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7:02 am, September 2, 2014

Federal Drive

Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.

Hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp bring you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 01:56pm EDT
Randy Williamson, Director of Healthcare Issues, GAO

In emergencies, you rush to the closest hospital to get medical care. Veterans are the same way. And when they go outside the VA system for emergency care, the department is supposed to pay for it even if they don't have other insurance. But, that's not always what happens, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Randy Williamson, director of Healthcare Issues at GAO, spoke to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about what GAO found.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 01:51pm EDT
Bill Noonan, Cyber Operations, U.S. Secret Service

Data breaches happen in both the private and public sector. The latest victims include the IRS, Veteran Affairs and Target. So, whom do you call when your agency is under attack? The Secret Service might not initially come to mind, but it has a long history of protecting the nation's financial infrastructure from threats. Bill Noonan, the deputy special agent in charge of cyber operations for the Secret Service, recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the agency's experience in the cyber arena. He joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to further discuss the agency's role in cyber.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 01:40pm EDT
David Sella, Program Manager, VA Warrior to Workforce Program

The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy is preparing for a special commencement ceremony this fall. About two dozen veterans will graduate from its Warriors to Workforce Program. Program Manager David Sella spoke with Federal Drive host Tom Temin about how the program works and how the agency plans to expand it. Tom caught up with Sella at the 2014 Acquisition Excellence Conference. View photos and listen to more interviews from the conference.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:59pm EDT
Carl Eschenbach, Chief Operating Officer, VMware

Every week it seems as if federal chief technology officers and chief information officers gather to discuss the latest trends cloud computing, virtualization, big data, and mobility to name a few. Each has transformed how agencies operate. VMware has been a major supplier of virtualization technology and now it's branching out. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Carl Eschenbach, VMware's chief operating officer, at a recent conference.

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Monday - 03/24/2014, 08:12am EDT
Monday federal headlines - March 24, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, a GAO report calls for closer attention by GSA to use of government airplanes, and data.gov launches a climate data initiative.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:11am EDT
Pete Nowacki, spokesman, U.S. Postal Service based in Twin Cities

The Twin Cities area of Western North Dakota has a lot in common with mid-town Manhattan.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
Dr. Peter Squire, program manager for Human Performance Training and Education,, Office of Naval Research

The Navy takes pointers from Google Glass to create the next generation of military training.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 10:54am EDT
Victoria Lipnic, commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC explores social media in the workplace.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 10:46am EDT
Peter Gosselin, senior health care analyst, Bloomberg Government

The administration considers cutting IT spending to fund Obamacare.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 10:25am EDT
Julia Ziegler, Web manager, Federal News Radio

What's the best date to retire? What's the best health care plan for you? All of your questions answered in our exclusive online chat.

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Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:41am EDT
Friday federal headlines - March 21, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, young veterans have more difficulty finding work, but Interior Secretary Jewell pledges to hire thousands of young people and veterans.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 07:01pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon is ready to speed up a major cybersecurity upgrade in Europe.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:22pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Heading into the next great data frontier.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:16pm EDT
2014 Acquisition Excellence Conference

ACT-IAC, GSA and DHS host a conference on agility, velocity and service excellence in acquisition. View Federal News Radio's photos and listen to our interviews from the event.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:52am EDT
Joanne Woytek, program manager, NASA SEWP

NASA delays a new governmentwide acquisition contract for IT equipment and software.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:48am EDT
Col. Max Maxwell, strategic initiatives officer, Judge Advocate General

A new law targeting sexual assault in the military means big changes to its judicial system.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:44am EDT
Debra Roth, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth

The strange case of Lois Lerner - a federal official pleading the fifth - and the IRS.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:37am EDT
Col. Chris Cross, director, Science and Technology Division in the Army's Capabilities Integration Center

An update about how robotic, unmanned vehicles will augment brigades of the future.

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Thursday - 03/20/2014, 08:42am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - March 20, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, labor management forums struggle to report metrics, Rep. Issa thinks the White House is out of line.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 08:32am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

GSA awards a contract for the second major piece of the continuous monitoring cybersecurity program.

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