Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Frank Reeder, co-founder and director of the Center for Internet Security, count down the top federal news stories of the week.
Collaboration is more important than ever in financial-management organizations across government. Chief information officers, chief acquisition officers, and other C-level execs are relying more and more on your agency’s financial management shop for data and answers. Linda Springer, is the executive director of the government and public sector for Ernst and Young and former controller at the Office of Management and Budget. She joins In Depth as part of the Federal News Radio special report “Rise of the Money People.”
Tim McManus Vice President for Education and Outreach Partnership for Public Service
John Berry’s last day as director of the Office of Personnel Management is tomorrow. Most people agree he’s leaving some big shoes to fill. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins In Depth with his take on Berry’s tenure.
Plans for five-day delivery at the Postal Service are dead thanks to a provision in the 2013 congressional spending bill. Now, the Postal Service is thinking outside of the box to find new sources of revenue, according to David Hendel, a partner at Husch Blackwell.
The fiscal 2014 budget request for the Pentagon looks to be a non-starter. The top line is as much as $50 billion above the spending level in the Budget Control Act. Travis Sharp, a non-resident fellow at the Center for a New American Security, likens the DoD’s budget request to a “placebo.”
A deal on the FBI headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue is just one example of work the General Services Administration is doing to revamp the federal footprint. The implications for the landscape downtown, and the workspace your agency occupies, could be broader than they look. Art Turowski, senior vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle and former director of leasing in the National Capital Region at the GSA, joins In Depth to discuss GSA’s real-estate plans.
2017 is the magic year for financial managers in the Defense department. That is the year the agency is supposed to reach a clean audit opinion. But one defense budget expert thinks DoD’s march toward financial auditability is a road to nowhere. Christopher Hanks, a former defense analyst for the RAND Corporation and the Institute for Defense Analyses, joins In Depth as part of the Federal News Radio special report “Rise of the Money People.”
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Jason Miller on how agency chief financial officers are using data to drive better decision-making and results. This report is part of the Federal News Radio special report “Rise of the Money People.”