In Depth Show Blog - November 11, 2013

Monday - 11/11/2013, 6:01pm 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:

Mary Schohn & Michael Culpepper

Department of Veterans Affairs

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Treating and maintaining the mental health of America's veterans has become a top priority at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Providing that care requires the best care providers the agency can get. Mary Schohn is head of Mental Health Operations and Michael Culpepper is Chief Officer of Workforce Management and Consulting at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They work together to identify, recruit, train and retain a skilled team of mental health care providers.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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TechAmerica wants $5 million in damages from the industry group that raided it last week. Their lawsuit against the Information Technology Industry Council claims harm after three executives left TechAmerica and went to ITIC.

Larry Allen
President
Allen Federal Business Partners

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Clarity is in short supply around Washington these days. Some federal contracting officials say the basic guidelines to follow a contract solicitation are vague and sometimes vendors don't even read them.

David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

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All's quiet on the budget front on Capitol Hill. Members of the congressional conference committee trying to work out an agreement for the rest of this fiscal year continue to meet and their staffs are exchanging information. But no one's saying anything in public. That may be bad or it may be really good.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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No matter what numbers you look at from the Federal employee viewpoint survey, they don't look very good. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the only surprise about the low numbers is that anyone's surprised.


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