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  • Fed photo of the day

    Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.

  • Jeffery Morris: EPA embraces new chemical regulation approach

    Modern life would be impossible without chemicals — yet many chemicals are dangerous. The EPA has a longstanding program for evaluating those risks and providing regulations. Dr. Jeffery Morris, director of the office of pollution prevention and toxics at the EPA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss a 2015 law — the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century — that imposes a new risk management approach to chemical safety for the agency.

  • Should other CIOs be concerned about what happened to Treasury’s Bhagowalia?

    Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.

  • OASIS program personnel shakeup continues GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service upheaval

    The General Services Administration announced four long-time members of the OASIS professional services program are moving to FedSIM. The decision caught industry off guard and created concerns about the long-term health of the $4 billion multiple award contract.

  • Walter Shaub: Self-promoter or conscience of the government?

    Former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub stepped down, questioning the way he handled his feud over conflict of interest issues with President Donald Trump. But others call him the conscience of the government for doing what’s right in fighting to maintain the public trust.

  • Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned his position, ending a tumultuous six-month period as one of the major voices of the Trump administration.

  • Trump taps career ethicist for acting OGE director

    The Office of Government Ethics announced that its general counsel will be taking the helm, and replacing former director Walter Shaub.

  • VA deputy nominee ready to take on ‘disconnect’ between HQ and field employees

    Restoring veterans’ trust and mending gaps between the department’s headquarters and its employees in the field are top priorities for Tom Bowman, the president’s nominee to be the deputy VA secretary.

  • Jared Serbu: Senate considers DoD nominees

    Slowly but surely, the Trump Administration’s Pentagon team is continuing to take shape. The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of Defense, the White House nominated one more official to serve in a key undersecretary position, and four more Pentagon nominees went to Capitol Hill for their confirmation hearings. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu updates Federal Drive with Tom Temin on where things stand.

  • The Latest: FBI pick says Russia probe not a “witch hunt”

    President Trump’s choice to lead the FBI says he does not believe a special counsel investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump election campaign is a “witch hunt.”

  • NRC’s Steve Lavie goes from commencement to retirement

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently saw one of its longtime employees off into retirement. Steve Lavie, had a long career working on a nuclear submarine in the Navy then at nuclear power plants on the East Coast and finally at the NRC. But when he enlisted in the Navy, he was just a few credits shy of receiving his college degree. His NRC colleagues saw to it that Lavie still had a chance to experience a college commencement, before his retirement this summer. Lavie tells his story to Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Jitender Dubey: Microbiologist’s work prevents countless illnesses

    Thanks to the work of Jitender Dubey, a microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Service, we now understand how toxoplasma gondii gets transmitted, avoiding countless illnesses and hospitalization. For his work, he’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work and the honor.

  • Government ethics director who prodded Trump resigns

    The government ethics director who prodded President Donald Trump’s administration over conflicts of interest is resigning to take a new job

  • Is the IG’s report on whistleblower retaliation at GSA anything more than a history lesson?

    The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.

  • David Bier: DHS E-verify system needs a makeover

    The Homeland Security Department’s E-Verify program is supposed to keep illegal aliens from taking jobs in the United States. But the identification system still has many flaws and that fact alone has cost a half million legal workers their jobs. David Bier, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the major implications of the floundering system.