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Report finds blind spots in DoD's view of global science and technology

New study by the National Research Council says DoD needs to develop a new strategy to better understand what's happening in a world of more globalized defense research. By 2050, the authors note, more than four-fifths of R&D activity will be happening outsize the U.S.

Tags: DoD , science and technology , Technology , Arden Bement , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 12:56pm EDT

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

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

Fixing CSI: Nation

Tags: tech , Forensic Science , Constantine Gatsonis ,

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 07:20pm EST

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

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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