The first cut at an official government inventory is out. The White House has released an inventory of federal programs on Performance.gov. Steve Goodrich, president and CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, joins In Depth to discuss what more needs to be done.
Coordination and customer service are some of the Social Service’s Administrations highest priorities. The agency is using some new ways to streamline the care those customer receive. Dave Broomell is project manager for the SSA’s Chicago Region and a finalist for a 2013 Service to America Medal in the “Citizen Services” category.
Keeping fake parts out of the Defense Department supply chain may take more industry effort soon. The Pentagon wants to update the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement on counterfeit parts. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the Global Public Sector at TechAmerica, joins In Depth to explain the changes DoD is asking about and what they mean.
Bill Woods Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues Government Accountability Office
The healthcare systems each branch of the military provides for its members may be costing the Defense Department big money. In fiscal 2011, the cost of DoD’s health care contracts added up to more than $1.1 billion. Consolidation may save the department a lot of that money, according to a recent Government Accountability Office review. Bill Woods, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues, joins In Depth with GAO’s recommendations.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ ability to protect its computer systems and the data of tens of millions of veterans is under fire by a former senior cybersecurity official. Jerry Davis spent more than two years as the deputy assistant secretary for information security in VA’s Office of Information and Technology before leaving in February. He says VA is shortcutting the process to secure its computers and data but VA denies Davis’ allegations. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Tom and Emily about the details of his investigative report on this topic.
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 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.