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USCG's Adm. Thad Allen begins long farewell

Sometime around the end of May, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will hand over the reins of the service to his successor. During his four-year tour, Allen has helped oversee the Coast Guard at a time of transition. He talked about it in his final "State of the Coast Guard" speech at the National Press Club.

Tags: newsstand , Thad Allen , budget , technology , Web 2.0 , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 06:37am EST
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Coast Guard, GAO at odds over health of acquisition programs

The Government Accountability Office found the Coast Guard cannot meet its most recent acquisition objectives to recapitalize its aging boats and airplanes. The audit agency told Congress Tuesday the service hasn't properly aligned its ambitions with its expected budgets. The Coast Guard contends the GAO findings are out of date.

Tags: DHS , GAO , House Transportation Committee , frank lobiondo , Robert Papp , Deepwater , acquisition , John Hutton , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:17am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Oct. 5

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris 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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , State , CR , OFPP , CACI , FAA

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 08:32am EDT

One year post-spill, Thad Allen sees progress

Working with government agencies means working in a political environment. The response, former Coast Guard Admiral and Commandant Thad Allen said, was "as much as a political event as an operational event."

Tags: Federal Drive , Thad Allen , Gulf Coast oil spill , environment , Coast Guard , commandant , best practices , National Incident Commander , Deepwater Horizon , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:08am EDT
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GAO: Coast Guard must break ice with stakeholders

GAO recommends that the Coast Guard communicate with key stakeholders on the process and progress of its Arctic planning efforts. Details from GAO's Stephen Caldwell.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , Arctic , Stephen Caldwell , Managegement

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Coast Guard harbored concerns about oil rigs

Globs of sticky brownish ooze soil miles of sensitive shoreline and marsh from Alabama to Louisiana. Former Coast Guard vice admiral Brian Peterman tells Federal News Radio deepwater oil rigs have caused concern for years.

Tags: Federal Drive , oil spill , Brian Peterman , Command Consulting Group , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 05/28/2010, 10:51am EDT
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After Deepwater: USCG acquisitions improve

As a result of Deepwater's failures, the Coast Guard has reformed the acquisitions management process. We talk with GAO's John Hutton about how that's going.

Tags: Federal Drive , acquisitions , management , GAO , John Hutton , Deepwater

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Rand Paul: Put Coast Guard in Defense

Newly elected Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., thinks the U.S. Coast Guard should be part of the Defense Department, not the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DHS , Pentagon , defense , Rand Paul

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:40am EST

Coast Guard cracks down on smartphone use

The Coast Guard issued guidance July 16, 2010 to its personnel prohibiting the use of these devices by operators of Coast Guard boats and also restricted their use by other crewmembers. We get an update from Rear Adm. Brian Salerno

Tags: Federal Drive , management , technology , Brian Salerno

Monday - 09/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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