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DoD personnel miss out on absentee ballots

A Pentagon report found that more than a quarter of active-duty military personnel who requested absentee ballots for the 2010 election never received them. DoD is examining the reasons and looking to technological solutions.

Tags: technology , e-voting , Federal Voter Assistance Program , Bob Carey , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:17am EDT
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Friday morning federal headlines - Oct. 28

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , headlines , OPM , USAJobs.gov , Clifford Stanley ,

Friday - 10/28/2011, 08:23am EDT

DoD Post Offices to close as troops depart

The Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17th. Those responsibilities will transition to State Department embassy or consulate post offices.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD Report , Iraq , State Department , post office

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:29pm EDT

Air Force to consume not pay for the development of biofuels

The Air Force wants to fulfill half of its U.S.-based jet fuel needs with alternative fuels by 2016 and expects to be ready for that target ahead of time. But, with the view that it is a consumer, not a producer of energy, the service says it doesn't intend to play a direct role in helping to develop biofuel technologies.

Tags: Air Force , Energy , alternative energy , Green government , Kevin Geiss , Air Force Association , biofuels , industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:44am EDT
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Company uses online deal-site formula to put military spouses to work

TroopSwap CEO Blake Hall and Vice President of Operations Aaron Tiffany joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain how the company is reaching out to military spouses.

Tags: military , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , workforce , TroopSwap , Blake Hall , Aaron Tiffany

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:50am EDT
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Is military retirement still third-rail issue

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss changes to military retirement.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Todd Harrison , CSBA , budget

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:36am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Oct. 26

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , headlines , FEMA , pay and benefits , DHS , Richard Spires

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 08:28am EDT

Military retirement costs are affordable, DoD says

Amid calls for military retirement reform, Pentagon officials say the system that's in place right now is not the main driver of the department's escalating personnel costs and is affordable . Their remarks Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee run counter to a Defense Business Board report that suggested retirement costs may eventually crowd out warfighting capability.

Tags: Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , military retirement , Defense Business Board , Steve Stobridge , Jo Ann Rooney , Vee Penrod , Austin Scott , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:34am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Tags: Green government , Dorothy Robyn , Energy , Martin Dempsey , Peter Newell , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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