Streamlining government and cutting costs are priorities for the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Sen.Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) letters to Cabinet secretaries across government include specific examples he thinks they could use to save money. That money would prevent furloughs at their agencies, Coburn contends.
Justin Ganderson Associate McKenna Long & Aldridge
A close look at your agency’s mix of employees vs. contractors is one potential source of cost savings during sequestration. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy wants your input on that comparison. Justin Ganderson, an associate at McKenna Long & Aldridge joins In Depth to discuss how agencies approach the cost comparison.
A bill to fund operations of the government through the end of the fiscal year is through the House. The final vote of 267 to 151 means the Senate will work on the bill next. The White House says it has concerns about the bill, but didn’t say President Obama will veto it. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer says that doesn’t mean the administration painted him and his colleagues into a corner.
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.