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John Hutton — Director of Acquisition Sourcing Management Issues
It’s no easy task to manage 22 agencies, more than 200,000 employees and a $60 billion budget. And it’s painfully clear at the Homeland Security Department that it’s dealing with financial management issues that won’t go away.
John Hutton, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss the department’s longstanding financial-management challenges.
Linda Springer — Executive Director of Ernst and Young’s Government and Public Sector division
Whether it’s the possibility of a new administration or replacing a wave of retirees, every agency needs to know how to fill vacancies at the executive level.
Linda Springer, the executive director of Ernst and Young’s Government and Public Sector division and the former director of the Office of Personnel Management, joins In Depth to discuss recruiting and retaining before, during and after a Presidential election.
Springer recently spoke at the National Academy of Public Administration’s “Memo” events series about fixing the hiring process for political appointees and strengthening the federal workforce.
Mike Hettinger — Director of the Public Sector Innovation Group, Software and Information Industry Association
Cloud brokers are meant to make a complex acquisition process a lot easier. But when your agency relies on them for the most basic of acquisition projects, they can end up making a mess that wastes money and time, according to the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).
The group says the General Services Administration’s consideration of a possible cloud-broker model could “serve to increase complexity, strangle innovation and limit competition.”
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC 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 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.