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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Tech advances help improve science at NIH

Peter Alterman, the senior advisor to the chief information officer at NIH, tells Federal News Radio his agency is "working to understand how new technology options can be used to advance the scientific research agenda" at the agency.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 02:13pm EDT
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HHSInnovates awards online health tools

Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:31pm EDT

Federal jobs among most desirable

While Google ranks as their ideal employer, many college students say they are interested in working for federal agencies.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 08:28am EDT

GWAC Summit: Meeting of the Minds

GWACs explained by GSA's Michael O'Neill, NIH's Mary B. Armstead, and NASA's Joanne Woytek

Friday - 03/18/2011, 11:00am EDT
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Gala supports Children's Inn at NIH

Teresa Bozelli, chair of the Children's Inn Gala, and Linda Berdine, chair of the Board of Directors of The Children's Inn at NIH, explain the importance of the organization.

Friday - 03/11/2011, 04:40pm EST
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GuLF Study to track 10 years of health

A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. We get details from Dr. Dale Sandler with NIEHS.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 10:31am EST
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OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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Telework is about to change your agency

The recent passage of the Telework Enhancement Act substantially changes the status of telework throughout government. But how? We get details from Dr. Scott Overmyer, author of a new study.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 10:31am 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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NIH director hits the high notes about science

How to you inspire young people to go into science? If you're the head of the NIH, you sing to them! NIH Director Francis Collins demonstrates.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:00am EDT
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NIH issues $20 billion CIO-SP3 RFP

The GWAC is focused on providing health IT services along with other general technology functions. Vendors must have specific health IT capabilities to bid on the contract. NIH said a small business RFP of the contract will be issued soon.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:10am EDT

Grants Support Biomedical Research in Space

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the first new grants under the Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (or BioMed-ISS) initiative, a collaborative effort between NIH and NASA. Using a special microgravity environment that Earth-based laboratories cannot replicate, researchers will explore fundamental questions about important health issues, such as how bones and the immune system are weakened.

The National Laboratory at the International Space Station provides a virtually gravity-free - or microgravity - environment where the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie human diseases can be explored.

Scientists will conduct their experiments in two stages. The first is a ground-based preparatory phase to allow investigators to meet select milestones and technical requirements. The second is an Space Station experimental phase. That will include preparing the experiments for launch, working with astronauts to conduct them on the Space Station, and then performing subsequent data analyses on Earth.

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 11:59am EDT

Commerce's Locke promises changes

A new advisory council will provide Commerce and other agencies with ideas for how the government can help push federally-funded technologies into the commercial marketplace. Locke said his agency will do its part by speeding up the patent process to one year and get certain grant funding out in 30 days. Commerce also is working with NIH and NSF on the i6 Challenge where $12 million is available for companies to commercialize technologies.

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 07:24am EDT
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Pentagon has best transportation options for feds

Federal News Radio asked you which agency has the best transportation and parking options as part of our Best of the Federal Government series. The results are now in.

Friday - 09/03/2010, 05:30pm EDT

Vote: Which agency has the best transportation options?

As part of our Best of the Federal Government series, we asked you to nominate the agencies with the best transportation or parking options. Vote now for your favorite!

Friday - 08/27/2010, 03:28pm EDT

Weakest link in federal hiring is at the start

In federal hiring, officials always have to strike a balance: fill the job as quickly as possible, while looking for the right candidate from as big a pool of applicants as possible. A new report suggests evaluating candidates is the weakest part of the entire hiring process.

Friday - 08/27/2010, 07:39am EDT
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Groundbreaking Joint Regenerative Procedure Tests Well

Using a cutting edge process to form new joints inside the body, a team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has successfully regenerated rabbit joints. The experiment demonstrates that it's possible to grow dissimilar tissues, like cartilage and bone, taken entirely from the host's own cells. The regenerative procedure is performed by stimulating previously irreparable organs or tissues to heal themselves. Three-dimensional structures made of biocompatible and biodegradable materials in the shape of the tissue, are infused with a protein to promote the joint's growth. The approach sidesteps several problems that are typically encountered in trying to transplant cells that are grown externally, such as tissue rejection. Future work could replace arthritic joints in animals and ultimately in arthritis patients who need total joint replacement.

Monday - 08/09/2010, 02:27pm EDT

NIH providing satisfaction on the web

Four federal websites meet or exceed the private sector's highest score. How? Why? We ask Joyce Backus at NIH.

Friday - 07/30/2010, 09:46am EDT
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Power restored to NIH facilities, all open

Power outages affecting workers at the National Institutes of Health have been restored. All employees should report.

Monday - 07/26/2010, 11:13am EDT
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