Federal Drive

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Live! From our new studios! GAO: Many SES Members Clustered at Top of Rating Scale (FederalDaily) GAO details billions in Navy excess (FederalTimes) GAO: Financial reports aren’t reliable (FCW) Issa moving to create house Republican…

  • Green Embassies

    We have told you that the State Department wants to make its embassies green. To make that happen, they signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Energy. But what do they really hope…

  • Health Care Scare

    The incoming Obama administration has plans to expand government-funded health care to the millions of uninsured Americans. But will this affect your federal healthcare benefits as a federal employee? Jill Crissman is assistant legislative director…

  • Vaccine Facelift

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have done something pretty remarkable. Together with the University of Queensland in Australia, they have given vaccines a facelift. Dr. Michael Tarlov is the Leader of…

  • Capitol Drama

    There is a lot of drama surrounding the Senate right now. Caroline Kennedy is making a bid for the Senate seat that will become empty if Senator Hillary Clinton is confirmed as Secretary of State.…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Obama picks Vilsack, Salazar for Cabinet SEC chairman says agency failed to probe Madoff Education secretary faces system in crisis Becerra won’t take trade job Bush trumpets security record White House pressured by lawmakers on…

  • Is Government Really the Problem?

    FederalNewsRadio has been telling you about “In the Public We Trust” (pdf) – a new report from the Partnership for Public Service about the public’s perception of government. The results show an overall negative perception…

  • Mobile Gov

    It seems like everyone today is constantly on the go – which means technology has to be mobile, too. And the government is no exception. The Environmental Protection Agency recently launched a website designed just…

  • Disaster, Not Disasterous

    What happens when you get a number of federal agencies together to discuss hurricanes? The answer is “Lessons Learned.” The event was the 2008 Hurricane Summit (pdf,) and one of the agencies participating was the…

  • Leadership Matters

    There’s been talk recently about the nation’s aging infrastructure. But not everyone believes projects to fix every problem need to be launched right away. FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan is a former Administrator at the General…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Bush holiday extension to cost $450 million (WashingtonTimes) Thousands of feds no longer contribute to TSP (FederalTimes) TSP officials face leadership challenges (GovExec) Secret Service Defends Shoe Response (WashingtonPost) 3 contractors indicted on kidnapping charges…

  • Biocutbacks

    Most people agree that our country is in tough economic straits right now. But some analysts worry that the lack of money could be a threat to national security. Trust for America’s Health is an…

  • GSA’s New Point Man

    The government’s landlord agency just got its new liaison to Congress. Brian Mabry will serve as the new Associate Administrator in the general Services Administration’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. So what does that…

  • FISMA Future

    The Federal Information Security Management Act is growing in importance for federal managers, and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology is working on helping agencies to comply. Ron Ross is Project Manager for the…