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FDA proposes sweeping new food safety rules

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

Tags: FDA , food safety , Michael Taylor

Friday - 01/04/2013, 02:00pm EST

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 19, 2012

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says that in spite of how it may seem, lawmakers understand the dangers of the fiscal cliff and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan talks about drug-resistant viruses known as superbugs that are on the rise.

Tags: Federal Drive , Mark Warner , Leon Fuerth , David Powner , Thomas Ricks , Danielle Ivory , Arjun Srinivasan , Senate , GAO , Bloomberg Government

Monday - 11/19/2012, 09:34am EST

Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 31

Level 3 Government Markets Group's vice president shares IT backup lessons from superstorm Sandy. And a National Research Council committee report lays out why floods and other disasters will be in our future unless the federal government makes major changes.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sandy , Edward Morche , Level Three Government Markets Group , David Dzombak , Carnegie Mellon , Fred Smith , technology , Steve Bauer , FEEA , Russell Berman , The Hill , DoD , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 08:53am EDT

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.

Tags: GAO , EPA , HHS , NIH , FDA , Frances Collins , hiring , ethics , oversight , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT

Federal produce-testing program spared _ for now

The nation's largest produce-safety testing program narrowly escaped closure thanks to a last-minute grudging reprieve from the Agriculture Department, and finding a permanent solution to keep tainted fruits and vegetables from reaching consumers could take an even bigger effort.

Tags: USDA , Rosa DeLauro , Congress , food safety

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 03:22am EDT

On the show today - May 21

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Thad Allen , John Berry , John Shoraka , Lance Rodewald , OPM , Coast Guard , SBA

Monday - 05/21/2012, 06:01pm EDT

Which agency has the most read-able website?

Fergal McGovern, Visible Thread's CEO, talks about which government agency websites do a good job of relating complex information in a clear way.

Tags: Fergal McGovern , Visible Thread , BLS , USGS , NCI , Federal Railroad Administration , Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation , Internet , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:54am EST
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SBA, CDC, NRC offer buyouts

The three agencies have joined a growing number that are offering incentive payments for employees to leave the payroll. Federal News Radio provides a roundup of recent buyout offers.

Tags: pay and benefits , buyouts , retirement , workforce , SBA , Tom Skinner , NRC , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:27pm EDT

Sleeping with the dog or cat carries risks

"Some of these bacteria infections and virus infections that your dog and cat have may not make them sick but may make you very sick," says Deborah Kotz, author of the Daily Dose health blog.

Tags: pets , dogs , cats , sleep , disease , Deborah Kotz , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Colleen Kelleher , Nathan Hager

Monday - 01/17/2011, 08:28am EST
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