Modernizing an agency’s legacy systems doesn’t automatically mean your agency will save money in the long run. Kay Clarey is a former program manager with the Department of Justice. She retired in April after serving in the federal government for 37 years. Kay led the creation of DoJ’s Unified Financial Management System and was Francis Rose’s guest in the Executive Suite today. She says a belief that modernization equals lower costs is one of the myths surrounding federal financial systems.
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.