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  • McHugh to step down as Army secretary

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh notified President Barack Obama that he planned to step down no later than Nov. 1.

  • Rob Thayer, Team Leader, Syrian Food Assistance Program, USAID

    Syria’s four-year civil war leaves at least 7.6 million people without a home or sufficient food. Rob Thayer, the team leader of the Syrian food assistance program at the Office of Food for Peace at USAID, works with the United Nations World Food Program and other humanitarian partners to send and distribute more than $1.1 billion worth of food to Syrian refugees and displaced families within Syria. He and his team are finalists for a Service to America medal in the national security and international affairs category. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the challenges of entering this kind of humanitarian crisis.

  • FDIC places CIO Barry West on administrative leave

    Multiple sources confirm that West left the agency recently, but it’s unclear why.

  • Commerce IG retires amid scrutiny from lawmakers

    Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser retired from government Wednesday. One Congresswoman has been investigating him for alleged misconduct for three years.

  • Nabors promoted to VA chief of staff

    The Veterans Affairs secretary has picked a White House veteran to be his new chief of staff, replacing Joe Riojas. Riojas has been with VA since 2009 and is leaving government.

  • Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

    Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg will be stepping down this week. She’s been on the job for nearly six years. The former New York City public health commissioner has had an eventful career in Washington. The compounding pharmacy scare and passage of a major reform bill are just a couple of the big episodes. Ahead of her departure, she sat down with Federal Drive Host Tom Temin to review her tenure at the agency and offer some thoughts on where it should go in the future.

  • Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    By CHARLES BABINGTON and ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday…

  • Monday federal headlines – March 23, 2015

    The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today’s news, the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive announces he’s stepping down and a multiple launch rocket system battalion is heading to South Korea.

  • White House taps former Facebook executive for new IT role

    President Barack Obama appointed David Recordon as the director of White House Information Technology. The new position will be responsible for modernizing and securing IT within the Executive Office of the President.

  • Obama nominates new leadership for VA

    President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.