In Depth Show Blog - September 5, 2013

Thursday - 9/5/2013, 7:33pm 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:

Trevor Brown
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University

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Acquisition efficiency will save your agency big money in the coming years. Navigating the complexity of the acquisition process is one of the big holdups. Trevor Brown is an associate professor and the interim director at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University.

Angela Canterbury
Director of Public Policy
Project On Government Oversight

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A ruling from the Federal Court of Appeals says federal employees working in what an agency terms a "sensitive" position can't appeal disciplinary measures to the Merit Systems Protections Board. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees won't get civil-service protection from the MSPB. Angela Canterbury is director of public policy at Project On Government Oversight.

Adm. Jonathan Greenert
Chief of Naval Operations
Department of the Navy

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The Navy is facing a wide range of challenges from sequestration to physical threats around the world. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, spoke at the American Enterprise Institute about future military strategies during sequestration. Greenert says the Navy will need many years to recover from just the first year of sequestration.

Jen Sakole
Principal Analyst, Federal Information Services team
Deltek

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Nearly $50 billion sits in government accounts, ready to go out before the end of the month. Even with sequestration and all the budget uncertainty, that's a lot of money for agencies to spend fast. Jen Sakole, principal analyst on the Federal Information Services team at Deltek, is looking at where the money may go.


Also on the Show:

On Industry Chatter, Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes, sheds light on a David and Goliath story that's taking place right now in the federal telecom space. Hughes is David and a group of telecom carriers serving the federal marketplace is Goliath.

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