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From Congress to consumer safety, Buerkle describes recipe for success

Anne Marie Buerkle is a current commissioner at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and a former New York congresswoman. She sat down with Women of Washington Hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss her path to Capitol Hill and what she's found since her arrival in DC.

Tags: Ann Marie Buerkle , Congress , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , leadership , management

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 11:16am EST

During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

Tags: workforce , management , government shutdown , Congress , Senate Commerce Committee , Aerospace Industries Association , Consumer Federation of America , Deborah Hersman , Marion Blakey , Rachel Weintraub , NTSB , FAA , NHTSA , FDA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:38pm EDT

Product safety agency launches two-way communication tools

Alex Filip, deputy director of the commission's communications office, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new tools the CPSC has developed and how they can be used to bolster communication with industry.

Tags: IT , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris ,

Monday - 11/21/2011, 09:32am EST

CPSC might get more funding

Tags: management , Government Spending Report ,

Monday - 05/11/2009, 11:00am EDT

CPSC safe products database debuts

Beginning today, consumers are encouraged to visit to submit Reports of harm or risks of harm, and to search for safety information on products they own or may be considering buying. Inez Tenenbaum, CPSC chair, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , transparency , technology , best practices , complaints , Inez Tenenbaum

Friday - 03/11/2011, 09:08am EST

CPSC database to make complaints transparent

With the new database available in March, consumers can easily go online to and report a complaint about an unsafe product or conduct a background check on a product's safety by examining reports of consumers' complaints. We get details from CPSC's Scott Wolfson.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , transparency , technology , best practices , complaints , Scott Wolfson

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:42am EST

Toddler dies after getting tangled in drapery cord

Montgomery County Police say the 18-month old was found by police around 11 a.m. Friday in an apartment in the 900 block of Northampton Drive in Silver Spring.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , Lucille Baur , CPR , Northampton Drive , toddler

Friday - 09/17/2010, 04:08pm EDT

OMB, GSA hope fourth time is a charm for

Agencies launch redesigned governmentwide portal with Microsoft's Bing search engine. As a part of the launch, OMB and GSA make 18 mobile applications available from agencies across the government. Federal CIO Kundra says the government must improve how citizens access information and interact with agencies.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , OMB , GSA , EPA , TSA , Apple , Google , RIM , iPhone , Droid , BlackBerry , mobile apps , , search , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/02/2010, 04:45pm EDT

More strategic thinking at the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Get a preview of tomorrow's Ask the CIO show.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Patrick Weddle

Wednesday - 04/07/2010, 04:07pm EDT
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