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Postal Service offers reduced rate on commercial mailing

This week, Postal Service introduced "2nd Ounce Free" pricing for businesses mailing First-Class Mail automation, presort letters.

Tags: USPS , postal service , mail ,

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 12:48pm EST

Census launches new user-friendly website

The Census Bureau has moved a large cache of files from its AmericanFactFinder system into a new setup.

Tags: Census Bureau , Rob Chestnut , AmericanFactFinder , Federal Drive , technology , IT , database , records management

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 10:06am EST

Warfighters provide input in quest to improve MREs

The Defense Department's Combat Feeding Directorate oversees the nutritional requirements and changing tastes of America's fighting force when designing its MREs, or meals ready-to-eat.

Tags: Robert Trottier , DoD , Combat Feeding Directorate , MRE , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:01am EST

Hackers claim new attack on government website

A group called AntiSec says it has knocked offline late Monday. The Federal Trade Commission-run website is a partnership among 14 federal agencies.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , hacker

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:24am EST

Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Tags: LightSquared , FCC , DoD , Transportation , GPS , broadband network , John Koskinen , OMB , Federal Drive , technology

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST

Scientists use quantum cryptography to create 'un-crackable' phone security

Los Alamos National Lab researchers say they've found a way to put u-crackable security on smart phones. The technique is called quantum cryptography.

Tags: Federal Drive , Los Alamos National Laboratory , quantum cryptography , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update ,

Monday - 01/23/2012, 08:58am EST

Analysis: Sequester unlikely, but major Defense cuts ahead

Russel Rumbaugh, co-director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense at the Stimson Center, sees the looming sequester as an empty threat. Meanwhile, DoD and the administration move forward with significant cuts in spending.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , Russel Rumbaugh , Stimson Center , sequester , sequestration , budget ,

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 12:13pm EST

Website, job fair help veterans secure employment

Veterans can use the VA for Vets to gain career advice and get help on how to find a job. The website is also sponsoring a Jan. 18 veterans-only job fair at the Washington Convention Center.

Tags: VA for Vets , John Sepulveda , Veteran Affairs , DoD , job advice , job fair , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 10:27am EST

ICE union leader denies alleged opposition to immigration policy

National ICE Council President Chris Crane disputes reports that his union has delayed implementation of a new Obama Administration policy on rounding up illegal immigrants.

Tags: ICE , DHS , Chris Crane , Federal Drive , Obama administration , Immigration , AFGE , policy , workforce

Friday - 01/13/2012, 10:02am EST

What has the Army learned in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Col. Thomas Roe, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, offers insight on how the Army takes what it has learned from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq and is applying it to future conflicts.

Tags: Thomas Roe , Army , DoD , Center for Army Lessons Learned , Iraq and Afghanistan , Federal Drive , IEDs

Monday - 01/16/2012, 12:03pm EST
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