In Depth Show Blog - December 6, 2013

Friday - 12/6/2013, 5:32pm 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:

From left, Jeff Koch, former OMB official, and John Salamone, vice president of FMP Consulting, counted down the top stories of the week with host Francis Rose on the Federal News Countdown. (Photo by Michael O'Connell)

Rep. Frank Wolf

R-Virginia

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The congressional budget conference committee is talking about hiking up federal employee retirement contributions. But all of Congress isn't on board with that idea. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) thinks federal employees have given enough. He says he sent a clear message to the conference committee.

Tom Shoop
Editor-in-Chief
Government Executive

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Forty percent of Americans think President Obama manages government well. The concept of "perception is reality" is hardening the average citizen's opinion of what your agency is able to do.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Defense Intelligence Agency has just launched a project it thinks can circumvent the notoriously slow government procurement process for information technology and open the playing field to a much broader set of innovators.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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A budget deal appears to be close in Congress. The deal will likely include some provisions that affect your pay and benefits. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says some members of Congress think the budget problem and the solution are the same thing -- you.


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