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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 - 09/05/2013, 10:26am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - September 5, 2013

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, USPS gets ready to issue a major retirement package, and OPM issues new guidance on how employees can use time off for religious observances.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 11:42am EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - September 4, 2013

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.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 10:31am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - September 4, 2013

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, the Postal Service gives mobile phones to its field employees for data uploads, and the Annual Combined Federal Campaign is underway.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 11:38am EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - September 3, 2013

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.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 10:04am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - September 3, 2013

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, the Army prepares for a 50th anniversary of Vietnam War commemoration, and the Postal Service looks to lease vehicles to save dollars.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

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Monday - 09/02/2013, 12:59pm EDT
NASA crash tests polka-dot chopper to study safety

Researchers at the NASA Langley Research Center dropped a helicopter from a height of 30 feet into a bed of soil. They will use the data to create more efficient and safer designs in the future.

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Friday - 08/30/2013, 11:26am EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - August 30, 2013

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.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:05am EDT
Friday federal headlines - August 30, 2013

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, Obama is supposed to announce a federal pay raise by tomorrow, and the IRS now recognizes same-sex marriages for federal tax purposes.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:43pm EDT
From binder clips to sequester pads, one fed takes small steps to tackle big budget problems

Joseph Frankovic looked around his office at the Federal Register and saw that it was being overrun by binder clips. At a time when agencies are struggling to save budget dollars wherever they can, Frankovic saw an opportunity to make a difference - and he took it.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 11:03am EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - August 29, 2013

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 - 08/29/2013, 10:33am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - August 29, 2013

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, DoD medical employees get fed up with furloughs, and a hacker pleads guilty to breaking into federal computer networks.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:02am EDT
Feds' private lives: what's legal and what's not

Like all U.S. citizens, federal employees' rights are protected under the First Amendment. But when their private lives conflict with their agency's mission, it's another story. DHS employee Ayo Kimathi's racist website is a case in point.

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Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 10:48am EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - August 28, 2013

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.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 10:16am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - August 28, 2013

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, some schools are dropping out of the Agriculture Department's healthy lunch program, and a defense intelligence satellite launches into orbit today.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 02:32pm EDT
Court ruling gives agencies 'weapon' against employees, union says

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are not entitled to a key civil-service protection under a recent ruling by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington. Andres Grajales, deputy general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees who represented two federal employees in the case, said the ruling gives agencies a weapon against employees.

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Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 10:55am EDT
Federal Drive Show Blog - August 27, 2013

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.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 10:16am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - August 27, 2013

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, the Pentagon agrees to sell helicopters to Indonesia, and Microsoft withdraws support for XP.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:39pm EDT
Online tools help USDA preserve, transfer knowledge

The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using online identification tools to prevent a loss of expertise and institutional knowledge caused by a growing number of people retiring.

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Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:41pm EDT
Coffers nearly dry, FEEA says most furlough loans could end next week

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund says it won't be able to help out most furloughed federal employees beyond the end of the week because donations haven't kept up with the crush of applications from employees facing the forced time off.

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