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Editor-in-Chief Lisa Wolfe flips back the calendar to 2000, when Federal News Radio debuted as the first internet radio station.
As federal employees are furloughed, programs and contractors are cut, and agreement on future federal budgets appears remote, efficient management of the trillions of dollars it takes to operate the government is more important than ever. In Federal News Radio’s on-air and online series, “Rise of the Money People: Financial management moves front and center as agencies make the final assault on wasted billions,” we shine the light on chief financial officers and their soldiers in the financial wars, their strategies and tactics for waging the fight, the current and emerging weapons in their arsenal, and how their future battles will unfold.
Jimmy Christianson of the Associated General Contractors of America discusses government construction projects currently underway. Billy House of the National Journal talks about an article he wrote on the new Congress. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, talks about GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule. Tim Solms of Microsoft discusses a new deal his company signed with DoD. Lisa Wolfe of Federal News Radio sheds light on a new website for federal job seekers. Brian Friel of Bloomberg Government talks about the new bill providing federal Sandy relief spending.
The mobile revolution isn’t new to many agencies. Laptops and BlackBerrys have been standard issue for many government executives for the last decade. What is different, however, is the widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers. Both agencies and citizens hold new and more immediate expectations because of these devices, and the government must adapt to this technololgy. In our special report, Gov 3.0: It’s Mobile, Federal News Radio explores how some agencies are meeting the demand internally and externally for mobile devices and apps. The challenge, like any new technology, is ensuring these devices actually help meet mission goals and don’t become just another shiny toy.
Starting a new relationship can be hard, especially if it begins with the breakup of a long-time companion. As more federal agencies dump their old BlackBerry smartphones and transition to the iPhone or Android-based devices, some managers are finding it difficult to make the switch.
On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.
Federal News Radio evaluated a total of five initiatives meant to rally federal managers’ enthusiasm, expertise and duty as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years. We determined more progress was needed on the administration’s performance management and regulation reduction efforts. We called the President’s plan to reorganize the Commerce Department a bust but find effective efforts surrounding energy sustainability and cutting waste, fraud, abuse and improper payments.
The Obama administration’s legacy over the past four years consists of major wins, missed opportunities and large scale busts. Federal News Radio evaluated 23 ideas and initiatives behind which the administration flexed its performance and management muscle over the last four years. We rated 10 of the 23 as “effective” and 13 of the 23 as “more progress needed” or “ineffective.” In our special weeklong multimedia series, “The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years” we review how well the administration was able to go from concept to strategy to implementation to success in the areas of management, technology, workforce and acquisition.
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