In today’s Federal Newscast, the Air Force is rolling out a new criminal justice IT system. It comes two years after the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas highlighted flaws in the current system.
Recent House votes included bills on the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Energy, while committees on natural resources have made progress on a bill to cut down on national parks maintenance.
The Energy Department is lending some supercomputing capacity to the VA for a genetic coding and analysis program that could change how post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat injuries are treated.
The Million Veteran Program has collected blood samples for genetic analysis from more than 500,000 veterans so far, making it the biggest database of genetic material in the world.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s Million Veteran Program has collected blood from more than half a million veterans. It’s now the largest genomic database in the world. MVP hit the halfway mark in August, and is on track to hit its goal of 1 million veterans ahead of schedule. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar, MVP’s program director, gave Federal News Radio’s Lauren Larson a look at the program, how the data is managed and what she and her team hope to gain from the research.
Veterans Affairs’ Dr. Ronald Przygodzki explains on the program will further the science of genomics.