More transparency at your agency should be obvious as a result of the administration’s Open Government Initiative. But some agencies are slow to open up. Sean Moulton, director of the Open Government Policy at the Center for Effective Government, joins In Depth to discuss agency progress on the administration’s transparency initiatives and why some are lagging behind the rest.
The Defense Department wants Congress to approve two more rounds of base realignment and closure. Before that happens the House Armed Services Committee wants to know if the Pentagon can learn any lessons from the last round of BRAC, which went $14 billion over budget. Brian Lepore, director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss some of the biggest obstacles during the first round of BRAC.
Anything you can do to find money for your agency during sequestration will earn you big points. Some agencies are leveraging big data and other technology solutions to help identify waste, fraud and abuse. Angie Petty, senior principal analyst at Deltek, joins In Depth to discuss how managers can use technology to identify savings.
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.