For decades the Chesapeake Bay has been a worsening victim of pollution. As the nation’s largest estuary, the health of the Chesapeake has regional implications. When he first came into office, President Obama issued an executive order for a multi-agency task force to see what could be done to set the bay on a path to better health.
Dexter Brooks director of the Federal Sector Programs Office of Federal Operations, EEOC
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants to hear your thoughts on how it can better enforce anti-discrimination laws at federal agencies. It is welcoming public input as it builds a case management system.
EEOC will accept comments through Monday, Jan. 28.
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) chairman House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
A former prosecutor has taken the helm of the House subcommittee that oversees cybersecurity. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) says his experience fighting cybercrime as a U.S. attorney has prepared him for the job. But he’d like to see agencies act more like doctors than cops. Meehan says he wants to see the government triage dangers in cyberspace.
Dr. Rebecca J. Johnson associate professor of national security affairs Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University
In the military, a recent spate of sexual and financial scandals has shone a spotlight on how it teaches ethics to its officers. The Joint Chiefs of Staff is reviewing the training courses. But one professor already has radically changed the course she teaches by opening it up to the public. Marine Corps University associate professor Rebecca Johnson has created a Twitter hash tag so anyone can audit her class and weigh in on military moral dilemmas.
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.