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Air Force report falls short in fighting sexual assaults, victim advocate says

Jennifer Norris, a victim advocate at the Military Rape Crisis Center in Maine, said the Air Force report released Wednesday investigating the widespread scandal at Lackland Air Base made recommendations but didn't address the military culture that allowed the sexual assaults to occur.

Tags: Jennifer Norris , Military Rape Crisis Center , Air Force , DoD , Lackland Air Force base , sexual assaults , Federal Drive , workforce , Michael OConnell , Edward Rice

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 12:11pm EST
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Hurricane Sandy offers Army lesson in social media best practices

The Pentagon's Office of the Chief of Public Affairs is training the military's social media practitioners how to get information out quickly, securely and, most importantly, accurately during emergencies like the recent superstorm that hit the East Coast.

Tags: Hurricane Sandy , social media , Twitter , Facebook , Dale Sweetnam , Army , DoD , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 09:35am EST
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Changes coming to key congressional committees despite status-quo election

Following Tuesday's election, Democrats maintain control of the Senate and Republicans continue to hold sway in the House. Retirements, term limits and a few new lawmakers alter the leadership of some committees.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , Tom Davis , Election 2012 , Claire McCaskill , Susan Collins , Jim Webb , Tim Kaine , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 07:24am EST

Lockheed Martin, Microsoft migrating EPA workforce to the cloud

EPA's 25,000 email users will be fully migrated to the cloud by early 2013 thanks to collaboration solutions provided by Lockheed Martin and Microsoft.

Tags: Sean Patton , Lockheed Martin , Microsoft , Microsoft 365 , SharePoint , email migration , technology , industry , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , EPA , cloud computing , Michael OConnell , Microsoft Office

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 11:37am EDT
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Water resource infrastructure not adequately funded, report says

A National Research Council report recommended Congress and the White House take a broader view at planning and allocating funds for the resources maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: David Dzombak , National Research Council , water , infrastructure , Army , Army Corps of Engineers , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 12:04pm EDT
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NWS ramps up to track Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Steve Cooper, acting deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, his agency added staffing to follow progress of the major East Coast storm.

Tags: Steven Cooper , NWS , NOAA , Hurricane Sandy , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:44am EDT
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Sequestration will not happen, Obama says in final debate

During Monday night's debate, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney discussed their different approaches to cutting the budget, particularly in the area of military spending. Romney criticized the Obama administration for proposing cuts to military spending, particularly through sequestration. Obama countered sequestration would not happen, and he said he would maintain military spending based on the needs of the Defense Department.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , sequestration , DoD , budget , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 06:31am EDT

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 , Michael OConnell , 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 , Michael OConnell

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 , Michael OConnell

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