In Depth interviews - December 7

Friday - 12/7/2012, 7:38pm EST

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:


Tim McManusVice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

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The 35th year of the Presidential Management Fellows program is in full swing.

Tim McManus, vice president for education an outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins In Depth to discuss to program's history and a new report from the Partnership that documented participants' impressions of the program.

The Presidential Management Fellows Program: First Impressions from the Class of 2011 (link to the report)


Aaron WooProject Manager, Office of Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration

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The National Archives is the latest agency to move to the cloud. The agency is transitioning its email services to the cloud by the middle of next year. Aaron Woo, the project manager in the National Archives' Office of Information Services tells In Depth making the move wasn't a quick decision.

National Archives awards Unisys $7.2M contract for cloud email (related story)

(Below, hear from NARA IT specialist Brian Connor for more on the cloud move)


Brian ConnorIT Specialist, Office of Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration

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For the National Archives and Records Administration, moving to the cloud isn't just about saving money or following orders any more. Brian Connor, an IT specialist at NARA, tells In Depth the cloud-computing push is part of the broader modernization reforms the agency is undergoing.

National Archives awards Unisys $7.2M contract for cloud email (related story)



Barry PavelDirector of the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center of International Security

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Developing a cyber doctrine is the next big policy step for protecting the government and the country, according to some experts.

Barry Pavel, director of the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center of International Security, is one of them. He took part in a panel discussion this week on the importance of promulgating an international cyber doctrine.

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


Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: IT reform bill, strategic sourcing and fiscal cliff

MHS takes cautious, yet innovative, approach to mobile health initiatives

Budget pressures force EEOC to shift gears

Full coverage of Federal News Radio special series, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile

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

International Cyber-Fraud Ring Responsible for Millions of Dollars in Fraud Dismantled (Justice.gov)

Navy Cyber Forces command to move to Suffolk (AP)

Revamped program aids separating service members (American Forces Press Service)