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.
In today's Federal Newscast on Federal News Radio, 45 Democratic Senators write to President Trump to express their concern with the White House's recent trio of federal workforce executive orders on employee accountability, official time, and collective bargaining.
In today's Federal Newscast, a whistleblower and the Office of Special Counsel say inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration cleared planes for take off even though they did not have all of the needed safety information.
In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats continued their campaign to oust Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt. This time, Pruitt is the target of a report that suggests he purposely delayed the release of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents.
In today's Federal Newscast, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson reports low-income Americans are still being targeted by private debt collectors hired by the IRS, despite her year-old recommendation to stop the practice.
In today's Federal Newscast on Federal News Radio, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter calls the idea of a separate branch of the military devoted to space is a bad idea. Carter says creating a space force would make the domain even more separated from the military branches than it is now. "We need to head in the direction of integration, he said speaking at Mitre's 2018 Space Computing and Connected Enterprise Resiliency Conference in Massachusetts. The Defense Department under Carter tried to do that with the creation of the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center, which is now called the National Defense Space Center.
In today's Federal Newscast on Federal News Radio, after winning the four remaining protests holding up the multiple award IT services governmentwide contract, the General Services Administration says agencies will soon be able to order IT services from the more than 60 vendors.
In today's Federal Newscast, 18 Democratic Senators ask National Security adviser John Bolton to reconsider his decision to absorb the White House cybersecurity coordinator role into other existing positions