9:54 am, August 23, 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 - 05/19/2014, 05:03pm EDT
Richard Stiennon, cybersecurity analyst

Software assurance policies could be a foundation principle for cybersecurity at your agency in the next five years. That's a prediction from Richard Stiennon, the host of the Security Current blog, the founder of IT Harvest and the author of Surviving Cyberwar. Stiennon tells In Depth with Francis Rose he sees a cybersecurity culture shift inside the beltway.


Monday - 05/19/2014, 04:52pm EDT
Francis Rose, In Depth host

The scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department is the latest to damage the brand of the federal government. The deployment of was another recent one. Rebuilding the federal brand is the focus of the discussion at the annual Management of Change conference in Cambridge, Maryland. In Depth host Francis Rose is at the conference and tells guest host Jared Sebu about the conference's common threads.


Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:56pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

Knowing when you're ready to retire can be a lot easier if you're willing to answer 10 simple questions. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, has created a quick and interactive quiz to help you figure out if you're ready to retire or if you still need a little more time in the office.


Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:50pm EDT
Richard Rast, Senior Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base

One of your colleagues has figured out a new way to find pieces of trash that are orbiting the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour. His creativity is now earning him some prestigious recognition. Richard Rast, a senior engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category. Read a Q&A with Richard Rast.


Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:23pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: DATA Act haters, Connecting millions to health records

Bob Suda, president of Suda and Associates, and Tim Young, principal at Deloitte, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:41am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy updated the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting policy earlier this week. Federal contracting officers now have a consistent set of certification requirements no matter where they work. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to talk about the new requirements. Read Jason's related article.


Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:35am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he's angry and saddened. But, he told Congress yesterday he has no plans to resign over reports that delayed medical care may have led to the deaths of dozens of veterans. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.


Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:49pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

The Presidential Rank Awards return after a one-year hiatus. The White House gives the Office of Personnel Management the green light to to start accepting nominations for 2014. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose about what this means for senior executive service members and the current state of the performance award system.


Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:46pm EDT
Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Big ideas in government don't matter any more. Don Kettl, dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, told In Depth with Francis Rose your agency should use data to make policy changes from Congress and the White House easier.


Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:42pm EDT
Bob Tobias, Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University

Your agency has only two days left to hand in a self-assessment on how well it's following the Obama Administration's second-term management agenda. The White House wants your agency to take a broad approach to its strategic objectives. Bob Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, is looking at how different administrations choose to measure your agency's management success. He spoke to In Depth with Francis Rose.


Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:34pm EDT
Kevin Kelly, CEO, LGS Innovations

The Defense Department is watching the mergers and acquisition market develop and it's ready to step in if it doesn't like what it sees. DoD is worried about a drop in competition. The M&A market isn't completely dead though. Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer of LGS Innovations, has some first-hand experience with M&A. He was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.


Thursday - 05/15/2014, 12:16pm EDT
Secretary Penny Pritzker, Commerce Department

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says people and customer service are the leading priorities for her agency. She says she is paying close attention to how every one of her initiatives supports them. Secretary Pritzker sat down with Executive Editor Jason Miller for an exclusive interview about Commerce's progress in meeting her strategic vision. Read Jason's related article.


Thursday - 05/15/2014, 11:17am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it's jumping with both feet into the Defense Department's future Joint Information Environment. The service says it is positioned to influence the program as it takes shape. The Air Force has just gone through a major network consolidation of its own. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.


Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 06:19pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department and the intelligence community are each in the process of building their own enterprise IT initiatives, and in many ways, they're on their own separate paths. But officials say they're also trying to avoid reinventing the wheel wherever possible. More from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu. Read Federal News Radio's related article.


Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 05:59pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it's making up the most ground as part of the push to finally get the military to successfully close its financial books. But government auditors say this entire Department of Defense effort is at risk because of shortcomings in IT systems. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on where DoD stands as the first of two financial management deadlines approach. Read the related story by Jason Miller.


Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 05:56pm EDT
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration is introducing a tech start-up mentality to the federal government. GSA's new 18-F program aims to quickly deliver new user-friendly technologies at a low cost. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, wrote a letter to the associate administrator in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, Dave McClure, asking for an open and competitive procurement process.


Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 05:53pm EDT
Sharon Burke, International Security Program, New America Foundation

The Defense Department is the largest consumer of oil in the United States, according to the New America Foundation. Now the Foundation is hiring one of the senior leaders in charge of making that oil consumption more efficient. Sharon Burke, senior adviser for the International Security Program at the New America Foundation and former assistant secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose.


Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 05:37pm EDT
Katie Maddocks, Government Affairs representative, Federal Managers Association

The second session of the 113th Congress is ticking away and the opportunities to produce meaningful legislation are sliding by. Federal employees also have to start saying goodbye to two of their more vocal advocates on Capitol Hill. Reps Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) are planning to retire when their current terms are up. Katie Maddocks, a government affairs representative for the Federal Managers Association, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about what congressional changes would mean for the federal workforce in the coming months.


Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 05:10pm EDT
Alan Shaffer, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

The Department of Defense is asking contractors to innovate in helping the agency deal with its budget problems. The Pentagon says innovation is important for a lot of reasons. Alan Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of Defense for research and engineering, says DoD's innovation shortfall today is several decades in the making. He joins In Depth with Francis Rose in Executive Suite.

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 12:10pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The balance is off on Capitol Hill this week. The House is out of session, but the Senate is in. And both chambers are working on their strategies to get your agency's spending plan for Fiscal 2015 finished on time. David Hawkings, senior Eeitor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose your agency's next budget is taking baby steps not giant strides.


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