In Depth Show Blog - Jan. 21, 2014

Tuesday - 1/21/2014, 5:35pm 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:

Jon Carver
Chief Acquisition Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Administration

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An avalanche of data is available for performance managers across government. Collating and analyzing that data is now job one for those managers. Jon Carver, associate administrator for performance management, chief acquisition officer and chief financial officer at the Small Business Administration, says they have a mantra at SBA.

Greg Stanford
Government and Public Affairs Director
Federal Managers Association

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A fully appropriated budget is giving federal managers something they haven't had in a while -- a sense, at least, of stability moving into 2014.

Bob Woods
President
Topside Consulting Group

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There is a lesson for you to learn from Inspector Clouseau of the Pink Panther movies, never assume. Bob Woods, president of Topside Consulting and former federal official at the General Services Administration and Veteran Affairs and Transportation Departments, is writing about the lesson you should learn from the Inspector on Federal News Radio.

Roger Waldron
President
Coalition for Government Procurement

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A new leader at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will likely mean a few changes for federal contractors. Joe Jordan's last day as OFPP administrator was Friday. Lesley Field steps back into the acting administrator role.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Department of Defense says it's still assessing the proper place for commercial cloud computing in the military, and the right acquisition strategy to procure those services. It's been two months since the Pentagon told vendors it needed to rethink its approach to buying cloud computing services from commercial providers.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Transportation Department is trying to fix a leadership problem that has plagued the government for a long time. The agency will stop promoting employees to leadership positions based on tenure or expertise and will promote based on leadership ability. Brian Crew is the associate director for human capital planning and solutions at the Transportation Department. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller about how DoT plans to improve the training of current and future managers.


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