Federal Drive Interviews — March 13, 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:


David Krieg
human capital officer
Internal Revenue Service

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The Senior Executive Service may be less than 1 percent of the entire federal workforce, but it is the backbone of the government because SES members ensure continuity in a changing environment. The Office of Personnel Management makes that case as it encourages agencies, even now, to invest in developing SES members’ skills. The Internal Revenue Service has done executive development training for 40 years.

Molly Hooper
Capitol Hill reporter
The Hill newspaper

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President Barack Obama has wined and dined Congressional Republicans. A GOP senator even gave a thumbs up after one of those fancy dinners. But after all that and lots of meetings on Capitol Hill, there are signs that Democrats and Republicans are as divided as ever on the federal budget. A measure to avoid a government shutdown and the fiscal 2014 spending plan hang in the balance. Molly Hooper writes for The Hill newspaper.


Mikulski, Shelby reach deal on funding bill (The Hill)

Paul Ryan budget slashes spending by $5.7 trillion to reach 10-year balance (The Hill)

The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget (Rep. Paul Ryan)


DoD Report

Cybersecurity Update