Federal Drive interviews — May 23

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

Interviews will be posted later this morning


Steven Sosseiconsultant, Association for Government Accountants

The Association for Government Accountants recently released a report on how well federal agencies are implementing data analytics to do things like stopping criminals from reselling food stamps and stopping stimulus money from being issued to the same company twice. While the concept is proven to be valuable, it’s adoption is not universal. Why not?

Agency leadership needed to support data analytics adoption, expert says

Sopen Shahdefense financial analyst, Bloomberg Government

First quarter sales are down for three of the top five defense contractors. Is it a sign of things to come? Sopen Shah, a BGOV defense financial analyst, offers a detailed look at the earnings for Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon.

Read the story: First quarter mixed for top defense contractors: BGOV Insight

BGov.com is a paid site and requires a subscription for access.

Pete Kasperowiczstaff writer, The Hill

Agencies can expect a higher level of scrutiny in the wake of several recent scandals. What impact do the misdeeds of federal employees at the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Secret Service and the General Services Administration have on the government as a whole? And will the consequences be more severe in this current atmosphere of budgetary restraint?


Wednesday morning federal headlines – May 23, 2012

Lieberman warns of ‘electronic jihad’ in call for cyber bill’s passage

Army not spending extra on LEED certifications, official says