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Federal HR reforms demand an inside/out strategy

Several agency chief human capital officers say wholesale changes to the federal hiring, recruiting, retaining and firing processes are needed now more than ever. It's no longer just a matter of using the authorities available, they say.

Tags: workforce , management , Partnership for Public Service , Grant Thornton , Michael Kerr , Labor , Brad Bunn , DLA , Patricia Adams , Ned Holland , HHS , HR reforms , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Despite increased reporting of sexual assaults, DoD still struggles to tackle issue

It's been 23 years since the Tailhook scandal rocked the Navy, and the Pentagon is still struggling to eliminate sexual assaults from the military. The number of reported cases is on the rise, but is counting cases alone solving the problem?

Tags: Paula Coughlin , Protect Our Defenders , Max Maxwell , JAG , DoD , Army , sexual assaults , workforce , Federal Drive , Trust Redefined , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 09:29am EDT
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Halvorsen named as acting DoD CIO

Terry Halvorsen, who has served as the Navy Department's chief information officer since 2010, will become the acting DoD CIO next week.

Tags: DoD , chief information officer , Terry Halvorsen , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 10:44am EDT

10 USPS workers charged with workers' compensation fraud

Ten Postal Service employees and one former civilian firefighter for the Navy are charged with allegedly exaggerating the injuries they received on the job.

Tags: Crime of the Week , USPS , USPSOIG , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 04:01pm EDT

Video: Want to train like a Navy Seal?

The Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series offers the public a glimpse into the training Navy Seals face by offering obstacle races for different ages and skill levels.

Tags: Don Mann , Navy Seals , Seal Team Six , Federal Drive , Battlefrog , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Don Mann, Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series

Picture this: the sound of helicopter blades above your head, the encouraging words from the military's toughest soldiers in your ears. This is what happens in the Navy Seal's Battlefrog Obstacle Race Series taking place this summer. You can walk a mile or so in a seal's shoes. Don Mann, chief operating officer of Battlefrog and former member of Seal Team Six, the group that took down Osama Bin Laden, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp the race is designed and inspired by Navy Seals.

Tags: Don Mann , Navy Seals , Battlefrog , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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Everett Pyatt, Project for Defense Management and Acquisition Leadership Program, McCain Institute

The Navy is scrapping a plan to overhaul one of its 11 aircraft carriers. The Defense Department says doing that frees up money to spend on the Littoral Combat Ship program. Everett Pyatt is leader of the Project for Defense Management and Acquisition Leadership Program at the McCain Institute and a former assistant secretary of the Navy. He's writing in Real Clear Defense about the Navy's budget plans.

Tags: Everett Pyatt , DoD , McCain Institute , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 06:52pm EDT
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Iran threatens US Navy

Iran says it will target U.S. aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf if a war breaks out. An Iranian military official says the country could sink a U.S. aircraft carrier like the USS Nimitz and that the country is practicing on a replica. A spokesman from the Pentagon says they have no doubt Iran could sink the replica it has built, but Col. Steve Warren says sinking a U.S. aircraft carrier is another matter entirely and he has no confidence in Iran's capability to sink one.

Tags: Iran , Persian Gulf , war , USS Nimitz , Steve Warren , aircraft carrier

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 09:44am EDT

Julia Ziegler, Michael O'Connell, Federal News Radio

Imagine cleaning out your closets and finding something more than 100 years old that you never knew existed. That's exactly what happened to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. Hidden on a closet shelf were two boxes filled with artifacts from the Spanish-American War. Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler and Web Editor Michael O'Connell told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the glass plate photos found in the boxes. Read Federal News Radio's related article and view photos.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:35am EDT
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Navy finds hidden treasure from Spanish-American War

Preparing for an office renovation, archivists at the Naval History and Heritage Command discover two wooden boxes filled with glass plate photos of the Spanish-American War.

Tags: DoD , Naval History and Heritage Command , Lisa Crunk , Henry Hendrix , Spanish-American War , photo gallery , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 01:58am EDT
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