Each fiscal year presents new challenges for the Defense Department. And it’s only going to get tougher. Defense experts say DoD has to to adjust its strategy in light of continued declines, both from sequestration and from earlier budget agreements. For the latest study on the future of DoD procurement, Tom and Emily spoke to Bloomberg’s defense analyst, Kevin Brancato.
Sean Moulton Director of Open Government Policy Center for Effective Government
The Obama Administration says it’s making strides to make information easily accessible to people. It announced a fresh set of commitments last week at the summit of the global Open Government Partnership. The director of Open Government Policy at the Center for Effective Government, Sean Moulton, has more.
The federal government is in the midst of overhauling the process and criteria for how it recognizes Indian tribes. Is this something that needs to be done? Attorney Judith Shapiro is a Washington sole-practitioner who represents Indian tribes. She says the process very much needs changing.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is expected to debate a new version of the DATA Act this week. Jason Miller has details on this and other stories in his Inside the Reporter’s Notebook.
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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.