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Tags: 2011 GCMC , Federal Drive , Contracting , NCMA , Jan Frye , VA , Tom Temin , Charlie Chadwick , BAE Systems , Stan Soloway , PSC

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 04:13pm EST

As open season kicks off, OPM uses Web to get word out

Shirley Patterson, the assistant director of federal employee insurance options at OPM, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris the agency turned to a new channel of communication to get the word out this year: webcasts.

Tags: OPM , Shirley Patterson , FEHBP , open season , health insurance , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:23am EST

DoD pushes business training for veterans

The Defense Department has announced new opportunities for service members and wounded veterans who are now returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD , DoD Report , Small Business Administration , veterans , hiring

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:00am EST

USDA yanks Christmas tree fees after criticism

The White House said Wednesday it was reversing its decision to approve an industry-sponsored Christmas tree promotion program after conservatives accused the Agriculture Department of spoiling Christmas with a new tree tax.

Tags: USDA , Congress , christmas trees , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 06:08pm EST

Cyber weaknesses could deter US from cyber war

America's critical computer networks are so vulnerable to attack, it should act as a deterrent to war, U.S. cybersecurity expert, Richard Clarke said, according to the Associated Press.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Richard Clarke , cyber war , China , Russia

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:24am EST

Automatic cuts would 'hollow out the military'

Alexander Bolton of The Hill discusses the status of potential cuts to federal spending that supercommitte is considering.

Tags: Congress , DoD , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Alexander Bolton , The Hill , supercommittee

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 10:25am EST

GAO examines lessons learned from Fed's AIG bailout

Orice Williams Brown, GAO's director of Financial Markets and Community Investment, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the agency's recent report on efforts by the Federal Reserve during the early days of the 2008 financial crisis.

Tags: Federal Reserve , GAO , Treasury , AIG , Orice Williams Brown , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 11:00am EST

Government outpaces private sector in 'smart' identity cards

Randy Vanderhoof, the executive director of the alliance, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the use of smart cards for identity and access are driving commercial security identity credentials.

Tags: DHS , HSPD-12 , Randy Vanderhoof , Smart Card Alliance , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 12:23pm EST

Smartphone apps a potential backdoor to hacking threats

A growing number of cyber criminals are targeting Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones through apps. Even reputable apps have Trojan copies which criminals can use to take over a phone, according to

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , mobile , smartphones

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:12am EST

Dempsey advises against adding National Guard to Joint Chiefs

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he will recommend to Congress that the chief of the National Guard bureau not become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He announced the decision ahead of expected Congressional testimony later this week so service members would hear it from him first, before hearing it on the news.

Tags: Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , National Guard

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:21am EST
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