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In Depth interviews - June 19

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. Across-the-board mandatory cuts have a lot of people on edge, especially those who work closely with the Defense Department. Across-the-board mandatory cuts have a lot of people on edge. But some of the rhetoric could be overblown, says Benjamin Friedman, a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute.

Tags: Francis Rose , Earl Devaney , Reznick Government , RATB , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Catherine Lotrionte , Stuxnet , Ben Friedman , Cato Institute , sequestration , Mike Sullivan , GAO , F-35 II

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 01:39am EDT

Analysis: DoD needs to slice budget with or without sequestration

Benjamin Friedman, a CATO Institute research fellow, said sequestration prevents intelligent spending cuts, but that doesn't necessarily mean DoD lacks room to make smarter ones.

Tags: sequestration , budget , DoD , best practices , Budget Control Act , Benjamin Friedman , Keith BieryGolick , Cato Institute , Congress ,

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:15am EDT
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In Depth interviews - June 20

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: Scott Lilly , Center for American Progress , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Francis Rose

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 01:56am EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress last Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a bleak picture of the military and its power if the across-the-board reductions, known as "sequestration," go into effect beginning Jan. 2.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , Leon Panetta , budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Devaney: 'Long past due' for governmentwide spending oversight

Agencies and lawmakers, seeking to implement accountability and transparency practices governmentwide, are taking a page from the Recovery Board's playbook. One of the successes of the RAT Board was in changing the way agencies dealt with erroneous or improper payments, said Earl Devaney, the former chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and now a senior adviser at Reznick Government.

Tags: management , budget , oversight , best practices , Recovery Act , Earl Devaney , RAT Board , GAT Board , Recovery.gov , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 03:01pm EDT
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IRS employee organized 90,000 volunteers to help file tax returns

Supervisory Financial Analyst Michael McBride of the Internal Revenue Service is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Tags: Michael McBride , IRS , tax returns , Service to America Medal , Sammies ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 10:48am EDT
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X-37B ends 15-month secret mission

The X-37B's flight included a classified payload. Air Force Lt. Col. Tom McIntyre, the plane's program manager, said the aircraft provided the military with testing capabilities without the risks other programs face.

Tags: X-37B , DoD , Francis Rose , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:47pm EDT

Malware disguised as security app poses threats to Androids

Kaspersky Labs spotted malware disguised as a fake security app called "Android Security Suite Premium," Computerworld reports. The malware is a threat to everyday smartphone users as well as businesses that allow employees to use personal devices on the network.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Francis Rose , malware , Computerworld , Androids , Kaspersky Lab

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Report encourages cooperation to increase veteran hiring

Employing veterans is good business for companies. A recent Center for a New American Security report examines why and offers recommendations on what agencies can do to help make the hiring process easier.

Tags: Francis Rose , CNAS , Margaret Harrell , veterans , DoD , VA , veteran hiring , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:54pm EDT
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Analysis: Sequestration would drive contractors over 'fiscal cliff'

Defense contractors are growing increasingly worried about the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, which are set to take effect in January. Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, said the cuts would hit the defense industry particularly hard.

Tags: Marion Blakey , AIA , industry , acquisition , DoD , sequestration , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:59pm EDT
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