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Dr. John Dye, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

The pace of new Ebola infections appears to have leveled off, but its too early declare victory. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes, on the research front. Army scientists are working on a vaccine for Ebola. With troops being deployed to West Africa to help control and treat the outbreak, Army scientists are taking the most advanced vaccines forward as quickly as possible. Dr. John Dye is the viral immunology branch chief at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive that for the Army, research into infectious diseases has a long history.

Tags: West Africa , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Army , DoD , John Dye , Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Monday - 11/17/2014, 09:22am EST
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Tim Peplaw, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is helping with Ebola civilian relief efforts in Africa. The agency launches a new public website featuring maps showing power grids, roads and other infrastructure that might be useful to civilian workers. Tools will let users pinpoint Ebola cases by location. Tim Peplaw is director of NGA's Readiness, Response and Recovery group. Peplaw points out to Tom Temin on the Federal Drive that for the NGA, support for humanitarian causes is nothing new.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , NGIA , DoD

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 07:11pm EST
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Feds, contractors confused by Ebola guidance

An agency denies a federal contractor access to its facility after learning that he's visited family in West Africa, in one sign of the confusion amid contradictory guidance from the White House, Pentagon and elsewhere.

Tags: Stan Soloway , USAID , Professional Services Council , workforce , DoD , AFGE , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp , contracting , industry

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 03:04pm EDT

AFGE questions Ebola protection efforts for frontline feds

The American Federation of Government Employees wants mandatory safety guidelines for federal Ebola responders. Those include nurses, doctors and employees at agencies including the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. Among the union's priorities are better communication between agencies and universal protocols.

Tags: AFGE , J. David Cox Sr. , Federal Drive , workforce , CBP , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Elise Garofalo

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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The role of electronic health records in the Ebola outbreak

The recent death of Thomas Duncan of the Ebola virus, the first in the nation, is raising questions about the role and efficacy of electronic health records.

Tags: health IT , electronic health records , Thomas Duncan , House Energy and Commerce Committee , Daniel Varga , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 02:56pm EDT

J. David Cox, President, American Federation of Government Employees

Some Homeland Security employees are worried about their exposure to the Ebola virus. Many of them work at the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. A few U.S. airports are screening passengers for Ebola. CBP employees will perform most of the checks. The American Federation of Government Employees wants agency management to put the right precautions in place. AFGE President J. David Cox joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: J. David Cox , AFGE , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:05pm EDT
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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
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