In Depth interviews - September 26

Wednesday - 9/26/2012, 3:09pm 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:

Gwynne KostinDirector of the Digital Services Innovation Center, General Services Administration

Infinite scrolling and an app that answers even the most esoteric food safety questions are just some of the many mobile tools that agencies are building and sharing with each other.

Tomorrow, the General Services Administration and the Agriculture Department are hosting a Mobile Gov Wikithon to bring new ideas and technology to every federal agency. Gwynne Kostin, the director of GSA's Digital Services Innovation Center, joins In Depth to discuss the event.



Barbara KinoskyPresident, Centre Consulting

Scam artists are everywhere and there's no exception when it comes to phony GSA Schedule companies.

Barbara Kinosky, a partner in the Centre Law Group and the president of Centre Consulting, joins In Depth to discuss how common GSA schedule scams, the warning signs and what agencies should do if they've been scammed.




Gordon AdamsProfessor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University

The Aerospace Industries Association has predicted sequestration would be devastating to small-business contractors, causing at least 1 million job losses if the across-the-board budget cuts go into effect.

Gordon Adams, professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University, provides more insight into the budget cuts and some of the dire predictions others have made about them.

Sequestration Study: 956,181 Small Business Jobs at Risk (related link)

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


J. Travis HowertonChief Technology Officer, National Nuclear Security Administration

Some people see a perfect storm of disruptive technology on the federal horizon, from cloud computing to data analytics and social computing. But if you're the National Nuclear Safety Administration, that storm is actually the perfect opportunity to create a more efficient government.

J. Travis Howerton, NNSA's chief technology officer, manages the agency's RightPath program, which aims to leverage those various technologies to support business transformation. He joins In Depth to discuss the program.

Overview of the RightPath program


Also on the show:

Pentagon Solutions: DoD has only 'limited flexibility' to handle sequestration

In Depth brings you the latest cybersecurity news. Below, find links to the stories mentioned.

Military invests in tool for worm-proofing warfighter apps (Nextgov)