Federal Drive

  • 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…

  • Expanding benefits

    Same sex partners who work for the federal government may receive word today about expanded benefits. The announcement is expected to extend federal health and other benefits to gay and Lesbian employees. The State Department…

  • SAMMIES Tracker: Allan Comp’s Hardrock cachet

    Some of the most environmentally degraded communities can be found in Appalachian coal country and the Western Hardrock mining region. Dr. Allan Comp, a program analyst with the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface…

  • Analysis: Chances of reaching cybersuccess

    President Obama’s recent announcement of a new cyber security program has some wondering whether or not America’s cyberspace can actually be kept safe. Charles Dodd is the chief technology officer and founder of Nicor Global,…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Same-sex partners of federal employees are set to receive government health and financial benefits. White House…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Pay for performance at the Pentagon could play its final act if one lawmaker has her way. Rep. Carol…

  • In a financial crisis, who’s running the show?

    In today’s economic times, there’s been a lot of focus on financial markets and government spending. But the Obama administration has been slow to nominate chief financial officers across government agencies. Sam Mok is the…

  • Space Optimization: Combine and conquer

    Saving time saves money, and saving space saves time, but how can federal agencies get the most out of the space they have? Many companies try manual space-saving programs, spending a lot of time and…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Phil Vogel and Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: As the Obama Administration begins hiring more federal workers to do “inherently governmental” work, the contracting…