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OMB: $687M recovered in improper agency payments

OMB said $687 million was recovered across all agencies this year in improper payments.

Tags: OMB , Danny Werfel , Darrell Issa , Improper payments , White House ,

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 05:31pm EST

Treasury: End to paper checks

Dick Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary at Treasury, joins the Federal Drive with details on the Treasury's move to paper-less benefits

Tags: Federal Drive , Treasury , technology , paper-less , Direct Deposit , Dick Gregg , Social Security , VA

Monday - 01/03/2011, 10:31am EST

Whistleblowers face challenges to protection under existing law

Merit Systems Protection Board Senior Research Analyst Sharon Roth explains what protections federal whistleblowers receive under the current laws

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Merit Systems Protection Board , whistleblowers , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Sharon Roth ,

Monday - 01/03/2011, 10:31am EST

Senate grills TSA on airport screenings

With one week until the holiday travel season begins, hearings are being held on airport screenings, including new pat-down techniques and full body scanners. Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill and John Adler, President of FLEOA join us with their takes.

Tags: Transportation , TSA , airport security , body scanners , John Pistole , Jon Adler , Bob Cusack , The Hill , FLEOA , hearing , Congress , Congressional Spotlight ,

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 02:17pm EST

Wounded vets trained in cybersecurity

The Wounded Warrior Project is a new collaboration among Raytheon, Cisco - it offers wounded veterans a chance to learn computer and cybersecurity skills. Bob Connors, project director, talks with Federal News Radio about the details.

Tags: cybersecurity , Wounded Warrior Project , Raytheon , cisco , training , veterans ,

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 09:30am EST

New rule aims to cut Medicaid waste, fraud

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has new rules to fight waste, fraud and abuse in Medicaid claims.

Tags: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , pay and benefits , auditors , contracting ,

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 04:11pm EST

ELC 2010: How the RAT Board tags rogue recipients

How the Board keeps tabs on the money and described the tools it uses to identify rogue recipients is explained by Doug Hassebrock, the assistant director of investigations for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

Tags: Federal Drive , RAT Board , ELC 2010 , ELC , Doug Hassebrock , management , technology ,

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:31am EDT

How is your financial planner certified?

More and more financial advisers are brandishing a baffling array of new credentials. Arthur Stein, CFP, walks us through the alphabet soup.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , financial planning , Arthur Stein ,

Friday - 10/22/2010, 10:31am EDT

SSA speeds up the fast-track process

New rules will help reduce the time it takes to decide applications for disability benefits from those persons with the most severe disabilities. Commissioner Michael Astrue explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , SSA , Fast Track , Michael Astrue ,

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 09:31am EDT