Federal Drive

  • New rules for contractors

    A recently enacted disclosure rule in the Federal Acquisition Regulation has the contracting community rethinking the way it does business. Contractors are now required to report evidence of fraud or overpayments in a timely fashion…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Good morning! I’m Andrew Mitchell, and I’ll be your website editor this morning. Brace for a blast: a band of snow is expected pass through the DC area this morning. The National Weather Service says…

  • This Old Contracting System

    Just how many private contractors are employed by the federal government? No one really knows – and the Partnership for Public Service says that’s a problem, especially in light the stimulus package that’s about to…

  • Contentious Clauses

    When the president signs that $787 billion stimulus package, agencies will need to make sure the goods they use for projects are from American companies. There are some exceptions, but a clause mandating that requirement…

  • Cabinet Cabal

    Is the White House concentrating more and more power unto itself? That’s the question FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan is raising in this week’s “Leadership Matters”.

  • FERS Flu Update

    If you’re a federal manager, or a federal employee under the Federal Employee Retirement System, you’ll want to listen up. Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA.) has introduced a bill to eliminate the “use it or lose…

  • Ready for the Money

    Federal agencies are preparing for a windfall of money from the stimulus package. President Obama plans to sign it today. The bill contains billions for projects aimed at preserving or creating 4-million jobs. But for…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Reported raids on federal computer data soar (USAToday) EXCLUSIVE: Postmaster got $800,000 in pay, perks (WashingtonTimes) Much of stimulus spending slated for federal programs (FederalTimes) Interior chief says agency prepared for stimulus projects (GovExec) For…

  • From Waste to Paste

    Can you imagine a day where your agency runs on coal derived from water? The Energy Department is funding research that could make it happen. The technique uses what’s called a Hyperbaric Centrifuge. Scientists from…

  • Troops Out, Feds In

    Most people know about the troop surge in Iraq, but one federal agency is preparing for a civilian surge. That agency is the US Agency for International Development, or US-AID. Jeanne Pryor is Deputy Director…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Lawmakers urge halt to NSPS pending review (GovExec) Pentagon tightening budget belt Final stimulus bill preserves IT spending, with some exceptions (NextGov) What The Stimulus Means To D.C. (DCist) British, French nuclear subs collide in…

  • Will You Be Stimulated?

    How would you like some more cash in your pocket? Well, there might be some hope in the form of your own personal economic stimulus. Registered Employee Benefit Consultant Ed Zurndorfer joins us to explain.…

  • Know When to Fold ‘Em

    A few of President Barack Obama’s cabinet nominees have taken heat for tax discrepancies. Some have withdrawn their names from consideration, but Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner didn’t. Is this a double standard? Jonathan Adler is…

  • Spreading the Word

    How do federal agencies work together to keep you safe when there’s a public health scare … like the recent peanut butter salmonella outbreak? Doctor Ali S. Kahn works for the Centers for Disease Control…