Paper consumption is enemy number one at the Government Printing Office. The GPO is neutralizing its foe with its Federal Digital System — or FDsys, which recently hit the 500 million retrieval mark since being launched in January 2009. Ric Davis, GPO’s chief technology officer, joins In Depth to discuss the milestone.
Stephen Goldsmith Director of the Innovations in American Government Program Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
Innovation is getting more attention than ever at agencies across government. And your agency can learn lessons in innovation from organizations at all levels of government. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government has released its Top 25 Innovations in Government today. Stephen Goldsmith, director of the “Innovations in American Government” Program at the Kennedy School and former mayor of Indianapolis, joins In Depth to discuss innovative federal agencies.
Army Maj. Gen. Ken Dowd Director of Logistics Operations Defense Logistics Agency
Success in delivering the goods the military needs in high-pressure environments translates to peacetime and stateside operations. Army Maj. Gen. Ken Dowd, director of Logistics Operations at the Defense Logistics Agency served in Bosnia and Iraq, among other posts. He joins In Depth to discuss lessons learned from the Iraq drawdown.
Brig. Gen. Christopher Coates Deputy Commander Continental U.S. NORAD Region
The famous football coach Vince Lombardi said “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” That’s a core concept for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Brig. Gen. Christopher Coates, the deputy commander of the Continental U.S. NORAD Region, to discuss the monthly Falcon Virgo exercise.
Catherine Woteki Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics/Chief Scientist Agriculture Department
Sharing government data is one of the Obama administration’s most important initiatives. And that doesn’t mean just with American citizens. The Agriculture Department is reviewing what it learned from sharing information with countries around the world. Catherine Woteki is undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics, and USDA’s Chief Scientist. She was the agency’s alternate head of delegation to an international conference on agriculture open data this week.
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Executive Editor Jason Miller on how the Green Building Advisory Committee is measuring the government’s green-energy goals … (Click here to read his report)
DoD Reporter Jared Serbu on what Navy and Marine Corps leaders are telling Congress about sequestration and military readiness … (Click here to read his report)
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.