Federal Drive Show Blog – August 28, 2013

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today’s Interviews:

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Army Reserve has what it calls a classic out-of-balance problem. It has far more entry-level enlisted personnel and officers than it needs and too few midgrade soldiers. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more on how the Reserve is trying to manage its personnel on what officials call “shifting sands.”

Herman Shelanski
Rear Admiral
RAD Initiative

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Who likes paperwork? If you’re in the Navy, you’ve got a new way to complain about it and offer fixes. A website dedicated to reducing administrative distractions, or RAD, welcomes ideas from junior sailors through commanders. In its first month, the RAD initiative has collected thousands of tips. Now project leaders are searching for solutions to the biggest administrative headaches. Rear Adm. Herman Shelanski is the team leader.

Davita Vance-Cooks
Public Printer
Government Printing Office

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The Government Printing Office has been on a long-term shift away from ink-on-paper to digital documents delivered over the Internet. For a year, it lacked a Senate-confirmed leader. But Davita Vance-Cooks was finally confirmed this month as the 27th Public Printer of the United States.

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