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FDA opens Innovation Pathways

A priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices is underway. FDA's Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein explains how it works.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 09:41am EST
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FDA gets a food safety mandate, without the money

A $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving the FDA new power to increase inspections at food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted products. Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg joins us with an update.

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:08am EST
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Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST
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FDA's Sharfstein highlights transparency gains

Josh Sharfstein discusses his time with FDA before he leaves his post as principal deputy commissioner.

Friday - 01/07/2011, 03:49pm EST
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Army develops blood test for brain trauma

The test can be used to test for concussion on young athletes, infants with "shaken baby syndrome" and combat troops.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 09:40am EDT

Agencies discuss how to measure government performance

What's the best way to use the measurements developed for government in the past few years? We ask a panel of experts for their opinion.

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:00am EDT
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Agencies see IT Dashboard as starting point

EPA CIO Jackson said he wants to dig deeper to improve programs and save money on technology systems. Others are using the data on the dashboard to have a common language across the department.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:14am EDT
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FDA responds to new pandemic preparedness guidelines

Learn more about what reforms the FDA has in store

Monday - 08/23/2010, 09:41am EDT
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FDA, EPA behind curve?

Learn more about the information gaps at the FDA and EPA

Monday - 08/02/2010, 03:42pm EDT

New security prescription at Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun implementing program changes designed to increase security and enhance the experience of its patients.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:40am EDT
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Sammies finalist fights unapproved drugs

Through aggressive enforcement actions, incentives and multi-faceted education campaigns, FDA stopping the distribution of hundreds of unapproved prescription drugs. Deborah Autor is the fed behind the effort.

Monday - 07/26/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Cool Jobs: DHS vet protects nation through food

Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS's Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Report: FDA needs to reorganize to better protect food

A new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council says the FDA should become more proactive when it comes to food-borne illnesses.

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 04:24pm EDT
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FDA and NIH Launch Electronic Safety Reporting Portal

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have launched a new Web site that, when fully developed, will provide a mechanism for the reporting of pre- and post-market safety data to the federal government. Currently, the Web site can be used to report safety problems related to foods, including animal feed, as well as adverse events that might happen in relation to human gene transfer trials. Consumers can also use the site to report problems with pet foods and pet treats. The new site, called the Safety Reporting Portal, is meant to provide greater and easier access to online reporting. FDA officials say it's a first step toward a common electronic reporting system that will offer one-stop shopping, allowing people to file a single report that may be of interest to several agencies.

Monday - 05/31/2010, 11:49pm EDT

Rep. Towns: Birnbaum resignation was right decision

The Congressman explains why he thinks she made the right choice.

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 06:08pm EDT
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The changing state of Public Sector collaboration and associated operations


The Future of Public Sector Workforce and Workspace Sustainability is a series featuring a panel of renowned government and technology-industry experts. The panel, The changing state of Public Sector collaboration and associated operations, the first in the series looks at the challenges and evolving landscape facing Public Sector agencies, and how advanced collaboration models and solutions help organizations raise performance and satisfy citizen demands.

Monday - 05/17/2010, 04:38pm EDT
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OMB to set new real property policy

Controller Danny Werfel says agencies have been developing inventories and now it's time to get rid of unneeded real estate. OMB also preparing to kick off cloud computing certification program. And administration's performance management portal under development.

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:52am EDT
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FDA: transparency & spreading the word

Tuesday - 06/30/2009, 10:05am EDT
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Health Care Reform and Food Policy

Friday - 06/19/2009, 06:06pm EDT
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