Squeezing top performance out of every budget dollar will be one of your agency’s goals in 2014. Federal News Radio asked performance improvement officers across government to answer questions about what they think the past looked like and the future will look like.
James Hasik Defense Analyst & Senior Fellow Atlantic Council
The overhaul of the Defense Department’s acquisition system is almost here. The new version has been in the works for months. The DoD’s reformed program emphasizes a tailored approach to acquisition contracts.
Roger Waldron President Coalition for Government Procurement
The Defense Department is pushing the idea of open architectures — systems that can be rapidly upgraded in increments over time, hopefully for less money. But for now, the military services has lots of systems that are anything but open. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more on the military’s efforts to bring open architecture to closed systems.
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Sequestration will be worse in 2014 than it was in 2013. Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that sequestration is dealing serious blows to the readiness of his soldiers.
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.