Federal Drive

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast

    Written by Ruben Gomez & Tom Temin Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The end of this fiscal year is just weeks away, but we’re learning your agency may…

  • Government IT funding sparks smart growth for contractors

    The economy has been tough on every industrial sector. But some companies have a nearly failsafe backup: the federal market. In 2008, federal agencies spent more than $515 billion dollars on goods and services, and…

  • Many are looking for ‘a chance to serve’

    Federal agencies could hire nearly 300,000 workers in the next three years, but who will fill those jobs? Last week, as the Partnership for Public Service released its 2009 “Where the Jobs Are” report at…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast

    Written by Ruben Gomez & Jane Norris Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Federal labor groups set their sights on scrapping pay for performance at the Pentagon. Congress returns…

  • Internet not changing the face of civic engagement in US

    Federal agencies have joined the age of online feedback. But new research suggests that only the wealthy and well-educated are most likely to respond. Aaron Smith is a research specialist with for the Pew Internet…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newscast

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Tom Temin Edited by Andrew Mitchell This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: A one-stop shop for information on contractor past-performance: GSA is proposing to combine numerous separate systems…

  • OPM looks for ways to handle new hires

    OPM Director John Berry says he won’t wait for Congress to make sweeping changes to the federal hiring process. Lawmakers are debating a bill that would rid the process of KSA’s and other elements that…

  • Wednesday Federal Morning Newscast

    Written by Tom Temin and Jane Norris Edited by Emily Jarvis This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: Could the president shut down everyone’s e-mail and web traffic? A draft amendment to a Senate…

  • Best places to work in the federal government

    Every agency wants employees to be happy and enjoy their work. But, unfortunately, not all federal workers are satisfied with their working environment. The Partnership for Public Service has released parts two and three of…

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast

    Written by Ruben Gomez and Jane Norris Edited by Andrew Mitchell This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: President Obama is standing firm on his intention to keep federal pay raises down next year.…

  • Public affairs privately ranking reporters

    Controlling your message is part of the game when you run a press shop. But Stars and Stripes reports the military has been grading reporters. The newspaper obtained documents showing that DOD rates reporters in…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newscast

    Written by Ruben Gomez & Tom Temin Edited by Suzanne Kubota This morning’s federal news as heard on WFED: The Senate is considering a bill that would let the president shut down your network if…

  • Labor to shine light on hidden 401(k) fees

    How much money you actually have in your 401(k) might surprise you – especially if you aren’t aware of the fees that some plans charge. The Department of Labor is working on a regulation that…

  • Archives moves to preserve the past, digitally

    The online revolution is opening the floodgates of information for your family tree. The National Archives will digitize millions of Census records from the 1940 population count. Dr. Michael Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services…