Federal Drive

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez & Tom Temin Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: A new union contract may pave smoother runways between air traffic controllers and FAA managers. The…

  • Change is in the air, and food and drugs, at FDA

    No rulemaking agency hits more closely to your stomach, or maybe even your medicine cabinet, than the FDA. That agency’s leader is looking at new ways to enforce the rules. So what exactly IS her…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Tom Temin & Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Uncle Sam is helping more of his employees pay for college. Office of Personnel Management reports…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Federal Employees may have to wait a little longer for faster promotions. The Office of Personnel…

  • New program hopes to strengthen skills of government leaders

    Federal managers interested in strengthening their leadership skills have a new program to consider. The Partnership for Public Service is now accepting applications for its Excellence in Government Fellows Program. John Palguta is Vice President…

  • TSA eases the crews through security

    The Transportation Security Administration has announced plans to expand its CrewPASS program (pdf) using biometrics to verify the identities of flight crew members. Captain John Prater is the President of Air Line Pilots Association, International.…

  • Buy American an issue at annual meeting

    President Obama is facing a lot of pressure from Mexico and Canada to drop the the Buy American provision in the stimulus bill. This weekend the president traveled to Mexico to try to iron out…

  • Senate confirms the easy ones, leaves some major nominees on hold

    The Senate confirmed around 60 executive branch nominees right before they left for their August recess. But still on hold are the nominations of several individuals chosen for high-profile positions, including Martha Johnson to lead…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Congress is out of town, but from a distance they’re planning to crack down on your agency’s contracting and…

  • Full sized benefits for a child’s IRA

    Does your child have a Roth IRA? Registered Employee Benefit Consultant Ed Zurndorfer says federal employees can and should contribute to their kids’ retirement accounts. He joins us now to explain.

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    While the Federal Drive offers some of our “best of” interviews, here are some of the other stories we’re following today – Written by Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota A laptop theft is exposing…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Tom Temin Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Senators move today to help you hire and keep good contracting professionals. The hearing by the…

  • After-action on White House cybersecurity resignation

    A setback for federal cyber security. The acting advisor to President Obama has resigned. After first leading the 60-day cyber security review, then waiting two months to see if she would be named as the…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Tom Temin Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The Treasury Department is borrowing money at a slightly lower level than it expected. The reason?…