Defense planners are finding more and more uses for unmanned aircraft. UAV’s are less expensive to buy and maintain than manned aircraft. And no one is killed if one crashes or is shot down. It’s all shaping up as a bonanza for makers of unmanned aerial vehicles. Bloomberg Government Senior Defense Analyst Rob Levinson puts some numbers on the military UAV market.
The Veterans Affairs Department is expanding a program designed to be an one-stop-shop for student veterans. It is putting full-time VA staff on college campuses across the country. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has more.
As we mark the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, more than 200 FEMA volunteers are in Vicksburg, Miss., not too far from the Gulf Coast. They are training to help with response and recovery during the next disaster. Over the past year, FEMA has worked to make its volunteers an integral part of the agency. President Barack Obama recently ordered other agencies to do the same. FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino joined Tom and Emily.
Andrew Sherrill Director of Education, Workforce and Income-Security Issues Government Accountability Office
The United States has lost a third of its manufacturing jobs over the past decade. And while the federal government provides funding for research and development, it doesn’t offer a lot to companies that could bring those inventions to the market. At Congress’ request, the Government Accountability Office compared U.S. policies to those of four other countries. Andrew Sherrill is GAO’s director of education, workforce and income-security issues, and he did the study.
Ed Zurndorfer Registered Employee Benefit Consultant
If our next guest has told us once, he’s told us a million times: Plan ahead. So you’ve got your retirement and you’ve got your long term care insurance and you’re feeling good. But what if your parents or another family member gets sick? Ed Zurndorfer is a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.