Several organizations focus on jobs and employment issues for veterans. But that’s not all they need. For instance, legal issues. Those are top priorities for students at George Mason University Law School. They’ve developed the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers that helps veterans with disability claims, discharge upgrades and civil suits. Laurie Forbes Neff is the director of the clinic.
Hayley Gefell (left), executive vice president at Linden Resources, and Kristina Tanasichuk (right), CEO at Government Technology Services Coalition
Transitioning into civilian life after serving in the military isn’t always an easy or simple step for many servicemembers. Linden Resources and the Government Technology and Services Coalition have partnered to help. Together, they’ve developed VetsReady2Work to help prepare new veterans with tools they need to find meaningful work. With more about it is Hayley Gefell, executive vice president at Linden Resources, and Kristina Tanasichuk, CEO at Government Technology Services Coalition.
Tom Ricks Senior Adviser for National Security The New America Foundation
By many measures, the U.S. military is retrenching. Budget growth has slowed to a halt. The number of troops and weapons systems is shrinking. Tom Ricks has a Veterans Day analysis of where DoD is heading. Ricks is a military author and senior adviser for national security at the New America Foundation.
Two rival trade groups representing federal contractors are headed to court. TechAmerica is suing the IT Industry Council and three of the four employees who left it and went to the Council. Federal News Radio’s executive editor, Jason Miller, has more.
Pentagon officials are very close to finishing their work on an overhaul of DoD’s guidebook for navigating the acquisition system. And the process led them to the conclusion that they need Congress’ help to unwind a cumbersome maze of acquisition laws that have been layered on through the decades. More from Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 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.