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First lady boosts on-base jobs for service spouses

Opening another front in her nearly year-old campaign to support service families, first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday unveiled a new push for jobs on or near military bases.

Tags: Joining Forces , Michelle Obama , DoD , Walter Reed Army Medical Center ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:30pm EDT

OSC initiative zeroes in on worst vet discriminator - the government

The Office of Personnel Management recently reminded federal agencies that the White House has "zero tolerance" for discriminating against veterans in hiring and promotions. But the federal government is still one of the biggest offenders. Patrick Boulay from the Office of Special Counsel told the Federal Drive about a new pilot program aimed at streamlining the complaint process for veterans in the federal government.

Tags: Patrick Boulay , OPM , OSC , Department of Labor , USERRA , DoD

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 05:06pm EDT
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HUD, VA team with rocker Bon Jovi on app contest to help homeless vets

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, along with W. Scott Gould, the deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced the launch of Project REACH short for Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless. Singer Jon Bon Jovi, who chairs the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in New Jersey and is also a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, was also on hand for the announcement.

Tags: HUD , VA , homelessness , W. Scott Gould , Peter Levin , Jonah Czerwinski , Jon Bon Jovi , Shaun Donovan , Aneesh Chopra , Challenge.gov

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:41pm EDT

Wounded vets regain bit of camaraderie in kitchen

Wounded veterans who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars take part in a healthy cooking "boot camp" sponsored by the advocacy group Wounded Warrior Project.

Tags: DoD , Wounded Warrior Project ,

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 04:18am EST

New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , acquisition , workforce , contracting , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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VA's Blue Button technology extending to rest of feds

The e-health records technology pioneered by the Veterans Affairs Department will soon be available to the rest of federal employees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.

Tags: Peter Levin , VA , technology , e-health records , Federal Drive , Blue Button

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 10:55am EST
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VA offers free credit monitoring after mistaken data release

The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring for one year to more than 2,200 veterans after the agency mistakenly released personal information of those vets online.

Tags: VA , cybersecurity , credit monitoring ,

Monday - 01/23/2012, 08:36am EST

Operation Jump-Start helps veterans find civilian careers

Ed Meagher, a vice president at contracting giant CSC, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how Operation Jump-Start helps veterans find civilian careers.

Tags: Ed Meagher , CSC , acquisition , industry , Operation Jump-Start , veterans employment , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:41pm EST
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First lady: More research on veterans medical care

Tags: VA , Michelle Obama , PTSD

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:16pm EST

HUD, VA collaboration succeeds in finding vets homes

President Barack Obama has promised to end homelessness among veterans within three years. He's made it a high-priority goal, challenging agencies to meet it without additional resources or laws. Officials say they're on track thanks to a unique collaboration between two agencies and dozens of local partners is focusing on the toughest cases.

Tags: HUD , VA , Mark Johnston , Clayton McGee , HUD-VASH , Vince Kane , homelessness , performance management agenda , best practices , Emily Kopp , high priority goals

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 04:42pm EST
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