Federal Drive

  • Musical Chairs on The Hill

    All 435 seats in the House and a third of the Senate are up for grabs in tomorrow’s election. What will Congress look like when it is all said and done? Jonathan Allen, politics reporter…

  • A Final Crackdown

    A crackdown on companies that hire illegal immigrants could be revived over the coming weeks. The Bush Administration is trying to get its No Match initiative up and running. If the program gets the go-ahead…

  • Celebrating Heroines in Technology

    Do you ever have trouble finding information on your office’s network? Cynthia Hilsinger is hoping to change that for her agency. She’s the Data Asset Manager for Headquarters Air Force, Information Management Media and Graphics…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Next up to deploy: Civilians (FederalTimes) Anticipating Cuts in Military Spending, Budget Planners Sharpen Their Pencils (NYTimes) Raytheon looking for cyber-workers (WashingtonBusinessJournal) Wanted: Falcons, Handlers For Mission in Afghanistan (WashingtonPost) Congressmen vie for leadership on…

  • Counting Down

    Preparing for the 2010 Census is a complicated process, to say the least. With a year and a half to go, how far along is the U.S. Census Bureau? Arnold Jackson, Associate Director for the…

  • Spending Less

    The end of the year is quickly approaching. Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefit consultant and a regular on The Federal Drive, joins us with some year-end tax saving tips. Click to hear the interview.

  • Your New Boss

    The election is now days away. How will agencies be affected by the change in administration? Jim Williams, Acting Administrator at the General Services Administration, joins us. Click to hear the interview.

  • Before It’s Too Late

    People suffering from rare diseases and certain forms of cancer are getting some help from the Social Security Administration. The agency’s new Compassionate Allowances initiative will expedite processing of their disability claims. SSA Commissioner Michael…

  • Fading Hopes

    The future of U.S. troops in Iraq may be in the balance. U.S. and Iraqi officials are still trying to figure out what to do. The Bush administration is now reviewing proposed changes to the…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Jane points out it’s a Trifecta Day! It’s Friday. It’s Halloween. It’s Payday! Trick or treat. D.C.-area CFC extends fundraising through Jan. 31 (FederalTimes) GAO contractor indicted in laptop theft scheme State Warns Passport Applicants…

  • C-level Careers?

    Should CXOs be political appointees or career officials? Career coach and Fed Access host Derrick T. Dortch, joins us to talk about the costs and benefits of both options. Click to hear the interview.

  • Making NOAA Shipshape

    Imagine riding a ship into the raging sea with rolling 15-foot waves crashing onto the deck. That’s exactly what researchers at one agency do. But those ships are aging. So the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

  • What’s in Store for Your Wallet, Continued

    Both major presidential candidates have talked about changing the federal pay system. Tuesday, we spoke with John Palguta at the Partnership for Public Service. Today, we get a different perspective from Darryl Perkinson, national president…

  • Sheepish?

    Who’s responsible if you get sick after taking a government mandated anthrax vaccine? It probably won’t be the people who make or distribute it. The government just gave them immunity. Bill Bransford, Partner in the…