In Depth Show Blog – March 11, 2014

This is the In Depth show blog. Here 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.

Today’s guests:

Janet Kopenhaver
Washington Representative
Federally Employed Women

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Public Service Recognition Week is not that far away. This year’s edition may be the most important one ever.

Steve Kelman
Professor of Public Management
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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The fiscal 2015 budget request from the White House is trying to build an evidence-based way to run the federal government. It wants to boost spending on programs already proved to work and pay for research to find all the ones that don’t.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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If you’ve seen one federal agency’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act, then you’ve seen one federal agency’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act. There is one federal law, but the 99 agencies that are subject to it each have their own rules for responding to FOIA requests. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, there’s a move afoot to change that.

Larry Allen
Allen Federal Business Partners

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The Obama Administration wants to cut federal IT spending by 3 percent in fiscal 2015. That’s a little more than $1 billion. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, is writing about the winners and losers in the White House budget request.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The way your agency develops regulations is going to change. Senators and White House officials say it’s time to transform the current process that many believe takes too long and is too complex. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller shares the details on some of the ideas to improve the federal regulatory process.

Russell Rumbaugh
Director of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense
Stimson Center

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Critics of the new budget request say the Army is a big loser and readiness will take a big budget hit. But not everyone agrees the White House’s numbers are bad for readiness and the Army. Russell Rumbaugh is director of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense and senior associate at the Stimson Center.

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