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Monday Morning Federal Newscast - November 29th

Defense targets Tricare for cuts, Postal Service IG auditing cyber incidents, Mullen: Afghanistan drawdown to begin in July

Tags: newscast

Monday - 11/29/2010, 08:20am EST

Federal workgroup forms to take a bite out of bedbugs

Federal offices face a public health scourge spreading across the nation: bedbugs. Five agencies have joined forces to form the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, which works to educate on and control the spread of bed bugs. The EPA's director of Office of Pesticide Programs tells us about findings of the first National Bed Bug Summit.

Tags: management , EPA , Bed Bugs , CDC , USDA , DoD , HHS , Lois Rossi , bedbugs , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 11/29/2010, 10:08am EST

Friday Morning Federal Newscast - November 26

The Senate will hear testimony from Pentagon officials before voting on "Don't Ask Don't Tell," what happens to Congressional Twitter accounts when members are no longer members, and the USPS gets pushback on staff reduction efforts.

Tags: newscast

Friday - 11/26/2010, 08:00am EST

Federal Salary Council recommends FY 2012 locality pay rates

This was the first meeting with the seven new members appointed earlier this month by the President. National Treasury Employees Union President and FSC council member Colleen Kelley gave us the details from the meeting.

Tags: management , federal pay , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , Colleen Kelley

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 01:41pm EST

Union pushes public outreach on TSA pat downs

NTEU president Colleen Kelley says that TSOs are being unfairly targeted.

Tags: management , NTEU , TSA , TSOs , Colleen Kelley

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 10:41am EST

Miltube: Army launches Youtube service

Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: Defense , DoD Report , milTube , Army , Technology

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 10:40am EST

Budget battle: Omnibus or another CR?

Congress has one week left before the Lame Duck session is set to end. Molly Hooper, a congressional reporter with The Hill brings us the latest.

Tags: management , Congress , omnibus spending bill , continuing resolution , The Hill , Molly Hooper , lame duck session

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 10:31am EST

DHS embeds industry analyst at cyber watch center

A full-time IT ISAC analyst will be embedded at DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center under the new partnership

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , Technology , Scott Algeier , NCCIC , IT ISAC

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 10:08am EST

Helmet shield could prevent troop brain traumas

It seems like a simple solution - a face shield, attached to a military helmet. Yet that solution could prove to prevent traumatic brain injury. Raul Radovitsky is the associate director of MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. He tells us about new research his team has completed.

Tags: newscast , Defense , DoD Report , MIT , MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies , face mask , brain trauma , Raul Radovitsky

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 09:40am EST

Small businesses bartend for a big cause

The ASBC is turning its annual holiday party into a good cause. Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer and co-founder of The American Small Business Coalition, joins the Federal Drive with more details.

Tags: American Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , holiday party , charity

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 09:31am EST
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