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Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Saving lives around the world has a Federal doctor in line for a Service to America Medal. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She's a Sammies finalist in the National Security and International Affairs category. She tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose on In Depth the virus she and her team promoted the vaccine for isn't well known, but the consequences are. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 01:42pm EDT
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More doctors turn to e-health systems to care for patients

Almost 50 percent of doctors today now use electronic records to help care for their patients. That's up from 40 percent in 2012 and just 11 percent in 2006, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , e-health records , electronic records

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Charles Rothwell chosen as next NCHS director

Former director of the National Center for Health Statistics' Division of Vital Statistics was named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service last February.

Tags: Charles Rothwell , NIH , Top Leaders in Federal Service , Michael OConnell , people

Monday - 12/23/2013, 05:58pm EST

Demand for data-driven models supplies agencies with decision making power

More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.

Tags: managament , OMB , Dustin Brown , Christopher Braden , Gary Eilerts , USAID , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , data-driven analysis , Nani Coloretti , Treasury , A New Era in Technology , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 04:40am EST
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Obama briefed on shutdown impacts

President Barack Obama is being updated by members of the White House about the impact of the government shutdown on key federal agencies and programs. Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough briefed Obama on the shutdown's impact on the government's research efforts, according to the White House.

Tags: management , government shutdown , research , NSF , NIH , U.S. Merchant Marine Academy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/14/2013, 02:15pm EDT

CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , people , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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CDC's Rothwell epitomizes 'top shelf' leadership

Overseeing the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., Charles Rothwell was called a man who "epitomizes everything a top shelf leader should be." He has been named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service.

Tags: Charles Rothwell , Top Leaders in Federal Service , people , leadership , management , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , NIH , Bureau of Vital Statistics , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:38am EST

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
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