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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.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:13pm EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - March 28

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 09:05am EDT
Thursday morning federal headlines - March 28, 2013

The Morning 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, the Postal Service is speeding up the closure of mail facilities in a cost-cutting scheme and the Coast Guard and local law enforcement teamed up for exercises in a small flotilla off New York City.

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 09:33am EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 27, 2013

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, talks about a new survey of departing members of the SES. Bloomberg Government Analyst Loren Duggan discusses the competing budget bills Congress is considering. Ben Geman, an energy reporter for The Hill, discusses a new report by the Energy Department's inspector general.

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 08:15am EDT
Wednesday morning federal headlines - March 27, 2013

The Morning 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, Thrift Savings Plan managers may tweak the automatic enrollment program.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 10:59am EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 26, 2013

Digital Strategies Director Rob Roberts talks about the Department of Energy's Internet efforts. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) discusses the Congressional Watchdog Caucus. Dr. Don Moore of the National Zoo talks elephants. The Federal Bar Association's Bruce Moyer talks about the impact of sequestration on the federal courts. Cameron Leuthy of Bloomberg Government discusses sequestration. Prof. Michael Schmitt of the U.S. Naval War College discusses a new cyber war handbook. GAO's David Maurer talks about the Department of Homeland Security's high-risk list.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 08:33am EDT
Tuesday morning federal headlines - March 26, 2013

The Morning 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, the Office of Personnel Management wants to get a better handle on why federal executives leave government.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 06:31pm EDT
Court ruling could tie OSC's hands when it comes whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel is "deeply concerned" about the implications of a federal court ruling that stripped low-level Defense Department employees of their ability to appeal suspensions and demotions outside the agency. OSC, which filed an amicus brief earlier this month with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, is worried the ruling could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers.

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Monday - 03/25/2013, 09:34am EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 25, 2013

Former CIA analyst Chet Nagle is warning Defense leaders about the state of today's military. Terry Davidson of the State Department talks about a new app helping to recruit new foreign service officers. Michael Taylor of the Food and Drug Administration talks about extending food safety discussions with other countries. Darrell Durst of Lockheed Martin discusses a new agreement between his company and the Homeland Security Department to examine data for security threats.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 08:27am EDT
Monday morning federal headlines - March 25, 2013

The Morning 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, the government's personnel chief is warning lawmakers to take extreme caution because the federal workforce is close to the breaking point.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 05:15am EDT
DoD in denial about budget future, experts say

Defense budget watchers say despite abundant evidence to the contrary, the Pentagon appears to believe it will eventually get most of its funding wishes over the coming few years. "Whether [sequestration] stays in place for nine more years is an open question, but it's certainly going to be in place for the foreseeable future," said Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Friday - 03/22/2013, 12:17pm EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 22, 2013

Trey Hodgkins of Tech America discusses the Federal It Acquisition Reform Act. Kevin Concannon of the USDA talks about data-mining and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Adam Miles of the Office of Special Counsel discusses an amicus brief filed for the first time by his agency. Brody Bulher discusses how technology and social media are helping USPS.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 11:40am EDT
Friday morning federal headlines - March 22, 2013

The Morning 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, sources at the FCC say Chairman Julius Genachowski is announcing his resignation today.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 12:35pm EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 21, 2013

Dave Cuthbertson, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, talks about a new crime-solving tool that could be as big of a breakthrough as DNA analysis. Also, the Federal Drive attended the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington, D.C. Co-host Tom Temin interviewed Joe Jordan, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Solutions; and Rory Schultz, deputy chief information officer at USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 09:31am EDT
Thursday morning federal headlines - March 21, 2013

The Morning 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 union boss will testify in the House today to ask for a budget increase for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:05am EDT
Acquisition Excellence Conference 2013

Federal News Radio interviews conference speakers and organizers about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:28am EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 20, 2013

Education Department Inspector General Kathleen Tighe talks about targeting student loan fraud. Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, shares what he and the council's members hear about sequestration. Peter Kasperowicz, reporter with The Hill newspaper, discusses the likelihood of Congress avoiding a government shutdown.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:27am EDT
Wednesday morning federal headlines - March 20, 2013

The Morning 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, the Agriculture Department is teaming up with Maryland and Virginia in a data-sharing program to wipe out food-stamp fraud.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 09:59am EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 19, 2013

Anthony Robbins of Brocade discusses the first draft of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo talks about a new DoD inspector general report detailing what's wrong with the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Carlton Hadden of the EEOC talks about a new report on discrimination in the workplace. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service reviews a report by the Coalition for Effective Change on the National Performance Review. Danielle Ivory, a reporter with Bloomberg Government, talks about no-bid contracts.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 09:35am EDT
Tuesday morning federal headlines - March 19, 2013

The Morning 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, two Arlington, Va., executives pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining federal contracts under the 8(a) program.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 09:59am EDT
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 18, 2013

Dale Deshotel of the American Federation of Government Employees discusses how sequestration is impacted correctional employees. Fred Chang of 21CT says cybersecurity is too reactive and after the fact. Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, discusses a shift in cyber strategy. Capt. Bryce Cooper and Deana Archambault talk about new body armor for female soldiers.

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