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The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories Federal News Radio Producer Eric White reads on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Listen to the newscast or read the stories each weekday morning on FederalNewsNetwork.com.

Episode Date
While the Pentagon is doing more business with small companies, the list of candidates is shrinking
00:06:49
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has spent more of its contracting budget on small businesses in recent years, but those dollars are going to a shrinking pool of companies.
Oct 19, 2021
Ongoing feud between SSA OIG and FLEOA continues
00:08:48
In today's Federal Newscast, the spat between the Social Security Administration's inspector general office and a federal employee group continues.
Oct 18, 2021
Navy lays out what will happen to sailor who refuse vaccination
00:07:27
In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy has laid out detailed processes for sailors who refuse COVID-19 vaccines.
Oct 15, 2021
Airmen running out of time to get vaccinated before facing consequences
00:09:10
In today's Federal Newscast, the Air Force mandated that all airmen need to be fully inoculated against coronavirus by November 2.
Oct 14, 2021
Senator looking into potential pay abuse at ATF
00:08:37
In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is looking into pay abuse at the law enforcement agency.
Oct 13, 2021
A new law designed to help schools battle cybersecurity risks
00:07:36
A new law aims to shed light on the cybersecurity risks faced by American schools. Fewer postal workers recommend taking a job with the agency. And the Veterans Affairs Department found more than $100 million in savings by getting rid of old technologies.
Oct 12, 2021
Delta variant has forced some agencies to adjust return-to-work plans
00:08:25
In today's Federal Newscast, the delta variant of COVID-19 is pushing back return-to-work timelines for some federal employees.
Oct 11, 2021
Biden admin. on the hunt for a new Chief Statistician
00:07:48
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Management and Budget seeks a Chief Statistician to the Biden administration’s data priorities forward.
Oct 08, 2021
DOJ's new initiative aims to hold federal contractors accountable for their cybersecurity efforts
00:07:27
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department is bringing the power of the False Claims Act to the growing challenge of cybersecurity.
Oct 07, 2021
One of the nation's top public health officials is calling it a career
00:08:29
In today's Federal Newscast, Dr. Francis Collins says he'll leave his post as director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year.
Oct 06, 2021
Pentagon civilian employees get their deadline to receive COVID-19 vaccine
00:08:22
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense put out a timeline for when civilians must get their first and second shots based on the type of vaccine in order to be in compliance.
Oct 05, 2021
Vaccine guidance for contractors leaves many open questions
00:07:47
In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council has issued regulatory guidance on implementation of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
Oct 04, 2021
Increase in military suicide rates continues troubling trend
00:07:40
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is seeing troubling new figures in military suicide rates.
Oct 01, 2021
Agencies looking for industry ideas on tracking vaccinations among their employees
00:08:40
In today's Federal Newscast, federal agencies are looking for private sector ideas on collecting vaccine information for their employees.
Sep 30, 2021
Secret Service agents are getting tapped out by the workload
00:08:34
In today's Federal Newscast, a review by the National Academy of Public Administration says Secret Service employees are doing more than ever with less.
Sep 29, 2021
New evidence shows extent of 'Mar-a-Lago Trio' involvement with VA modernization efforts
00:08:17
In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats have new documents that show the extent to which three associates of former President Trump developed their own agenda to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sep 28, 2021
Veterans Affairs gearing up to offer COVID-19 booster shots to vets and employees
00:08:05
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it's ready to offer COVID-19 booster shots to veterans and employees who have received their first vaccine doses six months ago or longer.
Sep 27, 2021
Border Patrol union looking to challenge the president's vaccine mandate may have hit a dead end
00:08:12
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Border Patrol Council continues to search for a legal avenue to challenge the president's vaccine mandate for federal employees.
Sep 24, 2021
A delayed budget could hamstring the Space Force
00:07:45
In today's Federal Newscast, the possibility of a delayed budget might slow down the Space Force.
Sep 23, 2021
House Republicans say it's time federal agencies fully open their doors to the public
00:09:50
In today's Federal Newscast, ten House Republicans want to know why more federal employees aren't working in person.
Sep 22, 2021
U.S. troops may have left Afghanistan, but federal contracting goes on
00:08:04
In today's Federal Newscast, federal contracting continues in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon takes steps to ensure security of those performing it.
Sep 21, 2021
Military COVID deaths rise sharply among the unvaccinated
00:08:17
Hitting hard at the unvaccinated, military COVID deaths nearly double since mid-July. Customs and Border Protection opens a first-of-its-kind facility for checking air shipments. And new Interior Department leadership means the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will return to D.C.
Sep 20, 2021
Federal Service Impasses Panel back in action
00:08:24
In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Service Impasses Panel is back to work with all new members.
Sep 17, 2021
Defense Department looks to buy more monoclonal antibodies
00:08:10
In today's Federal Newscast, a major contract from the Pentagon to purchase more doses of one of the only proven treatments of COVID-19.
Sep 16, 2021
Senators reintroduce bill to end government shutdowns, to bring awareness to the one potentially on the way
00:08:50
In today's Federal Newscast, two Senators say they're reintroducing their bill now to bring attention to the upcoming fiscal year deadline.
Sep 15, 2021
Former Walter Reed Department Head Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges
00:09:36
A contractor and Walter Reed employee plead guilty to corruption. The Defense Department doubles-down on it skepticism of Chinese-made drones. And the nation’s top spy office is setting up a new organization to counter disinformation campaigns.
Sep 14, 2021
Military has deadliest stretch of COVID-19 in August
00:07:36
In today's Federal Newscast, nearly a dozen military service members dies of COVID-19 in August.
Sep 13, 2021
TSA increasing fines for those who violate federal mask mandate in airports
00:08:16
In today's Federal Newscast, the Transportation Security Administration is increasing fines for individuals who don’t follow a federal mask mandate at airports and on commercial flights.
Sep 10, 2021
IRS issues warning about its lack of funding for IT systems
00:07:39
In today's Federal Newscast, the IRS warns its IT systems are severely underfunded, and must take extraordinary measures to keep it running.
Sep 09, 2021
Defense Department seeking public input for renaming bases with that honor Confederate leaders
00:07:53
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is changing the names of some of its most high profile bases and it wants the public’s help.
Sep 08, 2021
Pentagon looks to address supply chain issues exposed by pandemic
00:05:58
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is launching a two-year effort to fix supply chain problems.
Sep 07, 2021
Federal managers worried about implementing White House's vaccine and testing policies
00:06:59
In today's Federal Newscast, federal managers say they need more guidance from the Biden administration about the new vaccine and testing policy for employees.
Sep 03, 2021
Should political appointees have access to a car service all day?
00:07:00
In today's Federal Newscast, one agency is testing the idea of not having cars at their executives' beckon call.
Sep 02, 2021
Some federal employees still stuck in Afghanistan
00:06:58
In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves some federal employees behind.
Sep 01, 2021
Many federal agencies pitching in for Hurricane Ida response
00:06:14
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies are pulling out all the stops in the response to Hurricane Ida.
Aug 31, 2021
FEMA deploying over 2,000 employees as Ida carves destructive path
00:08:03
In today's Federal Newscast, more than 2,400 FEMA employees are in place to help out citizens in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and other states that are in the path of Hurricane Ida.
Aug 30, 2021
IG: GSA did not always take steps to limit COVID-19 exposure in federal buildings
00:07:32
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration didn’t always take appropriate steps to limit exposure to COVID-19 in federal buildings, according to its inspector general.
Aug 27, 2021
USDA looking to stop the next pandemic before it begins
00:07:16
The Agriculture Department is investing $300 million to build an early warning system against the next pandemic.
Aug 26, 2021
With Afghan government falling, the Pentagon now trying to decide what to do with the money it was going to give it
00:06:10
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is determining what it should do with billions intended for the Afghan armed forces.
Aug 25, 2021
USPS sees steep decline in revenue due to lack of passport applications during pandemic
00:06:14
In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service saw a more than 30% decrease in passport applications last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 24, 2021
New report suggests cutting down number of appointees who need Senate confirmation
00:07:23
In today's Federal Newscast, the Senate has more political appointees than ever to confirm, and the process itself is taking longer.
Aug 23, 2021
USCIS looking to hire thousands to help speed up asylum process
00:06:40
In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration wants to hire potentially thousands of new federal employees to overhaul the asylum process for immigrants arriving at the border.
Aug 20, 2021
Some military installations are reinstituting COVID-19 travel restrictions
00:06:42
In today's Federal Newscast, military bases are beginning to restrict travel again as coronavirus rates are on the rise.
Aug 19, 2021
IG report shows federal agencies have been failing in Afghanistan for years
00:07:32
In today's Federal Newscast, during its 20 years in Afghanistan, no specific agency had the mindset, expertise or resources to develop the country, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Aug 18, 2021
Senator wants agencies to take bigger role in going after fake vaccine cards
00:07:25
In today's Federal Newscast, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on federal agencies to crack down on fake vaccine cards.
Aug 17, 2021
House staffers could now make more than the representatives they work for
00:06:20
In today's Federal Newscast, new salary caps mean House staffers can now make up to nearly $200,000 a year.
Aug 16, 2021
Federal employees union give their take on the president's new vaccine guidance
00:06:54
In today's Federal Newscast, federal employee unions are responding to President Biden's new vaccine guidance.
Aug 13, 2021
Employee organization has some suggestions on how to achieve equal pay
00:08:35
In today's Federal Newscast, new recommendations to the Office of Personnel Management from a federal employee-run organization are trying to close the pay gaps between men and women and among racial groups.
Aug 12, 2021
Bipartisan infrastructure bill includes funds to help federal cyber efforts
00:06:28
In today's Federal Newscast, the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate gives the National Cyber Director money to get started, and a rainy-day fund for cyber incidents.
Aug 11, 2021
Congressman looks to punish those responsible for mysterious Havana Syndrome
00:08:01
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill from the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s top Republican looks to punish anyone found responsible for an illness called Havana Syndrome.
Aug 10, 2021
Congressman looks to punish those responsible for mysterious Havana Syndrome
00:08:01
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill from the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s top Republican looks to punish anyone found responsible for an illness called Havana Syndrome.
Aug 10, 2021
Members of Congress want more transparency on troop movements
00:05:52
In today's Federal Newscast, some members of Congress want a deeper look into how the Defense Department is allocating its troops.
Aug 09, 2021
NSA wants you to be careful where you log in to telework
00:07:30
In today's Federal Newscast, in a new advisory, the NSA laid out best practices for securing wireless devices in public settings.
Aug 06, 2021
Navy's top doctor says it may be time to require COVID-19 vaccine for servicemembers
00:08:40
In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy surgeon general says he favor a vaccine mandate for military members.
Aug 05, 2021
Congressional inaction on debt ceiling causes Treasury to take action with Thrift Savings Plan
00:09:01
In today's Federal Newscast, the Treasury Department is temporarily suspending investments in the Thrift Savings Plan's G-fund to prevent the government from defaulting on debt.
Aug 04, 2021
Looks like the Pentagon may have itself to blame for its cyber recruiting troubles
00:08:51
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department Inspector General says the Pentagon’s bureaucracy is getting in the way of hiring the cyber employees the military needs.
Aug 03, 2021
NASA gets the ok to continue contract related to sending humans back to the moon
00:06:28
In today's Federal Newscast, NASA is able to move forward with a contract award involved with its plans for sending people back to the moon.
Aug 02, 2021
In rare move, members of Congress want White House to request more money for one particular agency
00:08:45
In today's Federal Newscast, two Senators are asking the White House to make a larger budget request for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Jul 30, 2021
GAO: CARES Act provision keeping contractors afloat during pandemic showed great success
00:08:20
In today's Federal Newscast, the provision in the CARES Act that lets agencies reimburse contractors who can't work because of the pandemic was an overwhelming success.
Jul 29, 2021
Proposed vaccine mandate for federal employees could face some legal hurdles
00:10:12
In today's Federal Newscast, the federal employee vaccination mandate expected from the White House may not go down easy.
Jul 28, 2021
GAO: Agencies could've been more transparent pandemic response OTA's
00:09:44
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies spent billions on urgent COVID-related contracts, but they neglected to report some important award information.
Jul 27, 2021
Senators looking to mandate whistleblower training for all VA employees
00:06:41
In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan pair of senators want to write whistleblower training for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs into law.
Jul 26, 2021
Labor Dept. offering sessions for federal contractor minimum wage increase
00:08:36
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Labor will offer virtual seminars throughout August to prepare for federal contract minimum wage increases.
Jul 23, 2021
DOD looking into what happens if the most important briefcase in the world goes missing
00:08:32
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department Inspector General is undergoing an evaluation to find out how the Pentagon would respond if the "nuclear football" was stolen, lost or compromised.
Jul 22, 2021
Agencies are told to consider environmental justice in policy decisions
00:09:25
In today's Federal Newscast, The White House issued interim guidance yesterday directing agencies to develop plans for meeting the Biden administration’s Justice40 initiative.
Jul 21, 2021
Agencies could have some extra cyber defenses by the end of the year
00:08:11
In today's Federal Newscast, the federal government could have multifactor authentication and encryption technologies fully deployed across its networks within six months.
Jul 20, 2021
House Democrats lay out plans for Social Security after Covid
00:06:39
In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats have an idea of what the Social Security Administration should look like whenever the pandemic ends.
Jul 19, 2021
Biden administration launches new website to combat ransomware
00:07:57
In today's Federal Newscast: This summer's Post Office rate increases are expected to decrease business and make more money. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command has a new leader. And the latest weapon to fight hackers? A new website.
Jul 16, 2021
Whistleblower allegations cause Biden Nominee at Pentagon to withdraw
00:08:06
In today's Federal Newscast: A POTUS Pentagon pick pulls out, under a cloud, the Government Publishing Office announces a very generous telework policy, and the latest Postal Service budget, might not be enough.
Jul 15, 2021
Crackdown in the works against acquisition fraud and misconduct
00:09:10
In today's Federal Newscast: Air Force contracting officials and law enforcement have agreed to crackdown on acquisition fraud. The State Department is under fire for its backlog of passport applications. And a bill in Congress wants to prevent agencies from warrantless high-tech tracking.
Jul 14, 2021
Senate confirms permanent director for CISA
00:07:51
- Senate confirmation brings CISA a new full-time, permanent leader. - The booming national housing market takes a toll on military families. - Federal firefighters are one step closer to a major pay raise.
Jul 13, 2021
The death of the JEDI Cloud will lead to new life in October
00:10:16
One of the biggest and most bipartisan bills is ready for mark-up in the Senate. The JEDI Cloud contract's death leads to life...elsewhere. And as the Intelligence Community continues working toward diversity, we have a status report.
Jul 12, 2021
Whistleblower claim leads to more efficient contracting practices at HHS
00:08:46
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Health and Human Services will strengthen internal controls when using Other Transaction Authorities, for procurements outside of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Jul 09, 2021
DoD sets deadline for other providers to get in on new cloud project
00:09:25
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is giving other cloud service providers to participate in new contract after it cancelled the JEDI Cloud project.
Jul 08, 2021
Federal cyber leaders to meet with President today to talk ransomware
00:10:27
In today's Federal Newscast, the leaders of key agencies will meet today to discuss the government’s ransomware strategy.
Jul 07, 2021
DHS and VA joining forces to locate deported veterans
00:07:39
In today's Federal Newscast, the Departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs say they'll work together to identify deported veterans and give them the VA benefits they're entitled to.
Jul 06, 2021
NSA warning agencies and organizations about new kind of Russian cyber attack
00:09:12
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Security Agency is urging government contractors and other organizations to watch out for a new Russian cyber attack.
Jul 02, 2021
U.S. citizens can now self-select their gender on their passports
00:10:16
- State Department makes a big policy change to passports. - All federal fighters will likely make no less than $15 dollars an hour. - And the Guantanamo Bay detention facility is on the chopping block...again.
Jul 01, 2021
House passes bill to give IG's more job security
00:09:23
In today's Federal Newscast, the House passes a comprehensive bill to strengthen the role of agency inspectors general.
Jun 30, 2021
Pentagon testing out covering in-home child care for servicemembers
00:08:33
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department will begin covering in-home child care costs for some military families under a new pilot program.
Jun 29, 2021
White House issues new marching orders improve agencies' diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
00:08:16
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have new direction from the Biden administration to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the federal workforce.
Jun 28, 2021
Senate skips town for two weeks before confirming new CISA director
00:09:47
- The POTUS pick to lead CISA is hacked by a political maneuver. - OPM has its first permanent leader in a year. - The debate over expanding paid family leave for federal employees turns ugly.
Jun 25, 2021
GAO: Cost of cleaning up PFAS chemicals is only going to increase
00:08:57
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office estimates how much it's going to cost for the Defense Department to continue investigating and cleaning up the so called "forever chemicals."
Jun 24, 2021
CISA: No organization in the public or private sector could've prevented SolarWinds breach
00:10:33
In today's Federal Newscast, when it came to the SolarWinds cyber attack, the private sector was in no better shape than the government to stop or block the attack.
Jun 23, 2021
Pentagon easing more COVID-19 restrictions within the building
00:09:20
In today's Federal Newscast, beginning June 23rd, those working in the Pentagon will begin to see some new coronavirus restrictions lifted.
Jun 22, 2021
VA to start providing gender confirmation surgeries for its patients
00:06:48
In today's Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs plans to add gender confirmation surgery to the list of benefits it offers to vets in its health care system.
Jun 21, 2021
One Senator puts hold on new CISA director
00:06:42
In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is placing a hold on confirming Jen Easterly as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Jun 18, 2021
House Republicans want to know why certain White House appointees got an ethics pass
00:07:21
In today's Federal Newscast, top House Republicans want to know why the administration granted ethics waivers to two political appointees at the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget.
Jun 17, 2021
House Republicans want to know why certain White House appointees got an ethics pass
00:07:21
In today's Federal Newscast, top House Republicans want to know why the administration granted ethics waivers to two political appointees at the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget.
Jun 17, 2021
Defense Secretary considering making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for military personnel
00:07:58
In today's Federal Newscast, with vaccine rates lagging among some members of the armed forces, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is reportedly weighing whether or not to make it mandatory.
Jun 16, 2021
Some members of Congress are skeptical about White House's plans to bring feds back to the office
00:07:39
In today's Federal Newscast, two of the top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee say the administration's reopening plans for federal employees are unacceptable.
Jun 15, 2021
Senators press White House for plan of action on ransomware attacks
00:07:28
In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration is being pressed for answers on its strategy to combat ransomware.
Jun 14, 2021
NIH looks to address structural racism in biomedical science field
00:08:50
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Institutes of Health is taking actions under a long term plan to end structural racism in the biomedical science field.
Jun 11, 2021
Major federal health insurance provider offering incentive to get COVID-19 vaccine
00:07:40
In today's Federal Newscast, one of the most popular insurance plans for federal employees is offering an incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jun 10, 2021
Some companies may choose not to work with DOD because of CMMC
00:07:53
In today's Federal Newscast, companies manufacturing electronics may opt out of working with the Defense Department because of the cost of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.
Jun 09, 2021
IRS could have IT workforce issues on the horizon
00:07:34
In today's Federal Newscast, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says a high number of IT workers at the IRS are eligible to retirement.
Jun 08, 2021
GAO: DHS' IG needs help carrying out oversight duties
00:05:43
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office has a tough assessment of the inspector general's office at the Department of Homeland Security.
Jun 07, 2021
White House makes fighting corruption a major focal point of its national security policy
00:04:46
In today's Federal Newscast, a new White House memorandum establishes fighting corruption as a core national security interest for the Biden administration.
Jun 04, 2021
Legislation calls for examining if agencies should relocate from DC
00:08:18
In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of lawmakers are pushing for a commission to study whether agencies should be relocated outside the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Jun 03, 2021
SBA says goodbye to its largest program ever
00:08:01
In today's Federal Newscast, the Payroll Protection Program, a feature of the 2020 legislation to help the country in the pandemic, has ended.
Jun 02, 2021
Bill to give TSA officers General Schedule pay gets Senate companion
00:07:03
In today's Federal Newscast, the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act would give transportation security officers General Schedule pay and collective bargaining rights.
Jun 01, 2021
$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal-prison sentence
00:04:32
National Security experts are calling on the U.S. to expand its list of banned Chinese companies. A small-town VA employee's $100,000 scheme gets him 46 months in federal prison. And following the science, the Senate confirms POTUS's pick to lead his Office of Science and Technology Policy
May 31, 2021
Fake invoices cost complicit contractor $50million
00:07:26
- A defense contractor that created fake invoices, pays the government $50 million. - OPM has elevated is office of diversity and inclusion. - If given a choice to attend a big indoor event in-person or not, virtual wins out.
May 28, 2021
New DFARS rule aims to reduce amount of bid protests
00:06:24
In today's Federal Newscast, three years in the making, the Defense Department sets out its process for how contracting officers should do enhanced debriefings.
May 27, 2021
IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR
00:06:52
In today's Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general says VA initially underestimated the costs of physical infrastructure upgrades needed to support its new electronic health record.
May 26, 2021
Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding...again
00:07:22
In today's Federal Newscast, government contractors are pressing House and Senate leaders to include more funding for federal technology and cybersecurity in the infrastructure package.
May 25, 2021
Climate change executive order could impact federal employees TSP accounts
00:06:54
In today's Federal Newscast, a new climate change executive order could have implications for federal employees and the Thrift Savings Plan.
May 24, 2021
Congressman wants to pump the brakes on allowing feds back to the office
00:07:37
In today's Federal Newscast, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Virg.) says not so fast with the reopening plans for federal employees.
May 21, 2021
Senators want to provide financial aid for those suffering from mysterious Havana Syndrome
00:06:39
In today's Federal Newscast, diplomats and intelligence personnel suffering from a mysterious illness called Havana Syndrome would get additional support from a bill introduced by 15 senators.
May 20, 2021
New bill could have your mailman double as your bartender
00:08:13
In today's Federal Newscast, House and Senate lawmakers seek to overturn a ban on the Postal Service shipping alcohol to households.
May 19, 2021
Whistleblower advocates say federal employees need some educating
00:19:32
A big holiday is coming up in July. It celebrates free people who don't stay silent in the face of wrongdoing. No, not Independence Day July 4th. It's National Whistleblower Day on July 30. Now the National Whistleblower Center has urged federal agency heads to offer educational programming about July 30th. The Federal Drive got more now from the chairman of the National Whistle Blower Center and partner at Korn, Kohn and Colapinto, Stephen Kohn.
May 18, 2021
IG: CBP's social media policies could use an update
00:06:08
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report finds senior leaders at Customs and Border Protection could have done more to address inappropriate and offensive social media comments from employees.
May 18, 2021
DOD says servicmembers and civilian employees can leave masks at home if vaccinated
00:07:45
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon says military members and civilian employees can do their jobs without masks, as long as they’re fully vaccinated.
May 17, 2021
IG: OPM could've done better job informing its workers about possible COVID exposures
00:07:53
In today's Federal Newscast, the watchdog for the Office of Personnel Management says the agency didn't do enough to inform its employees of positive or suspected COVID-19 cases last year.
May 14, 2021
Secret Service lending a hand in nabbing COVID relief fraudsters
00:08:43
In today's Federal Newscast, the Secret Service is wielding its investigative powers to take on COVID related financial fraud.
May 13, 2021
CISA looking to use new personnel system to hire more cyber workers
00:08:00
In today's Federal Newscast, the much-anticipated Cyber Talent Management System at the Homeland Security Department may finally be ready.
May 12, 2021
GAO: Pentagon may want to find alternative to GPS
00:08:20
In today's Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department is relying too much on GPS.
May 11, 2021
Though the worst is over, CISA wants agencies to stay on guard after SolarWinds breach
00:06:45
In today's Federal Newscast, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency wants to make sure agencies don't let down their guard on Russian cyber threats.
May 10, 2021
Federal union has some ideas on how to address Pentagon workforce shortages
00:07:46
In today's Federal Newscast, the largest Federal employee union has some ideas of how to address the Department of Defense's skill gaps.
May 07, 2021
Pentagon wants white-hat hackers to try and penetrate all of its websites
00:07:48
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has expanded its program of using external hackers to probe systems for cybersecurity vulnerability.
May 06, 2021
After Trump axed plan, senators now ask President Biden for plan for new FBI headquarters
00:07:27
In today's Federal Newscast, senators from Maryland and Virginia press President Joe Biden to come up with a plan for a new FBI headquarters.
May 05, 2021
Pentagon declines permit for Rolling Thunder event to use parking lot
00:06:57
In today's Federal Newscast, a prominent veterans group says the Pentagon has decided not to allow it use the building’s parking lots as the staging area for its annual Memorial Day motorcycle ride.
May 04, 2021
President Biden reaches out to federal employees during public service recognition week
00:07:52
In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden has a new message for federal employees during Public Service Recognition Week.
May 03, 2021
Two powerful chairmen, criticize White House for 'dragging its feet' on defense spending
00:07:44
Chairmen from both houses think the White House is slow-moving on defense. A Navy plan to cut doctors is getting reexamined. And the National Science Foundation wants to hand out $22 million dollars to teams of problems solvers.
Apr 30, 2021
Biden selects one MSPS nominee, more will be needed though
00:06:49
In today's Federal Newscast, President Biden has tapped one, but only one, person to fill longstanding vacancies at the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Apr 29, 2021
EPA setting up team to deal with "forever chemicals"
00:08:28
In today's Federal Newscast, a new council at the Environmental Protection Agency will be tasked with researching how to protect communities facing issues with PFAS chemicals.
Apr 28, 2021
Biden administration wants government to be standard bearer for union relations
00:08:03
In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden signs a new executive order designed to promote collective bargaining.
Apr 27, 2021
GAO: F-35 sustainment costs may outweigh benefits of buying new ones
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says DOD's plan to buy 2,500 F-35's may not a good idea.
Apr 26, 2021
GSA has new ambitious goal for using renewable electricity in all federal buildings
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In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration has a goal using renewable electricity for the entire federal real estate portfolio by 2025
Apr 23, 2021
Senate bill calls for enhancing AI expertise in the federal workforce
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In today's Federal Newscast, Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and John Thune (R-S.D.)introduced bipartisan legislation to help the government remain competitive in employing artificial intelligence talent.
Apr 22, 2021
Two agencies launching 100-day effort to improve cyber protections for electrical infrastructure
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Energy Department and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are leading a new 100-day effort to improve the cybersecurity of the electric infrastructure.
Apr 21, 2021
A new COVID-19 testing plan for federal workers
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say agencies should provide diagnostic COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated federal employees.
Apr 20, 2021
Postal Service seems to be getting back on track with on-time mail delivery
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In today's Federal Newscast, USPS data shows it's been able to improve delivery times after a busy holiday season.
Apr 19, 2021
House and Senate Dems want to allow Postal Service to do more banking activities
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In today's Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.
Apr 16, 2021
New office in Treasury Dept. will oversee COVID-19 relief spending
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Treasury Department is standing up a central office to oversee COVID-19 economic relief spending.
Apr 15, 2021
Were you hazed while serving in the military? GAO may want to hear from you
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office is looking for service members who were victims of hazing while they served.
Apr 14, 2021
White House announces nominations for leadership roles at DEA, Army, and others
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In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden announces his picks for a slew of leadership roles.
Apr 13, 2021
GSA wants to make it easier for companies to get agencies what they need for pandemic response
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In today's Federal Newscast, to help agencies get the products and services they need faster as the pandemic continues, the General Services Administration is waving three key requirements for new and existing companies to earn a spot on the schedules contract.
Apr 12, 2021
GPO taking on ambitious task of digitizing every publicly available federal document
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Publishing Office is taking on a massive project to digitize every federal document in its National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information.
Apr 09, 2021
House reps want mechanism for veterans to report sexual harassment at VA facilities
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In today's Federal Newscast, over 50 House members are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a centralized spot within the agency to report sexual harassment.
Apr 08, 2021
Former HUD official faces punishment for Hatch Act violation during the Trump administration
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel handed down a fine and two-year ban from federal service to a former official at Housing and Urban Development.
Apr 07, 2021
USPTO sweetening the deal for Covid-related patents
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In today's Federal Newscast, inventors working anything Covid related could get special goodies from the Patent and Trademark Office.
Apr 06, 2021
Cabinet secretaries get their marching orders on the White House's Buy American initiative
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In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden told Cabinet secretaries to take a "hard look at their agency's spending" to make sure they are meeting the goals of his January Buy American executive order.
Apr 05, 2021
Organizations ask Education Dept. to forgive federal employees student loan debt
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In today's Federal Newscast, the two largest federal employee unions are calling on the Education Department to cancel student debt for federal employees with 10 years or more of public service.
Apr 02, 2021
What does the White House's infrastructure plan mean for federal agencies?
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In today's Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs hospitals and other federal facilities would get some attention under President Biden's infrastructure plan.
Apr 01, 2021
TRICARE beneficiaries can now set up COVID vaccine appointments online
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In today's Federal Newscast, if you get your healthcare via the Defense Department, you can now make an appointment for a COVID vaccination online.
Mar 31, 2021
Members of Congress want USPS to pause new delivery vehicle contract
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In today's Federal Newscast, over a dozen lawmakers are asking the Postal Service to halt its next-generation delivery vehicle contract.
Mar 30, 2021
HHS looking for federal employees to volunteer at U.S. southern border
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for federal employees to serve four-month details at the southern border
Mar 29, 2021
Lawmakers want to even out the rules for federal employees and prior cannabis use
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In today's Federal Newscast, a group of lawmakers urge President Joe Biden to backpedal firings and suspensions of White House staffers for prior cannabis use.
Mar 26, 2021
Investigation finds Navy's former auditor general sexually harassed at least a dozen female subordinates
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon’s inspector general found Ronnie Booth, the Navy’s former auditor general, engaged in what the I-G called a “pervasive and egregious pattern” of harassment.
Mar 25, 2021
Report: DoD's lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it
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In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from the American Enterprise Institute says the Pentagon has been punting its responsibilities in the past.
Mar 24, 2021
Two large government conference organizers suffer data breach
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In today's Federal Newscast, two large government conference organizers say the third party vendor they use for conference registration was the victim of a ransomware attack.
Mar 23, 2021
Blood donations on military bases down significantly
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In today's Federal Newscast, the military’s program for collecting blood and plasma donations says it’s facing an emergency supply problem.
Mar 22, 2021
Congress gives four agencies 10 days to assess the SolarWinds damage
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- Congress is asking four agencies about damage sustained by the SolarWinds attack. - Legislation in both chambers looks to make government buildings greener. - And the post office makes a March Madness comeback.
Mar 19, 2021
Bill to let anyone who served get a vaccine at VA passes Senate
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Senate has passed legislation that would let VA vaccinate anyone who’s ever served in the military, plus their spouses.
Mar 18, 2021
Army has new plan for controlling the top of the globe
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Army issues a new strategy for straightening up the nation's flagpole in the Arctic.
Mar 17, 2021
Some federal workers in D.C. could be getting COVID-19 vaccines soon
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In today's Federal Newscast, the District of Columbia will open up vaccine eligibility to essential employees at federal agencies in the area starting April 12th.
Mar 16, 2021
Federal employees with clearances saw their pay go up last year
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In today's Federal Newscast, a new survey by ClearanceJobs.com and the DHI Group found the average salary among people with security clearances increase.
Mar 15, 2021
VA protocols to respond to COVID-19 caused additional challenges
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department's Inspector General lays out some issues with the agency's COVID-19 response.
Mar 12, 2021
Former EPA leaders want Congress to help restore federal scientific workforce
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In today's Federal Newscast, former administrators from the Environmental Protection Agency are encouraging Congress to help EPA rebuild its cadre of scientific talent.
Mar 11, 2021
A new agency to officially take over the .gov domain
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In today's Federal Newscast, any agency wanting a brand new website will have to go through a new provider.
Mar 10, 2021
GSA is getting into the cryptocurrency game
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In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is selling off cryptocurrency to the highest bidder.
Mar 09, 2021
DHS looking for industry ideas on finding and keeping cyber talent
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Homeland Security is asking for feedback from vendors on how it should pay in-demand cybersecurity experts.
Mar 08, 2021
Senator trying to give federal employees a raise...again
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In today's Federal Newscast, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is making another push to give federal employees a raise next year.
Mar 05, 2021
Energy Dept. restarting loan program for clean energy
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In today's Federal Newscast, in one of her first moves as Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm is reviving one of the agency's largest loan programs for clean energy.
Mar 04, 2021
Defense workers get ethic reminder from DoD secretary
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In today's Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reminding servicemembers and DoD employees about the ethical values of the department.
Mar 03, 2021
DoD study reveals soldiers need to get more shut-eye
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In today's Federal Newscast, a new DoD study estimates 64 percent of servicemembers routinely sleep for less than seven hours a night.
Mar 02, 2021
COVID relief bill includes provisions to help federal employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package that cleared the House Friday night includes a few key provisions for federal employees.
Mar 01, 2021
President Biden scraps Trump EO on defense workers collective bargaining authority
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In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden rescinded a 2020 memo that gave the Defense secretary the authority to exclude certain employees from collective bargaining.
Feb 26, 2021
More vaccination sites staffed by U.S. military get up and running
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In today's Federal Newscast, mass vaccination sites staffed by active duty military members are now up and running in three more cities, with more set to come online in the next few days.
Feb 25, 2021
DOJ could start taking a closer look at cybersecurity fraud on government technology providers
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In today's Federal Newscast, officials at the Justice Department are sending a warning to government contractors, they will be turning up the False Claims heat on cybersecurity fraud.
Feb 24, 2021
Office of Government Ethics has directions on who can bypass President's ethics pledge
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Government Ethics has more instructions on how agencies should implement President's Biden's new ethics pledge.
Feb 23, 2021
TSA looking to hire thousands of new airport screeners
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Transportation Security Administration is launching a national recruitment campaign to fill the jobs by this summer.
Feb 22, 2021
DMV lawmakers want government to have its own batch of COVID vaccines for federal workers
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In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers in the national capital region say the federal government should get its own supply to vaccinate federal workers.
Feb 19, 2021
Defense Department receives praise for efficient IT spending
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon’s inspector general gives high marks to DoD’s information technology response to COVID-19.
Feb 18, 2021
U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt hit with another pocket of COVID-19 cases
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In today's Federal Newscast, coronavirus has returned to the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, the same carrier that saw a massive COVID-19 outbreak last year.
Feb 17, 2021
More paid leave for federal employees takes another step towards reality
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In today's Federal Newscast, the House Oversight and Reform Committee cleared a 570-million-dollar emergency paid leave sick leave bank for federal employees and postal workers.
Feb 16, 2021
Group of retired military officials back idea of making women register for the draft
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In today's Federal Newscast, the idea of requiring women to register for the draft now has the support of a handful of both male and female retired generals and flag officers.
Feb 15, 2021
DMV leaders want federal government to create plan for vaccinating federal employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, national capital area leaders say the federal government should take the lead in directly vaccinating the region's federal workers.
Feb 12, 2021
New study says sexual assault in the military is starting to hurt overall strength
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In today's Federal Newscast, as sexual assault continues to be a bigger issue in the military, a new study finds it is affecting retention.
Feb 11, 2021
DOJ employees not required to get vaccine, but the agency can ask if they have or not
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department isn't requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees right now, but it may have more vaccine information at a later date.
Feb 10, 2021
Pentagon IG reveals how Coronavirus was able to run wild on two Navy ships in 2020
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In today's Federal Newscast, A new Pentagon inspector general’s report helps explain how two Navy vessels suffered major coronavirus outbreaks last year.
Feb 09, 2021
DMV reps want to let feds use leave to get covid vaccine
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In today's Federal Newscast, Maryland and Virginia Democrats say federal employees should have the option of taking administrative leave to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb 08, 2021
President Biden looking to attract more people from STEM fields into the national security workforce
00:07:51
A new memo from President Biden will create a new inter-agency task force to develop proposals to recruit, retain and support national security professionals.
Feb 05, 2021
Congressman wonders when DHS frontline employees will get vaccinated
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In today's Federal Newscast, House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) wants to know what the plan is for vaccinating frontline DHS employees.
Feb 04, 2021
Congresswoman wants security clearance applicants to submit social media activity
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In today's Federal Newscast, one member of Congress wants the Defense Department to start looking at social media posts as part of the security clearance process.
Feb 03, 2021
Online petition calls for letting soldiers have beards
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In today's Federal Newscast, after the Army made huge changes to its grooming standards last week, some soldiers want more change.
Feb 02, 2021
Pandemic has caused major delays in FOIA requests
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies are reporting widespread processing delays for Freedom of Information Act requests during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 01, 2021
Members of Congress want to help federal law enforcement officers retire if they're hurt on the job
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Fair RETIRE Act would allow injured officers to stay in the same retirement system if they take another job within the civil service.
Jan 29, 2021
Members of Congress want to put defense funds President Trump used for a border wall back where he found them
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Trump administration used Defense Department funds to build parts of a border wall. Now Congress wants that money back where it originally put it.
Jan 28, 2021
TSP sets milestones in assets and members
00:08:20
In today's Federal Newscast, the Thrift Savings Plan crosses the $700-billion threshold for the first time ever.
Jan 27, 2021
GSA testing to see how much low-value work agency employees are doing
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In today's Federal Newscast, over a third of federal employees say they spent as many as five hours out of their work week doing low-value or tedious work.
Jan 26, 2021
RAND: Federal STEM workers earning thousands less than private-sector
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In today's Federal Newscast, the RAND Corporation finds that the private sector pays more … but federal agencies offer other benefits to its scientists.
Jan 25, 2021
IRS looking to expand reach to non-English speakers
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In today's Federal Newscast, with the tax filing season soon underway, the IRS is making its website more accessible to non-English speakers.
Jan 22, 2021
Pres. Biden looks to puts a hold on any midnight regulations from the Trump administration
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In today's Federal Newscast, the White House tells agencies to hold off on publishing any new rules until after President Biden’s appointees have had a chance to review them.
Jan 21, 2021
Before leaving office, Trump orders CSO's to identify customers
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In today's Federal Newscast, a new executive order from President Trump demands that cloud computing companies verify the identities of their customers.
Jan 20, 2021
President Trump orders senior appointees to sign off on new regulations
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In today's Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump signs an executive order requiring senior political appointees to sign off on new federal regulations.
Jan 19, 2021
GAO: Though improved, DHS' employee engagement still needs a lot of work
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office sees some progress in the efforts from the Department of Homeland Security to improve employee engagement.
Jan 18, 2021
Dozens of VOA reporters calling for director to resign
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In today's Federal Newscast, 26 journalists at Voice of America have demanded that VOA's director Robert Reilly resign after a reporter was reassigned for they say was a retaliatory measure.
Jan 15, 2021
Government looking to reign in where it's drones come from
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In today's Federal Newscast, GSA is removing all drones from Multiple Award Schedule Contracts that do not have the approval of the Defense Department.
Jan 14, 2021
New bill could put more rules on departing federal employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, two House lawmakers want to close what they call are loop holes for senior government officials when they leave federal service for the private sector.
Jan 13, 2021
Congresswoman says CBP has not fulfilled subpoenas for information on officers' online activity
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee says Customs and Border Protection has yet to satisfy her document requests
Jan 12, 2021
NASA and FAA working together to ensure healthy future for commercial space travel
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In today's Federal Newscast, with commercial space travel gaining momentum, NASA and the FAA are detailing how they'll support it.
Jan 11, 2021
Union files grievance against EPA administrator over recap of negotiations
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In today's Federal Newscast, A union representing EPA employees has filed an unfair labor practice charge, saying Administrator Andrew Wheeler is lying about its negotiations with the agency.
Jan 08, 2021
Contract spending reach 5-year high in 2020
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In today's Federal Newscast, new analysis from Bloomberg Government found agencies spent almost 700 billion dollars on procurement last year.
Jan 07, 2021
Veterans Affairs gives an update on it's vaccine distribution efforts
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In today's Federal Newscast, at least 132,000 health care professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jan 06, 2021
CIA unveils new website to step up recruitment efforts
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In today's Federal Newscast, the CIA adds another piece to its two-plus year effort to change the way its recruits the next generation of employees.
Jan 05, 2021
OMB takes offense to Biden transition team's comments on its level of cooperation
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Management and Budget is not amused by recent claims from the Biden transition team that the agency isn't cooperating.
Jan 04, 2021
Want a job with Joe? The Plum Book contains thousands!
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Do you want a job? The Government Publishing Office is out with the latest Plum Book. The Commerce Department IG raises data-quality concerns over 2020 census responses. And the cap on premium overtime pay for certain Secret Service agents is increased.
Dec 31, 2020
Virginia congressman wants to know the vaccination plans for federal employees
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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) wants to know when and how Federal Employees will get vaccinated. The reenlisted rate in one branch of the military is sky high. And the COVID-19 relief checks are in the mail and being deposited directly.
Dec 30, 2020
Part of Trump's ban on diversity training is blocked by a California federal judge
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The executive order trying to ban certain types of diversity training is in trouble. During these last days in office, it looks like a first override is in the cards for President Trump. And postal workers might be getting vaccinated soon.
Dec 29, 2020
The pandemic's toll on mental health should not be a security-clearance disqualifier, says national security official
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DHS adds clarity to how agencies can secure remote workers. Fewer vendors filed protests over contracts with GAO. And the federal government will not be shutting down anytime soon.
Dec 28, 2020
NASA lays out list of 2020 accomplishments, includes pitching in during the pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, NASA has made it's list of major accomplishments this year.
Dec 25, 2020
Over 70 West Point cadets accused of cheating
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In today's Federal Newscast, more than 70 cadets training at West Point have been accused of cheating on a math exam that was being taken online due to COVID protocols.
Dec 24, 2020
IG: Education had decent reopening plans for allowing employees back
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Education Department's inspector general says the agency developed a decent enough reopening plan for its employees during the pandemic.
Dec 23, 2020
Congresswoman wants to make sure Trump administration preserves records
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In today's Federal Newscast, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) wants to make sure President Trump doesn't dispose of any vital presidential records on his way out the door.
Dec 22, 2020
One of the government's leading cybersecurity experts weighs in on SolarWinds breach
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In today's Federal Newscast, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellow Ron Ross has advice for officials knocked off their feet by the recent governmentwide cyber attacks.
Dec 21, 2020
President-elect Biden reacts to SolarWinds breach
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In today's Federal Newscast, President-elect Joe Biden begins to set expectations for how his administration will handle cybersecurity.
Dec 18, 2020
Veterans service organizations call on President Trump to fire VA Secretary
00:07:27
In today's Federal Newscast, the big-six veterans service organizations are calling on President Trump to immediately fire his VA secretary.
Dec 17, 2020
Senators want answers regarding SolarWinds cyber attack
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In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of six Senators want the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to submit a report to Congress about the impact of the SolarWinds cyber attack on agencies.
Dec 16, 2020
Federal robocallers must now have consent to drop you a line
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The FCC rules that government contractors must have consent before robocalling. The president is strengthening the leadership at the Postal Service. And the Space Force has its first group of enlistees complete Basic Training.
Dec 15, 2020
Federal robocallers must now have consent to drop you a line
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The FCC rules that government contractors must have consent before robocalling. The president is strengthening the leadership at the Postal Service. And the first Space Force 7 finish Basic Training.
Dec 15, 2020
POTUS Executive Order on employee firings, gives birth to OPM guide
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OPM has issued a guide on the President's executive order on employee firings. The nation’s largest veterans organization says the VA chief needs to go. And three companies have won a spot on a $496 million Defense Department R & D contract.
Dec 14, 2020
Veterans groups 'surprised' by Biden's VA pick
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In today's Federal Newscast, veterans service organizations and others have mixed reactions to President-elect Biden's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dec 11, 2020
FAR Council to implement new rule regarding reverse auctions
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In today's Federal Newscast, five years after the Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued guidance on reverse auctions, the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council is finally implementing it.
Dec 10, 2020
Biden facing some pushback for SecDef pick
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In today's Federal Newscast, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has questions about his fellow Democrat’s choice to lead the Pentagon.
Dec 09, 2020
NDAA includes more Congressional oversight of OTAs
00:07:46
In today's Federal Newscast, Congress wants more transparency about the use of Other Transaction Authority in Defense spending.
Dec 08, 2020
Trump fires defense advisers and replaces them with Lewandowski and Bossie
00:07:17
Firings at the Defense Business Board; A former general is out, but bring Corey Lewendowski is in. The Air Force is considering giving career and life coaching to its future leaders. And federal employees will be allowed to carry over more unused vacation time...….maybe.
Dec 07, 2020
GAO reports that there's still an inexplicable pay gap between men and women
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The Federal pay gap between men and woman has narrowed...but it's still there. Two congressmen want to stop government funding that pays for experiments on house cats. And the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff says America needs a bigger Navy.
Dec 04, 2020
Report: 1 in 5 FEMA employees say they've experienced harassment on the job
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In today's Federal Newscast, an employee survey the RAND Corporation conducted on FEMA's behalf shows some disturbing trends.
Dec 03, 2020
Federal judge denies government's request to dismiss suit over 2019 shutdown pay
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In today's Federal Newscast, a federal court has denied the government's request to dismiss a class action suit over the partial government shutdown that ended in January of 2019.
Dec 02, 2020
IG: EPA pandemic guidance for employees differed by location
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In today's Federal Newscast, reentry plans for Environmental Protection Agency employees over the summer varied widely depending across the country.
Dec 01, 2020
Pandemic Response Accountability Committee flags gaps in federal data sources
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In today's Federal Newscast, a report by the MITRE Corporation found 16 key concerns with the quality and accuracy of data available to the PRAC.
Nov 30, 2020
DLA not letting pandemic stop it from sending warfighting troops Thanksgiving meals
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Logistics Agency said it's making sure all warfighters have a home-cooked meal with all the trimmings this holiday.
Nov 26, 2020
Senators want know what VA has plan for Coronavirus vaccine distribution
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In today's Federal Newscast, a group of Senate Democrats want to know how the Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to veterans and employees.
Nov 25, 2020
Pentagon cyber leader warns more needs to be done to make U.S. networks cyber resilient
00:07:27
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense's head of cyber policy is warning that the Pentagon's cyber force is still not enough to protect the U.S. and its allies
Nov 24, 2020
Pentagon asking more employees to work from home over coronavirus concerns
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In today's Federal Newscast, more Pentagon employees are being told to telework because of an uptick in coronavirus infections in the National Capital Region.
Nov 23, 2020
Democratic lawmakers want answers from GSA administrator on Biden transition
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In today's Federal Newscast, four Democrat House lawmakers and 41 Democrat senators are demanding GSA Administrator Emily Murphy brief them on her rationale for not ascertaining the election results.
Nov 20, 2020
Forts named after Confederate Generals could be sticking point for NDAA
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In today's Federal Newscast, the 2021 defense authorization bill is hitting the home stretch, but this year seems a little more hamstrung than others.
Nov 19, 2020
President Trump names new Federal CIO
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In today's Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump yesterday said he plans to name Basil Parker as the new federal chief information officer.
Nov 18, 2020
House Dems want to prevent "Midnight Regulations" from Trump administration
00:07:24
In today's Federal Newscast, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees warn the Trump administration not to fast-track agency regulations that are pending between now and Inauguration Day.
Nov 17, 2020
Aircraft and COVID Carrier, sails and spreads, while half the sailors show no symptoms
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A new study confirms that COVID-19 can spread, big time, asymptomatically. The U.S. Postal Service lost billions of dollars in Fiscal 2020. And a federal judge rules that Chad Wolf was never legally appointed.
Nov 16, 2020
Congressmen urge Biden not to appoint defense-industry pros to Pentagon jobs
00:07:16
Looks like they might be cleaning house at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency......Military retirees get less of a cost-of-living-adjustment increase than in previous years.....And Senator Marco Rubio wants the SBA to look into billions of dollars in loan fraud.
Nov 13, 2020
Biden transition team encounters thick fog on diversity at Foggy Bottom
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- A top Biden transition-team member encounters bad climate on diversity at Foggy Bottom. Some federal workers might be getting a pay raise...others a pay freeze. And one House caucus, in the space space, wants to be a force for bipartisanship.
Nov 12, 2020
OPM reminds agencies of their obligations to their employees, who are reservists
00:07:28
- On this Veterans Day, OPM reminds agencies of their obligations to federal employees, who are called to active-duty military service... - A possible Air Force general's court martial trial, would be an American first... - And as Biden adds to his transition team, Trump sees subtraction in his Administration.
Nov 11, 2020
Trump takes incoming fire for giving Esper the boot
00:07:43
- The Navy and Marine Corps hit the pause button on diversity and inclusion training. - Six former Homeland Security Secretaries say there are too many cooks in the DHS kitchen - And the VA has deployed a new electronic record-keeping tool
Nov 10, 2020
Post-election firings and resignations have begun
00:07:52
-Federal agencies are starting to experience firings and resignations... -DoD is walking the walk, to the tune of nearly $10 Billion dollars in savings... - And federal retirees will pay more next year for Medicare Part B...
Nov 09, 2020
SBA is ordered to release the names of all recipients of COVID-19-related loans
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- A multibillion dollar contract has been awarded to build nuclear-missile submarines. - An IG report expresses concern with OPM's cybersecurity efforts. - And SBA is ordered to release the names of all virus-related loans.
Nov 06, 2020
OSC: Election isn't settled but feds can wear political attire again
00:07:29
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel issued a post-election Hatch Act advisory. The voting is over, so the OSC says it's ok to sport hats or T-shirts or to display pictures while you're on duty.
Nov 05, 2020
With another wave of COVID-19 cases, House Democrats want to know how White House plans to keep feds safe
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In today's Federal Newscast, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee want to know how the Office of Personnel Management is keeping federal employees safe during another COVID-19 wave.
Nov 04, 2020
Federal employees with kids stuck at home can get some educational help
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund has teamed up with Tutor.com, to offer free academic tutoring for kids in K-12.
Nov 03, 2020