THE FEDERAL NEWSCAST, (length about seven minutes), is a weekdaily, high-information compilation of nine 40-second news stories and news packages, generated by the non-partisan, non-political, private-sector team of reporters at Federal News Network. Federal News Radio Producer/Newscaster Peter Musurlian assembles and reads the stories on the THE FEDERAL DRIVE with TOM TEMIN, the weekday morning-drive program, heard from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ET) on the Federal News Network app (and website), on any smart speaker, and on WFED 1500 AM, a 50,000-watt 'Class A' powerhouse radio station in the nation's capital. The podcast is most popular with FNN's audience of highly educated listeners, who conveniently access THE FEDERAL NEWSCAST, 24/7, on any podcast platform . Listen to it (as just mentioned) or read the stories each weekday morning at FederalNewsNetwork.com, where the news items contain hyperlinks for those who want more information on a given story.
Concerned with potential damage to national security, two Senators request review of consulting firms' dual US-China relationships
(1/26/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: Concerned with potential damage to national security, two Senators have requested a review of consulting firms' dual US-China relationships. The January 11 flight-delay fiasco, leads the House to pass a bill requiring the FAA to fix the problem. And TSP millionaires have made a slight comeback.
DoD wants to declassify more intelligence to enhance private-sector cybersecurity
(1/25/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Defense Department wants to declassify more intelligence to enhance private-sector cybersecurity. GSA is taking new steps to make sure the software it uses is secure. And Janet Yellen says not to fret over your retirement money. It'll be there.
OPM draws wrath of House Oversight and Accountability Committee
(1/24/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: The OPM has drawn the wrath of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency fires back at a lawsuit over a software contract. And after waiting almost a year for confirmation, Brendan Owens lands a new Assistant Secretary of Defense job.
GAO sounds the alarm on federal cybersecurity efforts
(1/23/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: The GAO is once again sounding the alarm on federal cybersecurity efforts. The Veterans Affairs Department is weeks away from taking its next step to modernize its supply chain systems. And OPM is hiring a chief learning officer.
Treasury Department temporarily suspends investments in the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund
(1/20/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: The Treasury Department is temporarily suspending investments in the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Federal contracting officers have new training and certification requirements. And the State Department is launching a new program to resettle refugees in the U.S.
GAO audits another big federal program with big fraud potential
(1/19/23) - In today's Federal Newscast: GAO audits another big federal program with big fraud potential. The Defense Department has a new plan to manage its satellite communications. And lawmakers reintroduce legislation to equalize Social Security benefits for federal retirees.
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.