Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat on March 4 to discuss his IT priorities around streamlining IT operations to better serve customers; transitioning IT services to a service broker model; and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management.
- Congress struggled late into the night Friday to avoid a partial
shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties worked to
outmaneuver House conservatives furious that the legislation left President Barack Obama's
immigration policy intact.
He vows, "We will not do more with less. Those days are over." With the shadow of shutdown looming, the Commandant gave his State of the Coast Guard address this week. He said aging platforms and crumbling infrastructure threaten mission success. He also vowed to take decisive action to alleviate the strain. Adm. Paul Zukunft is the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the state of the Coast Guard.
The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the Senate Judiciary Committee approves Loretta Lynch as next attorney general, some lawmakers want their paycheck withheld if the Homeland Security Department shuts down and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald tells senators he's committed to a
law allowing some veterans to obtain health care at non-VA facilities.
Anil Karmel, CEO at C2 Labs and former deputy chief technology officer at the National Nuclear Security Administration, and David Olive, principal at Catalyst Partners, counts down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.
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The latest issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange focuses on the Exchange’s new Emergency Services Learning Community, featuring profiles about reducing the use of emergency services for non-urgent conditions. One of the profiles describes a program run by MedStar Mobile Healthcare, an emergency medical service provider in Fort Worth, Texas. MedStar uses mobile health care paramedics to provide in-home and telephone-based support to patients who frequently call 911 and to other patient populations who are at risk for potentially preventable admissions or readmissions. Four additional programs serve individuals with congestive heart failure, patients who can be managed transitionally at home versus with an overnight observational admission, in-home hospice patients who are at risk for hospice revocation and home health agencies as a support to prevent unnecessary visits to the emergency department. These programs have significantly reduced the number of 911 calls, potentially preventable emergency department visits and hospital admissions. This innovation is part of a cluster of select profiles in the Innovations Exchange’s Emergency Services Learning Community.
Funding a college education can be a real challenge. Whether your parents are helping to cover the expense or you are taking on the challenge yourself, children of service members can take advantage of the many federal grants, loans, educational benefits, and scholarships available to military students.
Teens may have difficulty recognizing when a relationship turns abusive. They may think abuse is a normal part of a relationship and may be ill-equipped to handle the confusing emotions. Like their civilian counterparts, military teens are at risk for dating abuse, which includes physical, sexual or emotional abuse in a dating relationship or with a former dating partner. Helping teens learn to develop healthy relationship skills can go a long way to preventing teen dating violence.
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