• As federal employees await back pay fixes, another government shutdown looms

    The Office of Personnel Management has also answered additional questions about the status of federal employee probationary periods, career ladder promotions and other human resources questions after the government shutdown.

  • New report highlights Air Force mistakes in mass shooter’s background check

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department’s Inspector General says the Air Force missed certain steps that could have prevented last year’s mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

  • White House AI task force to release 2.0 R&D plan next spring

    The White House’s task force on artificial intelligence expects to release this spring an updated version of the AI research and development (R&D) plan the Obama administration launched two years ago.

  • National Science Foundation unveils sexual harassment reporting requirements for universities

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a new policy from the National Science Foundation will require grant recipients to report the findings of any sexual harassment investigation against a researcher.

  • 11 government Instagram accounts to follow

    Social media has become a useful tool for federal agencies to show off the work they do every day.

  • How is your agency responding to Metro maintenance?

    OPM allowed each federal agency to decide how it would deal with the ongoing Metro Safetrack maintenance plan. Here’s how they’ve responded.

  • Dr. Fleming Crim: Behind the scenes at the Laser Interometer Gravitational Wave Observatory

    Scientists manning the Laser Interometer Gravitational Wave Observatory recently confirmed the existence of gravity waves rippling across the immensity of the universe, it captured the imagination of many people. Dr. Fleming Crim, assistant director for mathematical and physical sciences at the National Science Foundation, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what it takes to make such a monumental discovery.

  • For CFOs, recent laws make their roles more complicated

    Chief financial officers often see some of the same challenges in hiring and recruiting financial managers, producing cost information and performance and risk management that they encountered 25 years ago.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Federal chief financial officers say financial management shared services make a lot of sense, as long as it’s for someone else. A new Federal News Radio survey of CFOs and deputy CFOs finds a majority of respondents aren’t likely to move to a shared services provider in the next five years. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details about the survey results.

  • NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

    Federal News Radio’s annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.