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Melanie Pustay — director, Office of Information Policy, Justice Department
Federal agencies still have long backlogs of Freedom of Information Act requests. But they’ve made progress in meeting FOIA guidelines issued by Attorney General Eric Holder. The latest assessment tells how agencies did last year in five areas: presumption of openness, increasing efficiency, pushing out information, using technology and reducing backlogs.
Tim Burke — director of travel transportation services, General Services Administration
The City Pairs Program at the General Services Administration has been negotiating lower rates and better flexibility for agency travel for decades. It just released its new deal for 2013, and for the first time, it includes fewer flights.
Michael Isman — vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton
More agencies are letting employees use personal devices on federal networks. The goal is to make feds happier and reduce costs, because they can save on IT. But the move also brings risk to networks and productivity.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.