The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department’s new chief of staff and Chris Syrek will be VA’s deputy chief of staff.
In today’s Federal Newscast, according to an assessment of its own workforce, nearly have of senior leaders at the Food and Drug Administration are eligible to retire in the next two years.
The Pentagon’s inspector general found a senior Marine commander — who is also a former Marine Inspector General — tasked an aide with jobs that compare with “personal servitude.”
After Agent Orange and Gulf War syndrome, the next set of maladies affecting service members is shaping up to be burn pits, toxic fires used to get rid of waste materials during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department publishes the ratings of its 130 community living centers.
After a second wave of cuts to the Marine Corps’ Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program, only about one third of the UPFRP offices will remain.
The Defense Department says it could cost a quarter of a billion dollars to make facilities secure and that’s a conservative estimate.
The National Restaurant Association recently gave out this year’s military food service awards.
Stew Magnuson, editor-in-chief of National Defense Magazine, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss artificial intelligence, army robotics, hypersonic missiles and other advances in military technology.
Gen. Glenn Walters, the Marine Corps assistant commandant, said less than 0.5 percent of the Marine total force is “truly non-deployable.”
The Marine Corps formally establish Cyberspace Occupational Field, including seven specific military cyber specialties.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new policy from the National Science Foundation will require grant recipients to report the findings of any sexual harassment investigation against a researcher.
The Defense Department is working hard this year on an audit it will almost certainly fail, but DoD leaders say the review offers valuable insight into how the Pentagon spends and operates.
Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas Modly believes the key to implementing the new national defense strategy, not to mention prevailing in any future conflicts, is agility.