Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 3, 2013

Thursday - 1/3/2013, 9:04am EST

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:

John Kamensky
senior fellow and associate partner
IBM Center for The Business of Government

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The Office of Management and Budget has laid out a game plan for improving performance at federal agencies. To move forward and make progress, sometimes you've got to look back at where you've been. The IBM Center for the Business of Government, along with The National Academy of Public Administration, recently co-hosted a forum to look at two decades of a results-oriented federal performance management system. John Kamensky, senior fellow and associate partner at the IBM Center for The Business of Government, talked about it in his latest blog.

Allan Holmes
team leader for technology analysts
Bloomberg Government

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Cybersecurity legislation, cloud computing, big data, these are among the top technology issues the federal government will face in 2013. Congress has yet to figure out its own mind when it comes to standards and regulation. Agencies face privacy and security challenges in moving to the cloud and putting big data there.

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Jeffrey Neal
senior vice president
ICF International

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The Office of Personnel Management has released a new guide to executive development. It gathers tips and lessons for growing leadership. Jeff Neal knows the challenges of training senior leaders, both inside and outside of government. He was the chief human capital officer for Homeland Security. Now he's senior vice president at ICF International, an environmental and energy consulting company.

Jacque Simon
public policy director
American Federation of Government Employees

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A bill to freeze federal pay for the all of 2013 has died in the Senate. That's after the House passed it in one of the last actions by the 112th Congress. And the issue is expected to return to the floor of the 113th Congress and that has the American Federation of Government Employees hopping mad.

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