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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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