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Veteran strives to be 'part of something' in federal workforce

Andrew Goodrich, a ranger with the National Park Service, shares his story of being an injured Iraq War veteran finding a new home as a federal employee. He describes some of the challenges he faced and the accommodations his employers provided to to help him achieve success in the workplace.

Tags: Andrew Goodrich , NPS , Wounded Warrior Project , DoD , Operation: Warfighter , Veteran Affairs , workforce , hiring , Iraq , Marine Corps , PTSD , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:02am EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Veterans Affairs , Energy , management , acquisition , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , best practices , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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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 , Michael OConnell

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 , Michael OConnell , records management

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

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:01am EST
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Hackers claim new attack on government website

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

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , 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 , Michael OConnell , 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 , Michael OConnell

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 , Michael OConnell

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

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