Federal Drive with Tom Temin

NIH funds study focused on slowing growth of HIV in eight countries

The National Institutes of Health awarded $7.5 million in grants to eight different research teams to study how to slow the spread of HIV in eight countries. The study is called Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H). Bill Kapogiannis, an infectious disease physician at NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio to talk about the team's development strategies for combating the virus in "high risk" populations.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:09:08 10/4/2018

Past Episodes

The Taxpayer First Act which President Trump signed into law earlier this month included reforms to the IRS whistleblower program. Dean Zerbe is National Managing Director of the Alliantgroup and Senior Policy Analyst at the National Whistleblower Center, thinks they're an improvement ? he joined Federal Drive to explain why.
00:10:43 7/17/2019
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is getting serious about grid and electrical utility cybersecurity. New rules require reporting of certain cyber incidents and no more paper compliance. Senior Policy Advisor at the law firm Holland and Knight, Norma Krayem, joined Federal Drive with details.
00:10:31 7/17/2019
Agencies moving to the cloud have a process to make sure they're buying cyber-secure products. But the leadership of a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee says that process, known as FedRAMP, has become too lengthy and too expensive for small IT vendors to compete. Now those members say they're working on a bill to remove some of those FedRAMP hurdles. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman joined Federal Drive with the latest.
00:08:37 7/17/2019
No one becomes an astronaut for the food. But you can't live on the space station or fly to the moon or Mars without food. Now a challenge contest aims to find ways to grow food-bearing plants in austere environments. Director of education at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Amy Padolf, joined Federal Drive with more.
00:09:05 7/17/2019
Both legislative houses have passed their versions of the 2020 defense authorization bills and now and there's a lot to fight over. The House version, passed last week, has some significant differences with the Senate counterpart. It also had some interesting amendments attached to it. Federal News Network's Scott Maucione joined the show to explain.
00:09:46 7/16/2019
Agencies have been tasked by the Trump administration to take their customer service up a notch. But a few things may stand in the way. Like budget uncertainty, and in some agencies, less-than-optimal relations between line employees and management. Bob Tobias is a professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University and he joined Federal Drive to argue that better services starts in-house.
00:07:40 7/16/2019
The Trump administration earns a win in its bid to enforce and implement a series of executive orders on collective bargaining, official time and employee firings. A group of federal employee unions sued the Trump administration over the EOs and won last August. But the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed that decision yesterday. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined the show to explain the court's decision and what this means going forward.
00:09:40 7/16/2019
You might call it a field hospital in a backpack. That's the concept behind two recent Army contracts to develop what the Army calls an autonomous trauma care system for initial care of wounded soldiers in remote places. Carnegie Mellon University is one contract recipient. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is one award recipient. Retired Army Colonel Doctor Ron Poropatich, director of the Center for Military Medicine Research joined Federal Drive to discuss.
00:09:31 7/16/2019
For the Transportation Security Administration, airport screening doesn't just happen. The agency's security operations unit is constantly refining and testing how well procedures prevent guns and other prohibited items from making it through. But the Government Accountability Office finds, TSA could do better in how it manages its covert testing program. GAO's Managing Director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Charles Johnson, joined Federal Drive with details.
00:08:58 7/16/2019
With $17 billion in spending and a host of controversial amendments between them, the House and Senate must figure out a way to to reconcile very different versions of a National Defense Authorization Act. That's part of an agenda with two more weeks until a month-long recess. The Fulcrum editor in chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for his assessment.
00:08:35 7/15/2019

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