In Depth Show Blog - November 1, 2013

Friday - 11/1/2013, 6:49pm EDT

Today's guests:

Ron Layton
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Secret Service

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Professionalizing the cyber work force is an idea gaining steam in the cyber community. But defining the jobs is the first stumbling block. A panel discussion at George Washington University today called "Building a World-Class Cyber Work Force" accompanied the release of some research on professionalizing the cyber work force. Ron Layton, deputy chief information officer at the Secret Service, was on the panel at the discussion today. He says one of the first stumbling blocks for professionalization is definition.

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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The new cost of living adjustment is out from the Social Security Administration. It's historic but not the good kind of historic for federal retirees.

Dov Zakheim
Senior Advisor
Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The House Armed Services Committee will take another crack at defense acquisition reform. Committee chairman Buck McKeon chooses vice chairman Mac Thornberry to lead the new panel. Experts on defense acquisition gave the committee some guidance on how to proceed this week. One of the witnesses was Dov Zakheim, former Undersecretary of Defense (comptroller) and now a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He says a new approach to defense acquisition reform has the potential for new results and the old approach won't work this time around either.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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Members of the House and Senate are finally talking about a budget deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says just the fact they're talking is a big change.


Also on the Show:

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs of Shaw Bransford and Roth, joined Francis Rose in studio for Federal News Countdown.

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs of Shaw Bransford and Roth, counted down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose on Federal News Countdown.

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