In Depth Show Blog - November 8, 2013

Friday - 11/8/2013, 2:38pm EST

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:

Stan Soloway, left, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Tim Young of Deloitte joined Francis Rose in studio for Federal News Countdown. (Photo by Michael O'Connell/Federal News Radio)

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Tim Young of Deloitte joined Francis Rose in studio to count down the week's top stories on Federal News Countdown.

Patrick Boulay
Chief, USERRA Unit
Office of Special Counsel

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Veterans have a wing man on duty when they're working in the private sector. It's not a person, though, it's the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Patrick Boulay is chief of the USERRA Unit at the Office of Special Counsel.

Tom Shoop
Editor-in-Chief
Government Executive

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"A teachable moment" is what Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel calls the deployment of and problems with HealthCare.gov. But veterans of federal IT say the lessons have been around for years. The question is: will anyone learn them this time?

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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Your colleagues counting on bonuses this year are likely to be disappointed. The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management have new rules on handing out bonuses and they make that little something extra in your envelope littler. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the whole bonus process has been in Congress's crosshairs for a while.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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Pentagon officials are "very close" to finishing their work on an overhaul of DoD's guidebook for navigating the acquisition system. And the process led them to the conclusion that they need Congress's help to help unwind a cumbersome maze of acquisition laws that have been layered on through the decades.


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