Federal Drive interviews – Oct. 3, 2012

Dr. Tom BogdanPresident of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Almost like clockwork, each summer and winter brings destructive weather. And each year, the federal government’s weather apparatus works hard to keep up with technology and the latest scientific developments. Now one group is urging a new approach — a public-private U.S. Commission on Weather Policy.

Dorothy RobynCommissioner of Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration has turned some federal buildings into labs to test the latest green technology. Under the Green Proving Ground program, some federal workers may get to try out intelligent power strips. Others might see their building windows swapped out for ones that automatically darken on sunny days.


Carlo MunozStaff writer, The Hill newspaper

Three Democratic Congresswomen toured the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas yesterday. The base has been rocked by a sex scandal involving more than a dozen instructors. Representatives Susan Davis, Jackie Speier and Loretta Sanchez went to see for themselves how the Air Force has reacted.