Among the major priorities of the 113th Congress will be to approve agency budgets. But Bill Dougan, the president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, says Congress and the White House also shouldn’t make federal employees have to wait for a raise.
Buying-for-value vs. buying-for-price is a problem the Defense Department is trying to address as part of its Better Buying Power 2.0 guidance. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, says the dichotomy between cost and value will intensify in 2013 as getting the most for their money drives agency procurement.
Customs and Border Protection Agents are under attack. But the weapons the bad guys use are green — as in money. Rebecca Gambler, acting director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss the findings of a recent report on corruption in the CBP ranks.
Jenny Mattingley Director of Government Affairs Shaw Bransford & Roth
The debate over pay and benefits for public-sector jobs vs. their private-sector counterparts will surely continue into 2013. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford & Roth says agencies will also continue to focus on reforming the civil service this year.
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, 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.