In Depth Show Blog - September 9, 2013

Monday - 9/9/2013, 6:13pm 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:

Nick Sinai
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Office of Science and Technology Policy

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The White House isn't letting the two-year anniversary of the Open Government National Action Plan pass unnoticed. It is preparing for version 2.0 of the plan, and it is looking for input from agencies and citizens.

Philip Rosenfelt
Acting Chief Counsel
Department of Education

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Philip Rosenfelt, the acting general counsel for the Education Department, is known as the mastermind of federal education funding. He helped orchestrate disaster response for schools in the path of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. And now he's a finalist for a Service to America Medal in the Career Achievement Category.

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Sean Moulton
Director of Open Government Policy
Center for Effective Government

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Your agency has five open data requirements to nail down by Nov. 1. New guidance from Project Open Data will help you do just that.

Michele Mackin
Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

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The Navy is investing more than $43 billion in a new class of aircraft carriers designed to run with smaller crews and increased capabilities. The first of the new line named after former President Gerald Ford is under construction and the Government Accountability Office is checking to see if the Navy's acquisition strategies make sense.

Art Turowski
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

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The State Department is renewing its lease in Rosslyn, Va., after the General Services Administration couldn't find anyplace else to go. GSA says no one else responded to a solicitation for the space a year and a half ago. Art Turowski is senior vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle and GSA's former director of real estate.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen

(D-Md.)

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Congress is back at work today after the summer recess. Most of the talk on Capitol Hill revolves around Syria. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. In our Congressional Spotlight, he says Syria is important, but Congress has a lot of other important things to pay attention to.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Office of Federal Procurement Policy wants to make civilian agency workforce training plug-and-play. OFPP is mandating the use of the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System to standardize and streamline courses and certification tracking. Joe Jordan is the administrator of OFPP. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about the new committee to oversee many of these efforts.


Also on the Show:

Dan Gordon, the former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the current associate dean for government contracts law at George Washington University, joined Francis Rose in the 3 o'clock hour to discuss current federal procurement policy. He also stuck around to co-host today's show with Francis.

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