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Are veterans becoming more geographically isolated?

Jay Teachman is a sociology professor at Western Washington University. His paper, due for publication later this year in the journal Armed Forces & Society finds that the veteran population is getting smaller, but it's also becoming more and more concentrated in a relative handful of geographic locations. He discussed the findings and their implications with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Jay Teachman , veterans

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:19pm EST
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Army preps technology wish list

Paul Mehney is with the Army's office of System of Systems Integration. In this week's edition of On DoD, he fills us in in what the Army's planning for the next NIE, and what it's learned from the unorthodox testing and acquisition process so far.

Tags: Army , DoD , technology , Paul Mehny , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:10pm EST
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Cyber study helps Air Force synch efforts with DoD's broader goals

Dr. Mark Maybury, the Air Force's chief scientist, joins On DoD to describe the areas the Air Force plans for cybersecurity development.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Air Force , cybersecurity , DoD , Mark Maybury

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 03:43pm EST
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Air Force plots course for cyber future

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the Air Force's chief information officer, discusses the service's cyber future in a conversation with Pentagon reporters.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Michael Basla , cybersecurity , Air Force , DoD

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 03:02pm EST
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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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