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Federal Drive Show Blog - April 26, 2013
Friday - 4/26/2013, 11:37am EDT
CEO of Federal Government Services
Here's one reason why wounded warriors are tougher than baseball players: Colorado's late-spring snowstorms have canceled some recent Major League Baseball games. But more than 200 wounded service members and veterans are putting on their game faces. They're headed to Colorado Springs for the 2013 Warrior Games. Robin Lineberger is CEO of Federal Government Services at Deloitte, the sponsor of the games.
Will Reynolds, a senior consultant at Deloitte and an Army veteran, is representing the Army at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs next month.
open policy director
Center for Effective Government
"Security through obscurity." That's what some open-government advocates are calling a new law that repeals financial-disclosure requirements for 28,000 career federal workers. The STOCK Act would have required those feds to make data on their investments available online. A study commissioned by Congress said that would expose them to identity theft and blackmail. Congress and the White House moved to limit the STOCK Act to just elected officials and political appointees. Sean Moulton, open government policy director at the Center for Effective Government, says the repeal is a blow to transparency.
registered employee benefit consultant
No one likes to think about death. But if the worst happened to you, would your family be OK? In today's personal finance segment, Federal News Radio takes a look at wills.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service made a video to showcase what its experts are calling a "game-changing technology." The agency is upgrading its Doppler radar with dual-polarization technology. Paul Schlatter is a radar expert at the weather service. He explains how dual-pol is changing the way the agency forecasts weather.
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The Pentagon's latest guidance to the acquisition community under the Better Buying Power effort includes a long list of action items. But DoD's top acquisition official says "think for yourself" is the most important one. More from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu.
Bringing more than 1,200 to justice for more than $3.6 billion in Medicare fraud and leading a team to retrofit over 6,000 commercial airplanes with hardened cockpit doors, that's just the beginning. The Presidential Ranks of Distinguished Executive and Distinguished Professional were honored last night. Executive Editor Jason Miller was there. He tells how these leaders are serving their country by saving lives and money.
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