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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
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
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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
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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
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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
00:08:16
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
00:05:48
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
00:07:28
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
00:07:00
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
00:07:33
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
00:06:49
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
00:06:46
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
00:08:12
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
00:06:34
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
00:07:46
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
00:06:47
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
00:07:31
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
00:07:34
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
00:08:08
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
00:06:22
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
00:06:36
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
00:07:42
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?
00:08:00
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
00:07:40
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
00:08:36
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
00:07:18
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
00:06:43
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
00:07:42
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
00:07:32
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
00:06:48
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
00:08:11
- 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
00:08:08
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
00:08:56
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
00:08:30
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
00:07:19
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
00:07:33
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
00:06:57
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
00:07:22
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
00:07:41
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
00:07:09
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
00:07:41
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
00:07:30
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
00:08:26
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
00:07:17
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
00:06:55
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
00:08:43
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
00:07:13
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
00:07:21
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
00:07:47
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
00:07:52
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
00:07:27
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
00:07:39
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
00:07:09
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
00:07:41
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
00:06:31
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
00:07:18
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
00:07:38
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
00:07:03
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
00:07:19
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
00:07:57
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
00:08:32
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
00:07:53
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
00:07:07
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
00:07:15
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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- 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
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- 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
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-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
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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
Pentagon IG plans to investigate how DOD handles diversity and inclusion issues
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department Inspector General plans to undertake a new investigation into how the Pentagon handles issues like diversity and inclusion.
Nov 02, 2020
SBA IG raises alarm about disaster loans during coronavirus pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Small Business Administration’s inspector general raises red flags over 78 billion dollars in Economic Injury Disaster Loans during the coronavirus pandemic.
Oct 30, 2020
CBP has put money towards catching forced labor items, now it needs manpower
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In today's Federal Newscast, while the Homeland Security Department dedicated more resources to stopping goods made by forced labor from entering the country, it still needs to address its workforce needs for the mission.
Oct 29, 2020
Legislators look to make Oversight.gov a permanent fixture
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In today's Federal Newscast, he Oversight.gov Authorization Act would formally require the upkeep of the website where users can access all public reports released by agency IGs.
Oct 28, 2020
Veterans group teaming up with DHS to fight foreign election interference
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In today's Federal Newscast, Vietnam Veterans of America and DHS’s Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency now say they’re trying to stop disinformation campaigns targeted military and veteran communities.
Oct 27, 2020
Agencies will have some say in what positions will be classified in new schedule
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management is out with preliminary guidance on the president's recent executive order.
Oct 26, 2020
You may soon be able to process your fingerprints at your local post office
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service is working with the FBI to provide fingerprinting services at more than 100 post offices across the country.
Oct 23, 2020
Former top EPA official turned whistleblower is suing the agency for retaliation
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In today's Federal Newscast, a former top political aide to ex-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt claims EPA violated his free speech and due process rights by removing him after he raised concerns about Pruitt's excessive spending and mismanagement.
Oct 22, 2020
Pentagon IG looking into how Defense Department spent coronavirus relief funds
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In today's Federal Newscast, the inspector general plans to begin a probe this month, looking into whether DoD’s CARES Act spending complied with the law.
Oct 21, 2020
Army getting some help keeping their troops in shape
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Army is embedding nutritionists, physical fitness experts and coaches into active duty brigades in hopes of increasing performance and cutting down on injuries.
Oct 20, 2020
Legislators hope to secure higher COLA for federal retirees
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In today's Federal Newscast, two House Democrats are introducing their own legislation that would give retirees a higher cost-of-living adjustment next year.
Oct 19, 2020
USPS weathering the storm through 2020 election
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service reports an uptick in mail volume a few weeks ahead of Election Day, but on-time delivery is also on the rise.
Oct 16, 2020
Federal executives and workers paint bleak picture of federal workforce
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Partnership for Public Service is sounding alarm bells over the state of the federal workforce ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
Oct 15, 2020
Congressmen wondering why VA Secretary taking so many trips to battleground states
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In today's Federal Newscast, top Democrats on the House and Senate VA Committees say Secretary Robert Wilkie is using government time and taxpayer money to take politically motivated trips to states key to the upcoming presidential and Senate races.
Oct 14, 2020
House members wondering why Commerce Dept. isn't playing bigger role in creating national 5G network
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In today's Federal Newscast, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have questions for the Commerce Department regarding it's lack of standing in owning and operating a national 5G network
Oct 13, 2020
Industry pushback now to White House order on diversity and inclusion training
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In today's Federal Newscast, 11 industry associations are calling on the Trump administration to rescind the executive order on diversity and training.
Oct 12, 2020
USDA Secretary in hot water for talking politics on a work trip
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In today's Federal Newscast, a cabinet secretary gets a bill and a slap on the wrist for a recent Hatch Act violation
Oct 09, 2020
Marine Corps' second in command comes down with coronavirus
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Marines Corps' number two officer has tested positive for COVID-19.
Oct 08, 2020
OPM looks to change when it owes back-pay from personnel disputes
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management wants to change how and when federal employees might receive back pay for an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action.
Oct 07, 2020
Former VP Joe Biden lays out plan for USPS, should he be elected
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In today's Federal Newscast, former Vice President Joe Biden outlines what he’d do as president for the Postal Service.
Oct 06, 2020
House members now pushing for way to let feds opt-out of payroll tax deferral
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In today's Federal Newscast, Congress makes another push to allow federal employees and military members to opt-out of the president's payroll tax deferral.
Oct 05, 2020
Agencies and contractors get more time to purge Chinese-made telecommunications gear from supply chains
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has extended waivers for agencies requesting more time to excise that gear from their networks.
Oct 02, 2020
DHS may finally get a permanent secretary
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In today's Federal Newscast, a key Senate committee advanced Chad Wolf's nomination to be permanent homeland security secretary.
Oct 01, 2020
Last day of FY 2020, Senate expected to send through CR to the President
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In today's Federal Newscast, today is the last day of fiscal 2020 and the Senate is expected to move the continuing resolution forward to the President's desk.
Sep 30, 2020
GAO delivers a tough review of the VA's Community Care Program
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- The GAO offers a stark assessment of the V-A's community care program - Political appointees will now have a major role in diversity training - And Army officials are trying to figure out why suicides are up 30%
Sep 29, 2020
Trump administration provides guidance for recent federal hiring EO
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have a little more guidance now on how they're supposed to implement the president's recent federal hiring executive order.
Sep 28, 2020
VA sees slight drop in facilities with staffing shortages
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In today's Federal Newscast, medical centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs see a slight improvement in staffing shortages over the last year.
Sep 25, 2020
Pentagon easing pandemic travel restrictions
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This week’s update from the Pentagon shows just over half of the military’s worldwide installations are now in the “green” category – meaning servicemembers can move to and from those bases without special permission.
Sep 24, 2020
Agencies get deadline for submitting data on funds going to Seattle, Portland, NYC, and D.C.
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Management and Budget issued guidance that details how the administration will implement a presidential memo to withhold funds from states that the White House says are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction.
Sep 23, 2020
GAO pleading with agencies to follow recommendations to improve pandemic response
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In today's Federal Newscast, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro implores agencies and Congress to implement what he called 16 concrete recommendations immediately to significantly improve the nation’s response to the current pandemic.
Sep 22, 2020
Senators want NRA Foundation out of the Combined Federal Campaign
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In today's Federal Newscast, a group of Democratic senators want to remove the National Rifle Association Foundation from the list of approved charities on the Combined Federal Campaign.
Sep 21, 2020
$4 million fraud and bribery scheme gets former defense contractor 42-month prison sentence
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A former defense contractor is sentenced to prison for taking kickbacks. The Census Bureau’s IT infrastructure has performed better than officials expected. And the Air Force improves its policy for nursing mothers to improve retention.
Sep 18, 2020
On-time mail delivery still not performing at pre-Dejoy level
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In today's Federal Newscast, on-time mail delivery still hasn’t fully recovered from operational changes made nearly two months ago by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
Sep 17, 2020
Bill tasking agencies with publishing budget requests passes House
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Justification Act requires agencies to post budget request documents to a single website each year.
Sep 16, 2020
EPA takes another step to fulfill transparency EO
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In today's Federal Newscast, a final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency gives the public a platform to request changes or removal of agency guidance documents.
Sep 15, 2020
Survey finds feds spent nearly 500 million hours on low-value work a year
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In today's Federal Newscast, a survey from the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management employees spend an average of 13% a week on work they consider to be low-value.
Sep 14, 2020
Federal managers voice their opposition to White House cancellation of race training
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In today's Federal Newscast, senior executives and federal managers have some harsh criticism for the Office of Management and Budget's recent directive on race training.
Sep 11, 2020
Member of Congress push to eliminate 'mandatory' from the payroll tax deferral policy
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The mandatory and controversial payroll tax deferral policy has some in Congress trying to end the "mandatory" part. The president's pick to run OPM, says he has led and will lead in a non-partisan fashion. And the Postal Service gets the go-ahead to raise commercial package rates.
Sep 10, 2020
POTUS pick to lead OPM accused of 'lacking commitment to federal merit system'
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The president's latest pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management comes under fire, one of DC's industry experts is leaving his high-profile post, and a congressional committee is launching an investigation into recent tragedies at Ft. Hood, Texas.
Sep 09, 2020
Trump directs OMB to have federal agencies stop 'divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions.'
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POTUS directs all agencies to stop all training on critical race theory or white privilege, OMB is reminding agencies they're required to prepare for a presidential transition and OPM wants to move away from a learning management system to a learning ecosystem.
Sep 08, 2020
Informal deal reached to avert government shutdown
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In today's Federal Newscast, there is now an informal deal in place to avoid a potential government shutdown at the end of the month.
Sep 07, 2020
Defense Department opens up five medical facilities for coronavirus vaccine trials
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon has picked five of its health care facilities to help coordinate stage three clinical trials for a potential coronavirus vaccine.
Sep 04, 2020
VA has a slew of appointments to still make up from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, two million appointments canceled during the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic still need rescheduling at the Veterans Health Administration.
Sep 03, 2020
Some agencies do a better job looking into employees playing hooky
00:07:23
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says not all agencies have been tracking time and attendance fraud consistently.
Sep 02, 2020
House Majority Leader prepares lawmakers for continuing resolution
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In today's Federal Newscast, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) tells his colleagues what may seem inevitable: a continuing resolution is the likely outcome ahead of the upcoming government funding deadline.
Sep 01, 2020
NIH establishing new organizations to track emerging diseases around the world
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In today's Federal Newscast, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with NIH created a network of new organizations to provide early warnings of emerging diseases wherever they occur.
Aug 31, 2020
Up for grabs: A $12 billion, 10-Year Defense Department IT contract
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The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to release a draft solicitation for what it estimates will be an $11.7 billion dollar contract over the next ten years. It’s called Defense Enclave Services, and much like the controversial JEDI contract, DISA plans to use a single-vendor ID/IQ approach. The main purpose is to build a shared I-T network for the DoD agencies and field activities outside the military services – commonly called the Fourth Estate.
Aug 28, 2020
Official word on the Hatch Act: It does not apply to POTUS or the VEEP.
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Special Counsel Henry Kerner, in a statement, says the Hatch Act expressly does not apply to the President or Vice President and that only the Justice Department can advise on criminal provisions from the Hatch Act. He adds the Rose Garden and West Lawn of the White House are Hatch Act free zones, so feds attending events there aren't necessarily violators.
Aug 27, 2020
Pandemic-fueled TSP participants are withdrawing and borrowing thousands of dollars
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More than 30,000 TSP participants have taken money out of their Thrift Savings Plans. Over 9,100 have taken a loan, while nearly 1,600 have taken a special CARES Act loan.
Aug 26, 2020
Pandemic Victims: FDIC's early retirement & buyout offers
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The early retirement and buyout offers the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation made to its employees back in March are off the table. F-D-I-C made the offer to 20 percent of its workforce in early March, but that offer was withdrawn less than two weeks later, as the pandemic hit its stride.
Aug 25, 2020
More members of Congress are calling on USCIS to delay looming end-of-the-month furloughs
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More members of Congress are calling on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to delay upcoming employee furloughs at the end of the month. Top Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee have written to USCIS Deputy Policy Director Joseph Edlow to prevent job disruption for over 13,000 employees.
Aug 24, 2020
Census Bureau enumerators just not adding up
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The Census Bureau has little more than a month until it wraps up 2020 field operations, but it never came close to hiring the number of enumerators officials said were needed to complete the job.
Aug 21, 2020
Most AFGE members don't feel it's safe to return to the office
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A majority of American Federation of Government Employees members say they're not ready yet to return to work at their offices. A resounding 79% of A-F-G-E members still working from home say they don't feel safe to return to the workplace.
Aug 20, 2020
Senator is hoping USCIS can avoid furloughs
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In today's Federal Newscast, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee is calling for another delay to employee furloughs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Aug 19, 2020
AFGE hoping to save Pentagon employees' right to unionize
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In today's Federal Newscast, the America Federation of Government Employees is making a final push to protect Defense Department employees’ right to unionize.
Aug 18, 2020
USCIS employees may still face furloughs
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In today's Federal Newscast, the union representing USCIS employees is disappointed Congress left town for August recess before passing emergency funding for the agency.
Aug 17, 2020
ODNI allowing agencies to delay implementing new rule banning Chinese telecom equipment
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal contractors and contracting officers apparently have some relief from the Section 8-8-9 rule that's got the federal I-T world in an uproar.
Aug 14, 2020
Congressional regulators voice concerns about Postal Service delivery standards
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In today's Federal Newscast, more than 130 House members tell the Postal Service they’re concerned with mail delivery standards ahead of the November election.
Aug 13, 2020
Many VA employees say they've faced racism on the job
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In today's Federal Newscast, Nearly 78% of bargaining unit employees say they've experienced racism while working at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Aug 12, 2020
OPM sheds a little more light on new paid parental leave for federal employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal employees are learning a little more about the paid parental leave program.
Aug 11, 2020
Lawmakers hope to secure more funding for the National Institutes of Health's coronavirus efforts
00:07:26
In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of senators is pushing for more funding for the National Institutes of Health.
Aug 10, 2020
GAO: Time to update the CFO Act
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In today's Federal Newscast, 30 years after the passage of the CFO Act, the Government Accountability Office tells Congress it has some work to do.
Aug 07, 2020
EPA settles dispute with Utah over Gold King Mine spill
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to pay the state of Utah to resolve claims stemming form the Gold King Mine spill back in 2015.
Aug 06, 2020
House bill calls for major increases in federal whistleblower protections
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In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats make a significant push to improve whistleblower protection rights for federal employees.
Aug 05, 2020
White House aims to limit how much foreign labor federal contractors can use
00:07:50
In today's Federal Newscast, a new executive order from the White House calls on agencies to examine contractors' use of foreign workers.
Aug 04, 2020
White House lays out it's issues with the House's mini-bus spending bill
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In today's Federal Newscast, the White House threatens to veto the House's mini bus to fund a large amount of agencies.
Aug 03, 2020
Federal employees may have voice in agency reopening efforts if Senate bill passes
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal employees may be getting a stronger voice in what it means to return to the office during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jul 31, 2020
Agencies may not have gotten the best deals a good amount of Coronavirus-related contracts
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have spent almost $18 billion on goods and services in response to the Coronavirus pandemic from March to June, and 47% of that was not competed among vendors.
Jul 30, 2020
Washington attorney says hundreds of thousands of federal employees are potential plaintiffs in this class action suit
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In today's Federal Newscast, a D.C. law firm is notifying federal employees they may be entitled to financial compensation for being exposed to COVID-19 while at work.
Jul 29, 2020
Thousands of federal employees apply for workers' compensation due to Coronavirus
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In today's Federal Newscast, about 4,000 federal employees have filed workers compensation claims with the Labor Department due to COVID-19.
Jul 28, 2020
PRAC lays out just how it plans to monitor coronavirus stimulus funds
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee outlines its roadmap for oversight over the next five years.
Jul 27, 2020
AFGE renews legal effort to secure hazard pay for frontline federal employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, the American Federation of Government Employees is making a renewed push in court to score hazard pay for federal employees working on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Jul 24, 2020
Another major government conference gets cancelled due to coronavirus
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In today's Federal Newscast, COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of yet another government conference – this time, the largest in the country.
Jul 23, 2020
Senate and House Dems blast FEMA for unfilled positions
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In today's Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.
Jul 22, 2020
Over 20k military members have now been diagnosed with coronavirus
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In today's Federal Newscast, nearly 22,000 service members have now been diagnosed with coronavirus after this week saw a more than 20 percent jump in infections.
Jul 21, 2020
GSA puts out guide for navigating new rules banning Chinese telecoms equipment
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In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration publishes a colorful guide to a complicated issue -- the ban on Chinese telecommunications gear.
Jul 20, 2020
Senate Democrats want to secure hazard pay for frontline VA health workers
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In today's Federal Newscast, Senators say they're still fielding complaints from VA health employees who say they don't have enough support to safely continue working during the pandemic.
Jul 17, 2020
Defense Sec. bans photographs being used when considering promotions
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In today's Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans photographs from being used in the process to promote officers and enlisted service members.
Jul 16, 2020
Michagan senator asks 24 agencies for deep details on their reopening plans
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The top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says he wants more details on agency reopening plans. Michigan Senator Gary Peters wrote to the heads of 24 agencies asking for their plans. He wants to know how agencies are going to provide masks and other protective equipment for employees, how they're modifying office space to comply with social distancing guidelines, and how they're informing employees of positive coronavirus cases.
Jul 15, 2020
How some NARA employees have been staying busy during the pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, National Archives and Records Administration employees have spent the pandemic making Black history records more accessible to the public.
Jul 14, 2020
As coronavirus cases increase at CBP, TSA, Congressional overseers want to know how DHS is keeping employees safe
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In today's Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) wants to know what DHS is doing to keep all of its employees safe.
Jul 13, 2020
Senators question role the pandemic played in financial problems at USCIS
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In today's Federal Newscast, two senators doubt the pandemic is the real reason behind the budget issues at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Jul 10, 2020
Census data shows how recession hurt veterans
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In today's Federal Newscast, new Census data analysis shows, the recession of 2008 and 2009 hit one segment of the population particularly hard.
Jul 09, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency wants to help cities keep their transit systems clean
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In today's Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.
Jul 08, 2020
Treasury Dept. reverses course, will allow PRAC to oversee all CARES Act spending
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In today's Federal Newscast, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells the House Oversight and Reform Committee the law allows inspectors general on the committee to review spending under the Paycheck Protection Program, and other funds previously in question.
Jul 07, 2020
IG takes a close look at EPA's reopening plans
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The EPA Office of Inspector General says its reopening review is part of its broader effort to study the pandemic's impact on the EPA and its operations. Many EPA members of the American Federation of Government Employees say they feel uncomfortable with returning to the office.
Jul 06, 2020
House Democrats demand transcripts of Trump administration being told they can't legally eliminate OPM
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In today's Federal Newscast, Two Democratic regulators are requesting transcripts from a conference call involving of several members of the Trump administration, regarding the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management.
Jul 03, 2020
The Space Force is taking shape and finalizing its organizational structure
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The SPACE FORCE: three echelons of command, with lesser structures called, "deltas." The deltas are like the wings or groups of the Air Force and are run by colonels.
Jul 02, 2020
Time nears for federal contractors to, by law, dump two Chinese companies
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Federal contractors have about six weeks to meet a provision in the 2019 Defense authorization bill that says they are not using any equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in their supply chains. And any hope that deadline may be moved, decreased yesterday when the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau formally designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats.
Jul 01, 2020
New mechanism for VA to screen patients, employees for coronavirus
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a new digital tool to help screen veterans, employees and other visitors for coronavirus.
Jun 30, 2020