As thing winds down in the 112th Congress, some members point to what the priorities of the 113th session should be. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller spoke with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee in our “Congressional Spotlight.”
Thompson discussed a letter he sent to prospective leaders of the committee.
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), aims to bring federal IT back to its core values. But as much as the process needs to refocus it should also keep an eye on the future, many on the industry side say.
Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of TechAmerica and leader of the group’s global public sector team, joins In Depth, to discuss the group’s concerns with the bill.
Say sequestration happens and the automatic budget cuts fall across the government. Knowing how to manage your agency’s contracts could help a lot during that time. And the same goes for contractors themselves.
Eric Crusius, joins In Depth to discuss his five (tongue-in-cheek) reasons Congress hasn’t dealt with sequestration yet and some real-world advice to agencies for managing their contracts during the uncertanty.
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.