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DoT seeks help in assessing vulnerability to cyber attacks

The Transportation Department is looking for help to test the strength of its air and ground transportation systems against cybersecurity threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoT , Transportation , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:15am EDT

Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: workforce , management , Public Service Recognition Week , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Don Hagerling , Ray Lahood , Transportation , Kathleen Sebelius , HHS , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , morale , knowledge management , recruitment , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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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 , Legal Loop , Joe Petrillo , Michael OConnell , Transportation

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:59am EDT
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Obama signs short-term highway bill, feds' retirement changes stalled

The House has passed a stopgap three-month transportation bill to keep federal aid flowing to construction projects delaying a vote on a larger bill that included increasing federal employees' retirement contributions.

Tags: House , Transportation , DoT , pay and benefits , retirement

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Obama signs stop-gap transportation bill

Tags: Congress , House , Transportation

Friday - 03/30/2012, 01:13pm EDT

Obama taps acting FAA chief to officially head agency

President Barack Obama has nominated Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to officially head the agency. Huerta, the deputy FAA administrator, has led the agency on an acting basis since December when former FAA head Randy Babbitt resigned in the wake of a drunken driving arrest.

Tags: FAA , Randy Babbitt , Michael Huerta , Transportation , NextGen

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:26pm EDT

Transportation IG: FAA has made improvements in reporting jobs data under Recovery Act

Lou Dixon, the principal assistant inspector general for auditing and evaluation at the Office of the Inspector General for the Transportation Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent IG report on how FAA reported jobs data under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tags: Transportation , financial management , Lou Dixon , In Depth , Francis Rose , FAA , ARRA , management

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 07:36pm EDT
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