In Depth interviews - November 1

Thursday - 11/1/2012, 4:57pm 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:

Kymm McCabePresident and CEO, ASI Government

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To help the federal government rebuild from Hurricane Sandy ASI Government is offering free access to a Hurricane Sandy Emergency Toolkit to help agencies respond quickly to the disaster.

Kymm McCabe, president and CEO of ASI Government, joins In Depth to discuss the toolkit and the response she anticipates from the federal government.

After Sandy, feds deploy all-hands-on-deck approach (related story)


John SlyeAdvisory Research Analyst, Federal Industry Analysis, Deltek

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A majority of IT security spending at civilian agencies has nothing to do with computers. About 74 percent of agencies' IT budgets are spent on employee paychecks, according to a Deltek analysis.

John Slye, an advisory research analyst for Federal Industry Analysis at Deltek, joins In Depth to discuss Deltek's analysis of federal data on IT spending. Slye provides a comparison of civilian IT spending vs. defense and discusses why better defining "cybersecurity professional" remains an issue.

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


Jim PhillipsExecutive Vice President, Centre Consulting

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Baseball legend Yogi Berra might have put it best. When it comes to contracting, the federal government isn't just looking at the past. It's actually starting to relive it.

Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting and a partner in the Centre Law Group, says the dominance of price as a factor in awarding contracts — as in the Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable (LPTA) designation — is very reminiscent of the past.

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Also on the show:

Industry Chatter: Exceptional Software Strategies' Ray Bowen demystifies the cloud

Agency of the Month: Postmaster General urges quick action in lame duck session

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

DoD should recruit from global STEM workforce, report says (Federal News Radio)