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.


Senate Appropriations passes civilian employee pay hike for 2019

All hope is not lost for federal civilian employees looking for a pay raise in 2019. The Senate Appropriations Committee has cleared the Financial Services and General Government bill with a recommendation an increase in pay by 1.9 percent next fiscal year. 
00:03:04 6/21/2018

Past Episodes

In today's Federal Newscast, over 30 veterans service organizations ask Senate and House Veterans Affairs leadership to help secure specific funding for the VA MISSION Act.
00:04:30 6/21/2018
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.
00:04:55 6/19/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a new study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission highlights the trouble federal agencies are having recruiting and hiring women to law enforcement positions.
00:04:55 6/18/2018
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.
00:04:50 6/17/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council created a new rule to enforce the Homeland Security Department's ban on the Russian cybersecurity company.
00:05:20 6/14/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department publishes the ratings of its 130 community living centers.
00:03:50 6/14/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, The Interior Department's inspector general reported at least two of the nation's largest hydropower dams face a high cyber risk from insider threats.
00:04:20 6/12/2018
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.
00:04:20 6/11/2018
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.  
00:00:00 6/10/2018
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.
00:03:27 6/7/2018

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