In Depth interviews - October 19

Friday - 10/19/2012, 8:03pm 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 guest:

Scott AmeyGeneral Counsel, Project on Government Oversight

The Pentagon is struggling to use single-source contracts correctly, according to a recent Defense Department Inspector General report. The IG said the agency ignored contract protocols in almost half of all the single-bid contracts it reviewed.

Scott Amey, the general counsel of the watchdog group the Project on Government Oversight, joins In Depth to discuss how single-bid contracting stifles competition in the contracting process.

Pentagon Single-Bid Contracting Hurting Taxpayers (related link)


Roger WaldronPresident, Coalition for Government Procurement

It takes a village to build a strong partnership with the government and private sector. But when it comes to the procurement system, some people stand above the rest.

Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins In Depth to discuss the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Recognition Program.




Trey HodgkinsSenior Vice President for the Global Public Sector, TechAmerica

As painful as it may be, looking at an extended financial forecast for the federal government is vital for industry success.

That's what the 2012 Vision Conference, hosted by the TechAmerica Foundation, aims to do.

Trey Hodgkins, the senior vice president for the global public sector at TechAmerica, joins In Depth to to discuss the group's financial forecast for IT spending and defense market trends.


Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: CIOs' budget woes and DoD's cyber warnings

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

DHS realigns cyber office into five divisions (Federal News Radio)

DISA plots out five year plan to keep DoD's cyber edge (Federal News Radio)