Computer Security Division and the acting executive director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, joins In Depth to discuss the importance of cyber standards in cost-savings.

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


Also on the show:

Obama Impact: Evaluating Obama's workforce initiatives

Full coverage of the Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years