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Defense Roundup: Veterans Increasingly Orange Blooded, New Navy Scandals That You Can Talk to Your Mom About

Defense Industry Layoffs Picking Up Steam

Sandra Erwin (@nationaldefense), National Defense Magazine. The defense industry is shedding jobs after a slight lull in the pace thanks to years of downsizing in anticipation of coming budget cuts. For the last five years an estimated 160,000 jobs have been cut from the defense industry and this year will push that number substantially higher. A new report by consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas says that about 30,000 jobs have been eliminated so far in 2013 and represents a pace that will exceed last year’s losses by over 30%. Aircraft manufacturing alone is down approximately 10,000 jobs in the last 12 months and…

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Defense Roundup: LockMart Has Identified Its Next F-35: the SR-72; Whether SOF or NG, Returning from War Has Challenges

US Joins Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Over Background Probes

Andrew Zajac, Bloomberg. Falls Church, Virginia based USIS can’t get much of a break from the relentless scrutiny of its business practices after the revelations that its investigators had conducted the background checks on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The company that processes an astounding two-thirds of all contracted background investigations and half of all U.S. background checks is being accused of submitting investigations to the Office of Personnel Management without proper quality control checks. The formerly sealed lawsuit filed by a former investigator as part of the federal whistle-blower legislation act was joined by the…

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Defense Roundup: 800,000 Jobs Shutdown but Half Back to Work and Vets Could Soon Feel Shutdown Impacts

DoD to workers: Welcome Back, but Keep a Lid on Using Supplies

John Grady, ScoutComms. The battle of the government shutdown has been virtually the only story this week. Over the weekend, the Department of Defense announced their intention to bring most of the thousands of furloughed employees back to work. The move is a result of the Pay Our Military Act which Congress passed thinking it would be cover to avoid criticism for leaving troops in combat unpaid. Fortunately not all of the government lawyers got laid off last week and DoD partnered with DoJ to discover that nearly every single employee “supports military operations” and they…

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Defense Roundup: It’s 11:59 on the Budgetary Doomsday Clock, Veterans Spared a lot of Pain In a Shutdown

As Congress Fights Over the Budget, Agencies Go on Their ‘Use It or Lose It’ Shopping Spree

David A. Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold), Washington Post. As John Grady tells us above, the drama surrounding the latest budget showdown in Congress has federal agencies working 24/7 to figure out what a shutdown will look like come Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the annual end of fiscal year spending spree has been in full swing for a couple of weeks. For those not familiar with this fascinating tradition, federal agencies have until midnight Monday to spend the remainder of their FY 2013 budget or lose it and probably take a hit on their future budgets. This…

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Oct 1 Cleared Job Fair Job Seeker Handbook

Check out the cleared facilities employers who will be interviewing from 11am-3pm at the Westin Tysons Corner, and the security cleared positions they will be seeking to fill.

You must have a current or active security clearance to attend. Click here to pre-register.

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