Federal Drive

  • PFP Pilot at USDA

    The Department of Agriculture is starting a five-year pay-for-performance program for almost 3,000 employees in the Food Safety Inspection Service. It should be noted that these feds are all part of a non-bargaining unit and…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Federal Agencies With Growing Problems Await New Leaders, Direction (WashingtonPost) Federal database for ID checks hits bumps (USAToday) NCPC OKs National Naval Medical Center master plan update (WashingtonBusinessJournal) Base realignment boon becomes burden in recession…

  • It’s No Secret

    How do you get a job in government intelligence? Newly minted National Intelligence Director, Admiral Dennis Blair, says he wants to bring more intelligence work back in-house and away from contractors. Derrick T. Dortch, host…

  • No Experience Needed?

    The knock on Leon Panetta is he is not a member of the intelligence community. Nevertheless, today, his nomination to head the CIA is taken up by the Senate Intelligence Committee. CNN’s Dick Uliano has…

  • Insecurity Clearances

    A former federal employee has pleaded guilty to unlawful disclosure of restricted atomic energy data. Federal officials claim he misused his security clearance in an effort to sell sensitive nuclear parts. So what’s in store…

  • Policies, Provisions, and Pricings

    GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule Advisory Panel is plugging along in their mission to save government money. They met just a few days ago to discuss a variety of issues. Elliott Branch is Director of Contracts…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    TSP council grows wary of proposed change in default fund (GovExec) IRS to review outsourced tax collection (FederalTimes) Executive pay cap may have consequences (USAToday) Unhappy voters jam Capitol Hill phone lines (CNN) Senate eases…

  • Who Will Head HHS Now?

    Faced with problems and questions about his failure to pay some taxes, former Senator Tom Daschel withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services yesterday. Daschel was the third nominee to face questions…

  • Greener Rides

    Federal agencies aren’t immune to the increasing cost of just about everything. Last year, we all felt the pinch of high gas prices topping over $4-dollars a gallon. So how can automakers help the government…

  • Uncle Sam: Going Strong

    While companies in the private sector are downsizing, the jobs outlook for the federal workforce is looking up. Joining us with analysis is John Palguta, Vice President for Policy at the Partnership for Public Service.

  • Tracking Titles, Thwarting Theft

    Putting a stop to title-washing – That’s where salvaged wrecks are rebuilt, given new title information and sold to unknowing buyers. The Justice Department is working on a nationwide electronic vehicle information database to prevent…

  • Said and Done

    If you’re confused about the economic stimulus package, don’t worry – you’re not alone. FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan says it’s all about the mincing of words. Doan was Administrator at the General Services Administration and…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Funding for government agencies is among top congressional priorities (GovExec) What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill (CNN) EEOC Struggles With Huge Workload, Diminished Staff (WashingtonPost) Fedblog: More Shakeups at EEOC (GovExec) Legislators…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    This morning’s guest host: Karen Evans, former OMB Administrator. Fed Workers’ Leave Benefits Targeted (WashingtonPost) SSA chief says financial crisis is increasing claims backlog (GovExec) Pentagon Recommends ‘Whole-of-Government’ National Security Plans (WashingtonPost) Obama’s promise to…