Federal Drive Interviews — Feb.12, 2013

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:


Relmond Van Daniker
executive director
Association for Government Accountants

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The federal government’s fiscal pickle has put its financial management practices under intense scrutiny. The people responsible for finding a way out of this tight spot gathered at the Association for Government Accountants 2013 National Leadership Conference. Federal News Radio is broadcasting live from AGA’s event.

Debra Roth
Shaw, Bransford and Roth

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The President is considering issuing an Executive Order to prevent government contractors from discriminating against gay and lesbian employees. Joining the Legal Loop is Debra Roth, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth.

Paul Nicholas
senior director
Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy at Microsoft

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The White House is getting set to release an executive order on cybersecurity information sharing. And now a new research report from Microsoft attempts to explain the factors behind why some countries have excellent cybersecurity performance, and others lag behind. Paul Nicholas of Microsoft explains the findings.


DoD Report

Cybersecurity Update