In Depth interviews - Jan. 11

Friday - 1/11/2013, 8:55pm 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:

David Hendel
Partner
Husch Blackwell

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The holidays are over but Federal News Radio isn't quite ready to take down the tree just yet. David Hendel is a partner at Husch Blackwell. He says he was visited by three federal ghosts over the holidays: the Ghosts of Postal Past, Present and Future.

Click here to read Hendel's blog post

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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The meaning of retirement changes depending on what level of employment you're at. But whether you're just starting your federal career or nearing the end, a little help can always go a long way. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins In Depth to discuss how federal employees at all career levels can keep learning about their pay and benefits.

Tammy's 2013 Index column

David Patterson
Executive Director
National Defense Business Institute

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The Pentagon is taking a different road in dealing with the latest sequestration deadline. Secretary Leno Panetta is telling components to prepare for furloughs, hiring freezes and other major financial decisions. David Patterson, executive director at the National Defense Business Institute and former principal deputy comptroller at DoD, joins In Depth to discuss how the Pentagon is preparing for sequestration.

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

Jason Schupbach
Director of Design
National Endowment for the Arts

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Every agency spends money to meet its mission. But every agency does it differently. The National Endowment for the Arts is using a concept called "creative placemaking" to determine where and how they deploy resources. Jason Schupbach, NEA's director of design, joins In Depth to discuss the concept.

The power of "creative placemaking" (related link)

Diane Pearson
Director of Enterprise Alliance
HP

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AFCEA Bethesda's 15th Annual Children's Inn Gala is coming. It benefits the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health as it has every year. Diane Pearson, director of Enterprise Alliance at HP is one of the leaders of the event. She joins In Depth with a preview of this year's event.

Also on the show:

Federal News Countdown: Cabinet shuffle, employee motivation and delayed 2014 budget

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

Hackers say coming air traffic control system lets them hijack planes (CSO Online)