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DoD facilitates disability hiring with special programs

Stephen King, DoD's director of disability employment programs, talks with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about hiring disabled Americans in the Defense Department. Then, Dinah Cohen, the director of the Pentagon's Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, discusses assistance provided to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury

Tags: Jared Serbu , Stephen King , disability hiring , Dinah Cohen

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:31pm EST
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Army launches new push to help vets transition to civilian workforce

Nancy Hammer, the senior government affairs policy counsel at the Society for Human Resources Management, joins On DoD with Jared Serbu to discuss a new partnership between SHRM and the Army to help military veterans transition out of uniformed service and into the civilian workforce.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Nancy Hammer , Society for Human Resource Management

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 08:02pm EST
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Paralympian supports new generation of wounded warriors

Chris Devlin-Young is a Coast Guard veteran, who became partially paralyzed when his plane ran into a mountainside in 1982. Since then, he's won numerous world medals in the Paralympic sport of monoskiiing and does counseling work with wounded veterans.

Tags: Jared Serbu , wounded warriors , Chris Devlin-Young , veterans

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 03:09pm EDT
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DoD encourages early voting

The Defense Department has marked the week of Oct. 1 as Absentee Voting Week. It's urging service members living overseas to register to vote and to take care of absentee balloting while there's still time for mail to make its way to and from local election jurisdictions.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , Federal Voting Assistance Program

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 03:30pm EDT
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Evaluating Better Buying and building DoD's cyber workforce

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, discusses which elements of the Better Buying Power Initiative have been successful. Plus, Henry Sienkiewicz, vice chief information assurance executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency and Roger Greenwell, DISA's director for field security operations join us to talk about the agency's plan to build on its track record of information assurance training and develop modular, DoD-wide training for specific cyber roles across the military services.

Tags: DoD , Frank Kendall , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 08:49pm EDT
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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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DoD office helps veterans ease back into civilian life

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was set up in 1972 to help employers enable members of the National Guard and Reserve to re-enter the civilian job market.

Tags: DoD , Jared Serbu , National Guard and Reserves

Monday - 09/17/2012, 10:53am EDT
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Group takes 'evidence-based' approach to reforming military compensation

Todd Harrison is the defense budget fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. In this week's edition of On DoD, he talks with Jared Serbu about a new study he's just finished: Rebalancing Military Compensation: An Evidence-based Approach. He asked servicemembers which benefits they actually valued and which ones they didn't.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , Jared Serbu , Todd Harrison , military compensation , CSBA

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 03:09pm EDT
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Vets navigate bumpy road in military-to-civilian transition

This edition of On DoD focuses mostly on one bump in the road in the military-to-civilian career transition: the higher education step. When it comes to paying for college, Congress has solved that problem, at least in theory. The relatively generous Post-9/11 GI bill gives recent veterans essentially a full ride scholarship for an undergraduate degree paying their tuition up to the rate of the most expensive public university in a veteran's home state.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , veterans , veteran employment , Gunnar Counselman , Fidelis

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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Army agile acquisition to yield payoff

Dan Hughes, who was recently promoted to Army brigadier general, is the director of the Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. His office is one of the key players in the agile acquisition process the Army's trying to build.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Army , Dan Hughes , Network Integration Evaluation

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:42pm EDT
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