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March 28, 2014 Northern Exposure The U.S. military charts an eight-point plan for securing the Arctic and its natural resources. By Kevin Baron The Arctic has gained increased attention in national security circles as melting ice caps promise new access to strategic positions and undersea resources for three of the world’s most powerful ...

11 Tips for Scaling Up Excellence in Your Organization

February 3, 2014 In their new book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao address the challenges and trade-offs leaders face in spreading constructive beliefs, behaviors and practices in their organizations. The book highlights the strategies behind success stories such as Kaiser Permanente's patient health ...

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July 1, 2013 Debating the Draft One lawmaker says women should sign up, while others say shut it down. The decades-old military draft system could be in line for a face-lift if some in Congress have their way. Lawmakers are making moves to reform the Selective Service, the agency in charge of registering ...

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May 28, 2013 VA's Oldest Beneficiaries Civil War survivor checks are among mounting veterans payments. Planners of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 were hardly focusing on the lengthy future of veterans benefit payments their action was locking the government into. But a decade later, federal checks going to service-disabled veterans and ...

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December 1, 2012 Nobel Pursuits NIST scientist David Wineland’s work leads to the call of his life. By Kedar Pavgi People in government tend to associate the 3 a.m. phone call with a crisis. For National Institute of Standards and Technology scientist David Wineland it was one of the best surprises of his ...

Interior Department hosts reenactment of singer’s historic performance

December 4, 2008 The Interior Department hosted on Tuesday a reenactment of legendary opera singer Marian Anderson's historic 1939 VIP concert at its Sidney Yates Auditorium in Washington. Ivy Anderson Hylton, a relative of the renowned vocalist, performed the songs Anderson sang on the same stage nearly 70 years ago, including renditions of ...