In Depth Show Blog - March 20

Wednesday - 3/20/2013, 7:24pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's guests:

Pentagon Solutions
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With the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey reflected on the war as well as current and future challenges in the Gulf region in a Center for Strategic and International Studies event.

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Chris Roth
Chief Administrative Officer for Public Institutions
Jones Lang LaSalle

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A freeze is on for your agency's real-estate footprint. The Office of Management and Budget says your agency has to offset any expansion of office space with an excess property reduction. Chris Roth, chief administrative officer for public institutions at Jones Lang LaSalle, joins In Depth to discuss the new guidance.

Agencies forced to freeze office space footprint (related story)

David Hawkings
Editor
CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing

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A plan to fund your agency for the rest of fiscal 2013 passed the Senate today. Tomorrow it's supposed to be the House's turn. David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call's Daily Briefing, joins In Depth to discuss what happens next with the bill.

Also on the show:

From Our Reporters:

  • Jason Miller on major changes to how federal agencies oversee and manage information technology from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The committee passed the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act Wednesday along with 11 other bills. (Click here to read his report)

  • DoD Reporter Jared Serbu on the growing backlog of disability claims at the Veterans Affairs Department. (Click here to read his report).

Cybersecurity and Defense News:

In Depth also brings you the latest cybersecurity and defense news each day. Below, find links to the stories mentioned during the show.

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