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Beth McGrath, Federal Practice Director, Deloitte

The Office of Management and Budget requires federal agencies include more data in its 2016 budget requests for this fall. OMB wants benchmarks and timelines of financial investments so it can organize its cross-agency priority goals. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte's Federal Practice. She's also former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. In a Federal News Radio op-ed and on In Depth with Francis Rose, McGrath said agencies should be making even more business decisions based on data.

Tags: Beth McGrath , DoD , management

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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Agencies need to put laser focus on business optimization

Now is not the time to play 'small ball.' As budgets shrink, agencies should be bold as they look to improve mission effectiveness and modernize operations, says Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Pentagon.

Tags: Beth McGrath , DoD , business optimization , management , data analytics

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 02:34am EDT

Beth McGrath & Dave Wennergren

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees are trying to pay close attention to defense acquisition reform. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president of technology policy at the Professional Services Council and the Pentagon's former chief information officer. Beth McGrath is director of Deloitte Federal Practice and the Defense Department's former deputy chief management officer. They joined on In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss acquisition reform.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Acquisition Reform , Beth McGrath , Dave Wennergren , PSC

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Jitinder Kohli, Director in Public Sector Practice, Deloitte

The Obama administration has set a bunch of new performance goals for individual agencies and for cross-agency priorities. They've come out as part of the 2015 budget preparations. Cross-agency goals concern missions such as cybersecurity, insider threats, job creation and STEM education. Agency goals involve each department. And then come the overarching goals, like open government, customer service and strategic sourcing. Jitinder Kohli, a director in Deloitte Consulting's public sector practice, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the 115 goals spread across government.

Tags: Jitinder Kohli , performance goals , federal drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 06/27/2014, 10:50am EDT
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Jack Midgley, Director, Deloitte Consulting

Defense spending patterns all over the world are changing. They are driven by each nation's economy, politics and sense of what the threats are. Conflict and unrest seem to spring up everywhere. It is a complicated mix, no less so for the United States, the biggest defense spender. Jack Midgley is a director at Deloitte and principal author of the 2014 Global Defense Outlook. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss defense spending worldwide.

Tags: Jack Midgley , federal drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:00am EDT
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Denise Hintzke, Deloitte's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Initiative

The IRS will have a new tool to help it collect taxes from Americans with overseas bank accounts. Treasury officials say 77,000 foreign banks and other financial institutions have agreed to share account information. The overseas banks will start sending information in 2015. Denise Hintzke is the global tax leader of Deloitte's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Initiative. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how this is going to work.

Tags: Denise Hintzke , IRS , federal drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:42am EDT
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Michael Gelles, Director, Deloitte

Throughout our special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, we've used the word trust repeatedly. But what is trust exactly? Rather than turn to a dictionary, Tom and Emily spoke with Michael Gelles, a former chief psychologist at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and now a director at Deloitte. He explains his definition of trust on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Michael Gelles , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , federal drive

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 02:55pm EDT
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Telework brings out underlying trust issues in federal workforce

Trust boils down to workers demonstrating a sense of reliability and consistency. With reliability and consistency, "people begin to depend on each other to get things done in the workplace." Without it, an agency can be doomed, says Michael Gelles of Deloitte.

Tags: telework , Trust Redefined , Michael Gelles , federal drive , background checks , work-life balance

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:03am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: DATA Act haters, Connecting millions to health records

Bob Suda, president of Suda and Associates, and Tim Young, principal at Deloitte, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Bob Suda , Suda and Associates , Tim Young , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:23pm EDT

Using technology to transform the health care industry

Dr. Harry Greenspun, senior advisor for Healthcare Transformation and Technoloy at Deloitte, discusses how technology is being used to reduce health care costs.
May 6, 2014

Tags: technology , Dr. Harry Greenspun , mhealth , mobile health applications , mobile data management , big data , advanced analytics , Department of Veterans Affairs , Healthcare IT , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 07:40pm EDT
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