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All in the family time...

It's great to donate money to starving children overseas and to support charities, hospitals and rescue animals. But there are times when there is nothing wrong with turning inward and helping people, even fellow federal workers and retirees, closer to home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Like now...

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , Sandy , FEEA , NARFE , NTEU

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 02:00am EST

FEMA pays initial costs of Sandy-related power, transportation operations

The federal government is picking up the tab to restore power and provide transportation in the areas hardest hit by Post- tropical Cyclone Sandy.

Tags: FEMA , Sandy , DHS , Craig Fugate , Jolie Lee , budget , Andrew Cuomo , New York , New Jersey , Barack Obama

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 02:13pm EDT

Agencies fan out en masse to help recovery efforts

FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.

Tags: management , FEMA , FCC , Craig Fugate , David Turetsky , Hurricane Sandy , Telecommunications , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm EDT

FEMA says funding won't be an issue in storm relief efforts

The pot of money funding FEMA's relief efforts contains $3.6 billion, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. That includes some funds carried over from last fiscal year as well as new funding from the stopgap spending measure approved by Congress last month.

Tags: FEMA , Craig Fugate , social media , Hurricane Sandy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/29/2012, 08:56pm EDT

Americorps team organized 60K volunteers in Joplin aftermath

A team from the Corporation for National and Community Service is being hailed as heroes for coordinating 60,000 volunteers after the twister. Kelly Menzie- DeGraff led the effort under AmeriCorps.

Tags: Kelly Menzie- DeGraff , AmeriCorps , Corporation for National and Community Service , Service to America Medal , Joplin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 10:21am EDT

NASA satellite surveillance assists disaster relief

WTOP's Kristi King talks to NASA's Jim Irons.

Tags: NASA , Jim Irons , Federal Drive , Kristi King , WTOP , satellite

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 09:59am EST

Language Survival Kits get disaster testing in Japan

Language, protocol and cultural barriers can still get in the way of disaster relief even if the countries are allies. Col. Dino Pick, Commandant for the Defense Language Institute, tells us about his unit's efforts to overcome that.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , DLA , Dino Pick , Suzanne Kubota , Japan ,

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 10:40am EDT

DoD helps rethink disaster relief

Harnessing the power of e-mail and the Web, STAR-TIDES has been working since 2007 to pull together some of the best minds in the world to help people and nations during times of natural disaster and crisis. Now, a National Defense University professor said the group is trying to overcome some geo-political limitations to its work.

Tags: Technology , National Defense University , DoD , Linton Wells , STAR-TIDES , technology demonstration , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:53am EDT