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 FederalNewsNetwork.com.
Social Security Administration asks for billions of more dollars to do its job
(11/28/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Social Security Administration says it needs billions more to deliver for Americans. The federal government saw an overall drop in improper payments in fiscal 2022. And federal employees still have time to make changes to their health care enrollments.
Two former VA employees plead guilty to embezzling nearly $3 million from the agency
(11/23/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Two former VA employees are likely headed to federal prison for their $3 million scheme. A lead cyber agency is on the hunt for a key piece of technology. And OPM will temporarily halt applications for the Federal Long-Term-Care Insurance Program.
Congressmen want to know what agencies are doing to ensure clean water across America
(11/22/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Two congressmen want to know what agencies are doing to ensure clean water across America. DOJ wants agencies to provide more information in different lanugages. And the House Modernization Committee looks at the need to have a congressional Chief Data Officer.
Small businesses get some inflation relief from the SBA
(11/21/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: Small businesses get some inflation relief from the SBA. Federal first responders, with on-the-job injuries, may soon get better retirement benefits. And federal prosecutors have filed charges following a gun battle that killed a CBP officer.
A bill designed to standardize federal-election mail-in ballots is headed to the House floor.
(11/18/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: A bill meant to standardize mail-in ballots for federal elections is heading to the House floor. A long-running dispute between employees and the Education Department has reached a settlement. And USPS has gifted itself some new sorting machines, just in time for the holidays.
The year-old $3 billion infrastructure law is actually leading to stuff being fixed
(11/17/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is actually leading to stuff being fixed. The Defense Logistics Agency gets a step closer to hitting the spot with G-Invoicing. And the GSA looks to Arkansas for nuclear and renewable energy sources for federal agencies.
Where can a find the song that you’all use in the outro? The song is so pretty.
Love the podcast other than trying to decipher Jason Miller’s reports. Dude needs some major lessons on enunciation.
Snippet of federal news every day
Just the right amount of federal news while walking to work. Would love to have follow up links available on a website or on twitter for more details on stories I want to follow up on.