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OPM issues interim rule on veterans preference

New Office of Personnel Management clarifies statutory language affecting who is eligible to receive veterans preference during the hiring process at federal agencies.

Tags: OPM , veterans preference , Veterans Affairs , hiring , Michael OConnell , workforce

Friday - 01/02/2015, 05:55pm EST

Training military doctors from enlisted ranks, program gives soldiers a boost in science

A new program through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine will give men and women in the enlisted ranks of the military two years of undergraduate-level science coursework meant to prepare them for the rigorous Medical College Admission Test (MCATs).

Tags: Art Kellermann , Uniformed Services University , Edward Hébert School of Medicine , enlisted soldiers , medical school , training , Robert Mabry

Friday - 01/02/2015, 11:48am EST
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Art Kellermann, Dean, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Enlisted Navy and Marine Corps service members have a new, easier route to medical school. It's called the Enlisted-to-Medical Degree Preparatory Program. It puts them on equal footing with counterparts in the Army and Air Force. Dr. Art Kellermann is Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the new program works.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , medical school , F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine , Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 01/02/2015, 10:24am EST
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Brian Lepore, Director of Defense Capabiliies and Management, GAO

Pentagon and Congressional defense leaders worry military bases, especially large test ranges, are potential targets for spying by foreign governments. That's why they want to know who their neighbors are and what they are doing so close to DOD camps and bases. Brian Lapore is the director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained why it's important to understand who owns and occupies the land surrounding training ranges.

Tags: Brian Lepore , GAO , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , military bases

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 09:28am EST
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Communications gap is putting DoD test ranges at risk, GAO says

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department needs to close a gap in interagency communications to reduce the risk of foreign observation of its testing facilities.

Tags: Brian Lepore , GAO , Interior , Transportation Department , facilities , infrastructure , military bases , Michael OConnell , Bureau of Land Management , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 01:39pm EST
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Dhiren Khona, Principal Investigator, Army Geospatial Center

Geospatial intelligence tools have become critical to the military when it heads into unfamiliar landscapes around the globe. The Army's Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled (SAGE) tools help intelligence analysts quickly identify terrain that could help or hinder a mission. Dhiren Khona is a principal investigator for the SAGE Team at the Army Geospatial Center. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the system is, and what advantages it offers.

Tags: Dhiren Khona , Army Geospatial Center , Geospatial intelligence , SAGE , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 09:31am EST
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Tim Blades, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

A Defense Department team was recently honored by a British chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear industry group. DOD was the first organization outside the United Kingdom to get top honors from the group known as CBRN UK. The team received its award for developing and operating the ship-mounted system that destroyed tons of Syrian chemical weapons last year. The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System was housed on the converted container ship MV Cape Ray. Tim Blades is the deputy director of program integration at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, which had a major hand in developing the technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the technology and the challenges the team faced.

Tags: Tim Blades , Federal Drive , Syria , technology , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:55am EST
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Mike Kucharek, Spokesman, NORAD

It's that most wonderful time of the year again. And as Santa gears up for his annual flight, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) prepares to track his progress. That will happen, as it always has, on Dec. 24, and Santa's location will be available to all the little — and not-so-little — prying eyes who can't wait for those shiny boots to drop down through their chimneys. Mike Kucharek is a spokesman for NORAD. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some insight into this annual event, starting with how it began.

Tags: Mike Kucharek , NORAD , Christmas Eve , Santa Claus , Christmas , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:52am EST
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Obama signs NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

President Barack Obama signed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Friday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 12/22/2014, 05:00am EST
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