Defense & Veterans Roundup: Second Shooting at Ft. Hood, Link Between PTSD and Media Frenzies

Two Keys to the Future: 3-D Printing and Employing Veterans

Catherine Cheney (@catherinecheney), NationSwell. Over the last two weeks, an unusual storefront has popped-up in DC on Connecticut Avenue as the Garages Powered by GE hosted a hands-on high tech lab right here in town. Last Monday, GE hosted a Military Monday series of events that brought local veterans and those who support them over to see for themselves what modern Advanced Manufacturing has to offer as a career today. NationSwell and others chatted with GE’s Seth Bodnar and the Manufacturing Institute’s Jennifer McNelly about why veterans are a great fit for manufacturing and how the Get Skills to Work…

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DoD Contracts: AMSEC LLC Awarded $187M to support Navy Surface Ships


AMSEC LLC, Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded an $187,795,398 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to furnish engineering, technical, repair and logistics support to afloat Navy surface ships and aircraft carriers. Under the terms of the contract, the company will identify material condition discrepancies; update and maintain configuration and availability report database systems; and develop or update onboard training and curriculum and conduct crew training. Work will be performed in various ship homeports throughout the world and is expected to complete by April 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy and fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy funding in the amount of $932,032 is being obligated at the time of award…

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DoD Contracts: The Boeing Co. Awarded $18 M for Development of CH-47 Aircraft


The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded an $18,962,520 modification (0307) to contract W58RGZ-04-G-0023 to integrate improved drive train development with the Block II system level engineering effort being conducted under the Block II Aircraft Component Improvement Program supporting the CH-47 aircraft. Fiscal 2014 research, development, testing, and evaluation funds in the amount of $18,962,520 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is May 29, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal., Ala., is the contracting activity.

ABM Government Services LLC, Hopkinsville, Ky. (W91278-14-D-0025); Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, Birmingham, Ala. (W91278-14-D-0026); Hoar Construction LLC, Birmingham, Ala. (W91278-14-D-0027); ITSI Gilbane Co., Walnut Creek, Calif. (W91278-14-D-0028); J&J…

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Recruiting Roundup:

Our picks for the week’s best recruiting news.

Is Amtrak cutting edge? Kerry Noone relaunches Amtrak’s Career Site, Analytics, Brand Message, and the Whole Candidate Experience.

Pete Radloff and Susan LaMotte share ten tips to brand yourself as an expert while keeping it real in 10 Tips for a Personal Brand.

If you’re one of the many experienced sourcers thinking about finding a new job in 2014, here are six strategies from Kelly Dingee in Sourcers: How Does Someone Who Needs You Find You.

Glen Cathey thinks Tactics Cloud is an Excellent New Twitter Talent Sourcing and Recruiting Tool.

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Spring is Here: Grow Your Veteran Candidates

We continue to see a large veteran work force transition. Even with all the transition support programs available, the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since 9/11 is still 10%.

Veteran hiring was the topic of conversation at a recent recruitDC Military Hiring Networking Session, where attendees looked at veteran recruiting through two lenses: Veteran and Recruiter. The discussion was led by Chrissa Dockendorf, a self taught recruiter of veterans now working with Randstand Sourceright, and Bob Wheeler, a Navy “soon to be veteran” recruiter who has been blogging about his transition at the Veteran’s Transition Diary.

Bridging the Gap

Both sides of the employment…

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