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In Depth interviews - December 28

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jeff Neal , Rob Burton , Richard Stiennon , Rudy deLeon , Frank Reeder , James Phillips , Jamie Barnett ,

Friday - 12/28/2012, 03:34pm EST

Campaign advisers lay out candidates' competing defense strategies

What are President Barack Obama's plans for the Pentagon in a possible second term? And, what would a Mitt Romney administration hold in store? To answer those questions, Federal News Radio turned to Michele Flournoy, Obama's former undersecretary of defense for policy, and Dov Zakheim, former Pentagon comptroller and now a Romney adviser.

Tags: DoD , Michele Flournoy , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/26/2012, 09:28pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 26

How would the Pentagon change under Mitt Romney? And what would President Obama do to the Defense Department in a second term? Federal Drives talks to advisers to the two candidates about the different approaches to national security.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Michele Flournoy , BethAnn Telford , Ironman , John Michel , Air Force

Friday - 10/26/2012, 09:56am EDT

Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting

When the Defense Department began contingency contracting operations on a large-scale in Iraq in 2003 it was largely a trial by fire. Despite the best planning, DoD lacked the programs and practical solutions to handle the environment, officials say. Since then, commissions, panels and lawmakers have offered fixes and DoD has evolved to try to create "rock-solid" reforms. Federal News Radio examines these issues in the next part of our series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: Jacques Gansler , Alan Chvotkin , Gary Motsek , John Tierney , Harold McAlduff , Defense Acquisition University , DoD , State , acquisition , contracting , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:22pm EDT
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What McCain's budget block means for DoD programs

Dov Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what this block will mean for defense budgeting and which programs might be affected.

Tags: DoD , John McCain , budget , In Depth , Navy Times , Defense News

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:45pm EDT
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Analysis: Wartime contracting bill a 'major step'

Two senators are trying to change the way agencies plan for wartime contracting by introducing a bill that would incorporate ideas from the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Commission member Dov Zakheim weighs in on the bill.

Tags: Jim Webb , Claire McCaskill , DoD , contracting , Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting

Monday - 03/05/2012, 09:29am EST
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DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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DoD promises to fix Iraq contracting problems in 30 days

There is no precise figure for how many contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , contracting , KBR , Shay Assad , DCAA , DCMA , DoD , Defense

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 12:05pm EST
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