Federal Drive

  • Cybersecurity: the Human Factor

    Employees may be one of the real risks to cybersecurity in your organization. A survey by Applied Research and Symantec shows that human error and deliberate sabotage cause large amounts of data to be lost…

  • More Cuts Coming

    Budget cuts, attrition, and hiring freezes top the list of ways private companies are handling the current economic situation. That’s according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Alan Chvotkin is…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has promised a full review of an incident last week where a VA press…

  • Acquisition Help Wanted

    The Pentagon plans to hire tens of thousands of acquisition workers over the next five years. What kind of education and training does it take to get into this field? Charles Tompkins is a professor…

  • Funny You Should Ask

    What does it take to be the funniest fed in Washington? Freddi Vernell is the winner of the 2007 Funniest Fed Competition. She joins us with a preview of this year’s contest and how you…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The General Services Administration will buy close to 18,000 fuel-efficient vehicles from US automakers. The agency plans to spend…

  • Ending Embargoes on Cuba?

    Could America’s relationship with Cuba be changing? Members of the Congressional Black Caucus just returned from a trip to Cuba where they met with both Raul and Fidel Castro. California Congresswoman Laura Richardson was one…

  • The Changing Face of the Acquisition Workforce

    We learned earlier this week about Defense Secretary Roberts Gates’ proposed budget for 2010. Gates is calling for 39,000 full-time civil servants to be hired in the next five years, but how will that affect…

  • Justice Investigates Justice

    The Justice Department lawyers who prosecuted former Senator Ted Stevens are now in the hot seat after a federal judge appointed a special prosecutor to investigate their actions during the Stevens case. Bill Bransford, partner…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Attorney General Eric Holder warning federal prosecutors of increased scrutiny. This in the wake of a botched corruption case…

  • Internal Revenue’s Internal Audit

    How secure are the 98,000 desktop and laptop computers at the Internal Revenue Service? Peggy Begg is the Assistant Inspector General for Security and Information Technology Audits with the Treasury Department. She joins us to…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Just midway into the fiscal year and the federal deficit already stands at nearly $1-trillion dollars. The Congressional Budget…

  • Overlooking Underlings

    Is your agency tossing top talent by the wayside? A new report from the Partnership for Public Service finds that federal managers are putting less than 1 in 10 interns on their permanent payrolls. The…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Written by Ruben Gomez Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Major weapons systems on the chopping block: Defense Secretary Robert Gates unvieled his 2010 Pentagon budget yesterday. The $534-billion…