AUTHOR ARCHIVES

Kedar Pavgi

Digital Producer/Reporter Kedar Pavgi is a digital producer/reporter at Defense One. He joined Government Executive Media Group summer 2012 as an editorial fellow. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, and has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
Results 151-160 of 330

Defense Furloughs Could Start in Late April, Comptroller says

March 12, 2013 Furloughs for civilian employees at the Defense Department could begin as soon as April 26, Defense Comptroller Robert Hale said on Monday. Hale told participants and viewers at a sequestration town hall that the Pentagon had asked commanders to begin a review to identify civilians who would be exempted from ...

Union Challenges HUD’s Planned Sequestration Furloughs, Closures

March 11, 2013 A federal employee union is challenging the Housing and Urban Development Department’s plan to shut down for seven days and furlough all of its employees. The union expected to begin negotiations with HUD officials on Tuesday, according to Eddie Eitches, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 222. ...

Labor Department Sends 4,700 Furlough Notices

March 11, 2013 Labor Department officials on March 5 sent 4,700 employees furlough notices to help manage across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration, according to Federal Times. Labor Department spokesman Steve Barr told Federal Times that employees would be furloughed an average of six days by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. ...

Army Finds Major Flaws in Mental Health Care and PTSD Treatment

March 8, 2013 The Army must take significant steps to improve its diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, according to results released Friday after a seven-month review. Army Secretary John McHugh described the Army Task Force on Behavioral Health report as one of the most ...

Customs and Border Protection Sends Thousands of Furlough Notices

March 7, 2013 This story has been updated. Across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration forced Customs and Border Protection on Thursday to begin officially releasing furlough notices to thousands of employees. The notice -- obtained by Government Executive -- says that furloughs for CBP employees will begin on April 21, and will continue through ...

Budget Cuts Should Not Compromise Safety, Naval Officers Told

March 7, 2013 The head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command told naval officers on Wednesday to maintain operational safety even as they begin to execute and manage across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration. Adm. Bill Gortney said it was the responsibility of officers “to assess if and when [their] command is approaching the ...

D.C. Mayor Pitches Anacostia Site for FBI Headquarters

March 6, 2013 The city of Washington has officially submitted a possible location to the General Services Administration for the FBI’s new headquarters. The local government offered a spot at Poplar Point, in the northern tip of the city’s Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast, according to a statement released Tuesday by Mayor Vincent Gray’s ...

Pentagon Releases Further Sequestration Guidance

March 5, 2013 Across-the-board spending reductions from sequestration will necessitate cutbacks to many Pentagon programs, including support for tuition assistance, congressional travel, bonuses for civilian employees and military entertainment, Defense Comptroller Robert Hale said Tuesday. In a memo obtained by Government Executive, Hale told senior Pentagon leaders that that the changes would be ...

Most Docs Don’t Want You to See Your Full Electronic Medical Record

March 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Most doctors in the United States think patients should be actively involved in updating their electronic health records, but they don’t want to give them full access to those records, according to a new study by technology consulting firm Accenture. Only 31 percent of U.S. doctors said they were willing ...

Furloughs Threaten Military School Teachers, Commissaries

March 4, 2013 Thousands of civilian personnel at Defense Department schools and commissaries will be furloughed because if across-the-board cuts from budget sequestration remain in effect, the Pentagon said Monday. During his daily press briefing, Defense Press Secretary George Little told reporters that teachers and workers at commissaries could face one-day-a-week furloughs because ...