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Investigation by states shuts down GIBill.com

Under a settlement announced Wednesday by 20 states' attorneys general, the Department of Veterans Affairs will take control of a website that consumer fraud investigators say has been used to mislead military members into making poor use of their GI Bill benefits.

Tags: VA , GI Bill , Jack Conway , QuinStreet , Government Accountability Office , Taeja Smith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 05:53am EDT
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How common are government trademarks?

A group of 14 senators is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to seek a trademark for the phrase, GI Bill. But just how common are government trademarks? We ask Deborah Cohn, commissioner for trademarks at the Patent and Trademark Office.

Tags: Deborah Cohn , USPTO , trademark , Barbara Boxer

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:01pm EST
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VA needs to tighten oversight of G.I. Bill

Three senators say the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill needs tougher oversight after new figures show a quarter of the program's funds went to just eight companies that run for-profit colleges.

Tags: DoD , VA , GI Bill , Congress , VFW , vetjobs , Tom Carper , Jim Webb , Curtis Coy , ted daywalt , education , Jared Serbu , Ryan Gallucci

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:20am EDT
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Senators fight DoD hiring freeze

Democratic Senators, led by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), say Panetta's plan breaks the law.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , hiring freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Claire McCaskill , Patty Murray , Sherrod Brown , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:30pm EDT

Inside Government - February 4th, 2011

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.)
Former Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly (D-Conn.)
President & CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Bob Weiner
Former Clinton White House Senior Aide
Ron Pollack
Executive Director, Families USA

Tags: pay and benefits , Inside Government , AFGE , Barbara Kennelly , Bob Weiner , Ron Pollack , Joseph Crowley ,

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:18pm EST
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