In Depth Show Blog - Aug. 2, 2013

Monday - 8/5/2013, 1:08pm 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:

Bryan Sivak
chief technology officer
Department of Health and Human Services

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Innovators and entrepreneurs are on the "help wanted" list at the Department of Health and Human Services. Their second annual HHS-entrepreneurs program is under way.

Greg Stanford
Director of Government and Public Affairs
Federal Managers Association

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Immediate termination, recorded telephone calls and unpaid leave -- these and others are all potential new requirements for federal employees accused of misconduct or otherwise. They're all included in the Stop Government Abuse Act the House passed yesterday.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Veterans Affairs Department is pushing ahead of other healthcare providers in using technology to improve patient care. VA is deploying a collection of applications to change its healthcare delivery model. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins us with details from a recent VA telemedicine demonstration of these cutting edge technologies. Miller says the mission of veteran care is driving the app development at VA.

Jessica Klement
Legislative Director
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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The House passes a package of bills that would impact the federal workforce today. But you probably won't like what you read.

Virginia Hill
President
National President of Young Government Leaders

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As more of your colleagues retire, millennials will move up the ladder. That is, if you can recruit them and keep them in the first place. Young Government Leaders looks at how to do that in some new research.

Patrick Gallagher
Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Standards and Technology
Department of Commerce

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The private sector will play an important role in the federal cybersecurity framework the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing. Exactly what that role will look like is still taking shape. Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is also acting deputy secretary and under secretary of Commerce for standards and technology. Gallagher lays out how he believes the private sector will work with federal agencies for the Senate Commerce Committee.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Navy's fleet of surface ships is just starting to rebound from what leaders admit was a decade of neglected maintenance. But they say sequestration will reverse those gains, and ultimately lead to a much smaller fleet.


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