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Ebola and your job description

Over the coming weeks and months, many federal workers and military personnel will be involved in the fight to contain, then isolate and eliminate the disease. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what measures agencies will be taking to protect those workers.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , ICE , CBP ,

Monday - 10/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

What role do US intelligence agencies play in the Ebola crisis?

The intelligence community appears to be avoiding becoming too deeply involved in the Ebola crisis to avoid mission creep. Besides, according to U.S. officials, their tool kit doesn't match the heavily scientific and medically- oriented information collection needs of a crisis like this.

Tags: intelligence , CDC , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 10/17/2014, 10:26am EDT

Ted Pestorius, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Ebola outbreak has forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into overdrive. About 100 staff members are in West Africa. Hundreds of other employees are working at the agency's emergency operations center in Atlanta. Still more are working stateside to protect Americans from Ebola or just picking up extra work so their colleagues can focus on the disease. Ted Pestorius is a management officer for the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, where his focus is on the center's employees. Emily Kopp caught up with him at NIH this week, at a conference where he was speaking about ways supervisors can support their employees. She asked Pestorius how is the CDC supporting these employees, and what concerns he hears the most about their well-being?

Tags: Ted Pestorius , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Centers for Disease Control , CDC , Emily Kopp ,

Friday - 10/10/2014, 10:23am EDT
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Financial help coming for Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in Africa still isn't under control and some countries have asked for help.

Tags: Liberia , financial aid , Barack Obama , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 05:35pm EDT

With no end to Ebola crisis in sight, CDC teams prepare for the long haul

The CDC staff working to stem the Ebola outbreak are "overachievers, hyperachievers and superachievers," according to one manager. The agency is taking steps to prepare those employees both physically and mentally for a long crisis.

Tags: CDC , Ted Pestorius , workforce , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 03:55pm EDT

US military personnel may test Ebola samples in Liberia

Pentagon officials say approximately two dozen U.S. military specialists in Liberia may conduct tests on laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the Pentagon's personnel deployed there are not expected to be in direct contact with the virus.

Tags: testing , Liberia , U.S. Africa Command , David Rodriguez , U.S. Naval Medical Research Center , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 12:38pm EDT

US troops go to Liberia

Three hundred fifty U.S. troops are in Liberia according to the Pentagon. They are ready to begin building a 25-bed field hospital for medical workers infected with Ebola.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Liberia , Guinea , Sierra Leone , hospital

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 09:01am EDT

The US military deploys to fight Ebola

The United States is standing up a military command center to fight the Ebola epidemic in Monrovia, Liberia. President Barack Obama said Tuesday the command structure is already in place to direct a major U.S. effort to build clinics, circulate supplies and train health care workers. According to the White House, the effort will involve up to 3,000 troops and more than $500 million in spending.

Tags: Liberia , military , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:34pm EDT

New Ebola drug 100 percent effective in monkeys

Fort Detrick scientists have discovered a way to completely protect primates from the Zaire-Ebola virus, which kills quickly and has no approved vaccine or therapeutic drug.

Tags: Fort Detrick , U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious , Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Saturday - 05/29/2010, 12:04pm EDT