Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.
Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.
Army asked to find the depth of danger at Detrick
Wednesday - 8/18/2010, 9:08am EDT
Senior Internet Editor
The area was used to both test and store chemical, biological and radiological material in the 1950s and 1960s, including, said Cardin, possibly Agent Orange.
"We know that there were effects from the use of these chemicals that are still not fully understood," said Cardin, "and we just want to make sure that the contaminants have been totally cleaned up."
To that end, Cardin told Federal News Radio he has called the Army to sign a Federal Facilities Agreement (FFA) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before December 1, 2010.
"We know that there were tests done there that could very well have compromised the drinking water...contaminated the underground water supply and we want to make sure that every test is done and every remedial action is taken."
While he told the Federal Drive he believes DoD understands the seriousness of the issue, he said "it's important to have an independent party that evaluates whether the Department of Defense is doing everything that they need to do and that's why we want the FFA entered into quickly."
"There are different aquifers that go through the area," said Cardin. "We want to make sure that if there are areas that are not safe, that they're not used; that the wells are not drilled to that level."
For more on Senator Cardin's view of what's ahead for Congress, including tax credits for small business and job creation, listen to the interview linked above.