The fiscal 2015 budget request from the White House is trying to build an evidence-based way to run the federal government. It wants to boost spending on programs already proved to work and pay for research to find all the ones that don’t.
If you’ve seen one federal agency’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act, then you’ve seen one federal agency’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act. There is one federal law, but the 99 agencies that are subject to it each have their own rules for responding to FOIA requests. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, there’s a move afoot to change that.
Larry Allen President Allen Federal Business Partners
The Obama Administration wants to cut federal IT spending by 3 percent in fiscal 2015. That’s a little more than $1 billion. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, is writing about the winners and losers in the White House budget request.
The way your agency develops regulations is going to change. Senators and White House officials say it’s time to transform the current process that many believe takes too long and is too complex. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller shares the details on some of the ideas to improve the federal regulatory process.
Russell Rumbaugh Director of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Stimson Center
Critics of the new budget request say the Army is a big loser and readiness will take a big budget hit. But not everyone agrees the White House’s numbers are bad for readiness and the Army. Russell Rumbaugh is director of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense and senior associate at the Stimson Center.
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.