In Depth interviews - Jan. 3

Thursday - 1/3/2013, 5:59pm 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:

Cherreka Montgomery
National Vice President of Corporate Development
SAP NS2

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Cherreka Montgomery, national vice president of corporate development at SAP National Security Services and a veteran of the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence, joins In Depth to discuss the biggest employee-performance hurdles faced by the intelligence community.

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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For some of your colleagues, the dawn of the new year is also the end of the line. But choosing your last day at the office takes a little planning, according to Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning.

Alan Paller
Director of Research
SANS Institute

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Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, says the most important priority for technology managers this year should be balancing the government's cybersecurity pay scales.

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

Steve Charles
Co-founder/Executive Vice President
immixGroup

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Strategic sourcing is still causing some heartburn at agencies across government. But Steve Charles, co-founder and executive vice president of immixGroup, says strategic sourcing is going to have a breakthrough year in 2013.

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Peter Levin
Chief Technology Officer
Veterans Affairs Department

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The Veterans Affairs Department wants a new way to provide outpatient care and ambulances for veterans. So the agency is turning it into a contest through Challenge.gov.

Jon Desenberg
Policy Director
Performance Institute

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Jon Desenberg, the policy director at the Performance Institute explains why he thinks building a data-scientist career track will be top of mind for many federal agencies.

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Also on the show:

Industry Chatter: INADEV Corporation's Ferhan Hamid on mobile app development

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

Senate Confirms Clarke as Air National Guard Chief (American Forces Press Service)

Panetta allows general to retire as 3-star (Associated Press)