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Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Government addresses 37 percent of the 440 areas of overlap the Government Accountability Office identified in the last five years. And new editions of government waste books from Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggest agencies could spend less time on catfish inspections and bomb-sniffing elephants and more time on new technology and shared services. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about four ways to redesign the Executive Branch.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth with Francis Rose , waste fraud abuse , John McCain , Wastebook

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:53pm EDT

From bomb-detecting elephants to catfish inspections, new waste books slam agency spending

Agencies are wasting more than $1 billion on duplicative and unnecessary programs, according to two new reports from members of Congress.

Tags: Tom Coburn , John McCain , Tom Temin , the federal drive , wasteful spending , Waste Watch

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 03:44pm EDT

Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.)

One rookie member of Congress is getting serious about bringing government waste to light. He's just released the first issue of Waste Watch. The report kicks off an ongoing series to track waste and mismanagement in government. It identifies 10 specific instances from recent years, totaling more than $117 million. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) represents Oklahoma's fifth district. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he said his efforts to highlight wasteful spending are inspired by a fellow Oklahoman.

Tags: Oklahoma , House , Wastebook , Waste Watch , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 09:05am EDT

In Depth Show Blog - July 18, 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: In Depth , Francis Rose , Raymond Chandler , Claudia Withers , Matthew Labert , Dale Meyerrose

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 08:00pm EDT