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OSC warns agencies of email monitoring restrictions

The Office of Special Counsel is reminding agencies not to target email monitoring of employees that could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers who report waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: OSC , OMB , whistleblower , email monitoring , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/25/2012, 09:52am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- June 19

Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO's Bill Woods talks about GSA's reliance on "dun" numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft's new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

Tags: Avinash Kar , Joseph Petrillo , acquistion , GSA , GAO , Bill Woods , Jamison Cush , Charles Scoville , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , veterans

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:49am EDT

House OKs FDA bill to increase inspections, fees

The Food and Drug Administration would have more power to catch tainted pharmaceuticals manufactured overseas before they enter the U.S. market under legislation passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

Tags: USDA , House , Congress , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 07:49am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 22

The Federal Drive talks to the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about its new and long-awaited electronic system. Plus, we continue our series on the Service to America Medal finalists and learn about a "stock market" for fish.

Tags: Federal Drive , Kyle Myers , Alejandro Mayorkas , Rick Robins , Service to America Medals , USCIS , USCIS Transformation , Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 09:48am EDT

FDA doctor's work helps streamline diagnosis process

Dr. Kyle Myers works with a team of physicists, engineers and mathematicians, who apply their expertise to evaluating imaging systems that help diagnosis medical conditions such as cancer.

Tags: Kyle Myers , Federal Drive , Sammies 2012

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 11:41am EDT
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The future of health care cost savings

On this week's show, host Allen Scott examines efforts to cut health care costs and their potential implications for businesses and federal and state budgets. Guests include Health Care Analysts Christopher Flavelle and Brian Rye, and Congressional Analyst Loren Duggan.

Tags: Bloomberg Government , Allen Scott , Loren Duggan , Chris Flavelle , Brian Rye , health care , budget , Medicaid

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 04:14am EDT
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Bad medicine

Do you know where the drugs in your medicine cabinet are coming from? Commentator Barlow Herget set out on a mission to find out.

Tags: Barlow Herget , counterfeit drugs ,

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 01:07pm EDT

Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Tags: Frank Baitman , HHS , SSA , Jason Miller , technology

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST

Grassley, Issa call for review of federal policies for using personal email

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.

Tags: technology , Charles Grassley , Darrell Issa , Jeff Zients , OMB , privacy , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:34pm EST

Fmr. FDA commissioner calls for overhaul of medical approval process

The Food and Drug Administration takes too long to approve potentially life-saving treatments and devices, says the agency's former head.

Tags: Andrew Von Eschenbach , Project FDA , Federal Drive , Manhattan Project

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 10:55am EST
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