In Depth Show Blog - February 20, 2014

Thursday - 2/20/2014, 5:33pm 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:

Alan Chvotkin
Executive Vice President
Professional Services Council

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The Office of Personnel Management is canceling a major training contract after a year of accepting bid proposals. It was the federal government's largest training contract when it came out.

Jessica Klement
Legislative Director
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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The White House budget request coming in two weeks won't include a switch to the chained Consumer Price Index to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for federal benefits. Federal employee groups have been pushing the administration and Congress for this for a long time. One of those groups is the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Defense Department's forthcoming strategy for using the electromagnetic spectrum will call for new ways of thinking about how to divvy up radio waves between commercial users and the federal government. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD doesn't think it can afford to keep selling off large chunks of spectrum to the wireless industry.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Preparation to implement cybersecurity continuous monitoring is well underway across the government. Agencies have one week to send the Office of Management and Budget their initial ideas of how they will move to a dynamic approach to protecting their computers and networks. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller is here with details of what it will take to change how agencies protect their computers from an ever-growing threat.

Gregory Wilshusen
Information Security Issues
Government Accountability Office

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Combining databases can help your agency prevent waste, fraud and abuse. There's a catch though. It can also violate some federal privacy laws.

Jeff Neal
Senior Vice President
ICF International

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There are three kinds of lies -- lies, damn lies and statistics. That's the old Mark Twain saying. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer and the Department of Homeland Security, thinks there should be one more on the list.

Tom Temin
Co-host
Federal News Radio

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The White House budget request coming in two weeks won't include a switch to the chained Consumer Price Index to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for federal benefits. Federal employee groups have been pushing the administration and Congress for this for a long time. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says he's not surprised the chained CPI won't be in the White House's budget request.


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