In Depth Show Blog - Jan. 17, 2014

Friday - 1/17/2014, 5:18pm 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:

Lee Dougherty, leader of the government contracting practice at General Counsel PC, and Jim Williams of Schambach & Williams Consulting, LLC, joined Francis Rose to count down the top stories of the week on the Federal News Countdown.

Earl Crane
Senior Principal
Promontory Financial Group, LLC

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HealthCare.gov passes a set of security tests several months after its initial launch. But the conversation about cybersecurity isn't going away. Cybersecurity is about to enter the boardroom of your agency along with your CIO.

Tom Temin
Co-host
Federal Drive

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Today is the last day on the job for Joe Jordan. He's leaving as administrator of Federal Procurement Policy today and he starts his new job at FedBid on Tuesday. Tom Temin from Federal Drive says the job Jordon is leaving is a tough one.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Joe Jordan, the outgoing administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, believes agencies have only scratched the surface of the administration's campaign to buy smarter. Today is Jordan's last day at OFPP. He says strategic sourcing is among the most important initiatives to help agencies stretch their dollars farther. In part 2 of their interview, Jordan tells executive editor Jason Miller about the impact of the buying smarter campaign and strategic sourcing.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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The Office of Personnel Management will look at the pros and cons of a self-plus-one option in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan. Congress put a provision in the budget deal to allow OPM to examine the possibilities of a self-plus-one. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about that option and says not everyone is a big fan of the idea.


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