Federal Drive

  • Not Ordinary Times

    President Barack Obama releases an overview of his 2010 budget this morning, and one of his biggest goals is cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Many are asking whether…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    $1 Billion in DHS Headquarters Coffers (MSNBC) Legislation would make it easier for agencies to rehire federal retirees (GovExec) Lawmakers renew push for pre-tax health care for retirees (GovExec) GSA puts its USA.gov Web site…

  • Federal Drive Guest Hosts

    Tom Temin is taking a much deserved vacation the rest of this week but we’ve invited some great guest hosts to join Jane while Tom is away! Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, Pat Pizzella, former Chief…

  • State of the Address

    President Barack Obama addressed Congress and the nation last night. The president talked about the economy and his plans for the future, including his 2010 budget proposal. Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor of Congressional Quarterly, joins…

  • SBA’s Piece of the Pie

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains lots of money for federal agencies and the Small Business Administration is one of them. Eric Zarnikow, SBA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access, tells us…

  • Federal Idol

    Can you write, sing, produce or dance? If you can, you might be a prime candidate for the EPA’s “Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder” contest. Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor of EPA’s Aging Initiative, tells us…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Obama to name Locke to run Commerce Dept. US officials: Troops to leave Iraq in 18 months Obama tells nation: ‘We are not quitters’ Democrats boosting domestic spending atop stimulus Bill aims to rein in…

  • Third time a Locke?

    President Barack Obama’s third pick for Commerce Secretary could be announced soon. Sources in the White House are indicating President Obama will choose former Washington Governor Gary Locke for the job. CNN’s Dick Uliano joins…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Official: Obama likely to name Locke to Commerce Watchdogs applaud Obama’s pick to oversee stimulus (GovExec.com) John Morton to Lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Secretary Napolitano Names Esther Olavarria as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy…

  • Privacy in the dumpster

    Pharmacy giant CVS will pay the government more than $2 million after media reports that it disposed of patient information in dumpsters. The agreement follows a joint investigation by Health and Human Services and the…

  • Coast Guard goes blogospheric

    The world of YouTube and blogs is making its mark on federal public relations departments. The Coast Guard, for example, has started taking its news directly to bloggers, hosting roundtable discussions normally reserved for broadcast,…

  • Keeping pace with pacemakers

    Americans are living longer and healthier lives because of advances in health science. On average, American women are now living past 80 and men are living past 75. Pacemakers and stents are just two of…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newstand

    Debarred contractors continue to get federal work (FederalTimes) Infrastructure protection plan calls for data warehouse (FCW) Obama Pushes Firmer Budget Rules (WallStreetJournal) Housing secretary defends Obama foreclosure plan (CNN) Obama to convene fiscal summit at…

  • No Groundhogs Involved

    How do you get young people involved in the federal government? Let them observe what you do on a daily basis. The General Services Administration recently hosted its annual Information Technology Job Shadow Day in…