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8:03 pm, July 31, 2014

In Depth

Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features daily interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 4 to 7 p.m. or download his archived interviews below.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:43pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is one week into its longest work session of the year. Members will be on the Hill for the next eight weeks. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the partisan divide may melt away in five key areas.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:37pm EDT
Seto Bagdoyan, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

The Office of Personnel Management's Innovation Lab needs to prove it's worth keeping around, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO says the lab doesn't have performance metrics to show how much its ideas are actually helping other agencies. Seto Bagdoyan, acting director of audit services for GAO's Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, tells In Depth with Francis Rose your agency's innovative problem-solvers need help proving they actually exist.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:19pm EDT
Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, CompTIA

The nonprofit trade association CompTIA is buying one of its public sector competitors. It's merging with TechAmerica to boost its own public sector organization. That announcement today comes right after Friday's announcement that TechAmerica settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the Information Technology Industry Council. Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president of public policy at CompTIA, fills in In Depth with Francis Rose on the details.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:08pm EDT
Jenny Mattingley, Director of Government Affairs, Shaw Bransford and Roth.

Monday is the first work day of this year's Public Service Recognition Week. All this week organizations and people from cabinet secretaries and the Senate to the Washington Nationals will celebrate the work of people like you. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford and Roth, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what you can expect this week.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:06am EDT
Mike Causey, Lauren Larson, Federal News Radio

Public Service Recognition Week kicked off yesterday with a 5K run in Anacostia Park and a social media campaign to say thank you in 140 characters. This year's theme is "Proud to Serve." Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told Federal News's Radio's Mike Causey and Lauren Larson why she thinks this week is important. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:23pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it may use buyouts to cut its workforce. But buyouts overall are few and far between. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that may be because a buyout doesn't buy what it used to.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:16pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress takes its first real action next week on whether or not to accept the cost-saving ideas DoD put forward in its 2015 budget proposal. And so far, it's looking like those proposals are going to be shredded. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu is writing about the current process of putting together the annual National Defense Authorization Act in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:12pm EDT
Jon Etherton, Principal, Etherton and Associates

Better Buying Power 3.0 is coming soon from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. But sustained, measurable defense acquisition reform will require more stakeholders than just OSD. Jon Etherton, principal of Etherton and Associates, senior fellow of the National Defense Industrial Association and a longtime veteran of the defense acquisition field, ttestified at this week's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about defense acquisition reform. He told In Depth with Francis Rose his main message for the committee was why reform can work this time around.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:07pm EDT
Mary Davie, Office of Integrated Technology Services, GSA

The General Services Administration's next move toward a replacement for the Networx contract is under way. The Network Services 2020 strategy includes a strategy white paper and a transition strategy white paper. Mary Davie is assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services at GSA. She told In Depth with Francis Rose lots of people think the strategy is a new contract.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:38pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Data Act implementation, warm fuzzies in May

Dan Mintz, president and executive director of the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, and John Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 07:13pm EDT
Roger Zakheim, Counsel, Covington and Burling

The House Armed Services Committee will soon mark up the National Defense Authorization Act. But all the subcommittee markups may be for nothing. The Obama Administration says it can't submit an Overseas Contingency Operation budget until it knows the results of the election in Afghanistan and some leaders in the House say the NDAA doesn't mean much without the OCO budget request. Roger Zakheim is counsel at Covington and Burling and former general counsel and deputy staff director of the House Armed Services Committee and former deputy assistant secretary of Defense. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose the next round of defense spending negotiations might not mean anything.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 07:05pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is putting his own stamp on the OneDHS concept. He is calling for a "unity of effort" across all of DHS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller shares details on the memo and what it means for the acquisition workforce.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:59pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Defense officials report an unprecedented increase in reported cases of sexual assault in the military during 2013. Those cases are up 50 percent more than the year before. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more on what the Pentagon thinks the statistics mean. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:52pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Major cuts in the time-to-hire for the federal government allow the Office of Personnel Management to focus on hiring quality instead of just speed. But those metrics may be just one part of making the hiring process better. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer and the Department of Homeland Security, writing a series of pieces about what's wrong with the hiring process. He shares his views with In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:42pm EDT
Alan Davidson, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

The Office of Personnel Management is rolling out the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. If the numbers from last year hold this year, federal job satisfaction will be as bad as it's ever been. And other research indicates young people are apprehensive at best about serving in government. Alan Davidson, vice president and director of technology policy and strategy for the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, moderated a panel this week that looked at the federal technology talent deficit. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose closing the technology talent deficit at your agency may take some new thinking.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:36pm EDT
Tom Temin, Host, Federal News Radio

Today is the first official day on the job for Bob Work as deputy secretary of Defense. The Senate confirmed him yesterday by voice vote. He's a known quantity at DoD. He left as deputy secretary of the Navy about a year ago. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says Work has a great reputation.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:24pm EDT
Industry Chatter: Beth McGrath and John Powers

The National Defense Authorization Act is almost ready for the full House Armed Services Committee to review. One certainty is that the final dollar total will be smaller than last year. The Pentagon will make many hard decisions in the coming years, but it will have data and other tools to help make those decisions. John Powers, principal at Deloitte and leader of its Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring practice, and Beth McGrath, director of Deloitte's federal practice and former deputy chief management officer and performance improvement officer at the Defense Department, were Francis Rose's guests for Industry Chatter.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:46pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Six months later, government contractors are still recovering from the shutdown. Lost revenue, delayed contract awards and the trickledown effect to programs are among the main aftershocks. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller connects with several vendors he talked to during the shutdown in October and some new ones to find out about the lingering impacts.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:41pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

It's still far too early to celebrate, but there are some signs that the reforms may be paying off five years after Congress passed its most recent attempt to fix the Defense Department's acquisition system. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

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Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 06:24pm EDT
Henry Willis, Director, Homeland Security and Defense Center, RAND

The House of Representatives is considering a bill to reform the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process. H.R. 4228 asks DHS to improve acquisition accountability and keep its programs on schedule. Henry Willis, director of the RAND Corporation's Homeland Security and Defense Center, tells In Depth with Francis Rose whether this is a remedy in the works for DHS' troubled acquisition process.

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