Civilian discretionary spending under scrutiny

Thursday - 2/7/2013, 4:50pm EST

Capital Impact - Feb. 7, 2013

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This week on Bloomberg Government's Capital Impact show, host Allen Scott discusses how Congress and the White House have joined forces in an effort to cut spending on several federal programs, either as part of another deficit deal or as they operate under a newly tightened budget.

Bloomberg Government's Senior Budget and Congressional Analyst Cameron Leuthy and Director of Legislative Analysis Loren Duggan have done their part to assist the OMB in identifying potential cost saving cuts. Their latest study, On the Chopping Block: Nine Programs Make Ideal Targets for Cuts, is available on Bloomberg Government now.

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Loren Duggan is Bloomberg Government's chief legislative analyst. Before joining Bloomberg, he was editor of Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, providing summaries and analysis of legislation. He also contributed to CQ's legislative tracking services during his decade with the company. Loren holds a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from American University.

Cameron Leuthy is a budget and congressional analyst for Bloomberg Government. Cameron has worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Defense Department, and in the private sector at Booz Allen Hamilton. His expertise includes the budget process and the nexus of national security policy, operational requirements and funding. He has a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and an MPA from the University of Washington.

Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.