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In Depth with Francis Rose features daily interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 4 to 7 p.m. or download his archived interviews on our daily show blogs.
In Depth Show Blog - July 29, 2013
Monday - 7/29/2013, 8:56pm EDT
On the show today:
The Silverline Group
At first glance, the impact of sequestration on prime contractors doesn't seem so bad. Some solid earnings reports are coming out but the results might be a little misleading, according to Michael Lewis, a chartered financial analyst and the co-founder of the Silverline Group. Lewis joins In Depth as part of Federal News Radio's special report Private Side of Sequestration.
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Education Department Office of the Inspector General
Spending money fast isn't automatically a recipe for disaster. The Education Department is celebrating some success in spending money from the Recovery Act fast — and transparently. But there are some lessons to learn and work to do too. Bryon Gordon, deputy assistant inspector general for audit at the Education Department's Office of the Inspector General, joins In Depth with some lessons learned.
Click here for more about the IG's report
Commissioner for Patents
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Taking an agency from crisis mode to excellence is happening at the Patent and Trademark Office. But it's taken the agency four years. Peggy Focarino, commissioner for patents at the Patent and Trademark Office, and her team helped lead the effort that dramatically improved the speed and quality of patent examinations. That work has garnered her a Service to America Medal nomination.
Managing Director for Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues
Government Accountability Office
The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship may be a moving target — before it ever gets fully deployed. Changes to the ship-frame may push the program further off track, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Paul Francis, managing director for acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss the agency's findings.
Director of the Office of Audit
USPS Office of the Inspector General
Cutting overtime is a classic technique for saving money. And it may be a technique the Postal Service needs to use more frequently. Lorie Nelson, director of the Office of Audit at the Postal Service Inspector General's office, joins In Depth to discuss a recent IG report about the Postal Service's use of overtime.
- OMB defines next steps for 'refreshed' management agenda
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- Debating the Maturity of Cyber-Insurance: What Role Should It Play in NIST Cybersecurity Framework?
- Five Indicted in New Jersey for Largest Known Data Breach Conspiracy