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Survey: Journalists face restrictions from agencies

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent survey in which journalists reported facing obstacles in attempting to cover federal agencies.

Tags: management , open gov , Tom Shoop , Francis Rose , GovExec

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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What contractors need to know about new DFAR rules on business systems

New changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rules for contractor business systems are now in effect. Under the new rules, the government will withhold five percent of a contractor's payment if any of the company's business systems are found to be "deficient" by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Brian Waagner, a partner at Husch Backwell, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the changes and how they affect contractors.

Tags: DoD , DCAA , Contractor business systems , Francis Rose , Brian Waagner , Husch Blackwell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48pm EDT
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GAO duplication report a 'scorecard' of agency progress

The Government Accountability Office recently reported on 51 areas in which the federal government could cut, streamline, or otherwise reduce duplication. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report.

Tags: GAO , management , financial management , Gene Dodaro , Francis Rose , duplication , overlapping programs

Monday - 03/12/2012, 08:57pm EDT
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Analysis: DoD budget will 'severely constrain' Army, Marine vehicle modernization

The Army and Marine Corps will be in the market for a new generation of ground vehicles soon. But acquisition officials there should think hard before they buy, according to Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, the president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Krepinevich discussed the trends likely to impact the development of combat vehicles.

Tags: DoD , Army , Marine Corps , acquisition , ground combat vehicles , Andrew Krepinevich , CSBA , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:30pm EDT
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DoD's energy strategy includes focus on small business

Part of the Defense Department's new energy strategy is about getting more small businesses into the Pentagon's energy pipeline. Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of Defense for operational energy plans and programs, discussed the Pentagon's energy strategy on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Energy , Sharon Burke , energy strategy , Francis Rose , DoD , small business

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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Analysis: Next generation of multiple-award schedule coud 'reinvigorate' federal marketplace

Balancing government requirements and commercial best practices in the next generation of Multiple Awards Schedules could be a big boost for the General Services Administration. Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his analysis.

Tags: multiple-award schedule , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Francis Rose , acquisition

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:19pm EDT
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Analysis: Effective mobile security requires 'layered' approach

Troy Lange, the mobility mission manager in the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss mobile risk management.

Tags: mobile , Troy Lange , NSA , technology , mobile security , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:58pm EDT
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Analysis: DoD budget debate about U.S. world role

Lt. Gen. David Barno, a senior adviser and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a retired Army general, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony before the Senate Budget Committee about the Defense Department's 2013 budget request.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Senate , David Barno , Senate Budget Committee , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:16pm EDT
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Federal benefits changes often follow state, private-sector plans

State and local governments are either pulling back on pensions, or stopping them completely — and private sector employers have pretty much eliminated them. This could be a bad omen for federal benefits, some experts say, because changes to the federal workforce often follow provisions that have been put in place by the states or private companies. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the pattern.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , benefits , Tammy Flanagan , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/09/2012, 07:37pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: Wartime contracting bill, transportation bill and budget wrangling

Mark Forman, the co-founder of Government Transaction Services and former administrator for E-Government and IT, and Rob Burton, a partner with the Venable law firm and the former deputy administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Procurement Policy, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , management , Francis Rose , Rob Burton , OFPP , Venable , Mark Forman , Government Transaction Services

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:45pm EST
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