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Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets, repeals contractor tax withholding

President Barack Obama will sign into law Monday legislation giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , VA , Congress , Associated Press

Monday - 11/21/2011, 01:16pm EST

Pilot program trains vets to be execs

Kelly O'Connor, president of Efiia Cares, shares details of the program.

Tags: Efiia Cares , VA , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 07:23pm EST
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Obama urges help for veterans in radio address

Tags: workforce , hiring , Barack Obama

Saturday - 11/12/2011, 11:52am EST

DoD pushes business training for veterans

The Defense Department has announced new opportunities for service members and wounded veterans who are now returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD , DoD Report , Small Business Administration , hiring

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:00am EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 8, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Congress , Commerce Department , Interior Department , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:32am EST

VA's Blue Button now being adopted by private sector

The Veterans Affairs Department is trying to get the wider public to adopt the "Blue Button" technology it developed to give its patients direct access to their medical information. Atlanta-based RelayHealth won a department-sponsored contest for the fastest company to develop and implement the single-click technology that allows patients to download their health records.

Tags: VA , Peter Levin , RelayHealth , Jim Bodenbender , contests , McKesson , Blue Button , health IT , technology , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:24am EDT
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Mental health care not meeting VA standards

Veterans with mental health issues receive care comparable to that available in the private sector but the care falls short of standards set by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report. Dr. Kate Watkins, who conducted the study for the RAND Corporation, told Federal News Radio where VA has succeeded and where it has failed.

Tags: mental health , health care , VA , VHA , RAND , Kate Watkins , GPRA

Friday - 10/28/2011, 01:37pm EDT
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Did banks defraud veterans?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the latest developments in the case and what veterans should know about securing loans.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , mortgage fraud

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 11:31am EDT
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Did banks defraud veterans?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morristo discuss the latest developments in the case and what veterans should know about securing loans.

Tags: Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 11:10am EDT
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