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Cool Jobs: Air marshals opt for down-to-earth training for in-the-air threats

Recruits in the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo 16 weeks of rigorous training to prepare for their primary duty - helping travelers reach their destinations unharmed. Every three months, air marshals receive refresher training in hand-to-hand defense, physical fitness and threat-scenarios aboard a life-size mockup of a passenger jet. Federal News Radio goes inside a flight simulator for a first-hand look at a training exercise.

Tags: DHS , TSA , Federal Air Marshal Service , Kimberley Thompson , Federal Drive , Cool Jobs in Government , training , video

Monday - 10/22/2012, 04:07am EDT

TBI treatment improves after 10 years of war

Dr. Andrew Ritcheson of DRC spoke the to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about what medical professionals have learned from 10 years of war about treating traumatic brain injuries.

Tags: TBI , PTSD , Andrew Ritcheson , Federal Drive , AFCEA , AFCEA Health IT Day 2012 , technology , DoD , Veterans Affairs ,

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 11:40am EDT
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Obama: Buck stops here on protecting U.S. diplomats

In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama claimed that he was responsible for the safety of U.S. diplomats overseas and would fully investigate the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , Libya , Hillary Rodham Clinton , State Department , workforce ,

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 07:24am EDT

Michael O'Connell

moconnell@FederalNewsRadio.com
202-895-5339
On Twitter: @moconnellWFED

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Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 04:00pm EST

Where's Fido? VA may prevent funding for PTSD service dogs

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to not follow through on a directive that will go into effect on Friday that would prevent funding for service dogs to help veterans with mental disabilities.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Charles Schumer , Senate , Congress , PTSD , TBI , service dogs , veterans , benefits

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 09:00am EDT

Obama, Romney define role of government during presidential debate

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , election , deficit , Federal Drive , workforce , budget , Office of Management and Budget ,

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 08:17am EDT

New FOIA portal promotes transparency, eases agency interactions

The Environmental Protection Agency partnered with the Commerce Department and National Archives to launch a new online portal aimed at streamlining the Freedom of Information Act request process for both the public and federal agencies.

Tags: FOIA , FOIAOnline , NARA , EPA , Commerce Department , Regulations.gov , Katherine McFate , OMB Watch , open government , transparency , Federal Drive , information sharing

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 06:15am EDT
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Navy honors Tatigian's 70 years of service

Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.

Tags: Navy , DoD , NAVSEA , people , Sean Crean , Ray Mabus , Brian Persons , procurement , small business ,

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:14pm EDT

Senators call for bipartisan push to prevent sequestration

Six senators sent a letter to their Senate leaders asking for a bipartisan effort to end the threat of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in January.

Tags: sequestration , budget , recession , Leon Panetta , Senate , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , deficit reduction ,

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 08:13am EDT

Cool Roofs Initiative helps agencies achieve energy-saving goals

Agencies are installing white, reflective roofs, solar panels and plant-filled green roofs to cut down on energy costs and save taxpayers money. This is all in response to President Barack Obama's executive order requiring agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Tags: Jennifer MacDonald , Mark Sprouse , Steven Chu , DoE , sustainability , green government , Green Government Initiative , cool roofs , National Archives , Obama Impact , management ,

Monday - 09/17/2012, 03:26am EDT
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