Women veterans, who were wounded or injured, are more likely, compared to men, to have post traumatic stress disorder and to die by suicide. That is according to the Wounded Warrior Project, which surveyed 18,000 male and female veterans. For more on the survey, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with Tracy Farrell, VP of the Project.
A top Biden administration official who helped rethink federal buildings and office space for government employees, after pandemic-era work-from-home policies lapsed, is stepping down later this week.
The Air Force says it increased its childcare staffing levels from 65% to 80% in just one year, mainly through incentives other than pay raises.
Not too many people nominated during the Obama administration are still around. But the next guest recently marked seven years in a crucial, but largely hidden job.
Apple and pear growers in Washington State are using insects instead of chemical pesticides to control other bugs that can ruin crops. It's an old idea, but not a practical one, until now. Credit goes to an entomologist at the Agriculture Research Service, who is also a finalist in this year's Service to America Medals program. Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with her: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris.
The National Archives doesn’t hang on to every document the government generates – only the 5% or so that are deemed to have “continuing value”. But that’s still billions of pages of text, plus all kinds of other media, from maps to electronic records. There’s a new official in charge of figuring out how to preserve and present those records to the public.
A recent audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), looked how the IRS deals with threats ad physical harm against IRS agents. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke with Kent Sagara, who is the Acting Manager of TIGTA's Office of Inspections and Evaluations.
It didn't last very long, but scientists at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) did run a test that resulted in nuclear fusion late last year. Fusion means the reaction put out more energy than the input to produce it.
The back and forth continues on whether there will be some sort of government shutdown by the end of the week. Members of Congress continue to try to find some resolution that either everyone can live with or few enough people can't.
65% of the overall civilian workforce would keep working though a shutdown, but hundreds of thousands would receive no pay, according to agency shutdown plans.
Too many veterans fail to thrive after they leave the military. It's called employment instability. Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with an expert on military transitioning. Bill Toti is a highly decorated former Navy captain, who, among other things, skippered a submarine. Later he found success in high-ranking positions at technology companies. Now, he's the author of a new book, "From CO to CEO." The book is full of ideas for how to transition successfully out the military.
The Senate voted 50-46 on Tuesday to confirm VA Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher to serve as the department’s deputy secretary. Bradsher is the first woman to hold this title at the VA.
The opioid scourge is as much a rural as an urban problem. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of Health and Human Services, has spent five years and hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to rural health services providers to help battle a nearly overwhelming problem. For its work, the HRSA team leading the effort has been named a finalist in the Service to America Medals program. Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with two members in-studio: HRSA's Rural Strategic Initiatives Director, Megan Meacham and Team Lead Sarah O'Donnell.
Alan Thompson, the CIO, and Justin Black, the CTO, of the House of Representatives were among the federal IT executives leaving their positions over the summer.