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In Depth Show Blog - June 17, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, 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.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Richard Stiennon , Mark DeMaria , Rob Burton , David Powner ,

Monday - 06/17/2013, 08:01pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: DoD faces many layers of budget challenges

Two former Pentagon officials, Rudy deLeon and Dov Zakheim, join Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss a range of challenges facing the Defense Department, including the threat of sequestration.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , Rudy deLeon ,

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 08:28pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 8, 2013

Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. Dov Zakheim reviews what DoD Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel can expect from Congress. Attorney Mark Schamel explains how the Defense Authorization Bill helps off-duty law enforcement agents. Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group discusses new food safety rules issued by the FDA. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service previews the SAMMIE nomination process. Katherine McFate discusses OMB Watch's name change.

Tags: Martin Libicki , RAND Corporation , Senate , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Mark Schamel , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice , Defense Authorization bill , Officer Safety Act , Erik Olson , FDA , Pew Health Group , John Palguta , SAMMIE , Partnership for Public Service , Katherine McFate , Center for Effective Government , OMB Watch , DoD Report , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 08:41am EST

Top 3 for 2013 - Dov Zakheim on military retirement reform

Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of defense (comptroller), says deficit-reduction negotiations are setting up a discussion about military retirement that could affect recruiting and retention.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2013 , DoD , military retirement

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:36pm EST

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

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

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

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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