Federal Drive

  • Study finds pockets of recovery

    What if the government were to pick up and move out of DC? Alan Berube is with Brookings, and his group is out with its “Metro Monitor” report looking at economic recovery in some of…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Jane Norris and Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Another move in Congress to eliminate Pay for Performance in the Defense Department: This time in…

  • Deloitte: Hold the eggs, grab a paint brush

    As we’ve been telling you, the Association of Government Accountants held its annual conference this week. These kinds of conferences are known for their breakfast get-togethers but one organization attending the event decided to do…

  • Click and follow funding

    Money from the stimulus package is starting to arrive in states across the U.S. but where is the money going? Congressman Gerry Connolly of Virginia has developed an interactive map on his website tracking where…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Tom Temin Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Thousands of federal workers on their way to bigger pensions. Federal Times reports that the House…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The House is again trying to cure the FERS flu. Lawmakers have added language to the…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Defense Secretary Robert Gates has formally ordered the creation of a new military cyber command. It’ll coordinate the Pentagon’s…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The president signs a bill today that will bring major changes to your federal Thrift Savings Plan. The measure…

  • Overview: the state of federal contracting

    How will the federal government strengthen the procurement system? The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement recently held a hearing on this topic. Subcommittee Chairwoman Diane Watson (D-Ca.) joins…

  • All the news that’s fit to bit

    Saving newspapers for posterity. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress recently celebrated a milestone in their Chronicling America program. The program works to digitize and preserve historic pages of American…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Homeland Security partners with the Justice Department to fight drug smuggling along the borders. The agreement…

  • The inside story of relations with Iran

    Iranians here and abroad continue to protest the results of last weekend’s election. At the same time, Iran is accusing the United States of meddling in its affairs. The National Geographic Channel takes a look…

  • Coast Guard Yard green and shimmering

    Methane from a landfill may save the Coast Guard $2 million in energy costs per year. The renewable energy center at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore has been operating since April. Cmdr. John Slaughter…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: It’s double-header day for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. He explains to Congress a White House plan to overhaul the…