Federal Drive interviews - December 27

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 3:32pm EST

This is the Federal 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:

Ron Sanders
Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

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This week we're saying goodbye to 2012 and looking back at what the year brought federal workers. Ron Sanders, a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton and former chief human capital officer of the intelligence community, says despite the specter of sequestration and the fiscal cliff, there was some good news this year. And that could be a hint of what's to come next year.

Rob Levinson
Analyst
Bloomberg Government

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One of the most frequently repeated mantras heard this year was "Do more with less." That meant big changes for some government contractors. Rob Levinson, a Bloomberg analyst, joins The Federal Drive to discuss the biggest forces impacting contractors this year and how they've prepared for the threat of the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect next month.

Wendy Spencer
President and CEO
Corporation for National and Community Service

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Each year, one of the smallest federal agencies, the Corporation for National and Community Service, conducts extensive surveys to find out how much Americans volunteer. Through good times and not-so-good, the level of volunteering seems to hold steady. Now the latest numbers are in and they provide some good news in a tough holiday season, according to Wendy Spencer, the corporation's CEO.

New report shows volunteering reaches a five-year high

Also on the show:

Thursday federal headlines - Dec. 27, 2012

Navy begins installing common IT architecture for entire fleet

The Federal Drive brings you the latest cybersecurity and defense news. Below, find links to the stories mentioned.

Attack Turns Android Devices Into Spam-Spewing Botnets (InformationWeek)

DoD schools urged to encourage STEM education (OPM)

Moran Applauds DOD Decision to Standardize Leased Office Space Safety Standards

DOD Decision Makers Need Additional Analyses to Determine Costs and Benefits of Returning Excess Equipment (Government Accountability Office)