In today's Federal Newscast, one of the most popular insurance plans for federal employees is offering an incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office passed the 11 million patents granted milestone just three years after 10 million.
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Disparities in vaccine hesitancy could effect readiness, the authors state.
Masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated employees, contractors and visitors inside federal buildings, the Office of Management and Budget told agencies last week. Maximum telework guidelines remain in place.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead at the WHO. They discuss the world’s lack of readiness and supply chain infrastructure to confront the pandemic. She says the lessons learned from this collective ‘trauma’ is sparking new efforts to build more robust surveillance and response systems for emerging pathogens, the concerning new variant out of India, and the need to accelerate global vaccinations to stop the continued spread of the pandemic.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department is relying too much on GPS.
More money to expand the IRS and raises for TSA officers - both are on the agenda as Congress returns to Washington this week.
A total of 190 military bases around the globe no longer have travel restrictions.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Energy Department and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are leading a new 100-day effort to improve the cybersecurity of the electric infrastructure.
COVID-19 highlighted weaknesses in the federal emergency response chain of command and medical supply lines. But the agency's acting chief told senators FEMA has a better understanding of what needs to be done going forward.
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Jha is a world renowned expert on pandemic preparedness and addresses concerns around the rare blood clot risk with the J&J vaccine, saying the brief pause in distribution is further evidence our scientific surveillance is working. He addresses the challenges of vaccine hesitancy and global supply chain. And also talks about the pandemic's impact on propelling meaningful change in public health in the U.S. as well as in the global health infrastructure.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel handed down a fine and two-year ban from federal service to a former official at Housing and Urban Development.
Some federal employees are receiving COVID-19 vaccines through their agencies, but for others, they must wait until their state and local governments make doses available.