Federal Drive

  • EADS charts course to beat Boeing for tankers

    EADS North America has announced that it plans to bid on the U.S. Air Force’s tanker modernization program. Sean O’Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, explains how the company plans to win.

  • What are the realities of the virtual fence?

    A project designed during the Bush Administration to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexican border has now fallen on hard times, and formerly supportive lawmakers are now hinting of a dim future for the virtual fence. Thad Bingel, a former Chief of Staff at Customs and Border Protection, explains what’s at stake.

  • McAfee antivirus program goes berserk, freezes PCs

    OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring, cyberdefenses put to the test during annual NSA exercise, FCC considers testing cybersecurity compliancy

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – April 22nd

    OPM proposes new dates for FEHBP open season, healthcare problem for Congress averted, TSP board nominees urge education, SBA considers partial relocation to Denver

  • OPM/Labor hiring event: the time is now

    In October 2009, President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking initiative to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the Federal Workforce. Christine Griffin, Deputy Director at OPM, tells us about an upcoming career event.

  • Treasury goes green, saves green

    Treasury will require individuals receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans, Railroad Retirement and Office of Personnel Management benefits to receive payments electronically. Dick Gregg, the acting fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, explains.

  • SES needs more to draw the best and brightest

    The federal government is facing a variety of challenges when it comes to attracting employees into the Senior Executive Service. Carol Bonosaro, President of the SEA, asys those are the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Senior Executive Association.

  • Navy may get a name change

    The Navy may be changing its name soon from the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps. Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor in the Washington Bureau of the American Banker, has details on this an what else is moving on the Hill.

  • DHS fills key cybersecurity posts

    Zeus lives

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – April 21st

    The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear

  • Recovery reporting reaches new milestone

    The Chairman of the Recovery, Accountability and Transparency Board tells Federal News Radio that reporting has never been higher and talks about the future of federalreporting.gov in the cloud.

  • Innovation takes flight on TSA blog

    There’s a blog, sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration, to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. Kristin Lee, Assistant Administrator in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, explains.

  • How to celebrate public servants and their service

    Ideas range from sending letters to public employees to organizing a celebration showcasing the work of government agencies in your local area. Tom Fox, Director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Government Leadership, explains them to us.

  • The climate of EPA and climate change explained

    U.S. energy companies and manufacturers are adamant that the Senate climate bill pre-empt the states and the EPA’s Clean Air Act authority to control greenhouse gases. National Journal’s Margaret Kriz Hobson, energy and environmental correspondent has details.