Thursday - 11/10/2011, 2:03pm EST

The Federal Drive speaks with guests and panelists from the Excellence in Government conference in Washington, D.C. The public management conference, held three times each year, provides federal managers with innovative best practices.


Jeffrey Page
Chief Financial Officer
Library of Congress

Page discussed the budget-making process at the Library of Congress. He's set to discuss his perspective on reading the budget tea leaves at an EIG panel.

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Mike McCord
Principal Deputy Undersecretary and Comptroller
Defense Department

McCord says that the Defense Department is focusing on $450 billion in mandated cuts, while waiting for Congress to pass 2012 appropriations bill.
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Don Kettl
Dean of the School of Public Policy
Universty of Maryland

Kettl said policymakers can draw on lessons learned from previous rounds of government downsizing to make smarter decisions. But arbitrary, across-the-board cuts would be disastrous, he said.
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