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  • Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    RTCA’s NextGen Task Force is getting ready to release recommendations on modernizing the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System. The deadline for those recommendations is today. The report is expected to outline actionable recommendations through the…

  • Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    Guards hired by the State Department to protect diplomats and staff at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan live and work in a “Lord of the Flies” environment in which they’re subjected to hazing and other…

  • Friday Afternoon Newscast

    The White House is saying little about an environmental adviser who has made inflammatory statements in the past. Van Jones is an administration official who specializes in environmentally-friendly “green jobs.” He’s come under fire after…

  • Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    Federal News Radio told you about the E-Verify requirement last week. Today, that change is in effect. Now, every new or renewed government contract will include a clause requiring contractors and subcontractors to use E-Verify.…

  • Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    President Barack Obama’s demands to kill off a super-expensive, ultramodern fighter and the way-over-budget, behind-schedule presidential helicopter has drawn a sympathetic hearing from a Senate panel. The F-22 fighter – aimed at maintaining U.S. dominance…

  • Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    President Barack Obama sternly warned Wall Street today against returning to the sort of reckless and unchecked behavior that threatened the nation with a second Great Depression. Even as he noted the economy and financial…

  • The Nexus: ‘Common Ground in the Underworld’

    Word that al Qaida and Hezbollah operatives are spreading out in Latin America and teaming up with arms traffickers and drug smugglers. Their goal is to secretly move their operatives and weapons into the U.S.…

  • Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    The Office of Management and Budget today launched its cloud computing storefront, called Apps.gov. Apps.gov offers access to services such as business applications, social media tools, productivity software and cloud IT services. Some of the…

  • Thursday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    President Barack Obama on Thursday shelved a Bush-era plan for an Eastern European missile defense shield that has been a major irritant in relations with Russia. He said a redesigned defensive system would be cheaper…

  • Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast

    The Federal Housing Administration says its financial cushion will sink below mandatory levels for the first time in its history. Still, officials insist the agency doesn’t need to be rescued. FHA Commissioner David Stevens says…