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On the show today March 22

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

Tags: John Bryson , Frank Rusco , GAO , Alan Schultz , Jack Lechner , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/23/2012, 01:59am EDT

New trade enforcement office draws on cross-agency expertise, personnel

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the creation of a new office, the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center, to curb unfair international trade practices. ITEC, which will operate from within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, will be staffed with Commerce Department and the intelligence community officials, among others. Administration officials cited a "whole-of-government" approach in standing up the office.

Tags: management , USTR , international trade , John Bryson , Ron Kirk , Michael Froman , International Trade Administration , 2013 budget , Michelle O

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:26pm EST

OMB reports contract spending stayed flat in 2011

A new report shows agencies already cut the use of management-support contracts by 7 percent in 2011. OMB details four focus areas to continue to reduce spending on contracts for 2012.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Danny Werfel , OMB , Rebecca Blank , Intelligent Decisions , strategic sourcing , Campaign to Cut Waste , HHS , Interior , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:32pm EST

Outside experts see White House merger plan hitting choppy waters

There's waste and confusion among the six trade- and business-focused agencies that the White House wants to consolidate. That's the conclusion of four panelists who debated the merits of the proposed merger at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market Washington think tank. They disagreed, however, on the best solution.

Tags: workforce , management , SBA , USTR , federal reorganization , consolidation , Chamber of Commerce , Center for American Progress , American Enterprise Institute , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:39pm EST
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After formal request, administration takes own steps on agency overhaul process

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to let his administration reshape the way the federal government is structured a power the office of the President last held in 1984.

Tags: SBA , government reorganization , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 06:10pm EST
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White House unveils new trade initiatives, website as first steps in agency overhaul

Just days after President Barack Obama officially asked Congress for the authority to consolidate federal agencies, the administration has announced interim steps it will take to promote business and trade. They include the launch of a website focused on making it easier for businesses particularly small ones to work with the government.

Tags: OMB , SBA , management , Congress , Barack Obama , Steven VanRoekel , BusinessUSA.gov , federal reorganization , Lisa Brown , Michael Froman

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:05pm EST

What can feds learn from private-sector in proposed reorganization?

John Powers, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, specializes in the company's mergers and acquisitions practice. JoAnn Boutelle is a former deputy chief financial officer with the Defense Department and is now a partner at Deloitte & Touche. Along with former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.),. Powers and Boutelle joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of the proposed federal reorganization as well as the role the private sector can play in those consolidation efforts.

Tags: management , best practices , industry , Deloitte Consulting , Deloitte & Touche , John Powers , Tom Davis , JoAnn Boutelle , federal reorganization

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:06pm EST
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Say goodbye to inaccurate weather forecasts?

The National Weather Service has developed and tested a more precise forecasting and warning system. Don Berchoff, the science and technology director at NWS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency got the program up and running.

Tags: NWS , Don Berchoff , Raytheon , technology , IT , information sharing , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:25pm EST
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Commerce shuts down economic development site due to virus

The Economic Development Administration at the Commerce Department has shut down its network because of a cyber virus.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Economic Development Administration , Federal Drive , In Depth , technology , hacker

Friday - 02/03/2012, 03:39pm EST
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