In Depth Show Blog – April 8

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today’s guests:


Rise of the Money People

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As part of Federal News Radio’s special report “Rise of the Money People,” Director of the Interior Business Center Joseph Ward and Assistant Director of the Financial Management Directorate Esther Horst join In Depth with Francis Rose for an in-depth look at the intersection of financial-management modernization and shared services.

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David Hawkings
Senior Editor
CQ Roll Call

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Spring break is over for Congress and lawmakers have a lot on their plate coming up in the next few weeks. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, joins In Depth to discuss happenings on the Hill this week.

Eileen Larence
Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues
Government Accountability Office

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Collecting information and sharing it with other federal agencies is harder when you’re collecting the same things somebody else is. The Justice Department, Homeland Security, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy have some overlap problems, according to a new Government Accountability Office review. Eileen Larence, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issue at GAO, joins In Depth with more from the report.

Virginia Hill
Incoming President
Young Government Leaders

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The next generation of government leaders has some tough challenges ahead. A retirement wave is gathering steam and agencies are making some tough financial choices. Virginia Hill, incoming president of Young Government Leaders, joins In Depth to discuss how younger feds are dealing with budget challenges at their agencies.

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From Our Reporters:

  • Federal chief financial officers are responsible for $3.8 trillion in federal spending. That’s up from $1.2 trillion dollars in 1990. CFOs face larger budgets, and more complex budgets. Some experts think that means the law that created the federal CFO 23 years ago, known as the CFO Act, needs to be updated. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller went into the federal community looking for answers as part of the Federal News Radio special report “Rise of the Money People.”

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