In Depth Show Blog - September 3, 2013

Tuesday - 9/3/2013, 7:18pm 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:

Rep. Gerry Connolly

(D-Va.)

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Congress could nix the White House's proposal for a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees. They did it last year when President Barack Obama recommended a 0.5 percent pay raise, but Congress cut it out of the continuing resolution. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) says he thinks feds deserve a raise this year.

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Michael Valivullah
Chief Technology Officer, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Department of Agriculture

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Some milestones in the Office of Management and Budget's mobile strategy remain elusive more than a year after it came out last May. Security is the main reason some Federal IT execs are hesitant about the mobile revolution.

Tom Shoop
Editor-in-Chief
Government Executive

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A 1 percent pay raise kicks in for civilian federal employees Jan. 1, according to a plan President Barack Obama released Friday. You might be surprised to hear it's meeting a lukewarm reception.

Karen Evans

Former E-gov Administrator

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"Protect your passwords" has a whole new meaning for former E-gov administrator at OMB, Karen Evans. After years of warning people about strong passwords and other security best practices, Evans learned the hard way about security. She tells her story and how you can learn from it.

Daniel Castro
Senior Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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"The Internet of Things" means more stuff online than ever before. The implications for federal agencies may not even be on their radar screens yet. Daniel Castro is senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and director of the Center for Data Innovation.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Staying ahead of the public's expectation curve at the Postal Service means upgrading the bandwidth and security of its computer network. Stacy Schwartz is the vice president of AT&T's federal government business unit. She tells executive editor Jason Miller about two contracts AT&T recently won from the Postal Service worth more than $53 million to improve and better secure the back-end infrastructure.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is starting a huge project designed to move most of the military's state-side computing capacity into a handful of mega data centers across the country. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports DISA's planning to finish the effort in the next five years.


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