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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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    U.S. Navy moves ships and aircraft out of the path of Hurricane Ian

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 7:34


    (9/27/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The U.S. Navy moves ships and aircraft out of the path of Hurricane Ian. New ideas emerge to make oversight of federal IT more impactful. And auditors find gaps in the cybersecurity practices across the nation's nuclear labs and production sites.

    The IG community is taking a closer look at it's own work force

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 6:16 Transcription Available


    In today's Federal Newscast, a working group in the inspector general community is looking for ways to better integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the IG workforce.

    Agriculture Department plants more seeds to grow its diversity and inclusion efforts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 7:11 Transcription Available


    (9/23/22) -- In today's Federal Newscast: USDA sprinkles some fertilizer on its growing efforts at diversity. An immigrant woman of color, who once ran DARPA and NIST, takes over the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. And DoD thinks of new ways to help soldiers fight inflation.

    State Department looking to pay college students who speak fluent computer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 7:29 Transcription Available


    (9/22/22) - In today's Federal Newscast -- Special delivery: Louis DeJoy brings joy to postal managers with a 3% pay raise. There appears to be no end in sight trying to attract qualified Americans to join the military. And another BLM office votes to join the union.

    Found guilty, a former HUD inspector general faces up to 80 years in prison for corruption

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 7:42 Transcription Available


    (9/21/22) - In today's Federal Newscast - A former HUD inspector general is found guilty of corruption and now faces up to 80 years in prison. DoD is offering two online courses on suicide. Major changes are afoot for SBA's 8(a) program. And AFGE presents its wish list for the 2023 defense authorization bill.

    The 'Oscars' of federal service will be handed out tonight in D.C.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 7:48 Transcription Available


    (9/20/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: What some call "the Oscars" for federal public service will be given out tonight in the nation's capital.The Air Force is reversing a plan that would have cut pay for some servicemembers. And the Homeland Security Department is repurposing some electric vehicles to add to its 50,000-vehicle fleet.

    Could artificial intelligence lead to genuine hiring bias?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:03


    (9/19/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Government officials think artificial intelligence could lead to a real bias in hiring. The Post Office plan to transport more mail through railroad contractors is off the rails.And a Midwest senator wants to turn up the heat on federal agencies...literally.

    A BRIGHT idea that would save the government millions of dollars on lightbulbs and electricity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 7:52


    (9/16/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A BRIGHT idea by lawmakers could save millions of taxpayer dollars. The Biden administration takes steps to loosen COVID-19 restrictions. And the IRS moves toward establishing the Federal Contractor Tax Check System.

    Pentagon removes almost all of its COVID-related workplace restrictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 7:06


    (9/15/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: If you work inside the Pentagon, you'll experience almost no workplace COVID-related restrictions. A new crop of White House Fellows prepares to start work in the federal government. And there are concerns about a software supply chain provision in the NDAA.

    The State Department moves to extricate itself from its pale, male and Yale image

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:42


    (9/14/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Department of State moves aggressively to shake its image as pale, male and Yale. The American Federation of Government Employees continues to grow. And CISA lays out a grand vision for its future .

    Government child care facilities fail the post-COVID drinking water test

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 8:48 Transcription Available


    (9/13/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Most GSA childcare facilities did not test their drinking water, which was likely contaminated, after returning from the COVID shutdown. Bipartisan lawmakers are looking to limit the ability of some feds to trade individual stocks. And the Biden administration fills two brand-new positions to government

    The Interior Department removes an ethnic slur from valleys, streams and rivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:32


    The US Marshal s Service is offering a hefty reward for information leading to the arrest of Fat Leonard. GSA will focus more on climate and sustainability considerations in federal acquisition. And the Interior Department's search for a new CIO is over.

    The Interior Department removes ethic slur from the names of valleys, streams and rivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:32


    The US Marshal s Service is offering a hefty reward for information leading to the arrest of Fat Leonard. GSA will focus more on climate and sustainability considerations in federal acquisition. And the Interior Department's search for a new CIO is over.

    The Interior Department removes ethic slur from the names of valleys, streams and rivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:32


    The US Marshal s Service is offering a hefty reward for information leading to the arrest of Fat Leonard. GSA will focus more on climate and sustainability considerations in federal acquisition. And the Interior Department's search for a new CIO is over.

    The Interior Department removes the word "squaw" and other ethnic slurs from valleys, streams and rivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:28


    (9/12/22) In today's Federal Newscast: The U.S.Marshals Service is offering a hefty reward for information leading to the arrest of Fat Leonard. GSA will focus more on climate and sustainability considerations in federal acquisition. And the Interior Department's search for a new CIO is over.

    Arrested and discharged soldier joined Army to learn how to kill black people, prosecutors say

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 6:56 Transcription Available


    (9/9/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A discharged Ft. Bragg soldier, active on social media, is under arrest for alleged extremist activity. If you have social skills, the Department of Homeland Security might want to hire you. And senators say the easing of the military's soldiers-with-HIV policy should go further.

    Bill Shackelford prepares to take the helm at NARFE in January

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 6:55


    (9/8/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Inflation-weary defense contractors get a break from firm, fixed-price contracts. The GAO issues a report that concludes that the defense department can do a better job of utilizing commercial satellites. And the Army wants to modify and accelerate the selection process for new commanders.

    The board that manages the TSP to be officially scrutinized

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 8:20


    (9/7/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is going under the microscope. The Ag and Interior secretaries are urged to immediately hire more federal firefighters. And new tactical bras for female soldiers are on the drawing board.

    Union organizers now allowed on GSA-owned property to interact with contractors

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 8:32


    (9/6/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Union organizers are now allowed on GSA-owned property to chat up private contractors. The vaccine mandate for federal employees is being challenged by lawmakers. And a two-year-old $340 million IT contract is under scrutiny.

    New report spells out plan for federal agencies to work together in the next pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 7:31 Transcription Available


    (9/2/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A new, in-depth report spells out a plan for federal agencies to work together to fight the next pandemic. Beware, it's insider-threat awareness month. And a new Army survey finds dissatisfaction with military housing.

    Zombie programs that won't die lurch toward half a trillion dollars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 9:30 Transcription Available


    ((/1/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Biden team has made a few more tweaks to its COVID-19 guidance for feds. Zombie programs that just won't die lurch glassy-eyed toward half a trillion dollars. And the Navy is looking for a few good gamers.

    The Office of the National Cyber Director names 17 new appointments

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 8:39


    (8/31/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Office of the National Cyber Director announces 17 new appointments this week. The Defense Department makes a major update to its Mentor-Protégé program. And CACI wins a long-awaited contract worth billions of dollars.

    Service members and their families have a new vaccine option

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 7:15


    (8/30/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Service members and their families have a new option when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. The clock is ticking on the Small Business Innovation Research program. And no test for you...as the free gifts to your mailbox come to an end.

    SBA reinvigorates its women-owned small business contracting initiative

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 9:01 Transcription Available


    (8/29/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: An appeals court decision might mean a return to the COVID vaccine mandates for federal contractors. The SBA reinvigorates its women-owned small business contracting initiative. And Ft. Bragg's moldy barracks seem to be nothing to brag about.

    Pentagon officials say a hotter world means the U.S. military needs to adjust

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 9:12 Transcription Available


    (8/26/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Pentagon says the military needs to change in this increasingly hotter world. The Biden administration takes action to make sure public research results should be public. And the Air Force is partnering with NASA for experiments aboard the International Space Station.

    Education Dept. gearing up for President Biden's student loan cancellation plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 7:50 Transcription Available


    In today's Federal Newscast, the Education Dept. is trying to work quickly to set up a simple application process to help borrowers claim debt relief.

    The VA begins a new focus on network cyber controls

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 9:20 Transcription Available


    (8/24/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The VA begins a new focus on network cyber controls. Does telework help or hurt diversity efforts? And was the Coast-Guard-connected couple in Hawaii in the spying business? Trial begins in a month.

    The Postal Service is delivered a cybersecurity report card with mixed grades

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 7:59 Transcription Available


    (8/23/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Postal Service has accepted delivery of a mixed-grades cybersecurity report card. HUD and its employees are just not seeing eye-to-eye on returning to the office. And the military just made it easier for soldiers to get a vaccine for Monkeypox.

    The Marine Corps hits its retention goals for the first time in a decade

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 7:53 Transcription Available


    (8/22/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Forget about "The Great Resignation." The Marine Corps just hit its retention goals for the first time in a decade. Reimbursements for military housing are not keeping up with inflation. And the Federal Charity Campaign needs more leaders.

    Congressman Connolly demands to know if the DHS IG is under investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 8:59 Transcription Available


    (8/19/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A Virginia congressman demands to know if the Homeland Security Inspector General is under investigation. NASA lays out its plan for a major IT services contract recompete. And the IRS is looking to expand its use of video conferences in appeals cases.

    Yellen memo calls for IRS modernization to help ID tax-evasion schemes perpetrated by top earners

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 10:07 Transcription Available


    (8/18/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellin wants to catch a higher number of rich tax cheats. The GAO recommends the military services clear up their tattoo policies. And the Colin Powell Leadership Program is offering paid fellowships and internships.

    IRS could have trouble spending billions of new taxpayer dollars on new employees

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 8:48 Transcription Available


    (8/17/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: President Biden makes it official by signing the Inflation Reduction Act. The IRS is having trouble spending its taxpayer dollars. And congress goes after sexual misconduct in Junior ROTC programs.

    Sen. Rubio hammers continued TSP investment in China

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 7:49 Transcription Available


    (8/16/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A Florida senator has some harsh words for the TSP and its China ties. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is criticized for its lack of transparency. And the Pentagon releases its first-ever social-media policy for official accounts

    As Navy recruiters tread water, a few $100,000 life preservers land with a splash

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 7:40 Transcription Available


    (8/15/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A murdered soldiers family files a $35 million lawsuit. GSA is offering some new help to agencies to improve cybersecurity. And the Department of Homeland Security is looking for a few good hackers.

    IG says 'inconsistent' Pentagon policy on active shooters could make things worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:01 Transcription Available


    (8/12/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The IG warns an inconsistent DoD policy on active shooters could be deadly. The union for letter carriers contends USPS is way understaffed. And the Navy and the state of Hawaii join forces to clean-up the military's mess in Paradise.

    The Air Force will no longer shoot down Facebook foes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 7:50 Transcription Available


    (8/11/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: If you want to troll the Air Force Facebook page...no problem. The U.S. Forest Service and Defense Logistics Agency are teaming up to fight fires. And President Biden appoints the first woman to head up the National Cancer Institute.

    Pentagon loosens some of its COVID-19 restrictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 9:04 Transcription Available


    (8/10/22) - The Pentagon's COVID-19 policy is evolving. Agencies get marching orders for how to prioritize their 2024 budget requests. And the Postal Service expects to raise mail prices in January. AND this update: This morning, President Biden sign the so-called BURN PITS bill to support veterans.

    Millionaire status is fleeting for thousands of TSP participants

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 8:03 Transcription Available


    (8/9/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The economy batters another group: former TSP millionaires. The Marine Mammal Commission has its ethics called into question. And GAO is concerned the Navy is trying to impede Congressional oversight.

    New locality-pay adjustments will impact thousands of federal workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 8:55 Transcription Available


    (8/8/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The IRS is about to get additional billions in its budget for added enforcement. Some feds in the West and Pacific Northwest expect some locality pay to be in their future. And a new report finds that federal employees' salaries are often much lower than their private-sector peers.

    SBA names its third CIO in two years

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 9:03 Transcription Available


    (8/5/22) In today's Federal Newscast: The Federal Labor Relations Authority has issued a complaint against EEOC over office-reentry policies. The Capitol riot has got the Pentagon rethinking its rules on saving data on mobile devices. And the Air Force is embracing privacy during pregnancy.

    Former Trump aide in trouble for not turning over government emails on his private account

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 8:42 Transcription Available


    (8/4/22) In today's Federal Newscast: The Biden Administration Office of Personnel Management gets its first second-in-command. Former White House trade-policy director Peter Navarro's in trouble for doing government business on his private email. And the Navy has a new top intelligence officer.

    GSA's Chief Information Officer is on a hiring spree

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 8:08 Transcription Available


    (8/3/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Chief Information Officer at GSA is seemingly in unrestrained hiring mode. Meanwhile, federal employees under 30 are resigning at higher rates than the overall average. And a new bill takes on the hired-at-will controversy.

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