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President Barack Obama recently appointed Dawn Halfaker to the USO Board of Governors. The USO’s mission is to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through partnerships with organizations like Hire Heroes USA, Wyakin Warrior Foundation, and Stronger Families, they provide our troops with the resources they need to ease the transition into civilian life.

With agencies intensely focused on optimizing resources and finding efficiencies to improve performance, the ability to visualize data to make informed data-driven decisions is paramount. However, with so many data visualization tools and technologies available in today’s market, how do organizations go about selecting the right tool?

On Sunday, October 5th, President Barack Obama presided over a crowd of more than 3,000 disabled veterans, veterans, guests and dignitaries who gathered for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication Ceremony. The project, over 16 years in the making, recognizes the over 4 million veterans who are living with injuries sustained in the line of duty.

On Sunday October 5, 2014, over 100 participants gathered at Burke Lake Park for the 8th Annual Run Around the Lake to raise funds, awareness, and support for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Racers completed the 4.7 mile course, with volunteers and spectators cheering as they crossed the finish line.

A project 16 years in the making, honoring injured Veterans, will finally come to fruition at its dedication on October 5th. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will recognize the over 4 million veterans who are living with injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Transitioning into civilian life can be a challenge for Veterans, especially those who were injured while serving our country. WBB hosts an annual Warrior Gathering in order to help injured service members and their families strengthen family bonds and relieve the stresses of post-injury life. This year, 25 injured service members and their families gathered for an all-expenses paid retreat at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA, from August 25-27.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, hundreds gathered at the Army Navy Country Club to honor the 32 year career of Ms. Tracey Pinson, Director of the Army Office of Small Business Programs. With her retirement, Ms. Pinson leaves behind a valued legacy of shaping small business policies and programs.

Big changes are coming to the Department of Defense (DoD) security policy. As the result of a years-long effort to improve and align civilian and DoD cybersecurity practices, DoD announced in March that they will be retiring the DoD Information Assurance Certification Accreditation Process (DIACAP) and switching to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

On April 30th, CivilianJobs.com formally recognized Halfaker as a winner for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military award. This is the fourth consecutive win for Halfaker, showcasing that it is a top employer for military personnel to target when transitioning to civilian careers.