• USDA narrows down choices for relocation of two bureaus

    In today’s Federal Newscast, USDA reveals where the agency is looking to relocate the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  • NTSB goes head to head with Tesla

    Not only does the federal government encourage the wider adoption of autonomous vehicles, it also has to regulate them.

  • You may have to disclose if you own any Bitcoins when applying for a security clearance

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Security Service said it’s considering whether or not to provide guidance on asking about cryptocurrency ownership during the clearance process.

  • Christopher Hart, Director, National Transportation Safety Board

    The Senate confirmed Christopher Hart as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He had been the acting chairman since April. when his predecessor Deborah Hersman left. A lawyer and well-known aviation safety expert, Hart held several senior jobs at the FAA. He was also an NTSB board member in the early 1990s. Just before his confirmation, Hart spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about how the board is handling what’s turned out to be a busy year.

  • Congressional leaders: DC’s subway needs improvement

    By MEREDITH SOMERS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders said Friday that an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke last month, killing one person and injuring dozens, should be a wakeup…

  • Debbie Hersman, Chairwoman, National Transportation Safety Board

    The long-time leader of the National Transportation Safety Board is stepping down at the end of the month. Chairwoman Debbie Hersman says it’s been “a great ride.” Under her leadership, the board has challenged the transportation industry and other government agencies in the name of passenger safety. Hersman told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp she is moving on to what she calls a second “dream job” as the head of a safety advocacy group.

  • During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

    A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

  • Small business spending and bus safety

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how agencies are doing in meeting their small business contracting goals. They will also take a look at the challenges facing federal officials who regulate the U.S. bus industry. September 5, 2013

  • Sammies finalist investigates transportation accidents

    James Cash of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Research and Engineering uses his technical expertise to uncover the causes of transportation accidents.

  • Four agencies must move to new FM systems

    Interior’s National Business Center no longer will support CGI’s Momentum software forcing NRC, EEOC, FLRB and NTSB to find a new financial management system provider.