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FAA News

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

First DHS CIO describes agency's IT evolution

The Homeland Security Department is a young agency that was formed as a result of 9/11. Steve Cooper discusses the development of the agency. Cooper was the first Chief Information Officer at Homeland Security and is the current CIO at FAA.

Friday - 08/26/2011, 06:21pm EDT

How To Deal With 50 Percent Pay Cut?

What do you do when your paycheck comes up short, to the tune of 50 percent short. It's happening to some federal workers, but there is a life-line, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 02:00am EDT

Feds' need for emergency loans has skyrocketed over past five years

Robyn Kehoe, the director of field operations at FEEA, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the options available to furloughed federal workers.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 11:06am EDT

Sept. 11 changed everything _ about air travel

Five-year-old Frank Allocco is 37,000 feet above America, face pressed against the window.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 08:30am EDT

Labor fight at heart of dispute over FAA bill

At the heart of the bitter dispute over funding the Federal Aviation Administration is an ongoing brawl between Republicans and Democrats over the rights of labor unions.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 06:06pm EDT

Bipartisan group pushes for FAA back pay

A bipartisan group of congressmen have introduced legislation to let FAA employees receive back pay for the two weeks that they were furloughed. Senate Democrats have introduced a similar bill.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 04:15pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 9

On today's Federal Drive: new BRAC developments, a bill in the House to give backpay to furloughed FAA workers and congressional efforts to kill the F-35.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 08:33am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 8

On Today's Federal Drive: The effect of the S&P downgrade on federal agencies, GSA rethinks new pay-for-parking rule and the Army cuts civilian personnel.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 08:26am EDT

What's next for FAA contractors after funding deal

Cindy Troutman is the President of CGH Technologies.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 04:47pm EDT

Babbitt on FAA furloughs: 'Let's hope ... they never try this again'

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told Federal News Radio he is optimistic FAA employees could be back to work as early as Monday following the two-week partial shutdown that furloughed 4,000 workers. Babbitt said the partisan fighting that sidelined the agency "is not any way to run the world's greatest and safest aviation system."

Friday - 08/05/2011, 10:26am EDT

FAA managers start fund to pay furloughed workers

Louis Dupart, the executive director of the FAA Managers Association, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the organization's fundraising activities on hehalf of furloughed feds. Congress is one step closer to approving a short-term spending measure that would end the partial shutdown at the agency.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 08:50am EDT

Reid: Congress reaches deal to end FAA shutdown

Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise to end a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has idled tens of thousands of workers and cost the government about $30 million a day in uncollected airline ticket taxes, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 09:42pm EDT

Impact of FAA's funding stalemate

Some liftoff for the FAA. Former administrator Jane Garvey has insight.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 06:08pm EDT

FAA safety inspectors deemed essential

The 40 safety inspectors working despite being a part of the 4,000 furloughed employees during the Federal Aviation Administration's budget impasse in Congress are deemed essential or critical employees.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:44pm EDT

Reid: Compromise in hand to reopen FAA

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has furloughed 4,000 FAA employees and left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:36pm EDT

FAA managers launch relief fund for furloughed workers

Keith Laing, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, told the Federal Drive the FAA Managers Association has created a relief fund to help pay furloughed FAA workers. The group is taking public donations.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 11:13am EDT

Thursday morning federal newscast - August 4

On today's Federal Drive, an update on the FAA shutdown, the White House names a new federal chief information officer to replace Vivek Kundra and the General Services Administration adds nearly 600 small IT firms to the STARS II contract.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 08:52am EDT

Another six weeks of partial-FAA shutdown

Congress failed Tuesday to act on an FAA reauthorization bill before the adjournment of both houses for the August recess. The failure to act will extend the furlough of 4,000 workers into mid-September.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 08:38am EDT
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