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Obama telephones thanks to service members abroad

President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S. service members stationed abroad to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and praise their military service.

Tags: Barack Obama , Thanksgiving

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:09pm EST

President signs jobs bill for veterans

President Obama signs bipartisan bill that will help The President says it will help about 850,000 veterans who are currently unemployed and tens of thousands who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress ,

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 08:27am EST

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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