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Thomas Melito, Director, International Affairs and Trade Issues, GAO

The Agriculture Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are at loggerheads over a computer application called Web Based Supply Chain Management system. USAID quit using it shortly after it rolled out in 2011. Agriculture officials say they've fixed the problems. They say the information USAID is tracking outside the system isn't always accurate. Thomas Melito, director of International Affairs and Trade Issues at the Government Accountability Office, looked into this spat and shared what he found with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Thomas Melito , USDA , USAID , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 10:54am EDT
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Linda Kohn, Government Accountability Office

A lack of standards is undermining a push for better electronic health records at the Health and Human Services Department. Linda Kohn, director of Health Care Issues at the Government Accountability Office, told In Depth with Francis Rose she is investigating how recent changes to the EHR strategy might expose program issues the department can fix later on.

Tags: Linda Kohn , health IT , In Depth

Monday - 03/31/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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Mike Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, GAO

Half a decade of reports and recommendations on the F-35 program has led to one conclusion: It's still not out of the woods. The fifth annual progress report from the Government Accountability Office has some bad news that looks all too familiar to some people. Mike Sullivan, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at GAO, testified about the F-35 program at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces today. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , acquisition , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:31pm EDT
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Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The most expensive defense program ever, the F-35 fighter plane, is running into more problems. The Government Accountability Office says software delays could force the Marine Corps to push back its roll out scheduled for next year. What's more, the auditors say the Defense Department will have to spend more than $12 billion annually on the program for the next 22 years. For more on the future of the F-35 program, Federal Drive host Emily Kopp spoke to Rob Levinson, a senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government. Read our related story.

Tags: Rob Levinson , Bloomberg Government , F-35 , DoD , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:49pm EDT
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Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office

If you ask the Defense Department, its acquisition process for missile defense is a glass half full. The Government Accountability Office says that might be an overly optimistic way of looking at it. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about a new GAO report.

Tags: Cristina Chaplain , DoD , acquisition , In Depth

Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:22pm EDT
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Randy Williamson, Director of Healthcare Issues, GAO

In emergencies, you rush to the closest hospital to get medical care. Veterans are the same way. And when they go outside the VA system for emergency care, the department is supposed to pay for it even if they don't have other insurance. But, that's not always what happens, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Randy Williamson, director of Healthcare Issues at GAO, spoke to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about what GAO found.

Tags: Randy Williamson , veterans , veterans health , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/24/2014, 01:56pm EDT
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Chris Mihm, Managing Director for Strategic Issues, GAO.

White House priorities in the right place, according to the GAO.

Tags: Chris Mihm , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country.

Tags: USAID , development projects , Afghanistan , Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction , contracting , acquisition

Sunday - 03/16/2014, 11:50pm EDT

Q & A with Dan Gordon

Former OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon joins Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of a variety of procurement issues.
March 17, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Dan Gordon , OFPP , LPTA , FSSI , GSA schedules , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , reverse auctions

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:26pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: USPS cloud credential exchange almost ready, flood of GSA contract protests

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook: USPS' cloud exchange is almost ready to fly; GSA faces a flood of contract protests; and technology chairs shuffle at DHS and GSA.

Tags: USPS , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Doughlas Glair , FICAM , GSA , contracting , OASIS , Diana Gowen , Mary Davie , OMB , technology , Andy Ozment , Suzanne Spaulding , Phyllis Schneck , Mike Locatis , Bobbie Stempfley , DHS , Gregory Touhill , Katie Lewin , Kelly Olson , Sheila Campbell

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:02pm EDT
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