Federal Drive

  • Transparency Conference

    President Obama has made openness and transparency a cornerstone of his administration. And a new office whose genesis was in the Bush Administration is expected to help federal agencies fulfill that goal. FederalNewsRadio’s Max Cacas…

  • Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – April 28th

    OPM hiring reform memo nearly ready, Defense Travel System may never be fixed, Predator Bees may be headed to Texas, Rep. Norton criticizes US Park Police, USCG diversity hits problems

  • iPad trojan opens backdoor for hackers

    Microsoft re-releases botched Windows 2000 update

  • The Hunt: Bin Laden had ‘no clue’

    Osama bin Laden had no idea the U.S. would hit al-Qaida as hard as it has since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a former bin Laden associate tells National Security Correspondent JJ Green in an exclusive interview.

  • VA pilots a Medical Foster Home program

    Medical Foster Home is a type of Community Residential Care home chosen by the Veteran who is unable to live independently, as a preferred means to receive family-style living with room, board, and personal care. Director of the Medical Foster Home program, Dr. Thomas Edes, explains how it all works.

  • Analysis: Agency budget uncertainty is justified

    Agency budgets are about to hit the chopping block, and none too soon. Congressional expert and Senior Editor of American Banker, Jodi Schneider, says to expect continuing resolutions come the fall.

  • Groves says Census enumerators are ready

    Census Bureau gears up for the most difficult part of its high-stakes count. Today, officials will announce the final mail participation rate. Then, beginning May 1, more than 600,000 census workers will fan out across the country to knock on the doors of those who did not respond by mail. Census Director Doctor Robert Groves explains where we are and what’s next.

  • Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – April 29th

    GSA defends budget plans for 2011, Foreign contractors could face U.S. courts, House approves improper payment legislation, Army modernization stresses affordability, FEMA launches mobile website

  • DHS tackles security in sports arenas

    The Office of Infrastructure Protection leads the coordinated national program to reduce and mitigate risk within commercial facilities, including sports arenas. DHS Assistant Secretary Todd Keil tells us about a conference exploring the issue.

  • Roadmap needed to change Defense travel rules

    The troubled Defense Travel System may never be fixed unless there are drastic changes in the rules themselves about DOD travel. DTS director Pam Mitchell explains.