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IG report: VA claims-processing prone to fraud

Belinda Finn, the assistant inspector general for audits and evaluations at VA, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent IG report that found the Veterans Affairs Department's claims-processing system prone to fraud.

Tags: Francis Rose , Belinda Finn , VA , claims processing

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:58pm EST
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GAO recommends DoD prioritize joint capability needs

John Pendleton, the director of defense capabilities and management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report assessing DoD joint capability needs.

Tags: GAO , DoD , joint capabilities , John Pendleton , Francis Rose

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:50pm EST
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Analysis: Agency social media monitoring about good government, not Big Brother

Richard Hartman, the chief operating officer of OhMyGov, Inc., said lawmakers and the public shouldn't be surprised that some agencies monitor social networks but that more aren't.

Tags: DHS , Gov 2.0 , social media , Twitter , Francis Rose , technology

Friday - 03/02/2012, 06:13pm EST
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Movin' on up: Tips for making the jump from GS to SES

Many of the federal government's top managers in the Senior Executive Service are preparing to retire, which means openings in the SES ranks. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss tips for making the switch.

Tags: workforce , management , best practices , Partnership for Public Service , Tim McManus , Francis Rose , SES

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:45pm EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Scott Amey , POGO , PSC , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: Cyber bill, SES shakeup and duplicative programs

Dan Mintz, Powertek chief operating officer and former Transportation Department CIO, and John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Francis Rose , Dan Mintz , Powertek , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Friday - 03/02/2012, 04:49pm EST
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Six months into field-office restructure, Census shares best practices

Thomas Mesenbourg, the deputy director of the Census Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency's restructuring effort is progressing.

Tags: budget , management , best practices , Thomas Mesenbourg , Francis Rose , Census

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:29pm EST
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Regulations.gov overhaul aims to provide better access

Regulations.gov has undergone a makeover. The redesigned website, a repository of the regulations issued by the federal government that allows members of the public to view and comment on them, provides a "new look and feel," said Duncan Brown, the Environmental Protection Agency's branch chief for the eRulemaking Program.

Tags: EPA , OIRA , regulations , Regulations.gov , Duncan Brown , Francis Rose , eRulemaking

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:23pm EST
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Is DoD headed for 30 percent drop in defense spending?

Steven Grundman, a principal at Grundman Advisory, projects a 30 percent drop in defense spending over the next 10 years, citing historical trends and the current strategic defense situation. Grundman joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his analysis of defense spending.

Tags: budget , DoD , Steven Grundman , Grundman Advisory , defense budget , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:50pm EST
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Cardin: Scaling back USPS service to save money 'counterproductive'

There are a number of proposals to put the cash-strapped Postal Service on firmer financial ground. But Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says many of them would reduce the service levels the public has come to expect and further drive away business. He joined In Depth with Francis to discuss why he thinks maintaining service levels is the best framework for fixing the Postal Service's finances.

Tags: USPS , budget , Ben Cardin , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:09pm EST
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