The Obama administration has been very vocal about its efforts to be more transparent. But the administration hasn’t always lived up to those expectations. And what changes can we expect in Obama’s second term?
Daniel Schuman, policy counsel and director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency for the Sunlight Foundation, joins In Depth to evaluate the administration’s policies on government transparency.
Intellectual property theft, organized crime and fraud are constant threats to the American economy. The federal government can’t save the private sector from all those threats. But you may learn some lessons from one effort the private sector is making.
Lynn Mattice, the president and founder of the National Economic Security Grid, joins In Depth to discuss how his group helps protect the economic security of small and medium-sized companies and reduce the burden on government.
It’s perfectly legal and appropriate for a contractor to ask for reimbursement for extra costs in contracts. But you better keep your request reasonable, Thomas Rath, an associate at Husch Blackwell, advises.
The Defense Department announced today it would begin planning for sequestration, the $500 billion in personnel and program cuts set to take effect in January.
Gordon Adams, a professor of international relations at American University, joins In Depth to discuss the steps DoD is likely taking to prepare. The main sticking point is determining how much flexibility DoD will have in implementing the cuts.