Federal Drive

  • Paws Off?

    Many think the market is in turmoil – but does this mean you should be touching your TSP? Certified Financial Planner Arthur Stein gives us his take. Click to hear the interview.

  • Clearing Up Guidance

    No two people interpret the same rules the same way. That seems to be the consensus after the American Bar Association released comments (pdf) concerning the General Services Administration’s Multiple Awards Schedule Advisory Panel. The…

  • Browsing for Better Health

    For the first time ever, a US public health agency is teaming up with a private health information provider. It’s a partnership between FDA and Web MD. You might recognize that as the name of…

  • Outstanding Overseas

    Volunteer diplomacy abroad is getting some very high level-kudos. We’re talking about the Secretary of State’s Awards for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad. The awards are being handed out by The Associates of the American Foreign Service…

  • Up In the Air

    The economic turmoil is hitting the aerospace industry, including the defense contracting companies. But the Aerospace Industries Association says things are “looking up” for their industry. Marion Blakey is the President and CEO of the…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    2009 Federal Holidays, Including Inauguration Day Planning (OPM) Chief Human Capital Officers Council Training Academy Focuses on Assisting Americans with Disabilities in Joining the Federal Workforce (OPM memo) House oversight panel gets new leadership (GovExec)…

  • Rallying the Forces

    The federal government is facing many challenges, one being the issue of climate change. The organization “Resources for the Future” recently held a panel discussion about this issue, and EPA’s Climate Change Division Director Dina…

  • What’s in the Box?

    The National Archives and Records Administration has rolled out a new tool to help researchers, students and fellow feds. Mark Giguere is Lead Information Technology of Policy & Planning and ERM eGov co-Program Manager Modern…

  • Lightning Rod

    Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is out on bail after being charged by federal prosecutors of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat. So, what exactly happens now? Diana Veilleux is a partner with the…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Nonprofit Formed to Help Veterans Wasted Large Sum, Senate Report Says (Washington Post) GSA to contractors: Drop a dime on crime (FCW) Barney Frank scolds Rep. Issa for open mic comment Medicare insurers’ profits exceed…

  • Birthday Wishes

    Happy 25th birthday to the Council for Excellence in Government! The group is going to be celebrating with a gala tonight. President and CEO Patricia McGinnis is here to give us a taste of what’s…

  • Addressing Change

    The topic of climate change has been top of mind for many in past years, and the federal government is no different. John Gibbons is former Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy…

  • Highest Honors

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently won the President’s Quality Award for Management Excellence, and this is the second year in a row they’ve done it! Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock is here with more about how…

  • Meeting the Mark

    For the first time, the US Patent and Trademark Office met all of its objectives required by the Government Performance and Results Act in FY 2008. That’s a 1993 law designed to improve federal project…