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In Depth Show Blog - December 20, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Dirk Renner , In Depth

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:20pm EST

Agencies encouraged to spend more time on SAVE award ideas

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Friday telling agencies consider fewer ideas in their submissions for the SAVE awards program.

Tags: OMB , Workforce , management , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:34pm EDT

'Hunt' for cost-cutting ideas at GSA nets $5M in savings

The General Services Administration announced it will five cost-saving ideas generated by GSA employees. The ideas will save the agency more than $5.53 million and include phasing out a redundant employee survey and changing the default settings on printers.

Tags: GSA , management , best practices , Dan Tangherlini , Jack Moore

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 03:27pm EDT

SAVE awards to become annual event

President Obama makes announcement on Monday.

Tags: management , Nancy Fichtner , VA , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/21/2009, 06:35pm EST

President Obama present SAVE Award to VA staffer Nancy Fichtner

Colorado VA employee wins grass-roots competition for ideas to save government money; President says contest will be annual affair.

Tags: management , best practices , Health IT , Department of Veterans Affairs , Nancy Fichtner , Barack Obama ,

Monday - 12/21/2009, 08:36pm EST

Feds offer ideas on how to SAVE for the future

More than 18,000 feds have completed the sentence "I suggest you..." We get an update from OMB's Kenneth Baer, Associate Director for Strategic Planning and Communications

Tags: Federal Drive , OMB , Kenneth Baer

Friday - 08/06/2010, 10:49am EDT

OMB pushes CFOs to lead cost-cutting effort

In a memo to agency financial managers, Danny Werfel set a July 31 deadline for three broad initiatives to reduce spending. Agency CFOs also must rank their employees' SAVE Award ideas for implementation and begin sharing best practices to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: CFO , OMB , Danny Werfel , wasteful spending , CFO Council , management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:59pm EDT

Zients reviews progress, challenges one year in

Jeffrey Zients has been the federal chief performance officer for a little over a year now.

Tags: management , OMB , chief performance officer , Jeffrey Zients , IT , Technology , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 02:56pm EDT

SAVE awards profile: HUD's Huston Prescott

Huston Prescott from Alaska says streamlining redundant inspections of subsidized housing would save inspectors' time and taxpayers' money. Subsidized housing units all across the country receive funds from many different grant programs.

Tags: mngt , OMB , Huston Prescott

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 08:40am EST

Can you SAVE the government?

OMB wants federal employees to submit ideas for how to reduce spending and make agency services more efficient. The winner will present their idea to the President and it will be included in the 2011 budget.

Tags: mngt , Jeffrey Zients , President Obama , Peter Orszag , Ken Baer , OMB , DoJ ,

Wednesday - 09/23/2009, 07:14am EDT