Federal Drive

  • So Many Hats, So Little Time

    How do you juggle four different jobs at once? That’s the very situation Congressman Gerry Connolly finds himself in. He has subcommittee assignments on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – and also sits…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    White House orders agencies to plan oversight of stimulus spending (GovExec) OPM gives Pentagon personnel system high marks (GovExec) For some, FAA not moving fast enough to modernize air traffic control system (GCN) Obama’s picks…

  • Voices of Experience

    They’re calling themselves “The League of Extraordinary Republicans“. They’re a group of former Bush Administration employees who work on employment strategies, share information and insights, and help people network. Brent Orrell is a member of…

  • Who’s Your Boss?

    House Republicans are asking the president to reconsider his plan to have the Census Bureau director report directly to the White House instead of the Commerce Secretary. As the saga unfolds, Jonathan Allen has been…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Panel scolds FAA for data breach affecting 45,000 employees (FederalTimes) Justice continues to take hits over phony TSP e-mail (GovExec) Construction Groups Decry Obama’s Executive Order on Rules for Federal Building Projects (WashingtonPost) GAO again…

  • Where Should the Money Flow?

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is massive and one of its components involves giving federal agencies money. So, if it passes, how should agencies spend their money? Is this even feasible? Eileen…

  • Heavy Lifting Ahead

    FederalNewsRadio has been telling you about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s plan to get our country’s economy rolling. He announced his plan yesterday. So what does this mean for the government? Congressional Quarterly Senior Editor Jodi…

  • A View from Inside

    What’s it like inside a presidential transition? A veteran of the Office of Management and Budget in previous administrations returned as a Senior Advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team. FederalNewsRadio’s Max Cacas has his story…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Upgrading federal facilities would create thousands of jobs, economist says (GovExec) Lawmaker reintroduces FERS sick leave bill (GovExec) FAA whistleblower office proposed in House bill (FederalTimes) Elements of overhaul of bailout program Tens of thousands…

  • Symbols and Signals

    You may have heard that Iran has launched its first satellite, but how will this affect President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and defense agendas? And what does it mean for the international community? James Lewis…

  • Budgeting and Bloat

    The second, $800-plus billion dollar stimulus package may be full of all measures to stabilize the economy. But FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan says the lasting effects could harm our children. Lurita is former Administrator at…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Treasury turns to Fed to spur lending (WSJ) WMD Intel Adviser Brought Package To Work, Causing Scare In Downtown Dc (CongressDaily) Md. lab germ research halted for records probe Text of Obama’s statement at news…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Roth option may be coming to TSP (FederalTimes) Obama asks OPM veteran to serve as acting director (FrederickburgFreeLanceStar) OPM urged to notify CSRS participants about survivor annuity rule (GovExec) Unions press to suspend outsourcing (FederalTimes)…

  • NASA Rover Keeps Rolling

    You might have seen it – it was kind of hard to miss. NASA’s lunar rover accompanied the crew of STS-126 during the Inauguration Parade. Rob Ambrose is Deputy Division Chief of the Automation Robotics…