Federal Drive Show Blog - February 7, 2014

Friday - 2/7/2014, 9:43am EST

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's Interviews:

Carolyn Bridges
Associate Director of Adult Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Chances are, you know whether your kids have gotten the recommended vaccine shots. But have you? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying all sorts of things to increase adult immunizations. Carolyn Bridges offers her insight on the agency's strategy. She is the associate director of adult immunizations.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Environmental Protection Agency's simple idea of making water pollution data easier to understand garners a major innovation award. EPA won the "shark tank" competition against seven other finalists at the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Forum yesterday.

Doug Norton is the EPA program manager for How's My Waterway. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller about the project and why it beat out seven other innovative programs.

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Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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For the first time, claims processors at the Veteran Affairs Department can get medical records from the Defense Department on demand. That should save time deciding the cases of recently separated service members. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu, has more.

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Julia Ziegler
Web Manager
Federal News Radio

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Over the past week, we've learned that three different agencies are offering buyouts and early retirements. Are more likely? Federal News Radio Web Manager Julia Ziegler has details.

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