In Depth Show Blog - April 25

Thursday - 4/25/2013, 8:48pm EDT

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:

Industry Chatter
Thursdays at 3 p.m.

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Dan Kent, federal chief technology officer and director of solutions at Cisco Systems, joins Industry Chatter with Francis Rose for discussion of the federal marketplace.

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George Mills
Director of the Provider Compliance Group
Office of Financial Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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$850 million is the total savings from just one effort at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The Medicare Fee for Service Recovery Audit program is almost 10 years old and it's recovered nearly $1 billion in payments. George Mills is the director of the Provider Compliance Group in the Office of Financial Management at CMS. He joins In Depth to discuss how the audit program got started and built up over time.

DeeAnn Batten
Performance Improvement Officer
Merit System Protection Board

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The Merit Systems Protections Board is responsible for enforcing merit systems principles across government. But like any other agency, MSPB needs to keep track of its own performance. DeeAnn Batten, the agency's performance improvement officer, joins In Depth to discuss MPSB's annual performance report.

Patrick Fitzgerald
Director
Defense Contract Audit Agency

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Some big money is stacked up at the Pentagon, waiting to go to defense contractors for work they've done for the Defense Department. But those companies don't get the money until the Defense Contract Audit Agency audits their expenses and it has a backlog of cases to get through. Patrick Fitzgerald, director of the DCAA, joins In Depth to discuss how DCAA has worked to reduce that backlog.

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