Federal Drive

  • ‘Political Corruption Crime Spree’

    Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff were arrested yesterday on conspiracy and bribery charges. The governor is accused of trying to make money from selling, so to speak, the Senate seat vacated…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Lawmakers press Bush to rescind order curbing collective bargaining (GovExec) OPM proposes another COLA decrease for Alaskan cities (FederalTimes) House ethics panel expands Rangel investigation Retrial begins for Safavian in corruption case Treasury Bills Trade…

  • Reinventing the Wheel

    Don’t ever hit the reset button – at least, don’t do it when thinking about workplace reforms. That’s the message from one of the latest reports issued by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant…

  • So We’re All on the Same Page

    There are many federal offices involved in fighting terrorism and one of those is the Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism at the State Department. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley is Deputy Coordinator of Programs, Policy and Budget,…

  • Green Light, Not Green Screen

    The next generation of air travel has arrived. That according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which has been working on a massive project called NextGen. Recently, the FAA gave the green light to NextGen’s Satellite…

  • Stopping the Buck, Starting the Cuts

    With all the talk of bailouts from Congress, is it also time to start cutting some government programs? FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan, former Administrator at the General Services Administration, joins us now for “Leadership Matters”.…

  • The Road to Recovery

    The Obama transition team is working with Congress to decide which transportation and infrastructure projects might be funded under a proposed new stimulus package. Executive Director John Horsley American Association of State Highway and Transportation…

  • Cyberdoctrine

    The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency has delivered its report. It recommends the creation of a new White House office to protect cyber space from hackers, thieves and foreign agents. Gen. Harry…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Report: Many service contract workers are underpaid (GovExec) State, Energy strike pact to make embassies, consulates more green (FederalTimes) GSA bumps $50B Alliant awards to 2009 (FCW) Confusion hinders use of GSA schedule contracts (NextGov)…

  • Boldly Going

    NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet. Adrian Hooke is part of the Space Communications and Navigations Office at NASA Headquarters. He’s also the manager of Space Networking,…

  • A Greener Shade of Khaki

    The goal of going green isn’t just for civilian agencies. Recently, the Army, Navy and Air Force said they want to buy thousands of electric cars and light trucks for on-base transport. Chris Tindal is…

  • Where the Money Is

    GSA’s Cooperative Purchasing Program allows state and local government to buy a variety of products and services under different schedules – one of them being GSA Schedule 70. In recent years, purchasing off of this…

  • A Moment to Think?

    Today was supposed to be the last day you had to make changes to your health plans, but that may no longer be the case, depending on your agency. The Office of Personnel Management is…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    OPM to Provide Additional Protections in 2009 for FEHB Enrollees Who Use Out-of-Network Surgeons (OPM memo) Obama’s choice to lead Veterans Affairs no yes man Private Contractors Sought As Guards in Afghanistan (WashingtonPost) Lockheed Martin…