Federal Drive

  • Do You Know the Money Man?

    We should know more soon about who will make up President-elect Barack Obama’s economic team, including his choice for Treasury Secretary. Bob Litan, former Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Senior…

  • Red AND Blue Equal Green?

    Agencies have placed a heavy emphasis on going green, but will these initiatives continue into the next administration? Boyd Rutherford, assistant secretary for administration at the Department of Agriculture, joins us to talk about some…

  • The Future of Contracting

    How might the contracting landscape change in the new administration? Will the government use fewer contractors? Alan Chvotkin is executive vice president of the Professional Services Council and an expert of federal acquisition policy. He…

  • Senator Felon?

    Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ future is still up in the air. Debra Roth, partner in the law firm of Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux and Roth, joins us for the “Legal Loop” to talk about the Senators’…

  • Security Steps

    We’ve mentioned that the new administration isn’t wasting any time with the transition. In fact. President-elect Obama has his first official intelligence briefing this morning. CNN’s Bob Constantini has that story. Click to hear the…

  • Thursday Morning’s Federal Newsstand

    Obama Plans Could Shake Up Federal Workforce (WashingtonPost) Presidential transition Web site scores hits (WashingtonBusinessJournal) Hackers leverage Obama win for massive malware campaign (ComputerWorld) Massive cleanup continues long after Hurricane Ike (USAToday) GAO report: Plan…

  • Your Starting Lineup

    The election may be over, but the real work is just beginning. President-elect Obama’s transition team will get to work as soon as today getting up to speed on every issue so that the President…

  • Need to Know

    The Defense Budget far outweighs that of any other agency. So how will it change in the new administration? Dov Zakheim, is the former Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, and Chief Financial Officer for the…

  • The Election, The Budget, & You

    There were a lot of promises during the election season about streamlining budgets and making cuts where needed. But how much of that will come to fruition in the next administration and how will it…

  • What Just Happened?

    Who’s in and who’s out on Capitol Hill? Jodi Schneider, senior editor of Congressional Quarterly, joins us to talk about the election results. Click to hear the interview. Beverly Kirk, anchor of Federal News Today…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Good morning! Let the transitioning begin, eh? Here’s a quick look at what else is going on while you get caught up on all the election news: Most civil service lawmakers win reelection (GovExec) Contractor…

  • And Then, Tomorrow Morning…

    As the election season comes to a close, the transition period to a new administration begins. John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joins us to talk about what federal…

  • Fixing the Bubble

    The economy will probably be at the top of the next administration’s agenda, but how will the new President deal with the mortgage problems that led to the financial downturn in the first place? Alex…

  • Not Without Glitches

    We’re learning about problems with voting machines in Virginia. CNN’s Bob Constantini joins us live with details. Click to hear the interview.