The $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for the rest of Fiscal Year 2014 should pass both Houses of Congress by the end of the week. For the first time in a long time, we have an appropriated Defense bill. One of the people looking at it is Gordon Adams, professor of International Relations at American University, distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center and former associate director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. Gordon analyzed the results of the budget, and why Pentagon officials should be happy.
Also on today’s show: Steve Kelman of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, on why today may be the “good old days” of government acquisition; Ken Price, Deputy Regional Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections in the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services, on why the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid – and its contractors – are struggling with transitioning to electronic health records; and Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey on how the new budget deal will affect Federal employees. You can listen to all of the interviews from today’s show on the In Depth show blog.