Monthly Archives: June 2012

NASA, FAA ADVANCE NATIONAL GOALS IN COMMERCIAL HUMAN SPACE TRANSPORTATION WITH LANDMARK AGREEMENT

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA have signed a historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS). The two agencies … Continue reading

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What’s Your Real Retirement Age?

n general, the normal retirement age for people born between 1943 and 1954 is 66 years old. But after you take this questionnaire and pinpoint your particular situation, you will be able to figure out the age you will be … Continue reading

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CSRS & FERS Medical Disability Retirement: The Psychological Process

One of the reasons why the Federal or Postal employee contemplating filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, should view the entirety of the administrative process as just that — a “process” as opposed … Continue reading

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Supremes Curtail Avenues of Appeal for Fired Federal Employees

The Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that district courts do not have jurisdiction in federal employee removal cases simply because the challenge is based on the constitutionality of the law directing the removal. (Elgin v. Department of the Treasury, U.S. … Continue reading

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Fed Government Continues Sparring with Veterans in MSPB

By Mathew B. Tully, Esq. The federal government continues to fumble with veteran’s preference matters, even as it attempts to employ more veterans returning from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. With a new law streamlining the process that provides veterans … Continue reading

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are killer drones our new fireworks?

jimrigby.org When I was young we used to gather to watch fireworks on July 4th. Somehow watching things explode was linked to a sense of patriotism. As drones become more a part of modern war, it was to be expected … Continue reading

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Poison drones carrying biological weapon are new Olympic threat, warns Colonel in charge of keeping London calm

ByStephanie Condron and Christopher Leake   A senior Army officer has warned that unmanned drones carrying deadly poison could be used in a devastating terrorist attack during the Olympic Games. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fahy delivered the grim warning at a … Continue reading

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