The federal government will save an estimated $4.6 billion in payroll costs if the federal pay freeze extends through 2013. But the cost of a pay freeze may outweigh any potential savings, according to Howard Risher, the editor of Compensation & Benefits Review and a federal-government pay expert.
A big upgrade for Performance.gov is now up and running. The Office of Management and Budget says it’s the headquarters for all of the government’s performance-related information. Robert Shea, a Principal at Grant Thornton, says the redesign is a big step forward in using data to make agencies accountable.
The 2009 Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act included some good intentions for the Defense Department. But the Government Accountability Office says making it actually work is a little tougher. Mike Sullivan, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, joins In Depth to discuss how DoD can better monitor weapon acquisition programs.