In a move to boost the employment prospects of military spouses, the federal government has waived a two-year window for spouses of service members disabled or killed in the line of duty to qualify for a preferential hiring authority from federal agencies. A new rule published last month provides indefinite eligibility for spouses who are not prepared to enter the workforce within two years because they are still grieving, attending school, or caring for children or their disabled spouse …READ MORE
Yesterday, while speaking aboard a Navy aircraft, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that if Congress fails to reach an agreement in the debt-ceiling talks and massive cuts are automatically triggered in DoD, that the U.S. unemployment rate could increase by 1% …READ MORE
Starting this fall, the Naval Postgraduate School will offer the military’s first graduate program in energy, a move intended to advance the service’s effort to improve its energy security. “Energy is not just an issue for the future, or just the young officers and policy experts that make up NPS’s student population …READ MORE
The central Georgia district of Rep. Austin Scott briefly was altered to include a second Air Force base while the state’s General Assembly drew up new congressional districts. Scott’s 8th District already includes Robins AFB; the revision would have extended the district to include Moody AFB, at the bottom of the state, as well …READ MORE
Growth in Harford County, Md., may fall 10,000 jobs short of what planners expected as a result of new activities coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground due to BRAC, but on other fronts, the news is good. Average household incomes have climbed and the county’s supply of houses on the market has fallen from an 18-month inventory to a six-month one …READ MORE
On Tuesday, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a summit intended to elevate the importance of hiring veterans and share best practices among companies that regularly hire veterans.
Unfortunately, the hearing quickly …