• GSA recognizes contracting excellences

    By Jason Miller Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio Denise Jones, a contract specialist for the Defense Contract Management Agency, is $5,000 richer. The General Services Administration honored Jones today for acquisition excellence by giving her the Ida…

  • Senate panel has busy markup session

    Wednesday morning was busy.

  • SAMMIES Tracker: Cooler and greener

    You’re driving a cooler and more eco-friendly federal fleet today, at least when it comes to air conditioning. That’s in part because of 26-year old Kristen Taddonio. Her work as Director of Climate Choice at…

  • New NTSB chair sworn in

    By Max Cacas FederalNewsRadio The National Transportation Safety Board now has a new chairman. Earlier today, the NTSB, which is the independent Federal agency tasked with investigating transportation accidents, issued the oath of office to…

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Derek Scarbrough CIO July 30, 2009

  • GI Bill News You Can Use

    The post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect on August first, but service members should know that NOW is the time to put in that request to transfer their benefits to spouses and children. Pentagon officials say its one of the most popular aspects of the GI Bill. Experts say its smart to transfer at least a month of benefits to each dependent before your hitch is up, so you can make adjustments later. Once you leave the service, you can’t make such a change.

  • Crystal balling the Air Force.

    In 2047, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, there’s a good chance that unmanned aircraft will play a bigger role than ever. Officials say the ”Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan” recognizes that pilots on the ground still operate the U-A-Vs, as they’re called. The advantage is that they can fly over fixed positions for long periods of time, something you can’t do when a human being is in the plane.

  • DoD transfers billions in equipment from Iraq

    The Defense Department is starting plans to transfer or dispose of $3 billion dollars worth of in-theater property and equipment. Dan Goure is a military analyst with the Lexington Institute.

  • OMB seeks right recipe for web cookie policy

    After more than 9 years, the Office of Management and Budget is about to revise its original policy banning the use of web cookies, or tracking software, on federal websites. The change is expected to help federal web managers better run their sites, and also offer the same kinds of user experiences now commonplace on commercial and private-sector websites.

  • USPTO’s Peer-to-Patent program ends; what are lessons learned?

    Three years ago, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office began a unique program that some are saying changed the way government works. The Peer-to-Patent program opened the patent examination process to public participation for the…

  • OMB details draft of new federal cookie policy

    Notice likely to be published in Monday’s federal register. White House wants comments on new rules.

  • New regulations, E-Verify discussed on Capitol Hill

    On September 8th, a new federal regulation is expected to require all federal contractors to verify the citizenship status of their new workers using E-Verify. Earlier today, DHS and Social Security officials testified on Capitol…

  • 8-day countdown to the Federal News Radio Book Club ‘meeting’ with CTO Chopra discussing Payback

    Just a reminder that we are a mere 8-days from the fifth meeting of the Federal News Radio Book Club — and it’s a good one. Our book — Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation…

  • Cong. Marshall: QDR’s process is a problem

    Defense Review process called flawed more than six months before release.