Federal Drive Interviews -- March 27, 2013

Wednesday - 3/27/2013, 9:33am EDT

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It's said in federal IT circles: cybersecurity folks spend so much time and effort on paper audits, they don't spend enough time keeping watch over their networks. A new report offers a roadmap to implementing continuous monitoring and risk mitigation. It's a joint effort by the National Academy of Public Administration and the group SafeGov.org. Julie Anderson, one of the report's authors and the chief operating officer of Civitas, told Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu the paper can help agencies move away from a "check the box" approach to cybersecurity.

Carol Bonosaro
president
Senior Executives Association

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Are you leaving the government for more money? A better work-life balance? How about greater career development opportunities or more autonomy? The Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to pose these questions to departing Senior Executive Service members. It developed the new survey with help from the Senior Executives Association.

Loren Duggan
analyst
Bloomberg Government

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With the continuing resolution now signed, Congress and the White House are gearing up for the next fiscal battle -- the 2014 budget. Will they actually pass one this year? And what will it look like? That's the focus of a special report from Bloomberg Government. Loren Duggan is an analyst at Bloomberg. He took at look at the proposed budgets from the House and Senate, and he joins us now with details.

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Ben Geman
energy reporter
The Hill

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The inspector general at the Energy Department says have wasted tens of millions of dollars on shaky companies. The findings concern a $1.5 billion grant program to develop carbon dioxide capture technology. The IG found that three questionable recipients received $90 million. It says Energy officials aren't watching the money carefully enough.

Related Story: Report: Energy Dept. mismanaged stimulus-backed climate program (The Hill)

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