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How social networks can stop terrorism

Matthew Brashears thinks he might be able to stop terrorist attacks by first understanding the social connections terrorists form.

Tags: Matthew Brashears , Mike Genkin , Defense Threat Reduction Agency , Cornell University , terrorism , social networks ,

Monday - 07/19/2010, 05:42pm EDT

Cool Jobs: NIST scientists deal with weighty issues daily

Most of us take for granted that medicines are usually dispensed in pills or capsules by the milligram and that a sack of flour or sugar is usually dispensed by the pound. But who determines officially just what a milligram or a pound actually is? As part of our "Cool Jobs in Government" series, Federal News Radio's Max Cacas takes us to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Tags: Cool Jobs in Government , Patrick Abbott , Richard Steiner , NIST , kilogram mass standard , Max Cacas , Margaret Beasley

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:40am EDT

Cool Jobs: DHS vet protects nation through food

Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS's Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.

Tags: Doug Meckes , Auburn University , DHS , OPM , FDA , NIH , Smithsonian , national security ,

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 06:55am EDT

VA simplifies access to PTSD care

New regulations decrease the burden on veterans seeking treatment and benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tags: VA , PTSD , Eric Shinseki , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 07/12/2010, 02:56pm EDT

TSA revises ban on websites

The Transportation Security Administration has revised its decision to block access to websites deemed "inappropriate for government access" from agency computers.

Tags: TSA , blocked websites , controversial opinion ,

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 05:49pm EDT

OPM clears up category rankings process

Agency releases new guides to help hiring managers implement the new approach, which will replace the rule of three.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , hiring reform , category rating system ,

Monday - 06/28/2010, 05:32pm EDT

HUD embraces Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

"As the new generation of information seekers primarily accesses news and other content through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, HUD deemed it essential that the Department get up to speed on today's popular channels of communication," HUD wrote in a press release.

Tags: HUD , YouTube , Facebook , Twitter , RSS , social media ,

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:09pm EDT

Make the competitive advantage work for you

Learn more about what it is and how you can apply it at your agency.

Tags: management , competitive advantage , Michael Lee Stallard , Jason Pankau , DorobekInsider ,

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 04:00pm EDT

NARA declassifies 8 million pages

The newly-created National Declassification Center has processed and published 2% of the documents it is tasked with releasing. The center released a status report detailing its progress and the steps it plans to take in the future.

Tags: management , David Ferriero , NARA , National Declassification Center ,

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 04:54pm EDT

Energy hopes green roofs spread like weeds

What's white and green and efficient all over? DOE hopes it's your roof.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoE , green roof , Jen Stutsman , technology , management , cool roofs , green government , Steven Chu , NNSA ,

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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