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IRS Commissioner questions congressional double-edged sword

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said there is a disconnect in Congress as lawmakers continue to give the bureau more responsibility yet reduce its budget. He said he has a plan for the IRS to modernize its online services despite its budget challenges.

Tags: management , budget , Congress , IRS , John Koskinen , technology , Citizen services , Jason Miller , Rosemary Marcuss , tax

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:12am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen continues his public persuasion tour to get Congress to better fund his agency. His latest stop: The Brookings Institution. There, Koskinen talks about the growing disconnect on Capitol Hill. He says many members want to give the IRS more responsibilities while also cutting its funding. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how Koskinen is dealing with the conflicting messages from lawmakers.

Tags: Jason Miller , IRS , John Koskinen , budget , workforce

Friday - 04/10/2015, 09:30am EDT
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Should the Postal Service go into banking?

The Postal Service doesn't want to go into banking, but the idea just won't go away, according to experts on a Brookings Institution panel.

Tags: Postal Service , David Williams , Robert Shapiro , banking , Emily Kopp , USPS

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:47pm EDT

Agencies neglecting cybersecurity in strategic plans, research finds

New research shows departments do not incorporate cybersecurity efforts into their goals and objectives, said Kevin Desouza, the associate dean for research at the college of public programs at Arizona State University and a non-resident senior fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , strategic planning , Kevin Desouza , Arizona State University , Critical infrastructure , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:03pm EST
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Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

An Obama Administration initiative to fund social programs relies on one critical factor. Agencies had to use a data-driven and evidence-based approaches for planning and spending. Ron Haskins, senior fellow for economic studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Show Me the Evidence," tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the evidence-based funding approach works.

Tags: Ron Haskins , data , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:30pm EST
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John Hudak, Fellow, Brookings Institution

As of now, there are an estimated 7,000 politically appointed positions in the federal government. Again, it's an estimate, because there is no centralized list of political jobs, so no one knows the actual number. Nor is there a list of how many of those jobs are vacant on any given day. John Hudak argues that missing data created an embarrassing management and oversight problem for Congress and OMB. He has some ideas for how to close that information gap. Hudak is a fellow for Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He explained on In Depth with Jared Serbu how the government machine can still run with a large number of vacancies.

Tags: John Hudak , workforce , In Depth

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:29pm EDT
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Why the budget process isn't the budget problem

The challenge is not to fine tune the obviously dysfunctional budget process. The challenge is to rethink the budget process and the presentation of the budget so that it is more likely to produce a durable consensus among a significant number of Democrats and Republicans and promote better public understanding of the fiscal choices the nation faces, says David Wessel of the Brookings Institution. Mr. Wessel's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: David Wessel , budget , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Investigating ideas for a better government

John Hudak and Phil Wallach with the Brookings Institution will discuss the top federal government issues in 2013, and what's ahead in the new year.
December 20, 2013

Tags: workforce , John Hudak , Phil Wallach , Debra Roth , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Center for Effective Public Management , FixGov , budget , sequestration , Congress , HealthCare.gov , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/20/2013, 09:23pm EST
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Marine Corps seeks better bang for its buck in family support programs

In the military, new programs to mitigate the stress of frequent deployments on servicemembers and their families blossomed everywhere over the past decade. Now that cost is a concern, the Marine Corps is looking for evidence that those programs are effective.

Tags: DoD , workforce , Marine Corps , Princeton University , Russell Sanborn , Stephen Cozza , Jared Serbu

Monday - 10/21/2013, 03:51am EDT
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