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Hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp bring you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning. Be up-to-date before you step in the office.
The number of federal employees filing retirement claims last month spiked to more than 20,000 -- nearly four times what the Office of Personnel Management projected, according to new OPM data released Tuesday.
Obama energy choice backs natural gas as 'bridge fuel' to reach clean energy
Dianne Miller of Northrop Grumman talks about the CyberPatriot competition. Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo tells contractors to have some patience when it comes to sequestration and furloughs. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service has some tips for feds facing furloughs. Ned Holland talks about the HHS Innovates People's Choice Awards.
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, signs of a major potential overhaul are appearing for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
House Republicans unveiled a stopgap government funding measure Monday. The measure would extend the federal pay freeze and leave in place automatic sequestration cuts but would award the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments their detailed 2013 budgets while other agencies would be frozen at 2012 levels -- and then bear the across-the-board cuts. The current continuing resolution expires March 27.
Pentagon to cut commissary time, furlough teachers, but retain school accreditation
Republicans unveil government funding bill that would boost military readiness, protect FBI
President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.
Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to keep granting waivers so that same-sex spouses can be buried in national cemeteries.
Boeing said Monday that it is set to move quickly to get its 787s back in the air if it gets federal approval for a fix for the batteries that have grounded the planes.
A report released by the White House to detail automatic budget cuts details reductions only down to the budget account level -- not to the more granular program, project and activity level and varies in the level of detail describing cuts to specific agency budgets.
Obama nominates Wal-Mart's Sylvia Burwell as next budget chief in midst of fiscal battles
Bloomberg Government analyst Rob Levinson says that just because sequestration is here, there's no reason to panic. Robert Richardson of Tech Target's Security Media Group reports back from the RSA Conference. Marcia Pelberg of the IRS shares her philosophy of good leadership.
McCain, Graham say they want answers from Obama administration, oppose CIA chief until then
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, lawmakers from both political parties are saying one agency is hiding the facts from auditors and a new app allows you to file a housing discrimination complaint with the federal government.
Obama to nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Burwell for budget chief
The rate of growth in the Thrift Savings Plan funds slowed in February, with most funds posting lower gains compared to January.
With sequestration now in effect, the Defense Department says it will have to begin to make decisions that cross the threshold between "reversible" cuts to military capability and those that will have long-lasting impacts.
The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote to 17 agencies requesting short-term ways to achieve savings instead of the across-the-board cuts expected to start today.
In the weeks leading up to March 1, agencies across government have painted increasingly dire pictures of life under sequestration. Along with hiring freezes, spending reductions, and curtailed travel and training, many agencies are planning for furloughs. With Federal News Radio's Sequestration Tracker, find out how agencies have said they'll slash their budgets to comply with the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts.