Members of Congress are calling for tighter regulations of government labs handling dangerous microbes. The call comes after employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mishandled materials containing flu and anthrax samples. Sean Kaufman is a former CDC scientist, now president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions. He recently testified to Congress about the safety violations at the CDC. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the safety lapses.
Saving lives around the world has a Federal doctor in line for a Service to America Medal. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She’s a Sammies finalist in the National Security and International Affairs category. She tells Federal News Radio’s Francis Rose on In Depth the virus she and her team promoted the vaccine for isn’t well known, but the consequences are. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists.
Former director of the National Center for Health Statistics’ Division of Vital Statistics was named one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service last February.
More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.
President Barack Obama is being updated by members of the White House about the impact of the government shutdown on key federal agencies and programs. Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough briefed Obama on the shutdown’s impact on the government’s research efforts, according to the White House.
Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC’s Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.
Overseeing the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., Charles Rothwell was called a man who “epitomizes everything a top shelf leader should be.” He has been named one of Federal News Radio’s Top Leaders in Federal Service.
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says that in spite of how it may seem, lawmakers understand the dangers of the fiscal cliff and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan talks about drug-resistant viruses known as superbugs that are on the rise.
Level 3 Government Markets Group’s vice president shares IT backup lessons from superstorm Sandy. And a National Research Council committee report lays out why floods and other disasters will be in our future unless the federal government makes major changes.