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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

A few weeks ago, you may never have heard of the Ebola virus. Now you can't stop hearing about it. Although only a few Americans have been infected, the virus' potential has several federal agencies working to better understand, treat and find a cure for this deadly disease. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss NIH's efforts to combat the Ebola virus.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 09:32am EDT
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Edward Lowery, Criminal Investigation Division, Secret Service

In 2013, more than $156 million in counterfeit U.S. currency made it's way into circulation globally before being seized. The modern day counterfeiter is operating in a world of accelerating technology and instant information. Edward Lowery is special agent in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Secret Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how counterfeit criminals have evolved.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 08:55am EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - August 20, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, the Merit Systems Protection Board has new rules on firing senior executives at the VA, and workers' compensation costs skyrocket at the Postal Service.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 08:10am EDT

Tim Devaney, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

The violence in Ferguson, Missouri, has drawn attention to many issues. One is whether local police departments have too many military-style weapons and other equipment originally intended for use on the battlefield. Now, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) plans to introduce a bill to limit what military equipment can be acquired by local police. Tim Devaney, staff writer for the Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Tim Devaney , The Hill , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:26am EDT

Michael Bromwich, Founder and Managing Principal, The Bromwich Group

Inspectors General are encountering speed bumps in their daily routines. Forty-seven IGs say they are having a hard time getting documents from their respective agencies in order to complete their work. Agencies include the Peace Corps, Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department. Now, the IGs are asking the Office of Management and Budget for help. Michael Bromwich is founder and managing principal of the Bromwich Group and an experienced federal troubleshooter. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to clarify the relationship between IGs and agencies.

Tags: Michael Bromwich , inspectors general , oversight , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:34am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Director of Naval intelligence, Vice Adm. Ted Branch, is now in his ninth month on the job with no access to classified information. Last November the Navy announced that Branch was one of the officials they were investigating in the fraud and bribery scandal involving ship husbanding. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this story, which he covered in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 09:24am EDT
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Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Tech America

The Defense Department's Industrial Policy Chief, Elana Broitman, stepped down in July, after only five months on the job. The departure comes as relations between industry and the Pentagon are somewhat strained. Mike Hettinger is the senior vice president for the public sector at Tech America. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what Broitman's departure means for contractors.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:43am EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - August 19, 2014

The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. In today's news, the government explores cars that talk to one another, and the cost rises for raising a child.

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Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 07:53am EDT

Brian Hitson, Office of Science and Technical Information, Energy Department

Following a White House directive, the Energy Department is putting the research it funds on a fast track to the public. It has launched a web portal it calls the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES). It will provide free public access to accepted peer reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. Brian Hitson, acting director of the Energy Department's Office of Scientific and Technical Information, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive. He explained why DoE launched the portal.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:36am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A report on employees' abuse of telework is damaging a Patent and Trademark Office program long held as a model for other agencies. PTO's challenges demonstrate the need for the government to update the rules that define what work means. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss why PTO's problems are the next hurdle every agency must jump through to make telework successful. Read Jason's related article .

Tags: Jason Miller , PTO , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:21am EDT
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