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FAA promises changes to prevent delays

Obama administration officials promised Wednesday to make changes before the Christmas travel season aimed at preventing nightmare scenarios like the one in October when hundreds of passengers were trapped for hours on planes in Hartford, Conn., during a freak snowstorm.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 02:22pm EST

House votes to ease airport screening for troops

he bill, approved 404-0, would give the Homeland Security Department six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:37pm EST

Gov't aircraft operations often lack FAA oversight

Nonmilitary government agencies own or lease thousands of aircraft, but they are often on their own when it comes to safety oversight of their operations _ a situation that accident investigators say has contributed to air crashes and deaths.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 03:10pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 29, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris 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.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:05am EST

TSA offers tips for holiday travelers

Want to bring a raw turkey in your carry-on bag? Kawika Riley of the Transportation Security Administration explains what items can and can't be brought onto a plane during the holidays and during the rest of the year.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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Key senator says another FAA shutdown possible

Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency, a key senator said Monday.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:49pm EST

Watchdog: Air traffic controller errors soaring

Errors by air traffic controllers in the vicinity of airports as well as incidents in which there was an unauthorized plane, vehicle, or person on a runway have increased sharply, a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 11:49am EDT

FAA Next Gen is in a 'log jam'

Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel shared highlights from his testimony before a House Committee about some of the issues in an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 04:40pm EDT
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GAO's recs to get FAA's Next Gen back on track

The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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Does FAA backpay decision set precedent?

Bill Bransford, a partner with Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss he legal rationale behind the decision and whether it sets a new legal precedent.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 10:27am EDT
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FAA workers furloughed in shutdown get back pay

Nearly 4,000 workers who were furloughed in a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration this summer were told Friday in an email that they will receive back pay.

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:27pm EDT

Behind feds' health premium changes

Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times editor Steve Losey.
September 28, 2011

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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Moran not confident Congress can pass spending bills

With Congress divided over nearly everything, the continuity of the government itself is uncertain. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) told Federal News Radio he holds little confidence Congress can pass appropriations bills by the time government funding runs out at the end of the month.

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 12:15pm EDT
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 15

On today's Federal Drive: Lawmakers plan to promote structural reforms in the Homeland Security Department through its authorization bill and the Senate Armed Services Committee mulls the numbers of the top ranks of the Defense Department.

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 07:38am EDT

No big cuts in FAA reauthorization but also no backpay

Pete Kasperowicz, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive to discuss some of the provisions that the final FAA reauthorization bill will likely contain.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:48am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 14

On today's Federal Drive: Intelligence Community leaders indicate they will continue to focus on the workforce even as it faces looming budget cuts and the House passes an FAA reauthorization to stave off a shutdown at the transportation agency.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 08:43am EDT

What items on Congressional schedule could impact feds?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive to discuss what the Congressional initiatives and wrangling could mean for federal employees.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 10:51am EDT
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Congress returns, unpopular as well as divided

Congress returns to work this coming week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help lead.

Saturday - 09/03/2011, 07:36pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - September 2

On today's Federal Drive: The Labor Department and contractors are butting heads over a new final rule, the Army makes progress on digitizing Arlington Cemetery records and the Combined Federal Campaign kicks off its 50th year.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 08:04am EDT

Holes remain in flight school scrutiny after 9/11

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, government screening has made it harder for foreign students to enroll in civilian flight schools as a handful of the hijackers did, banking on America being inviting and a place to learn quickly.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 11:19am EDT
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