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California man cited for flying drone near White House

The U.S. Park Police have cited the operator of a small drone outside the White House with violating a federal law that prohibits flying unmanned aerial vehicles over Washington.

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Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:58am EDT

Bryce Pippert, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

The Treasury Department and White House have issued long-awaited guidance for agencies to fulfill the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. The law was enacted a year ago, and requires agencies to use standard formats for financial information so they, and the public, can more easily track spending on contracts, grants and loans. Bryce Pippert, a financial data expert and principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain on what this all means, and how it's different from current agency practices.

Tags: Bryce Pippert , Booz Allen Hamilton , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Justice Department ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:17pm EDT
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Carl Demaio, Senior Fellow, Performance Institute

Politicians might be focused on 2016, but some groups say it's not too soon to consider 2017. That's when a new President, whoever it is, will take over. Federal News Radio is among the 16 Washington-area organizations helping to launch a bipartisan discussion about the transition. Leading the charge is Carl Demaio, a senior fellow at the Performance Institute. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to preview the effort.

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Monday - 05/04/2015, 09:38am EDT
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Everyday 'federal' MacGyvers matter too

Letter to the editor: The White House shouldn't overlook the career staff who keep the government running as it gets excited about the new, shiny people at USDS, 18F and other places.

Tags: workforce , public services , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , GSA , 18F , pay , management , MacGyver , letter to the editor

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:36am EDT

White House slams GOP defense budget

The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to changes in weapons systems.

Tags: Republicans , budget , Congress

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 12:00am EDT

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.

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Sunday - 04/26/2015, 05:20pm EDT

Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence

A California man accused of climbing over a White House fence was released from jail Monday after appearing in Superior Court in Washington.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 08:28pm EDT

Obama aide: White House classified computer system secure following hack threat

A top aide to President Barack Obama says the White House's classified computer systems are secure while acknowledging vulnerabilities in its unclassified system.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Russia , CNN , Ben Rhodes

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 08:50pm EDT
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