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GAO finds competition lacking in some DoD contracts

Michele Mackin, the assistant director for Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis to discuss a recent report by GAO that found competition in some defense contracts lacking. Bill Woods, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, discussed efforts to create a streamlined system for federal contracting data.

Tags: GAO , contracting , acquisition , Francis Rose , Michele Mackin , Bill Woods , FPDS , FedBizOpps , DoD

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 08:11pm EDT

Nuclear weapons arsenal under 'constant attack,' NNSA says

Officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration say America's nuclear weapons arsenal is "under constant attack."

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , NNSA , nuclear energy ,

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:48pm EDT

Analysis: Concept of mobile worker not new, but changing technology is

Two former administrators in the Office of E-Government & Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, Karen Evans and Mark Forman, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the mobile push in government, especially as OMB has recently broadened the focus.

Tags: OMB , Office of E-government and IT , Karen Evans , Mark Forman , Francis Rose , Executive Suite , mobile , mobility , mobile apps , technology

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 09:19pm EDT

On the show today March 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: Dan Metcalf , Francis Rose , INSA , Ellen McCarthy , Patrick Smith , DoD , Air Force

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 01:59am EDT

Data breach costs decline

Costs from data breaches are down, according to a new study by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute. In 2011, the average cost of a data breach was $5.5 million dollars a decrease of 24 percent from the previous year. Similarly, the cost per compromised record was $194 dollars per compromised record, reports on the study's results.

Tags: Francis Rose , technology , cybersecurity , Ponemon Institute , Symantec , data breach

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 04:37pm EDT

DoD awards United Health six-year TRICARE contract

The Defense Department has awarded United Health Military and Veteran Services a six-year contract to operate TRICARE in the Western U.S., including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado and a handlful of other states.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , TRICARE , contracting , TriWest , United Health , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/19/2012, 07:54pm EDT

On the show today March 19

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

Tags: Francis Rose , Frank Rusco , GAO , Larry Allen , Harold Good , National Procurement Institute , Allen Federal Business Partners

Monday - 03/19/2012, 04:34pm EDT

Labor Dept. announces new tool to stem improper payments

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary of employment and training administration at DoL, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss details of the department's new program.

Tags: DOL , Jane Oates , Francis Rose , management , improper payments

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:28pm EDT

Apple Configurator app can help agencies mass-deploy products

Harrison Weber, design editor at, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how agencies can effectively use the Configurator.

Tags: Harrison Weber , technology , Apple , app , The Next Web

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:03pm EDT

Defense industry warns of budget cuts going too far

In an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose, Fred Downey, vice president of national security at the Aerospace Industries Association, breaks down what the defense industry is saying about DoD's strategy.

Tags: Fred Downey , Aerospace Industries Association , DoD , budget ,

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:58pm EDT
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