Federal News Radio continues to highlight unorthodox ways that some feds spend their days in our week-long Cool Jobs in Government series. 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? Federal News Radio’s Max Cacas takes us to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.