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DoD launches new database to measure radiation exposure following Japan quake

Defense Department employees, contractors and their families that worked in or around the site of the nuclear disaster in Japan last year have access to a new database that estimates their radiation dose. DoD launched the Tomodachi Registry this week. It's available to all DoD-affiliated employees and their families. The site also includes information about the event and answers to frequently asked questions.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , DoD Report

Monday - 09/10/2012, 07:10pm EDT

Using social media at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Darren Ash, deputy executive director of corporate management at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will talk about how the agency is using youtube and other social media.
November 8, 2011

Tags: technology , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Darren Ash , NRC , social media , YouTube , AFFIRM , information management , software development , GSA , FBI , DoD

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 12:29am EST

NRC inundated with FOIAs after Japan earthquake

Agency CIO Darren Ash said media and citizens wanted more information than ever about what NRC is doing in the U.S. and in Japan to deal with the nuclear power safety. Ash said the agency is considering both technology and process improvements to its FOIA processes.
June 9, 2011

Tags: technology , Darren Ash , NRC , Windows 7 , Tech-Stat , FOIA , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:17pm EDT

Hardship pay for Japan announced

Service members in certain prefectures of Japan will receive hardship duty pay effective April 1, Defense Department officials announced.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , pay and benefits , hardship pay ,

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 09:40am EDT

Fairfax search and rescue team returns, talking about Japan

A highly specialized team of search and rescue professionals are back from Japan and talking about their experience in the devastated country.

Tags: Fairfax County Search and Rescue ,

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:18pm EDT

Japanese lessons

On of the lessons we can learn is the ongoing nightmare of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can be instructive.

Tags: columns , Barlow Herget , nuclear fuel , nuclear storage

Monday - 03/21/2011, 11:28am EDT

Elite Fairfax Co. search and rescue team returns home

A search and rescue team from Fairfax County returned home from Japan early Sunday morning.

Tags: Virginia Task Force 1 , Fairfax County Fire and Rescue ,

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 04:08pm EDT

Fairfax Co. search and rescue team returning from Japan

The elite urban search rescue team from Fairfax County that was assisting in the efforts following the earthquake and tsunami and Japan will be returning to the United States early Sunday morning.

Tags: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue , Virginia Task Force 1 , Ofunato , USAID

Saturday - 03/19/2011, 04:01pm EDT

What did the massive Japanese earthquake sound like?

Scientists have posted the ominous sound of the 9.0 magnitude temblor, from as close to the source as it gets.

Tags: Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics in Barcelona , Science Daily

Saturday - 03/19/2011, 11:35am EDT

Devastation felt at Washington Japanese Language School

Many people in the D.C. area with ties to Japan are still watching the devastation, worried about family, friends and the country's future.

Tags: Washington Japanese Language School , Tomomi Bloomfield

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 10:49am EDT