In Depth interviews - September 21

Friday - 9/21/2012, 2:41pm 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:

Bill DouganPresident, National Federation of Federal Employees

Federal unions know the election's in November and they're preparing. Whether or not it's a continuation of the current administration or the start of a new one, your union leaders have a plan in place.

Bill Dougan, the president of National Federation of Federal Employees, joins In Depth to discuss the union's concerns and priorities.

Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond (related link)

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


Tim KeaniniChief Research Officer, nCircle

Members of the federal IT community agrees that cyber attacks are only going to happen more often and become more destructive. They also don't believe the government can do a good job preventing them.

Tim Keanini, the chief research officer for nCircle, joins In Depth to discuss a recent study conducted by the company that examined cyber oversight measures.

Click here to see survey results

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


Cmdr. Thomas McLemorePublic Works Officer, Naval Support Activity, Washington

The Washington Navy Yard Visitor's Center is powering itself with absolutely no energy costs whatsoever. It's the next step in the Navy's plan to make half of all Navy installations net-zero energy consumers.

Cmdr. Thomas McLemore, the public works officer for Naval Support Activity, Washington, joins In Depth to discuss the project and the broader Net Zero initiative.

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.


Colleen KelleyPresident, National Treasury Employees Union

The pay freeze is the most common item federal employees cite when you ask them what stands out about working for the government the last few years.

But the issue is broader than that, according to Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union. She joins In Depth as part of our weeklong multimedia series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond (related link)

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


Jeremy GrantSenior Executive Adviser for Identity Management, NIST

The private sector is getting a boost from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop privacy standards for online transactions. It's all part of the mission to create what it calls an online ecosystem through the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

Jeremy Grant is the senior executive adviser for identity management and head of the NSTIC National Program Office, joins In Depth to discuss what projects the awards will fund as well as how the companies were chosen.

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