Being a millionaire doesn't sound so bad, right? So what do you think about $294.21 million? That's how much the richest member of Congress is worth. Roll Call has the entire list of 50 members who are multi-millionaires. Some of them are just freshmen in the halls on the Hill. Paul Singer looks at where the money is coming and how it affects the legislation process.
Federal agencies are responsible for serving their communities and new research shows more people are satisfied with the service they get, when they deal with Uncle Sam. But there's more work to be done. Meritalk and RightNow Technologies teamed up to find out where feds go wrong and how to improve on what's been done right.
There are political fights about just about everything, so it should come as no surprise that there's a battle over a certain law involving rebuilding projects, after natural disasters.
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance President, Dave Williams, talks about The Davis-Bacon Act. Have you heard of it? I hadn't, but he explains what it means for construction workers and why he says it'll cost the government time and money during Irene cleanup.
A former adviser for President G.W. Bush says it's all about small businesses. He says those companies will keep the nation in check, but there are battles to get them funding. Kereakos Zuras explains the fears of a double-dip recession and what the federal government can do to make consumers more confident.
The mission behind the Department of Veterans Affairs is to help the nation's heroes get adjusted back to life outside of warzones. There are many people who work behind the scenes to get this directive done. Todd Grams is one of those people. He facilitated changes to save the VA time and money and his work got him a Service to America medal nomination.
Tweeting, facebooking and texting: those were the champions of Tuesday's east coast quake. While cellphone connections were jammed because everyone was trying to call, people were still able to text their friends and families and update social media with their status. Richard Cooper, senior fellow at George Washington University and a former Homeland Security official tells us about the technology traffic jam and why he still says the government came pretty prepared this time.
If you're a federal worker, there are three names you should memorize now. These are the three rights you have, if you're ever being investigated for misconduct in the workplace. Tully Rinckey attorney, John Mahoney, tells us about the three rights and the investigation process.
9/11 served as a tragic wake-up call for the government about how to proceed in an emergency. The earthquake was another reminder that federal agencies always have to be on guard and try to prepare for anything. J.D. Gordon, a former Pentagon spokesman, tells us the lessons learned from the September 11th terror attacks.
If you walked by Federal Triangle during the East Coast Earthquake aftermath and didn't know what was going on, you may have thought a big-time celebrity was in town. The streets were packed with people on their cellphones. But it wasn't a Hollywood bombshell who made crowds line the streets. It was mother nature and an unexpected earthquake. The DC-metro area hasn't seen a quake of this size in 67 years. It sent crowds running, traffic stopped and workers scared. So how well did federal agencies handle themselves? Federal News Radio's Jason Miller weighs in on the process and how agencies can improve.
Rebels have taken control of Tripoli, the nation's capital, but Libya's embattled leader is nowhere to be found. CQ's John Donnelly looks at what's ahead for the country and why the fighting is far from over.
Timing is everything; just ask President Obama. His GOP rivals are going after him for taking a 10-day vacation with his family, while the country struggles with a Wall Street rollercoaster, a stagnant job market and a nation in debt. Did we mention the Obamas are traveling the Martha's Vineyard, one of the nation's wealthiest hot spots? That didn't sit well with Republicans who are looking to take over in 2012. Democratic strategist Karl Frisch explains the President's proposals and a look toward the 2012 fight ahead.
The federal government needs to keep running if disaster strikes; meet one of the people who helps the President sort through chaos inside the Situation Room.
Richard Reed is nominated for a Service to America Medal for his work with the White House. He's helped through the disaster in Haiti, the H1N1 epidemic and other situations. Training and preparation have changed since 9/11, but no matter what, feds need to be prepared for any type of situation.
A new report shows millions of dollars in taxpayer money has ended up in the hands of criminals, the Taliban and power brokers with terrorist ties.
Tony Shaffer breaks down the money trail and how this could happen with U.S. taxpayer dollars.
If your office is feeling like the same old thing every day, look no further than the bosses office. A new article from Tom Fox, the "Fed Coach", discusses why innovation and progressive thinking must come from the top and work its way down. He also looks at how you can get the most out of your employees, whether you work in the public or private sector.
24 federal agencies are using all forms of social media, but the technology doesn't come without risks. The GAO did a study about how these departments are reaching out through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and what the government can do to monitor this technology.
We've seen plenty of heartful reunions between family members and the heroes who fight for America every day, but what about those four-legged friends who are just as excited to see their owners again? CNN's Jeanne Moos captured those moments on tape. From big dog to little puppy, these rough and tough guys just melt at the sight of their pets.
Have you ever been to an information technology conference that bores you to tears? Well, MeriTalk's Innovation Nation promises not only will you stay awake during its conference, you may even become inspired. The company is taking innovation, with Alan Greenspan, and trying to bring the federal government (and its growing IT community) into the 21st century.
Money makes the world go 'round and we'd be naive to think lawmakers aren't the least bit swayed by the power of a dollar (or millions). Lobbyists invest in political contributions in hopes of keeping their special interests safe from whatever is happening on the Hill. This is especially true now, with the 12-person panel in charge of finding ways to cut the federal deficit. K Street groups figure if they put money into these lawmakers now, they'll reap the rewards later. Janie Lorber, from Roll Call's investigative unit, tracks the money from special interest groups all the way to Capitol HIll.
Forget cold calling and business cards; there are new ways to network and they all have to do with social mediums. Government contractors can get the word out about their business or skills using LinkedIn, Facebook and GovLoop. Mark Amtower, author of "Selling to the Government", explains how to use social media to become a better business.
Thank you email, text messages and facebook. The U.S. Postal Service is $9 billion in the red thanks to all that technology; no one is sending a letter anymore or even paying their bills that way. Now the U.S. Postal Service may have to resort to layoffs, 120,000 of them. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin, co-host of the Federal Drive, explains this proposal and what can save the Post Office.