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Agencies' hiring of veterans hits all-time high in 2014

Veterans accounted for one of every three federal civilian new hires last year, according to the President's Council on Veterans Employment.

Tags: workforce , hiring , OPM , Presidents Veterans Employment Initiative , Labor , VA , Katherine Archuleta , Bob McDonald , Tom Perez ,

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:25pm EDT

New ONR chief charts nine priorities for Navy S&T

The Navy highlighted several of these applied research technologies at the conference, including the rail gun, the shipboard autonomous firefighting robot (SAFFiR), an autonomous swarmboat, and an autonomous flying wing underwater glider.

Tags: technology , Office of Naval Research , Mathias Winter , Research and development ,

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:36am EST
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Joshua Kneifel, Research Economist, NIST

When architects and engineers design buildings, they have to meet local building codes. But, simply meeting those codes won't ensure you have the most efficient design for the long haul. Joshua Kneifel is a research economist in the engineering laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about a new tool NIST engineers developed that lets builders measure the economic and environmental impacts of everything from the floor to the roof.

Tags: Joshua Kneifel , NIST , engineering , environmental impact , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:55am EST
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Saving money by making money: One engineer's quest saves millions at the US Mint

A savings of $2 million per year is now being realized at the U.S. Mint after an innovative engineer stepped out of the box and asked a friend at another federal agency for help. In part three of our special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio takes you inside the lab where a group of engineers and nanotribologists combined their expertise to solve a coin-making problem and, in turn, saved a lot of cash.

Tags: U.S. Mint , Tony Ying , Richard Gates , National Institute of Standards and Technology , Rainmakers and Money Savers ,

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Do's and don'ts for feds on vacation

Federal employees are a prime target for hackers and other bad guys when on vacation. Learn 12 tips for keeping you and your federal-issued laptop safe while out of the office this summer.

Tags: vacation , workforce , cell phone , laptop , cybersecurity , hackers , Jerry Irvine , Prescient Solutions ,

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Mike Causey, Lauren Larson, Federal News Radio

Public Service Recognition Week kicked off yesterday with a 5K run in Anacostia Park and a social media campaign to say thank you in 140 characters. This year's theme is "Proud to Serve." Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told Federal News's Radio's Mike Causey and Lauren Larson why she thinks this week is important. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Mike Causey , Katherine Archuleta , Public Service Recognition Week , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:06am EDT
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Lauren Larson, Host, Agency of the Month

The Defense Health Agency is on a mission to improve health, wellness and readiness across the DoD workforce. It wants to fight obesity and destructive behaviors like smoking and alcohol abuse. Capt. Kim Elenberg is program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. On this week's episode of our Agency of the Month radio show, she tells Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about Operation Live Well. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Agency of the Month , DHA

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:21am EDT
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DHA sets sights on big savings with joint-first strategy

The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

Tags: Douglas Robb , DHA , management , budget , health care , TRICARE , Agency of the Month , Military Enlisted Training Center , duplication

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Intelligence Community adapts to 'crisis as the new normal'

As the Intelligence Community gets ready for the launch of shared IT environment ICITE, some of the biggest hurdles may be human and not technical ones.

Tags: GEOINT , ICITE , Michael Flynn , DIA , DoD , Intelligence Community ,

Friday - 04/18/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community is developing an agile workforce to embrace "crisis as the new normal." Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, describes some of the workforce challenges facing the Intelligence Community and the threats they're preparing for. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson has the story.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 06:24pm EDT
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