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Homeless Veterans Get Help from HUD’s New Housing Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the launch of a new program that will provide $58.6 million to get homeless veterans off the streets this year. Vouchers will be provided to some 8,000 displaced veterans and their families across the country through the department’s Veterans Affairs …

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Virtual Worlds Project Helps Service Members Combat Deloyment Issues

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology will launch a new virtual worlds project for service members who struggle with deployment or psychological healthcare issues related to deployment. During a June 3 DotMilDocs interview on Pentagon Web Radio, Dr. Kevin M. Holloway, a T2 clinical psychologist and the project lead …

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Terrorist Watchlists Now Check All US Air Travelers

Every passenger traveling within the United States and its territories is now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight program, a move that is a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced yesterday. “This program …

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Gates, British PM Talk Afghanistan, Iraq, Economy

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday met with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss a range of important issues, including the war in Afghanistan, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the fiscal pressures facing both government, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell. At 43, Cameron is …

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CIA Pays Tribute to Fallen Colleagues

Having recently added 12 stars to its Memorial Wall to commemorate the lives of 102 Americans lost in service to their country, the CIA yesterday paid tribute to those men and women who died in the line of duty. “No matter when or where they served, or whether their names …

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Government Smartphone Policy: What You Need to Know

Last month, we brought you the top iPhone apps for government, but since they’re mostly worthless if you can’t use them on the job, we took a look at federal smartphone policy to determine when and where government workers can use their iPhones or BlackBerrys. In compliance with FISMA, agencies …

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Mullen Pays Tribute to Veterans at D-Day Memorial

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen paid tribute to the D-Day veterans during a ceremony at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. “The significance, the cost, and, most of all, the sheer bravery of Americans and allies who pushed forward on June 6th taught us …

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