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Report: Army Plans Military Transition Assistance Center in San Antonio, Texas

The U.S. Army wants to establish a facility in San Antonio, Texas, that will offer housing, healthcare and employment assistance to military veterans as they transition back into civilian life, Fox San Antonio reported Wednesday. Emily Baucum writes the service branch aims to open the military transition support center near Fort Sam Houston next year. Kevin Wolff, Bexar …

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New Pennsylvania Policy Aims to Cut Teacher License Processing Time for Military Vets, Spouses; Pedro Rivera Comments

The Departments of Education, Military and Veterans Affairs in Pennsylvania have introduced a new policy to reduce processing times for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses who apply for a teacher license. Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-New York) and Pam DeLissio (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) are currently working to turn House Bill 2078 …

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Loretta Lynch: DOJ to Initially Hire Contractors for FBI’s Gun Buyer Background Check System

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department will initially employ contractors to immediately fill positions at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that works to conduct background investigations on gun purchasers, GovExec reported Wednesday. “Because we need to move as quickly as possible, we will likely hire …

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Megan Smith, Mary Beth Goodman: White House Unveils 3rd Open Government Action Plan

The White House has issued a third edition of its national action plan to promote transparency and civic participation in the government. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the Open Government National Action Plan contains over 40 new programs that represent the U.S. government’s efforts to improve government service delivery, fiscal transparency …

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President Obama Calls on Local Gov’t Support for TechHire Initiative

President Barack Obama has unveiled the administration’s TechHire initiative to bring the U.S. workforce at pace with the needs of the global economy by training them in technology fields and helping them fill technology job openings. Obama’s remarks during the recent National League of Cities conference in Washington, published Monday on the White House website, points to …

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IBM Inks Economic Development Deal with New York

IBM Corp. has reached an economic development agreement with the state government of New York in a move that aims to maintain technology jobs in the region, The Journal News reported Sunday. Joseph Spector writes the agreement is intended to sustain more than 3,100 high-tech positions in Dutchess County and …

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