• Former ATF whistleblower says agency needs permanent director, accountability

    Former ATF special agent and whistleblower Vincent Cefalu says the bureau needs a permanent director, and more accountability in dealing with whistleblowers.

  • Law enforcement agencies are watching gun debates, pondering new regulations.

    In today’s Federal Newscast, law enforcement agencies are watching the gun debates, wondering how they’ll carry out possible new regulations.

  • Shutdown averted: Agencies use social media to inform employees, public

    Federal agencies and leadership take to apps such as Facebook and Twitter to remind public and employees that they’re open for business

  • Justice Department anticipates budget challenges in 2017

    The Justice Department is facing several challenges in 2017 including threats to national and cyber security, overcrowding of prison systems and potential negligence in use of appropriated funds. DoJ’s Michael Horowitz and Kelly McFadden discuss the challenges on In Depth with the Justice Department.

  • Government has a sex problem

    Too many agencies are producing allegations of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to overseas parties funded by criminals.

  • Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.): Bill would give ATF new enforcement powers

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would get new enforcement powers under a bill from Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). Among the provisions: Lifting a ban on a national, consolidated database of guns sold. Beyer joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share how his bill would change the ATF.

  • Attorney General lays out price tag, plan to support Obama’s gun violence reform

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on the plan to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the hiring of 200 special agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as well as the investment in the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network and National Firearms Act applications.

  • New FBI, ATF hires at the center of Obama’s gun violence reform

    The FBI will hire more than 230 National Instant Criminal Background Check System examiners and other specialists, nearly double its existing workforce, to help process mandatory background checks. The agency is also partnering with the U.S. Digital Service to overhaul the NICS.

  • Rick Holgate: Stepping down as ATF CIO

    Rick Holgate has been the chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Justice Department for the past six years. His service at ATF is over though. Rick joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to review his tenure at ATF and talk about his future.

  • ATF CIO Holgate to waltz into private sector

    Rick Holgate, the chief information officer for the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced he’s moving to the private sector.