Federal Newscast

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories Federal News Radio Producer Eric White reads on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Listen to the newscast or read the stories each weekday morning on FederalNewsRadio.com.

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Deadline set for Navy's move to Windows 10

In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy will need several more months to finish its migration to Windows 10.
00:03:55 2/21/2018

Past Episodes

In today's Federal Newscast, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is forming a Cyber-Digital Task Force to make recommendations on policy and process changes across the Justice Department.
00:04:07 2/20/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, despite facing recent scrutiny, some veterans organizations still feel Dr. David Shulkin is the best person to run the Veterans Affairs Department.
00:04:17 2/19/2018
In today's Federal Newscast from Federal News Radio, the Office of Personnel Management tells agencies they may need to be flexible when applying retroactive pay for federal employees during the most recent government shutdown.
00:03:40 2/18/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Energy Department is elevating its efforts to oversee and respond to cyber threats against the nation's critical infrastructure.
00:04:39 2/15/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, in the wake of a report which says corruption is getting worse, Acting Director of the Office of Government Ethics reminds federal employees about the oath they take to perform their duties.
00:05:14 2/14/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Russian based federal contractor says the provision in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act banning it from federal networks is unconstitutional.
00:04:30 2/13/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Trump administration's plan for NASA emphasizes commercial services to support U.S. space objectives.
00:05:32 2/12/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Democratic lawmakers are worried the President's desired military parade would cost too much money.
00:04:14 2/11/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management releases the first Quadrennial Federal Workforce Priorities Report.
00:04:03 2/8/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report for the Government Accountability Office critiques the Homeland Security Department's implementation of the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act.
00:04:21 2/7/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill to make sure Congressional members use their own money to settle with harassment victims passes the House unanimously.
00:04:15 2/6/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Security Service says it's considering whether or not to provide guidance on asking about cryptocurrency ownership during the clearance process.
00:04:00 2/5/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management produces a series of templates to help agencies make requests for recruitment, retention, and relocation incentives more easily.
00:04:03 2/4/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Representative Lamar Smith is not satisfied with the answers he received from the Homeland Security Department on how they are making sure Kaspersky Lab products are out of federal networks.
00:04:26 2/1/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office says the Treasury Department will run out of funds by late March unless its raised.
00:04:25 2/1/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the changes Congress ordered at the Internal Revenue Service seem to be helping the agency better identify fraudulent claims.
00:04:51 1/30/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from the Homeland Security Departments Office of Inspector General finds the agency has no centralized database to make sure suspended companies don't compete for new contracts.
00:04:20 1/29/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Claire McCaskill wants to know more about OMB's plans for the Homeland Security Department, with a potential pay freeze for civilian employees on the table.
00:04:22 1/28/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel presents its findings from two investigations involving employee misconduct and negligence at the Veterans Affairs Department.
00:04:14 1/26/2018
One year into his role, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says about 40 percent of the decisions previously made at the director level are no longer made by him.
00:06:58 1/25/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, House Democratic leaders want the investigation into fake comments on Federal Communications Commission rule making expanded to other agencies.
00:04:28 1/25/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, rhe General Services Administration and unveiled a final rule allowing incidental materials to be included on individual task orders.
00:04:23 1/24/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Finance Accounting Service is telling those in the military it's unclear when they will get paid that time.
00:04:10 1/23/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Small Business Administration's inspector general cites the agency for failing to respond to phone calls and emails in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
00:04:44 1/22/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, with the possibility of a government shutdown growing, members of Congress want to make sure federal employees and members of the military receive reimbursement.
00:03:49 1/18/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, NASA officials tell a House space subcommittee its plans for making sure its astronauts are safe when using a commercial space launch vehicle.
00:04:40 1/18/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department gets a hold of a former CIA case officer its been trying to apprehend since 2012.
00:04:15 1/16/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts establishes a Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to look at what safeguards are in place to protect federal court workers from misconduct and harassment.
00:03:51 1/15/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lays out what he has in mind for reorganizing the Interior Department.
00:03:51 1/14/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, to show its progress in reducing long-term use of them, the Veterans Affairs Department posts the rates of opioid prescriptions for each of its medical centers online.
00:04:17 1/12/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson told Congress the IRS lack of funding is the root of many of the agency's problems with customer service.
00:04:24 1/10/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a new HR directive to employees at the Agriculture Department makes severe changes to the agency's telework policy.
00:04:20 1/9/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, in an attempt to rightsize the agency's workforce, the Postal Services is the latest agency to offer early retirement to many of its long-time employees.
00:03:57 1/8/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection said it reviewed over 30 thousand electronic devices last year, while also announcing changes it has planned for the search process.
00:04:07 1/8/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, unless Congress makes a change in any upcoming spending bills, the pay freeze placed on the Vice President and other senior political appointees will stay in place for this year.
00:04:25 1/4/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney pushes for a clean funding bill before the current continuing resolution expires on January 19.
00:04:10 1/3/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Washington Post reports senior officials at the National Security Agency are concerned about the departure of top talent in areas like cybersecurity.
00:04:04 1/2/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department as well as the Drug Enforcement Agency are implementing new measures in it's ongoing battle to stem the tide of opioid addiction.
00:03:57 1/1/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will soon start hosting events to exchange ideas on methods and technologies to ensure Internet of Things devices are secure.
00:01:00 1/1/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, The Obama-era health care law President Trump has called a disaster is actually exceeding expectations.
00:03:20 12/29/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, President Trump hears from two Democratic senators concerned about the lack of leadership at the Census Bureau.
00:04:03 12/28/2017
In Today's Federal Newscast, The Justice Department inspector general reportedly called for high level action to address the way DoJ handles sexual harassment complaints by employees.
00:04:13 12/27/2017
In Today's Federal Newscast, the IRS blames staffing shortages for a drop in investigative cases.
00:03:30 12/26/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, according to report from the New York Times and ProPublica, a large amount of employees have quit, retired from or accepted buy outs to part ways with the Environmental Protection Agency.
00:01:00 12/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, 16 members of Congress want answers about the future of the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development.
00:03:42 12/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department's Inspector General finds serious deficiencies with the ways the Defense Finance and Accounting Service accumulates and reports transactions involving agencies outside the military services.
00:03:42 12/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the system Veterans Affairs wants to use for automating certain medical procedures and tracking and monitoring medical supplies is not being properly monitored according to the agency's inspector general.
00:04:22 12/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection awards a large contract for help hiring 5,000 new Border Patrol agents.
00:03:59 12/18/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke posted a video announcement to go with the results of a department-wide survey which showed many workers face gender-based and sexual harassment.
00:03:48 12/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a readiness review prompted by this year's deadly collisions in the Pacific finds the Navy has serious supply and demand problems.
00:03:55 12/15/2017
The Government Accountability Office finds DOT a provision in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act when it retweeted and liked a tweet supporting legislation.
00:03:55 12/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, with the expected adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order by the Federal Communications Commission, it makes an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to make sure internet service providers don't abuse their new allowances.
00:03:55 12/12/2017
A bill calling for a new branch of the Homeland Security Department to focus solely on cybersecurity and infrastructure passes the House.
00:03:49 12/12/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has attacked reports questioning his use of National Park Service helicopters for political events.
00:04:28 12/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department Office of Inspector General says it has started the arduous process of reviewing the Pentagon's finances.
00:04:06 12/7/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs said its plan to slash funding for a key program that provides housing to homeless veterans has been put on hold.
00:04:16 12/7/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, many employees with the Federal Emergency Management Agency who worked overtime aiding in recent recovery efforts could have to give some of that money back because of budget caps.
00:03:35 12/5/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a Congressional Budget Office analysis finds the Trump administration military goals to improve readiness and size will increase spending by 12% from 2018 to 2027.
00:03:45 12/4/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration gets a 60 day extension to figure out the direction it wants to take with the FBI headquarters.
00:03:52 12/3/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, just three months after its first suspension expired, Latvian Connection is once again banned from filing any new bid protests
00:03:54 12/1/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a resolution is approved in the House, requiring the training happen within 180 days after this Congress' second session begins.
00:03:40 11/29/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the tug-of-war for leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has swung in the Trump administrations favor, as a federal judge rules against a restraining order to stop Mulvaney from becoming acting director.Jeff Sessions wants the agencies to review the system in place for making sure firearms are restricted.
00:04:40 11/28/2017
In Today Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department failed to report 90 percent of its poorest-performing doctors to a national database.
00:04:23 11/28/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, citing the recent mass shooting in Texas, Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the agencies to review the system in place for making sure firearms are restricted.
00:04:06 11/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a "We the People" petition to the White House demands the Justice Department take action against sexual assault.
00:01:00 11/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, new inscriptions on the Marine Memorial honor Marines who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
00:01:00 11/23/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, new inscriptions on the Marine Memorial honor Marines who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
00:01:00 11/23/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet. Test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
00:04:17 11/22/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Bill Johnson, President and ECO of the Tennessee Valley Authority is the highest paid federal employee at nearly $5 million annually.
00:04:15 11/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, President Trumps signs the TSP Modernization Act, giving federal workers more flexibility in managing withdrawals from the retirement savings.
00:03:55 11/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Republican leaders on the House Natural Resources Committee have written to President Trump in support of an Interior Department re-organization.
00:04:05 11/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, an amendment to the proposed Senate tax reform legislation to eliminate federal employee retirement savings catch-up payments has been dropped
00:03:40 11/16/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has given lower grades to six agencies on their latest Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act report cards.
00:04:13 11/15/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagons inspector general has begun its formal review of the military's procedures for sending criminal record information to the FBI.
00:03:56 11/14/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon credits hundreds of hackers around the world for helping it find thousands of cybersecurity vulnerabilities over the past year.
00:04:15 11/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a former employee of the Veterans Affairs Department has been charged with wire fraud and bribery.
00:03:56 11/9/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, The American Foreign Service Association pens a letter to members citing its president's concerns about the current state of the State Department workforce.
00:03:59 11/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report has found many agencies are having trouble implementing one of the key parts of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
00:03:59 11/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, more than 30 agencies met with more than 1,200 applicants coming from all over the country to fill cyber and IT vacancies in the federal government.
00:03:55 11/6/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, more than 30 agencies met with more than 1,200 applicants coming from all over the country to fill cyber and IT vacancies in the federal government.
00:03:55 11/6/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Democratic leader said she hopes Congress will move quickly to pass legislation requiring lawmakers and their staff to complete training to prevent sexual harassment.
00:04:15 11/6/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the launch of the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) to give veterans more options in claims disagreements.
00:04:00 11/3/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Congress will consider creation of a top-level panel to prepare for major weather events.
00:04:11 11/2/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management sets up another leave transfer program for federal employees to help their colleagues impacted by wildfires in California. This is the fourth one OPM has done since September.
00:03:49 11/1/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a Government Accountability Report set for release today shows the Federal Select Agent Program is facing many personnel and safety problems which led to pathogens being inadvertently released from its possession.
00:03:44 10/31/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a bombshell report from minority members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee shows the Trump administration lacks a formal plan to address the President's financial conflicts of interest.
00:03:55 10/30/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, President Trump has named Treasury Department executive David Kautter as the interim leader of IRS, and to lead his push for new tax reform legislation.
00:04:23 10/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new drone Integration Pilot Program aims to update U.S. aviation regulations to let companies test out new uses for unmanned aircraft systems.
00:03:45 10/25/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Park Service has issued a proposal to increase entrance fee prices at a handful of the nation's most popular parks.
00:03:45 10/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill to give congressional committees more tools in making agencies comply with subpoenas gets through its first legislative hurdle.
00:03:45 10/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent letters to 16 agencies demanding they respond to committee inquiries about leaders using private email accounts for official business.
00:03:54 10/23/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, an audit by NASA's Office of Inspector General said the agency's Office of the Chief Information Officer may be unable to manage it's IT assets.
00:03:47 10/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has told the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) to improve the oversight given to its merit promotions process, and reduce employee perceptions that it is unfair.
00:03:38 10/19/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to use the new approach for measuring cyber risk to see where they stand for 2018.
00:04:00 10/18/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill introduced in the House would apply locality pay zones to federal employees working for hourly wages.
00:04:05 10/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management said it hasn't launched its new donation site because many charities are still dealing with the aftermath of the recent hurricanes.
00:03:42 10/16/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Veterans Affairs Committee introduces the Asset and Infrastructure Review Act, which calls for VA to set up a commission to look at old and underused VA facilities.
00:04:00 10/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill to let Thrift Savings Plan participants make more withdrawals from the TSP passes the House and heads to the Senate.
00:03:47 10/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Treasury Department's inspector general is opening a second investigation into Secretary Steve Mnuchin's travels.
00:03:47 10/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management has a new online course to agencies comply with reorganization orders.
00:03:55 10/10/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administrations finds the Internal Revenue Service had many criteria for further investigating groups applying for tax exempt status.
00:03:40 10/9/2017
In today's Federal News Radio, Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to subpoena documents from the Office of Personnel Management if they don't provide the reason for a regulation exempting members of Congress from the Affordable Care Act.
00:03:50 10/5/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the senior executive at the Interior Department who blew the whistle about the agency's involuntary reassignments of many executives is resigning.
00:03:52 10/5/2017
In the federal government, nothing happens until you fill out a form. That's certainly true of retirement, a topic on quite a few federal minds these days. With a rundown on the paperwork you need to keep in mind, federal retirement expert Tammy Flanagan.
00:09:41 10/5/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the new website Oversight.gov provides an online library for all IG reports.
00:03:57 10/3/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after the Trump administration sent up 27 new nominations, it announced it was withdrawing two previous ones.
00:03:55 10/2/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigning after facing criticism for his travel habits, the Office of Management and Budget reminds agency leaders what is appropriate when on official travel.
00:04:00 10/2/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, bipartisan legislation looks to improve operations and customer experience for the Transportation Security Administration.
00:03:50 9/28/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking into how often political appointees use government-owned aircraft and private planes.
00:04:10 9/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, President Trump nominates Robert McMahon to be the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness.
00:03:55 9/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, citing differences with the Trump administration, acting administrator for the Drug Enforcement Agency Chuck Rosenberg says he will be leaving October 1.
00:03:55 9/26/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after it was reported that many White House advisers are using private email accounts to conduct official business, the two top lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want to know if there are any other executive appointees are doing so.
00:04:00 9/25/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a report from the Homeland Security Department's Inspector General finds executives with Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement initiated security protection for agency leaders without the legal authority to do so.
00:03:56 9/25/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from the Government Accountability Office shows just how often agencies have had to deal with Congress not passing an actual budget.
00:03:45 9/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management sets up its second official emergency leave transfer program of this month.
00:03:57 9/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, naval leaders and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee attempt to hash out how the two deadly ship collisions could have happened this summer.
00:03:45 9/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management sets up its second official emergency leave transfer program of this month.
00:03:57 9/19/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, as the Navy continues to investigate the deadly crashes involving two of its ships this summer, two commanders in the 7th fleet where the crashes occurred have been relieved of duty.
00:03:56 9/19/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, two representatives introduce legislation to give federal firefighters retirement benefits that match up to their state and local counterparts.
00:03:54 9/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new government-wide job posting seeks to fill critical technology and cyber positions in multiple agencies.
00:04:08 9/15/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new government-wide job posting seeks to fill critical technology and cyber positions in multiple agencies.
00:04:08 9/15/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says the Navy's shipyards are in such bad shape they can no longer meet the services operational needs.
00:03:59 9/14/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says the Navy's shipyards are in such bad shape they can no longer meet the services operational needs.
00:03:59 9/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Johnson introduces two new amendments to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which would increase monitoring of how much "official time" federal employees are using.
00:03:55 9/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department decides it will not be reopening the case against IRS executive Lois Lerner for her role in targeting conservative groups.
00:03:55 9/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a former IT manager with the Commerce Department has to pay a hefty fine and do some jail time for steering contracts to an acquaintance.
00:03:55 9/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking creates a list of ways using data sharing can help the government.
00:03:40 9/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, reports indicate the buyouts the Trump administration offered to many employees are starting to take effect.
00:03:40 9/7/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the security contractor TigerSwan says a former recruiting vendor accidentally made thousands of its resume files publicly available. They included personal information of thousands of former servicemembers.
00:03:45 9/6/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Congress is set to take on some important issues this week including Hurricane Harvey relief, the debt ceiling, and passing a fiscal 2018 budget.
00:03:45 9/4/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are asking the Government Accountability Office to come up with better protections for victims of cyber attacks.
00:03:40 9/4/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, using lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, the Justice Department has formed a task force to go after those looking to take advantage of Hurricane Harvey survivors.
00:03:25 9/1/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) is introducing an amendment into an agency funding bill to prohibit the Secret Service from giving any money businesses owned by the President or his family.
00:03:57 8/31/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to end military recruitment of transgender personnel, Defense Secretary James Mattis has laid out how he plans to go about implementing it.
00:04:01 8/30/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after a request from Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), the Environmental Protection Agency's Inspector General is looking into EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's many trips back and forth to Oklahoma.
00:03:47 8/29/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Air Force makes a series of adjustments with the goal of putting a dent in its pilot shortage.
00:03:54 8/28/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after being asked to review 27 nationally designated monuments, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presents his ideas to the President.
00:03:42 8/25/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new mobile app provides insight for federal employees when facing dilemmas in government ethics.
00:03:40 8/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin has been relieved of command after a series of at-sea incidents including the most recent collision involving the USS John S. McCain.
00:04:15 8/22/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after the second crash in two months, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson calls for an "operational pause."
00:03:48 8/22/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, two senators are questioning how the Trump administration hired non-confirmed political appointees at the EPA and the Council on Environmental Quality.
00:03:26 8/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General conducts an audit to see how well DOJ is handling the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
00:03:56 8/18/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, new numbers the General Services Administration's Digital Analysis Program shows an increasing amount of users accessing government websites from their mobile devices.
00:03:35 8/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Navy Commander Bobby Pitts admits to helping Glen Defense Marine Asia CEO Leonard Francis during the investigation into the defense contractor.
00:03:44 8/16/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a Homeland Security Department Inspector General report says Customs and Border Protection was conducting lie detector tests on job candidates who were already disqualified.
00:03:58 8/14/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office reiterates its earlier findings that discretionary spending will not bust established budget caps this fiscal year.
00:03:48 8/14/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report attempted to see if the 136 military bands are completing their objectives.
00:04:00 8/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after firing the director of the VA's D.C. Medical Center, the agency is forced to reinstate him while the case is being reviewed.
00:03:55 8/10/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, minority members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee send letters to the heads of all agencies, asking what products or services they have purchased from companies associated with or owned by President Donald Trump.
00:03:45 8/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management sets up a new online course to help HR workers understand their options for improving agency recruitment and retainment.
00:03:45 8/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new piece of legislation to root out waste, fraud, and abuse with government credit cards gets through the Senate.
00:03:35 8/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, members of the Hispanic Council of Federal Employment urge President Trump to make hiring more Hispanic employees a priority.
00:03:30 8/7/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report found the Office of Personnel Management has made only some progress in strengthening its network security.
00:03:40 8/4/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Senate passes a group of bills which will have an effect on the Veterans Affairs Department and veterans' benefits.
00:03:52 8/3/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, while President Trump has tweeted that the military will no longer allow transgender people to serve in the military, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft has reaffirmed his commitment to them.
00:03:55 8/2/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration extends the comment period for those who want to give their opinions of rules pertaining to topics such as acquisition.
00:04:01 8/1/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the process for selecting a contractor to build a wall on the U.S. southern border is delayed because of two companies objecting to the bidding process.
00:03:35 7/31/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment in a spending measure which would have authorized funds for a new, consolidated FBI headquarters.
00:03:26 7/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after the first measure failed to pass the House, both chambers' respective Veterans Affairs committees have new legislation on the table.
00:03:46 7/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department says three postal workers conspired to use USPS equipment to distribute large amounts of pot to the D.C. area.
00:03:44 7/26/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Internal Revenue Service is trying out a pilot program to let taxpayers meet with IRS representatives through virtual conferences.
00:03:44 7/25/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) is set to introduce legislation this week which would reshuffle the Homeland Security Department to create an agency focused on cybersecurity.
00:03:44 7/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a former officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration admits to taking part in a robbery disguised as a standard search.
00:03:55 7/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Citizens Against Government Waste releases its 2017 Pig Book, highlighting what they see as wasteful spending by Congress.
00:03:36 7/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, another high ranking defense official comes out against the creation of a new military branch to focus on space issues, called for in the House's defense authorization bill.
00:03:45 7/18/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report highlights poor record management at the Internal Revenue Service, leading to lost or accidentally destroyed federal records.
00:03:50 7/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Susan Shinkman, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Enforcement says she will be retiring by the end of the summer.
00:03:42 7/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management has proposed new regulations that define parameters for agencies in granting administrative leave.
00:03:48 7/14/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Management and Budget has issued its guidelines to federal agencies for 2019 budget submissions, telling them to get comfortable with lower civilian spending and workforce levels.
00:04:13 7/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a report issued by the Defense Department inspector general has found 350 known security vulnerabilities at three Army hospitals and clinics, adding Defense Heath Agency and Army officials have failed to effectively protect electronic patient health information.
00:04:12 7/12/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has proposed a detailed set of recommendations for the White House to boost faith in the legitimacy of government by improving its effectiveness.
00:04:26 7/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs has posted its first list of employee removals, suspensions and demotions showing 525 VA staffers have been fired since President Trump took office in January.
00:03:22 7/10/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, senior National Park Service officials continue to receive immunity from disciplinary actions despite findings of misconduct. The findings, according to an independent watchdog group, continue the perception of a biased hierarchy within the agency.
00:03:56 7/7/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, an audit finds the Homeland Security Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office of Financial Management is not taking all the necessary steps to make sure data it collects was not compromised.
00:03:46 7/6/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a survey of employees from the State Department shows deep dissatisfaction with longstanding problems and with current leadership.
00:04:00 7/5/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Compliance Counsel for the Justice Department Hui Chen says she is leaving her job to participate in more political activism.
00:01:00 7/4/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration gets through the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee without plans to privatize the nation's air traffic control system like it's House counterpart.
00:01:00 7/3/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, an FBI Special Agent involved with the 2016 standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge gets indicted for making false statements about an encounter with one of the occupiers.
00:04:05 6/30/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Armed Services Committee is in the process of creating a defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 and has approved an amendment which identifies climate change as a national security threat.
00:03:30 6/29/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, analysis of how the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program has matured over the last 5 years.
00:03:42 6/28/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of starting to rebuild its Science Advisory Boards.
00:03:57 6/27/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, two members of the House introduce legislation to apply limits to using lowest-price technically acceptable to civilian agencies.
00:04:00 6/26/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a former State Department special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service has appeared in federal court on charges of giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.
00:04:16 6/23/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy would benefit from a proposed law that would grow its fleet to 355 ships. Estimates vary as to how quickly the 79-ship buildup could happen, or how it would be paid for.
00:03:59 6/22/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is targeting procurement rules in response to President Trump's executive order to evaluate existing regulations and recommend their repeal, replacement or modification.
00:04:10 6/21/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Homeland Security Department has once again awarded Raytheon the $1 billion DOMino cybersecurity contract.
00:04:10 6/20/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department's Comptroller David Norquist says the department has been properly preparing for its deadline for audit readiness.
00:03:45 6/19/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Booz Allen Hamilton announces announces Justice Department has launched an investigation into some of the company's accounting and charging practices.
00:04:05 6/16/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the IG says while the Environmental Protection Agency didn't break any rules pertaining to blowout-prone toxic mines, it didn't have any rules in place to begin with.
00:03:47 6/15/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office faults the Office of Personnel Management's process for not evaluating each of the bids for the $117 million dollar contract fairly.
00:03:44 6/14/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, two Senators introduce legislation to the Veterans Affairs Department address its 45,000 vacancies.
00:04:02 6/13/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department tells disappointed lawmakers there was not enough evidence to prosecute executives at the Veterans Affairs Department related to the mismanagement of a construction project at a VA hospital in the Denver area.
00:04:04 6/12/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department's Inspector General says an unnamed senior official with the Executive Office for Immigration Review was involved in a scheme to hire friends and feed them information that was not public for job opportunities.
00:03:20 6/9/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly explains to the House Homeland Security Committe why DHS needs a 6.8 percent budget increase.
00:03:45 6/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon unveils a calculator to help members of the military figure out if they should opt into the new blended retirement system.
00:03:40 6/7/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Reality Leigh Winner, an employee of Pluribus International Corporation, removed classified material from a government facility and gave it to an online news outlet according to the Justice Department.
00:03:58 6/6/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, in dire need of more agents, the Secret Service says it's no longer turning down applicants who tried marijuana more than a certain number of times in the past.
00:03:56 6/5/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department Office of Inspector General reports that though the number of allegations is low, DOJ has systemic issues with how it handles sexual harassment and misconduct claims.
00:04:09 6/2/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to exercise restraint and be judicious in making requests for additional Senior Executive Service positions.
00:03:55 6/1/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to exercise restraint and be judicious in making requests for additional Senior Executive Service positions.
00:03:55 6/1/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, data discovered by the Associated Press reveals the Veterans Affairs Department Office of Inspector General is looking into over 100 cases of employees accused of stealing drugs from VA Health facilities.
00:04:03 5/31/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union is worried the Trump administration's plan to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program would make it harder for agencies to recruit top talent.
00:03:55 5/30/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, an employee working under the Interior Department's Chief Information Officer admits to using her government travel card for personal use.
00:01:02 5/29/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the minority leaders and whips of both chambers of Congress ask Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to not eliminate any national monuments.
00:03:54 5/26/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a former Marine staff sergeant pleads guilty to stealing from the helicopter squadron responsible for transporting the president.
00:03:47 5/25/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, in both of the agencies 2018 budget requests, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division within the Justice Department say they would like to save money by cutting some positions.
00:04:03 5/24/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a win for drone hobbyists as the Court of Appeals in D.C. finds the Federal Aviation Administration overstepped it's authority in forcing recreational UAS flyers to register their aircraft.
00:03:56 5/23/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, three federal agencies launch a new network to quickly relay information about individuals considered a threat to police officers.
00:03:35 5/22/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill that would limit the authority agencies have to give bonuses to bad-behaving federal employees has cleared its first congressional step.
00:04:14 5/19/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, following the massive WannaCry ransomware cyber attack, a group of senators introduce legislation to set up a board to regulate disclosures of hardware and software vulnerabilities discovered by federal agencies.
00:04:06 5/18/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, state and local governments, non-profits, universities, and other recipients of federal money, get more time to align their procurement standards with the Office of Management and Budget's changing oversight rules.
00:03:47 5/17/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the White House says the WannaCry ransomware that has reached dozens of countries, was not able to penetrate federal cyber defenses, and also defends the NSA.
00:00:00 5/16/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office gives agency budget directors a bit of good news.
00:00:00 5/15/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the Senior Executives Association releases a new Strategic Direction which lays out how it will prepare for the federal workforce of the 21st Century.
00:00:00 5/12/2017
In todays Federal Newscast, DoDs inspector general found the department complied with only one of the six requirements of the act by reporting improper payment rates of less than 10 percent.
00:00:00 5/11/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue wants to make sure his employees keep citizens' rights in mind while conducting agency business.
00:00:00 5/10/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, after the late night comedian ran a segment on the Federal Communication Commission's planned changes to its net neutrality policy, the agency's CIO says it faced a massive distributed denial of service attack.
00:00:00 5/9/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration 's Inspector General says the agency missed one of its major goals for reducing improper payments.
00:00:00 5/8/2017
In today's Federal Newscast, two senior Republican lawmakers want reassurances that Department of Health and Human Services is not interfering with its employees communication with members of Congress.
00:00:00 5/5/2017
In today's Top Federal Headlines, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is interested in why the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's outgoing director is taking an international training trip weeks before retirement.
00:00:00 5/4/2017
In today's Top Federal Headlines, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is interested in why the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's outgoing director is taking an international training trip weeks before retirement.
00:00:00 5/4/2017
In today's Top Federal Headlines, the Defense Department is rescinding a policy which let graduates pursuing careers in professional sports defer their military service.
00:00:00 5/3/2017
In today's Top Federal Headlines, the Defense Department is rescinding a policy which let graduates pursuing careers in professional sports defer their military service.
00:00:00 5/3/2017
In todays Top Federal Headlines, the Follow the Rules Act gets through the House. The legislation tidies up a few loopholes in laws protecting whistleblowers at federal agencies.
00:00:00 5/2/2017
In today's Top Federal Headlines, the federal prosecutor who convicted Virginia's former governor on corruption charges takes charge of the Justice Department's National Security Division.
00:00:00 5/1/2017

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