As the GAO sizes up the federal balance sheets of agencies, the bottom line is always fuzzy. But Bob Dacey tells the Federal Drive that doesn’t mean agency operations will be hurt. This interview is part of Federal News Radio’s weeklong mutli-media series ‘Rise of the Money People.’
The Government Printing Office is warming up for some heavy lifting after displaying copies of the fiscal 2014 budget that are hot off the presses. The White House says this plan is a compromise between Democratic and Republican positions. Bob Cusack, the editor-in-chief of The Hill newspaper discusses the details of the plan.
Tim Lawler Director at Grant Thornton Grant Thornton
The Federal Government spends $500-600 billion annually on grants and nearly every department has a major grants program. As part of our weeklong multimedia series, Rise of the Money People, we turn to Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton and former director of financial management at the FAA, to found out how to streamline the grants process.
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The Government Accountability Office has been cataloging examples of overlapping or duplicative federal programs for the past three years. The tally was already at more than 130. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, the latest update adds a few dozen more which is causing federal agencies to miss opportunities to save money. Read Jared’s story
A new Federal News Radio survey finds agency financial managers have moved up to the next level and are using information and performance metrics to inform their decision making. Jason Miller Read Jason’s story and listen to his report
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.