Federal Drive

  • Green Trails

    Where is Green Computing headed under president-elect Barack Obama? That’s one of the questions the Green Computing Summit (pdf) hopes to answer. It’s happening on December 2nd and 3rd at the Ronald Regan Building. Christina…

  • Monday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Government unveils bold plan to rescue Citigroup President-elect Obama rolling out economic course AP IMPACT: Govt pays for deadly, unapproved drugs Obama weighs names for top posts Court to hear case of Uighurs held at…

  • Fade To Green

    FederalNewsRadio has been talking about the importance of the next Administration’s energy policy, but what about Congress? Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico is chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The senator says…

  • Concrete Steps

    The next presidential administration can jump start the economy by making energy policy a priority. That according to the U-S Chamber of Commerce, which recently released a suggestion guide for President-elect Barack Obama. Karen Harbert…

  • Friday Morning Federal Newsstand

    US details role for additional Afghan forces Automakers need to make case for government aid Report says CIA withheld info from White House Judge orders release of 5 terror suspects at Gitmo Feds: FAA worker…

  • Hands Off

    If you commit a crime while you’re working abroad for the U.S. government, can foreign authorities lock you up? The answer to that question for U-S troops and contractors in Iraq could be changing soon.…

  • A Bigger Umbrella

    Military families are getting more coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Department of Labor just published a final rule that will let employees take time off if a family member is wounded…

  • Hey Big Spender

    The Department of Homeland Security is one of the biggest spenders when it comes to procurement in the federal government and there are a lot of challenges facing their acquisition workforce. While DHS has made…

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Report criticizes Homeland Security (USAToday) Arizonan will head Homeland Security (Politico) Agencies send ‘hot lists’ of key issues to Obama review teams (GovExec) Administration touts continued progress on financial audits (GovExec) VA Raises Vets’ Mileage…

  • Small Business, Big Impact

    What role do small businesses play in the military communications marketplace? At this year’s MILCOM conference small businesses are getting the chance to meet with representatives of the major military communications companies as part of…

  • Engaged, Connected, Happy!

    How engaged are the employees at your agency and how is this affecting your department’s productivity? The Merit Systems Protection Board surveyed 35,000 federal employees to find the answers to these questions. Doug Nierle, project…

  • Prune News

    For the past 20 years, The Council for Excellence in Government has released its Prune Book after every major election. It’s a play off The Plum Book which lists all of the positions to be…

  • Musical Chairs on the Hill

    Capitol Hill was abuzz yesterday as two prominent senators learned whether they would be stripped of their committee assignments, and in one case a Senate seat. Connecticut Independent Senator Joe Lieberman’s fate was up in…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Merit board links employee engagement and productivity (GovExec) FDA opens new China office Obama to usher in major shift in trade policy Hard sell: Detroit links bailout, national defense EPA Moves to Ease Air Rules…