Federal Drive interviews — May 31

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:

Robert McDowellFCC commissioner

A House hearing this morning will explore an unsettling prospect. The International Telecommunications Union is proposing a new, international regime for regulating the Internet. It would allow nations like Iran and Russia to take part, and it would end the decades of self-governance that’s allowed the Internet to flourish. U.S. officials from both parties are against the ITU proposal. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell will be among today’s witnesses.

Yvonne Jonesauthor and strategic issues director, Government Accountability Office

Agencies are patting themselves on the back for hiring record numbers of veterans. That’s one of President Obama’s key workforce initiatives, but he has another one — hiring 100,000 disabled workers by 2015. It doesn’t look like agencies will meet that goal. Author and Strategic Issues Director Yvonne Jones details a new Government Accountability Office report that explains why.


Panetta delivers message on Asia tour

Thursday morning federal headlines – May 31, 2012

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