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  • HHS IG, amid coronavirus, weighs ‘opportunity cost’ of each review

    HHS IG office must balance its in-depth reviews with the immediate demand for real-time analysis in the “flash reports” requested by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

  • Following shootings on military bases, some Marines may now carry concealed firearms on installations

    In today’s Federal Newscast, following recent shootings on military bases, the Marines is allowing its law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms.

  • DC area lawmakers hope to block funding for BLM move

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of D.C. area Democrats in the House are hoping to block any funding meant for the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters.

  • DMV lawmakers ask about pay raise…again

    In today’s Federal Newscast, several DC area members of Congress want to know if it’s realistic for federal employees to expect more money in their next paycheck on March 15.

  • VA, Postal Inspection Service spot 2 scams targeting veterans

    The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Veterans Affairs Department and AARP are teaming up to warn veterans of possible scams and fraudulent schemes.

  • Careful, that may not be your grandson

    Federal retirees beware: What if your grandson calls and says he’s in jail on a DUI and needs you to wire the court $2,800 ASAP? Most people would probably get the cash, then find a place they could wire it, only to learn it’s a scam.

  • The grandparents scam

    If you’ve got kids or grandchildren and you’ve got a phone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you may also have a bull’s-eye painted on your purse or wallet.

  • Bryan Drake: Protecting citizens from doctor, healthcare scams

    Imagine cheating taxpayers out of millions and millions of dollars, and at the same time, deliberately misdiagnosing hundreds of patients just for the purpose of stealing. Unfortunately such people are out there. But there’s one less now, thanks to the efforts of Bryan Drake. Drake is a special agent on the FBI Doctor Fata investigative team and a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his process.

  • When your grandson needs bail money, be careful

    Federal retirees beware: What if your grandson calls and says he’s in jail on a DUI and needs you to wire the court $2,800 ASAP? Most people would probably get the cash then find a place they could wire it, only to learn it’s a scam.

  • For second time this year, OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants

    The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal annuitants of a second scam this year. This time, companies are offering cash payments in exchange for all or part of a federal employee’s future annuity payment. OPM’s Office of Inspector General is also continuing its 30-year push to get Congress to include the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) in the Anti-Kickback Statute.