In Depth interviews - September 17

Monday - 9/17/2012, 5:24pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today's guests:

Lisa WolfeProgram Director, Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio is kicking off its weeklong series "The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years" today. We're analyzing a wide variety of government policies and initiatives that have come about during the last four years. With us is Lisa Wolfe... She's the program manager here at the station.

Obama administration a mix of successes and failures (Full coverage of the Obama Impact series)



John PowersPrincipal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and a leader in the firm's Merger and Acquisition Services

Government restructuring is a complicated task. But it's a lot easier to grasp if you look at it from a few different angles.

John Powers, a principal for Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and a leader of its M&A and Restructuring Practice. He joins In Depth as part of Federal News Radio's special weeklong multimedia series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

More on the reorganization effort.



Thomas MesenbourgActing Director of the U.S. Census Bureau

There's been some big changes at the Census Bureau, which has undertaken an ambitious Field Regional Office Alignment.

The structure for the bureau's 12 regional offices had remained essentially unchanged for 50 years. Under the plan, the agency aimed to "eliminate layers of management, streamline business processes, and close half of those regional offices" over an 18-month time frame.

Thomas Mesenbourg, the acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, discusses the realignment plan as part of Federal News Radio's special weeklong multimedia series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.


Also on the show:

Mike Causey: Your BIG boss: How's he doing?

Obama administration kick-starts regulatory reform, but more action needed

White House warns of 'deeply destructive' cuts in sequestration report