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War zone corruption allegations rise

More and more cases of fraud and corruption by troops and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan are being investigated. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, brings us up to speed.

Tags: DoD , SIGIR , Stuart Bowen , Iraq and Afghanistan , contracting , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 10:15am EDT

Social Security has more than a math problem

Jagadeesh Gokhale challenges notions about Social Security's financial future and explores the implications of alternative reforms for the program as a whole and for today's and future generations of Americans.

Tags: Cato , Social Security , Jagadeesh Gokhale , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 09:40am EDT

Dems mull how to cut discretionary spending

How low can they go? House Democrats say they'll forgo a traditional budget resolution for 2011 and opt for a plan to reduce non-security discretionary spending beyond what the president has proposed. We get details from The Hill's Walter Alarkon.

Tags: Congress , budget , The Hill , Walter Alarkon , Steny Hoyer , discretionary spending

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 09:31am EDT

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - June 23rd

Support split on plan to cut Saturday mail, Federal CFO's misspent nearly $100 billion, Dems mull how to cut even more discretionary spending

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 08:36am EDT

The Hunt: radical cleric concerns

The radical Yemeni-American cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is believed to be hiding in Yemen since 2004. The U.S. says he is an active al-Qaida recruiter and has placed him on the CIA's list of terrorist targets to be killed or captured, despite his American citizenship. National Security Correspondent JJ Green learns more from former CIA unit head Mike Scheuer.

Tags: The Hunt , JJ Green , Mike Scheuer , Anwar al-Awlaki

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 08:31am EDT

Wartime commission plans for a first hand view

The proper role and oversight of more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S. operations were examined and debated in two days of hearings by the federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Thibault, commission co-chair, explains the debate and tells us what's next.

Tags: contracting , inherently governmental , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 11:08am EDT

Metro safety issues spur reform calls

June 22, 2009. It's a date forever linked with the worst tragedy in Metro's history. Nine people died when two Metro trains collided. Dozens were hurt, and yet others walked away. Sen. Ben Cardin joins us to talk about a congressional move to bolster the system on Congressional Spotlight.

Tags: Metro , Congressional Spotlight , Ben Cardin

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 10:20am EDT

Program tool updated to ease oversight

The Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative (CAROI) provides today's government officials with a concrete tool to improve programs and to deal with fiscal and programmatic challenges. Rich Rasa with Education's IG's Office explains how it works.

Tags: management , oversight , Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiat , Rich Rasa , Association of Government Accountants

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 09:48am EDT

Data center survey contains concerns, optimism

MeriTalk, the government IT network, today announced the results of the "2010 Federal Data Center Demolition Derby" study, which examines perceptions of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative guidance, key pain points, and recommendations to meet consolidation goals. NetApp's Mark Weber explains.

Tags: technology , management , data center consolidation , cloud computing , MeriTalk , NetApp , Mark Weber , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 09:32am EDT
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