In Depth Show Blog - December 19, 2013

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 4:25pm 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 Interviews:

Ted Davies
President
Unisys Federal Systems

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The federal government is back on a path toward stability with the Senate voting to pass the budget deal. That stability is a welcome development for the contracting community. Ted Davies is president of Unisys Federal Systems, and Francis' guest on Industry Chatter today.

Adm. Stephen Metruck
Assistant Commandant for Resources, Cheif Financial Officer
U.S. Coast Guard

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The Homeland Security Department passed a clean audit for the first time ever. Components of the agency can each claim part of that success. Adm. Stephen Metruck explains the Coast Guard's involvement in this achievement.

Randall Culpepper
Program Executive Officer
U.S. Air Force

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The General Services Administration has landed its first big federal agency customer for the OASIS contract. The Air Force committed to use OASIS as its primary path to buy services. Federal News Radio Reporter, Jared Serbu, learns from Randall Culpepper how this is part of the agency's longstanding push to tackle service contracting as a single enterprise.

Tim McManus
Vice President for Education & Outreach
Partnership for Public Service

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Employee job satisfaction is at an all-time low in the federal government, according to the annual Best Places to Work survey from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. But there's still some good news feds.

Related stories:

Words from the wise: How 3 agencies attained best places to work status

Best Places to Work rankings show repeat winners and all-time lows

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to struggle to secure the data of millions of veterans. The latest evidence from a new report by external auditors shows VA failing to take some basic steps to secure its computers and data.

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