Federal Drive

  • 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…

  • How Bad IS It?

    Almost everyone remembers the so-called crash of 1987. Are things even worse now than they were back then? The Bureau of Labor statistics just released its household and payroll surveys today. For further analysis –…

  • Gitmo Explained

    Cully Stimson is Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Before joining Heritage in 2007, Stimson served as the Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Detainee Affairs. He’s with us now to explain why so many…

  • Save Money

    FSA, HSA or HRA: Which is best for you? Open Season is the time when many people make health care decisions. Registered Employee Benefit Consultant Ed Zurndorfer is here to help you sift through the…

  • TIGTA, TIGTA, Burning Bright

    It’s a first for oversight at Treasury: The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has hired a

  • Work at Home!

    Earlier this week, the 1105 Government Information Group sponsored the Green Computing Summit. The Telework Exchange was just one of the many groups that attended. Cindy Auten is General Manager of the Telework Exchange and…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    US mulls unusual tactic as Blackwater charges loom Halliburton, KBR sued for unsafe conditions at Iraq base (AFP) US cmdr spells out Iraq mission under new pact Three airlines drop self-reporting safety program (USAToday) Clinton…

  • Pakistan’s Anti-terror Stance

    Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was in India yesterday urging Pakistan to cooperate fully into the investigations regarding those terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Beverly Kirk is an anchor at News Channel Eight and has been…

  • Carbon Baseline

    The General Services Administration’s Office of Integrated Technology Services recently awarded a task order for a carbon footprint analysis. John Johnson is Assistant Commissioner in GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services and tells us more…

  • The Army Experience

    The Army is bringing recruiting into the 21st century with webcams in war zones. But how does this fit into their overall strategy for finding new talent? Since summer, they’ve been running a recruiting center…

  • Big Opportunities for Small Business

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is going to hold a briefing on Equal Employment Opportunity and Small Business Programs next week. Corenthis Kelley is Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Small Business at the…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Experts’ Report Urges Changes in National Security System (WashingtonPost) Mukasey holds first news conference since collapse FDA to post information on WebMD (NextGov) Kansas picked for biodefense lab Greenhouse gas emissions increase in US Possible…

  • Workplace Democracy

    A bill that could make it easier for unions to organize has caused quite the debate on Capitol Hill. If passed, the Employee Free Choice Act would allow unions to be formed if a majority…

  • Your Good Name

    Everyone has a past, but not everyone is proud of it. For some people, their online past could hinder career advancement and certain private companies are starting to offer services to erase such information. Michael…