• NASA seeks innovations for space waste

    NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

  • 23 of 24 agencies get financial audit opinions

    For the first time in 20 years, audits reviewed and gave an opinion for every civilian agency. Only DoD doesn’t have a qualified or clean audit opinion.

  • Three agencies make top 10 places to work for young people

    Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Gov Exec, explains why these agencies are so appealing.

  • Everybody’s got a price. What’s yours?

    Would you take a buyout if the boss offered you one? You might want to decide now because if and when an offer comes, it won’t be on the table very long, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • AFSA objects to Amin’s characterization of Foreign Service

    Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of AFSA, took exception to comments from Kirit Amin, the chief information officer of the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affair, about Foreign Service Officers.

  • Foreign Service Association calls for program, not people, cuts

    An organization representing Foreign Service members says cuts to the State Department’s international affairs should come in programs and not people.

  • Foreign Service braces for budget cuts, the likelihood of USPS health plan proposal

    Mike welcomes Susan Johnson of the American Foreign Service Association and Steve Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times. October 5, 2011

  • Wednesday morning federal headlines – Oct. 5

    The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

  • State’s Amin leaving CIO role temporarily

    Kirit Amin stepped down suddenly after four years as the CIO of the Bureau of Consular Affairs to take a 120-day reassignment with the State Department CIO. He decried ”cronyism and nepotism” at the State Department and said the bureau has entered into bad contracts. ”The duplication and waste in government is phenomenal, and I was not going to put up with that crap nor will I put up with contractors who will rip off the government,” Amin told Federal News Radio.

  • Thanksgiving: Whose heads will roll?

    The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.