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Helping returning warfighters: Operation Jump Start

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Update: We spoke with Ed Meagher, the former deputy CIO at Interior and Veterans Affairs, now with SRA, on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris. You can hear that conversation hear.

There is an absolutely wonderful program that helps warfighters returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as they “jump start” the rest of their careers. The program is called Operation Jump Start. And it is a great way to help others.

There is an actual event on Tuesday, Jan. 27  at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, VA. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a single place where you can find information. You can register here… and I’ve posted all the information after the break. That includes all the ways you can help… and there are many ways you can help out.

If you are not able to get there on that day, you can send it here to Federal News Radio 1500 AM and I will personally make sure it arrives. Our address here… and more information about the event… after the break.

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December 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

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Fed 100 deadline postponed… happy Christmas!

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For those of us busy working on Fed 100 nominations… we have some additional time — until Jan. 5, in fact.

FCW’s Michael Hardy posted on FCW’s blog:

FCW Insider: Fed 100 deadline extended

Good news for those of you struggling to complete Federal 100 nominations by the original Dec. 23 deadline: You have some more time.

We’ve extended the deadline to close of business (call it 5 p.m.) Jan. 5. You can find details on who is qualified to win the awards and the electronic entry form here.

The awards will honor 100 of the most accomplished members of the federal IT community, but we can only know about the accomplishments that set them out as deserving the recognition if you tell us. Take some time to nominate your colleagues who have performed well above and beyond their job requirements this year.

Contact FCW News Editor Michael Hardy or Editorial Assistant Timieka Nichols with any questions.

Written by cdorobek

December 23, 2008 at 10:38 AM

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