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PART 3: WEAPONS IN THE ARSENAL
Each agency has a unique workforce that exercises discreet sets of tools to create and manage financial systems. Agencies' armories are stockpiled with weapons given by each administration to standardize performance and train their professionals. In Part 3 of our special report, Federal News Radio looks at the universal weapons available to the entire government — including recovery and accountability boards — and the Congressional heft behind them to generate savings, reduce the deficit, and fund federal programs.
Pundits may question whether Congress should have approved $804 billion in stimulus money via the Recovery Act of 2009. But many in government have come to realize that the independent agency charged with overseeing how that money was spent -- the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board -- has a lot to teach financial managers about ensuring transparency and rooting out waste in government spending.
Kim McCoy, the bureau's chief information officer, said she's looking at how best to pre-position resources to get new agency financial management customers on board more quickly.
The Air Force Materiel Command is trying to save up to $1 billion through a process called High Velocity Maintenance. Dr. Steve Butler, the executive director of the Air Force Materiel Command, speaks with Francis Rose about how the process helps his agency save money.