The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to post more workplace safety data online. A proposed rule would require large companies to file injury and illness reports electronically. Tom and Emily spoke with David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. He said many employers are currently keeping data and not reporting it to OSHA. This will be the first time that OSHA will collect this information.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health
What would you do if your program was handed $1 million from the President? That’s the question facing Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). On the recent 25th annual AIDS Day, President Barack Obama said the NIH would invest that much money over the next three fiscal years to boost research towards a cure. Tom and Emily spoke with Dr. Fauci about NIH’s plans to use the money.
Jim Read Director of the Office of Policy & Evaluation Merit Systems Protection Board
It’s not easy to fire federal employees. That’s where clean records agreements come in. Agencies use them to lay employment-related claims to rest, avoid arbitration, settle and move on. However, the agreements bring complex details that could potentially set feds back to square one. The Merit Systems Protection Board has released a report to help agencies do it right the first time. Tom and Emily spoke with the director of the Office of Policy & Evaluation, Jim Read.
Michael Kennedy Executive for Assured Interoperability Information Sharing Environment
An information-sharing website only works if people share information on it. The intelligence community is making it easier for more people to use its site: Intel-Link U. The site allows people to log on using smart identity cards known as HSPD-12 cards, which are advancing secure information sharing. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Michael Kennedy, executive for assured interoperability at Information Sharing Environment.
The Pentagon has come up with lots of ways to save money, but many of those ideas aren’t passing on Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio’s DoD Reporter Jared Serbu takes a close look at what’s in and what’s left out of the 2014 Defense Authorization Bill.
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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.