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Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 1, 2012

Sean Patton of Lockheed Martin talks about the EPA's migration to a collaboration and communication service. Sanjay Koyani discusses a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Health and Human Services components to get better leverage out of the information it has. Engineer Norman R. Augustin talks about a new report on STEM prepared by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council.

Tags: Sean Patton , Lockheed Martin , EPA , cloud computing , email migration , technology , Sanjay Koyani , Center for Tobacco Products , FDA , Norman Augustine , National Academy of Engineering , STEM , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 09:47am EDT

Water resource infrastructure not adequately funded, report says

A National Research Council report recommended Congress and the White House take a broader view at planning and allocating funds for the resources maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: David Dzombak , water , infrastructure , Army , Army Corps of Engineers , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 12:04pm EDT
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GSA backs sale of island that's home to DHS lab

A federal agency supports a plan to sell New York's Plum Island, home to the country's only laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases that could affect the livestock industry, according to a draft report by the agency.

Tags: GSA , USDA , DHS , Plum Island ,

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:17pm EDT

DHS risk analysis is falling short

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, evaluates how DHS assesses potential national threats -- such as a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or pandemic -- to prioritize actions needed to reduce and mitigate such catastrophes. John Ahearne tells us about the findings.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , threat assessment , John Ahearne ,

Monday - 09/20/2010, 10:32am EDT
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Fixing CSI: Nation

Tags: tech , Forensic Science , Constantine Gatsonis ,

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 07:20pm EST
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Report details deficiencies in plans for proposed Detrick facility

Plans for a risk assessment for a proposed Fort Detrick facility are missing a number of critical elements, according to a report issued Friday.

Tags: Fort Detrick , National Academy of Sciences ,

Saturday - 04/30/2011, 12:29pm EDT

Climate change threatens $100B in Navy installations

The National Research Council says that a rise in sea levels of about three feet could jeopardize $100 billion worth of Navy installations.

Tags: Skip Bowman , Navy , climate change , DoD , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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One year after FBI closes Ivins case, doubts still linger

Last week, a National Research Council committee released a 170-page report casting doubt on the science the FBI used in its investigation, leaving the Justice Department with circumstantial evidence that many say wouldn't hold up in court

Tags: Bruce Ivins , anthrax , Fort Detrick , FBI , Justice Department

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 12:01pm EST

Report: FDA needs to reorganize to better protect food

A new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council says the FDA should become more proactive when it comes to food-borne illnesses.

Tags: management , FDA , Institute of Medicine , Martha Roberts , food safety , regulation , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 04:24pm EDT
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Energy Use Website

A new website has been launched that communicates essential information about America's energy situation, based on the vast holdings of reports from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. A finalist for the Webby Award in the category of science, the site called "What You Need to Know About Energy" provides an overview of our current energy system in the United States, and covers the uses for energy, sources of energy, the cost of energy including to cost to the environment, national security, and sustainability, and energy efficiency. It identifies each of the energy sources we rely on today - ranging from wind to nuclear to oil - and tracks how each is used. You'll find it at needtoknow.nas.edu.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , National Academy of Sciences , National Academy of Engineering , Institute of Medicine , Energy

Monday - 05/10/2010, 02:26pm EDT
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