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Federal Drive interviews - September 18

BGov analyst Kevin Brancato discusses sequestration's effects on the Defense Department. Federal employment attorney John Mahoney discusses what feds should consider when making the move to leave their agency and find another job.

Tags: Federal Drive , Bloomberg Government , Kevin Brancato , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , John Mahoney ,

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:01pm EDT

Political pressure influenced FHA contract decision, court says

Virgin Island Paving Co. successfully sued the Federal Highway Administration, which had rejected the company's low bid for a road contract. The court found that FHA may have been under political pressure not to choose the company.

Tags: FHA , Virgin Island Paving , procurement , contracting , Federal Drive , Joe Petrillo , Michael OConnell , Transportation

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:59am EDT
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What feds are allowed to say online

What you say online could get you in real trouble at work. A federal prosecutor is taking heat for things he posted about federal workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:10pm EDT
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Leaked GAO report reveals whistleblower program flaws

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the leaking of the Government Accountability Office's draft report back to DoD was unusual. The report was an evaluation of the whistleblower protection program for military service members.

Tags: whistleblower , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Debra Roth , Federal Drive , DoD , inspector general

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 11:07am EST
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What legal pitfalls await feds in 2012?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, offers some insight to federal employees on upcoming whistleblower legislation and the possible ramifications of on-the-job political activities.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , OSC , whistleblower , Hatch Act

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 12:52pm EST
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Would barring ban on layoffs save Postal Service?

Facing declining revenue from mail delivery, Postal Service seeks way out of fiscal crisis, including legislation that would ban requirements that bar layoffs in union contracts.

Tags: budget , union contract , Federal Drive , Debra Roth , USPS

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 11:27am EST
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Supreme Court considers exceptions to government employee immunity

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide a brief recap of a case involving a government investigator who lied to a grand jury and what it means for federal employees.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , immunity , Supreme Court , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 08:37am EDT
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Did banks defraud veterans?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morristo discuss the latest developments in the case and what veterans should know about securing loans.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , veterans , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 11:10am EDT
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Iraqis to sue, not prosecute, Blackwater

Iraq's government has started collecting signatures for a class-action lawsuit from victims who were wounded or lost family in incidents involving the U.S. private security firm formerly known as Blackwater.

Tags: contracting , Debra Roth , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , Blackwater , Xe

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 09:40am EST
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