Federal Drive

  • Leadership Matters

    There’s a lesson to be learned from Charles Dickens this year. FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan is former Administrator of the General Services Administration and she joins us now for her weekly “Leadership Matters“. Click to…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Terrorism drill to be part of passing torch (USAToday) Army Secretary Geren to Step Down (WashingtonPost) Defense lays groundwork for new management chief (GovExec) 4 recruiter suicides lead to Army probe Navy orders 8 new…

  • Top 10 of 2008

    2008 is coming to a close and with the end of the year come those inevitable lists that talk about what happened in 2008. It was an interesting year, especially in the world of IT.…

  • Here to Help

    What will 2009 bring as the government tries to help the economy? Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors, recently gave a presentation about the housing market’s outlook. He’s with us…

  • A Thought Experiment

    It’s been over two years since the Office of the Director of National Intelligence began what some have called a “risky” experiment: placing a career academic rather than an intelligence officer in charge of improving…

  • Will That Change?

    With the new Presidential Administration getting ready to take over, some federal employees are wondering about how the new President will deal with the issue of whistleblower protections. Scott Oswald is an attorney who deals…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Washington, DC, Area Special Pay and Leave Procedures for Holidays on January 19 and 20, 2009 (OPM memo) Inauguration Day Crowd Estimate Reduced by Half (WashingtonPost) Federal government lays off 1,500 in D.C. (WashingtonBusinessJournal) OMB:…

  • Supporting the Supporters

    ‘Tis the season . . . to nominate! It’s Nomination Season for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 2009 Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the Department…

  • A Taste of Things to Come

    The Alliant Small Business contracts have been awarded but what about that larger Alliant contract that’s been delayed until next year? Mary Powers King is Director of GWAC and IT Schedules Programs at the General…

  • IRA or Roth

    A lot of people are wondering this holiday season if the economy is ever going to get better and about what they should do with their investments as they think about the future. If you…

  • Building New Walls?

    Some fear that China is growing increasingly isolationist, and worry that the country’s relationship with the incoming Obama Administration might be strained. James Woolsey is a former director of the CIA and current Venture Partner…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Group balks at Obama proposal to thin federal management ranks (GovExec) Retired Admiral Picked as Spy Chief, Officials Say (WashingtonPost) Lubchenco Will Helm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (WashingtonPost) Amid tensions, Obama offers NASA spot…

  • Oversight Overview

    When it comes to investigating waste, fraud and abuse, what approach will the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Edolphus Towns, take? The 26-year House veteran joins us know to tell…

  • Patient-controlled Health Records

    Troops and their families could soon be using Google and Microsoft to manage their health records. Testing is underway now on a Pentagon program that could mean the death of pen and paper in military…