It’s no secret agencies have money problems — or they will before too long. And the fighting on Capitol Hill is making budgeting problems even worse at agencies.
John Kamensky, a senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government and an associate partner at IBM’s Global Business Services, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss new ways of dealing with budget problems.
Kamensky, a former veteran of the Office of Management and Budget, discussed some of the underlying issues that have sprung from the budget stalemates in Congress. The solution may be setting agreed-upon “rules of the road,” for budgetary policy, he said.
Kamensky addressed the same issues in a post on the Business of Government blog. He pointed to a report from the nonpartisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform, which recommended setting budget targets and multi-year budgeting.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.