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Agencies on GAO's High Risk List find the bright side

The Government Accountability Office's biennial High Risk List may spell bad news for an agency, but it can also a road map for making changes.

Tags: GAO , High Risk List , Risk management , enterprise risk management , John Gill , Nancy Potok , Robert Hale , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 06:55pm EDT

Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

As it does every two years at the start of a new Congress, the Government Accountability Office will release its "High Risk List" today. The list calls attention to agencies and programs GAO auditors believe are vulnerable to "fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement." Don Kettl, a professor at the University of Maryland's School for Public Policy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the guide, and what's different from the 2013 version.

Tags: University of Maryland , High Risk List , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , management , GAO

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 10:42am EST
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What feds should know about the 114th Congress

Tuesday marks the first day of the 114th Congress, which mostly serves as a day of ceremony for freshman members. But once the fanfare is over, experts on the Hill say Republicans and Democrats will get right back to settling some old scores left over from 2014.

Tags: Congress , Erik Wasson , Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Jory Heckman , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DHS , budget

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 12:17pm EST

Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Today is the opening day of the 114th Congress. It's got a lot to consider, and a lot to accomplish. But what can federal employees expect from this new Washington? Especially with all the new faces joining the floor later this morning. Don Kettl, a professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some analysis and predictions.

Tags: University of Maryland , Congress , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 09:44am EST
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Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

After 50 years of stepping on its neck, now the United States is preparing to normalize relations with Cuba. President Barack Obama's wide-ranging diplomatic bet involves finance, trade, border security and travel. That means it will spark a lot of work for you, your employees and contractors. Don Kettl, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the implications.

Tags: University of Maryland , Cuba , embargo , finance , trade , travel , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , workforce , DHS , State Deptartment

Friday - 12/19/2014, 11:04am EST
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Continuing resolution or omnibus? Decision looms for Congress as holidays approach

When Congress returns on Dec. 1, it will be pressed for time on deciding its next course on funding before the current continuing resolution expires at midnight on Dec. 12.

Tags: Jory Heckman , omnibus , Federal Drive , In Depth , Congress , continuing resolution , budget , Francis Rose , Tom Temin , Katie Maddocks , David Hawkings , Jessica Klement

Friday - 11/28/2014, 12:13pm EST
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Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Everyone with a stake in the federal budget is looking toward Dec. 11. That's when the continuing resolution runs out, and Congress will have to decide what to do next. Beyond that, federal agencies are looking at two long years of a Republican Congress and Democratic White House. Will it be the immoveable rock facing the irresistible force? Or can good things still happen? Don Kettl, professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and long-time watcher of all things federal, offered some insight on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , University of Maryland , School of Public Policy , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress , House , Senate

Monday - 11/24/2014, 10:48am EST
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Senate leaves Social Security's Colvin, others, waiting for confirmation

The Senate left Washington without confirming several of President Barack Obama's nominees for the executive branch, including Carolyn Colvin, his choice to lead the Social Security Administration.

Tags: Carolyn Colvin , SSA , people , Nani Coloretti , HUD , Michael Carroll , USAID , Sharon Block , NLRB , Rhea Suh , Fish and Wildlife Service , Debo Adegbile , NHTSA , workforce , Congress , Senate , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/22/2014, 12:24pm EDT

Don Kettl, Professor, University of Maryland

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has filled out its leadership under an unusual political deal. The Senate has confirmed the agency's Enforcement Chief Norman Bay to chair the commission. But he will have to wait nine months. In the interim, Acting Chairman Cheryl LeFleur will continue to lead the agency. Bay will serve as a board member while learning the ropes. Don Kettl is a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain this unusual case.

Tags: University of Maryland , FERC , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/21/2014, 10:59am EDT
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Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Big ideas in government don't matter any more. Don Kettl, dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, told In Depth with Francis Rose your agency should use data to make policy changes from Congress and the White House easier.

Tags: University of Maryland , In Depth

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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