Federal Drive

  • Blago Blowback?

    The Illinois House panel considering impeachment charges against the governor won’t subpoena Barack Obama’s aides. But what does that mean for the federal government? CNN’s Amanda Moyer reports the move comes after prosecutors said the…

  • Department of History?

    The Justice Department recently donated more than 50,000 pages of World War Two-era documents to the Holocaust Memorial Museum here in D.C. Eli Rosenbaum is Director of the Office of Special Investigations at the Justice…

  • GSA Picks AT&T

    The first award has been made. The General Services Administration has given AT&T its first Trusted Internet Connections-related contract through Networx Universal. Frank Tiller is Director of the Service Development Division in Integrated Technology Services…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Bush has holiday gift for aides _ parttime jobs Homeland Security forecasts 5-year terror threats IRS cybersecurity gets good marks Gaza complicates Obama’s policy in Mideast Israeli assault targets symbols of Hamas power Federal judges…

  • Won’t You Track His Sleigh Tonight?

    Do you hear it? It’s the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells as he prepares for his yearly flight around the globe tonight. And this year, you can track him with your cell phone as he…

  • Better Watch Out

    It’s that time of the year again – Cisco has released its annual security report. So . . . what are the latest threats – and how can you protect yourself and your agency? Patrick…

  • Play On

    You’ve heard of Nintendo Wii and Sony Play Station — heart-pumping, lights-flashing video gaming systems some people use for a little R & R. But it turns out video games can do a world of…

  • The Stockings Are Hung

    The financial crisis is taking its toll on military families. Foreclosure rates in military towns are increasing at four times the national average. And the unemployment rate for newly minted veterans was 18-percent, that’s according…

  • Not Naughty, Just Nice

    President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team has cleared itself of any wrongdoing in the “pay to play” scandal surrounding Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. That news coming from a report the team put out. At issue was…

  • Christmas Eve Federal Newsstand

    FAA Gives Weather Service 2 More Months to Plan Reduction of Forecaster Staff (WashingtonPost) Feds consider searches of terrorism blogs (USAToday) NSPS pay raise cheat sheet (FederalTimes) GSA cracks down on smoking in and around…

  • Ready or Not, Here They Come

    Now that the country has a new President-elect, the federal government is seeing a wave of applications for federal jobs flooding in – but not everyone sees this as a good thing. A new article…

  • Years of Perspective

    Is the federal government a good employer or are there lessons to be learned? That’s what the Merit Systems Protection Board wants to find out. The group has administered the Merit Principles survey 8 times…

  • Judicial COLA

    Federal judges may not get their cost-of-living adjustment anytime soon. A measure to make that happen failed when Senate lawmakers killed the auto bailout bill it was a part of. James Duff is Director for…

  • Changing Chairs

    There are a number of new Committee Chairs on Capitol Hill as Congress gears up for its next session. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA.) is now Chair of the Intelligence Committee, Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV.) has…