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Federal agencies kickoff working dog collaboration effort for stronger, sustainable future
Clark Young, Transportation Security Administration trainer, takes his explosives detection dog Bina through a training exercise at TSA’s canine training center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 17. Every year, TSA trains about 250 canine teams at JBSA-Lackland to operate in the aviation, multimodal, mass transit, and cargo environments.
April 19, 2019 - Ten federal agencies — including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice and State — began an important dialogue at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for government-wide collaboration in working dog operations.

April highlights Autism Awareness
Alyssa Carvajal bowls with her son, Easton, Jan. 30, 2019, at the bowling event held by Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)
April 19, 2019 - The Exceptional Family Member Program at Joint Base San Antonio brings awareness to the Autism Spectrum Disorder during April along with the services and support they offer to the military community. ASD can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are different from others.

How to effectively use ICE feedback
When our customers take a brief moment to provide us with positive feedback they may show thanks or appreciation and that feeling alone can make most of us feel warm and happy inside. Naturally though, you are going to check your e-mail, social media or ICE feedback one day and you will experience the shock of negative feedback.
April 16, 2019 - How do you feel when you receive feedback about the services you provide?

Mobile devices and OPSEC
Mobile devices are being introduced into the Department of Defense at an astonishing rate. The Defense Logistics Agency defines mobile devices as a wireless-enabled portable device. These include but are not limited to iPhones, iPads and tablets.  This fast paced integration has caused a paradigm shift to occur within DOD and DLA. Our adversaries target these types of devices because they can process information with the same capabilities as a computer. To combat this, DLA has established policy with the issuance of DLAI 8130.01 Mobile Device Management. The policy covers DLA military, civilian and contractor personnel.
April 16, 2019 - Mobile devices are being introduced into the Department of Defense at an astonishing rate. The Defense Logistics Agency defines mobile devices as a wireless-enabled portable device. These include but are not limited to iPhones, iPads and tablets.

New Washington Headquarters Services Director Selected
Thomas Muir, Director, Washington Headquarters Services, Department of Defense, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Apr. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Army photo by Monica King)
April 12, 2019 - Thomas (Tom) M. Muir is the newly appointed Director, Washington Headquarters Services, effective April 15, 2019.  He will manage the organization's $1.2 billion budget and its nearly 2,300 civilian, military, and contract employees providing a vast portfolio of complex and integrated operational services supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Departments, Defense Agencies and Field Activities, Congress, and the White House.

2019 Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and Department of Defense (DoD) Spirit of Service Ceremony
2017 PSRW 4'logo
April 9, 2019 - The 2019 Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) and Department of Defense (DoD) Spirit of Service Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Auditorium, will recognize outstanding civilian employees within the National Capital Region who display the core qualities of honor, integrity, and excellence in their everyday service to the Department.

Volunteers needed for 6-month deployments to Djibouti, Poland
April 9, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency Mission Support Branch needs volunteers for six-month deployments with a DLA Support Team in Djibouti and a DLA Liaison Team in Poland.

Health Care Transition Looks to Improve Processes for Wartime Missions, Beneficiaries
April 8, 2019 - At the direction of Congress, the military health care system is going through a substantial set of changes in its structure and how it will operate, said the Defense Department’s director of cost assessment and program evaluation.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Mark Center
Earth Day 2019
April 5, 2019 - Every day is Earth Day at the Mark Center.  Join the Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy

Spring travel? TRICARE goes with you
April 3, 2019 - If you’re planning a trip this spring, remember that TRICARE travels with you. Whether traveling stateside or overseas, make sure you know what to do in case you or your loved ones become sick or injured on vacation. Learn the rules for getting care and costs associated with your TRICARE health plan, so you can make informed decisions while traveling.

April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness month
Message from the U.S. Department of Defense
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Everyone can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces. The military is the most trusted institution in the nation and service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve.
April 3, 2019 - U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Message

Leadership Development Council holds summit
March 11, 2019 - Leadership Development Council Leadership Summit was held Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The catered, lunch event featured dynamic speakers - each providing their leadership thoughts on one chosen letter of the word L-E-A-D-E-R.

Pentagon Spokesman Discusses Variety of Topics With Reporters
Charles E. Summers Jr., acting assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, March 8, 2019. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence
March 8, 2019 - Chief Pentagon spokesman Charles E. Summers Jr. discussed a variety of topics with reporters at the Pentagon, including Turkey's plans to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile system, the U.S. Space Force and building alliances.

Proper Eating Increases Health Benefits, Readiness
March 1, 2019 - An Air Force veteran of 18 years and dietitian said the food in military dining facilities has improved dramatically in terms of nutritional value and healthy eating choices.

For first time, Pentagon budget will contain reform investments
Pentagon budget will contain reform investments
Feb. 8, 2019 - Aaron Mehta -- https://www.defensenews.com/congress/budget/2019/02/08/for-first-time-pentagon-budget-will-contain-reform-investments/

Disabled Military Veterans will now get a Reduced Fare
Metro transit
Feb. 1, 2019 - Disabled military veterans will now get a reduced fare to ride local Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia transit. Veterans with a VA disability rating of 60% or greater can reduce transit cost by as much as 50%.

WHS Hits CFC Goals
Jan. 11, 2019 - Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) employees lived up to the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign

Shanahan: Former Defense Secretary Brown Shaped U.S. Military for Decades
Harold Brown, who served in President Jimmy Carter’s administration as the 14th secretary of defense, died Jan. 4, 2019. DOD photo
Jan. 6, 2019 - Harold Brown, 91, the 14th secretary of defense and the first scientist to hold the position, died at his home in Ranch Santa Fe, California.

DoD Recognizes Outstanding Administrative Civilians
U.S. Department of Defense civilians attend the 2018 Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration and Distinguished Civilian Service Award Ceremony in the Hall of Heroes in the Pentaogn, Arlington, Va., Nov 15, 2018. (L to R, Lisa Hershman, Acting Chief Management Officer; Phyllis Toor, Martin Drake, Daniel Burke, Thomas Jones, Samantha Sumner, Michael Buckley, James Stevens, Carl Tierney, Michael Rhodes, Director of Administration, Office of the Chief Management Officer (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Trevor Wiegel)
Nov. 29, 2018 - DoD recognizes its 2018 David O Cooke Excellence in Public Administration awardee and seven Distinguished Service Awardee 15 November 2018 in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

WHS Implements FY19-23 Business Plan
Cover for the Washington Headquarters Group Business Plan 2019-2023
Nov. 9, 2018 - Over a series of strategic offsites taking a critical look at the way Washington Headquarters