On the show today — March 28

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Today’s guests:

Larry CastroManaging Director of the Chertoff Group


Securing the IT supply chain at your agency is worrying Congress. But Larry Castro, the managing director of the Chertoff Group, told the House Energy and Commerce Committee the task is not impossible.

Castro told the commitee the problem can be tackled using a “classic risk management framework.”

Click here to view Castro’s testimony.

Jim MuldoonScience and Technology Officer, U.S. Army Pacific

The Army’s fleet of hydrogen-cell vehicles are now rolling at Fort Shafter in Hawaii. The 16 vehicles comprise the world’s first military fleet of fuel-cell vehicles.

Jim Muldoon, the science and technology officer for U.S. Army Pacific, discussed what kinds of vehicles make up the fleet and how they’ll be used in future operational platforms.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.

Danny WerfelDirector of Financial Management and Assurance Issues, GAO

President Barack Obama has formally asked Congress for authority to reorganize federal agencies the same way Presidents did from the 1930s through the 1980s. The administration has said restructuring agencies will cut duplication and save money.

OMB Controller Danny Werfel appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last week to argue the administration’s case.

Werfel tells Francis why the authority to restructure agencies will make a difference and oversight function that may be more amenable to Congress.

(Click here to view Werfel’s testimony.)

Also on the show:

We are entering the home stretch of the nominations for the Causey Awards so we figured it would be a good time to give some insider tips on what puts candidates at the head of the class. Federal News Radio’s Ruben Gomez with a look back on last year’s contest.

Click here to listen to all of the 2011 award winners.

Click here to nominate someone for the 2012 Causey Awards.