Federal Drive

  • WHTI: Many hands hitting milestones

    Starting Monday, you’ll have to show a federally approved ID when you return by sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and parts of the Carribean. It’s part of the government’s

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Government-wide pay for performance. It could happen within two years under a new plan being floated by OPM Director…

  • Speed reader hired to help Democrats pass new energy bill

    With the help of a speed reader, Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman of California successfully guided a so-called “Cap and Trade” bill thru through his Energy and Commerce Committee last week. The bill is formally known…

  • NASA out of this world

    NASA was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in the federal government by the recently released Best Places to Work Survey. That was published by the Partnership for Public Service earlier…

  • Thinking about a Plan B on Gitmo

    President Obama is defending his decision to shutter the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He says the prison has made the United States less safe and set back the country’s “moral authority.” But…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: After months of anticipation in the federal space, The White House has launched Data.gov. That’s a web site designed…

  • FAS times and high hopes for O’Hare

    We’ve told you about the change in leadership at the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), one of the government’s most powerful procurement agencies. Ed O’Hare has stepped into the assistant commissioner role there, replacing John Johnson…

  • SBA winner on doing business the right way

    What does it take to be the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year? Rey Almodovar is the co-founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation. He just won this year’s…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The Best Places to Work rankings that came out yesterday could affect your agency’s budget. Government Executive reports that…

  • Work is Fun for SAMMIE Nominee

    Sniffing the air for anthrax has never been more high-tech. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have come up with sensors that can diagnose infectious diseases, track airborne toxins and even detect explosives in…

  • NSPS Task Force: What are the tasks?

    Is pay for performance working at your agency? The Pentagon doesn’t know the answer to that question, so they’ve set up a three-member task force to find the answer. The panel includes management experts from…

  • The Climate of the Climate Bill

    Congressman Henry Waxman, the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has been a busy man over the last few months. His new energy legislation could move out of committee this week. Jodi…

  • This Year’s ‘Best Places to Work’ Preview

    Is your agency one of the best places to work in the federal government? New rankings will be released tomorrow by the Partnership for Public Service. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at…

  • Making the Recovery Work

    Stimulus funds are flowing out of federal agency coffers. Vice President Joe Biden, in his first spending report to the president, says the government has obligated more than 88-billion dollars. Ed Deseve is the special…