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Wendy Taylor, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID

Workers on the front lines battling Ebola face a lot of dangers. One of the biggest? Simply taking off their protective suits at the end of the day. It's a multi-step process with no margin for error. To combat this and other logistical problems, the U.S. Agency for International Development launched what it calls the "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge." It solicited designs and innovations from all over the world. Wendy Taylor, director of USAID's Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to parse the challenge's results.

Tags: Wendy Taylor , USAID , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ebola Grand Challenge , innovation

Friday - 12/19/2014, 11:21am EST
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health announced a vaccine they've been testing for the Ebola virus appears to be safe so far, and that a clinical study in West Africa could happen in early 2015. Is it too good to be true? Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of NIH's National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why the latest study's finding of the vaccine's safety is an important step forward.

Tags: NIH , Vaccine , West Africa , Anthony Fauci , National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:33am EST
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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
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