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USDA working to fight stink bug infestation

Last year: stinky. This year: even stinkier in terms of stink bug infestations. They USDA's Tracy Leskey tells us about the latest research, and hope for beating the bugs.

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Thursday - 03/31/2011, 09:31am EDT

SIGTARP Barofsky: TARP should have been great

As he concludes his tenure as the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Neil Barofsky looks back in candor.

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Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 10:08am EDT

GAO: FEMA can't measure preparedness - yet

By definition, states would be overwhelmed by a major disaster. Is FEMA ready to step in? GAO's William Jenkins says they have no idea.

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Friday - 03/25/2011, 10:41am EDT

Crowdsourcing meets the federal pay debate

Congress has heard from experts on federal pay and benefits - now they want to hear from the average fed. Rep. Dennis Ross joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , pay debate , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee ,

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 10:31am EDT

Scott Bloch fights to avoid prison time

The former government protector of whistle-blowers who admitted to criminally withholding information from Congress asked a judge to withdraw his guilty plea to avoid mandatory jail time. Attorney Debra Roth explains what's going on.

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Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:41am EST

Morning fire and a fuel spill slow D.C. feds

A building near the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum caught fire Monday morning, emitting a large plume of black smoke.

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Monday - 02/07/2011, 10:20am EST

Causey looks back on fed bashing

In 2010, federal employees' pay and benefits came under attack by lawmakers faced with a gaping deficit. Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we might be able to see the future by looking at the past.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , fed bashing , pay debate , Mike Causey , attrition , RIF

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 10:55am EST

Will OPM block Chambers' reinstatement?

The decision about what comes next for Teresa Chambers will have to come from OPM, not Interior. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Teresa Chambers , whistleblower , OPM , DOI , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , MSPB ,

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 09:41am EST

The greening of Navy blue: a progress report

Camelina biofuel has broken the sound barrier. Tom Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy tells us why that's important.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Navy , green energy , Tom Hicks , biofuels

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 10:40am EST

Van Hollen: debt cutting focuses too much on feds

Congressman says feds shouldn't be cut from the herd.

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Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:08am EST
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