privatization

  • Acting director of Indian Health Service in hot water over pedophile doctor

    In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers want to hear from the Indian Health Service’s acting director about what he’s done to improve on an apparent failure of the agency to provide quality health care.

  • Senators want to block Trump’s hopes of privatizing the Postal Service

    In today’s Federal Newscast, 28 Senators signed on to a resolution to keep the U.S. Postal Service a federal entity.

  • NASA’s impending dilemma: Fund the ISS, or new deep space missions?

    NASA’s Office of Inspector General said the agency won’t be able to continue to fund the ISS and pursue missions outside low-earth orbit without significantly more funding.

  • Veterans Affairs nominee vows to fight any effort to privatize VA health care

    Robert Wilkie, the president’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, said he would faithfully implement the VA MISSION Act, but oppose efforts to fully-privatize VA health care.

  • Ever wish you had been privatized?

    The private sector can bring perks and pay many feds only dream of, but a recent report by the Federal Reserve Board, indicated life outside the federal fold is not always a bed of roses.

  • Federal workforce ‘deeply in jeopardy,’ expert says

    Federal workers overwhelmingly list public service as one of their primary motivations for what they do. Contractors don’t.

  • Peter Dumont, President, Air Traffic Control Association

    Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they’re ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it’s funded. One reason is the FAA’s struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Pete Dumont, president of the trade group Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to present ATCA’s feelings on the matter.

  • Counterfeit feds

    Should you even be doing your job? Is it possible that a private sector firm could do what your agency does at less cost to the taxpayers? It’s been tried before, namely in the IRS, with very, very mixed results.