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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.
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Former FEMA exec pleads guilty to conflict of interest charges

January 16, 2013 A former executive with the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded guilty to federal conflict of interest charges on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Justice Department. Timothy Cannon, a former human resources director at FEMA, attempted to secure a job with polling and consulting firm Gallup while managing and ...

Walmart to hire 100,000 veterans over five years

January 15, 2013 Mega retailer Walmart announced on Tuesday that it would hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. In a speech during an annual event of the National Retail Federation, Walmart U.S President and CEO Bill Simon said that the company would offer a job to any honorably discharged ...

Prescription-strength Google?

January 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Feeling under the weather? You’ve probably looked up your symptoms on the Internet and self-diagnosed your ailment, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The survey found that 72 percent of U.S adults with Internet access looked online for health information ...

Military suicides at record high, far outnumbering combat deaths

January 14, 2013 Military suicides sharply increased in 2012 and exceeded the number of combat deaths in Afghanistan, according to a report from the Associated Press. The military had 349 suicides among active duty forces in 2012, up from 301 deaths in 2011, AP reported. The Army had the highest number of suicides ...

Major changes to Combined Federal Campaign proposed by OPM

January 14, 2013 The Office of Personnel Management has taken steps to revamp the Combined Federal Campaign in an effort to curb falling participation in the federal employee charity drive, according to the Federal Times. In a 53-page draft obtained by the newspaper, OPM proposed rules based on recommendations in a report released ...

Boeing announces layoffs at Texas facility

January 11, 2013 The Boeing Co. announced Thursday it will consolidate facilities in Texas and eliminate jobs, citing reduced future demand as a result of Defense Department budget cuts. The company said that 160 positions at a facility in El Paso that produces electronic equipment would be cut. A spokesman for Boeing told ...

Social Security may owe thousands of employees more back pay

January 9, 2013 The Social Security Administration may be forced to fund millions of dollars in additional back pay to black male employees who say the agency breached the terms of a 2002 class action discrimination settlement, according to the Federal Times. In a ruling issued on Dec. 18, Carlton Hadden, the director ...

Report: Obama administration must reform drone policy

January 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new report says that the Obama administration must find ways to reform its policies governing the use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles or risk the erosion of U.S national security interests. The report, written by Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that the ...

Troops discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell' gain full severance pay

January 8, 2013 Gay and lesbian service members discharged from the military on or after Nov. 10, 2004, under the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy will be entitled to full severance pay, according to the settlement from a court case. The settlement ends a class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil ...

No separate paid holiday for feds on Inauguration Day

January 7, 2013 Inauguration Day coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day will deprive Washington, D.C., area federal employees of one paid holiday, according to The Washington Post. D.C area federal employees looking forward to their quadrennial paid holiday will be left disappointed this year because of a quirk in the calendar. Normally, ...