Federal Drive Interviews — March 4, 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:


Rob Levinson
Bloomberg Government

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The sequester supposedly has begun. With a stroke of the pen, President Barack Obama has had to strip the federal government of about $85 billion, or so it would seem from the high drama in this town. But Bloomberg Government analyst Rob Levinson says don’t panic. Not all of that money has disappeared.

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

Robert Richardson
editorial director
Tech Target’s Security Media Group

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The RSA Conference wrapped up in San Francisco on Friday. The week-long event brings together the best minds in information security to share the latest knowledge and technology. Robert Richard, editorial director of Tech Target’s Security Media Group, was there and he joins us now to give us the scoop.

Marcia Pelberg

Internal Revenue Service

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A good boss can make all the difference, especially in tough times. Five federal managers have received Federal News Radio’s Top Leader in Federal Service Award. They were all nominated by their staff. One of those winners, Marcia Pelberg, oversees the IRS leadership development program.


DoD Report

Cybersecurity Update