Federal Drive interviews – Aug. 6

Carol BonosaroPresident, Senior Executives Association

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act — or STOCK Act — was set to go into effect this month. But just before going into recess last week, Congress voted to delay its enactment by a month. At the same time the Senior Executives Association has joined a group of plaintiffs in lawsuit against the federal government to stop parts of the Act.

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John PalgutaVice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

If you live in or around Washington — and maybe especially if you work for the federal government — you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to the 2012 election. Still, things will change after the 2012 no matter who wins. The Partnership for Public Service has been thinking about ways to improve the transition process.

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Joseph MarklingChairman, Building Owners and Managers Association International

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires the General Services Administration to designate a ratings system for federal properties. You may have heard of LEED certification — or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — but did you know there are actually a number of green ratings systems? BOMA wants to make sure GSA head Dan Tangherlini knows that. BOMA sent a letter to Tangherlini on Friday asking that GSA designate a range of ratings systems.