Reporters' Roundup: Oversight overhaul, smart grid planning

Monday - 6/13/2011, 9:08pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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  • The White House wants to make the Recovery Board the standard in how agencies apply oversight and transparency to contracts and grants. That is why President Obama's newly signed Executive Order will create the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins In Depth with details of the announcement.

  • The Obama administration is pledging more coordination to try to pave the way forward for a modernized national electric grid. They released a new policy framework today for helping states and private utilities to build a grid that leans on advances in technology. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has more information.