Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Researchers try to predict when soldiers risk overheating in gear

Work out too much in the heat and body core temperatures can rise to dangerous levels. Add heavy Army uniforms and equipment, and heat can turn deadly. Now the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has developed a way to more accurately predict when a soldier is in danger of overheating.Laurie Blanchard, biomedical engineer, and Adam Potter, research physiologist at the Institute, spoke about the issue on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:09:37 1/1/2019

Past Episodes

It's been a tough couple of years for the Combined Federal Campaign. The national capital region raised a little over 34 million dollars during last year's campaign which fell smack dab in the middle of the longest government shutdown in history. It's a stark contrast to the years where the region raised over 60 million dollars in one year. But the CFC is confident it can bounce back. Vince Micone is the CFC chairman for the national capital region. He's also the deputy inspector general for management for the Special Inspector General for the Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program. He spoke with Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko about the theme for this year's campaign.
00:08:01 9/19/2019
Kidney cancer is among the most deadly and hard-to-fight forms of cancer. But breakthroughs have been occurring and lives saved thanks to the work of Dr. Marson Linehan. He's chief of the urologic oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute and a finalist in this year's Service to America Medals Program.
00:08:06 9/19/2019
The Air Force is putting the finishing touches on a proposed overhaul of its personnel management system for officers. They would be the first large-scale reforms since the 1980s, and by the end of the process, the service says it wants a system that actually promotes officers who have the characteristics the Air Force says it values. Federal News Network's Jared Serbu has the details.
00:00:00 9/19/2019
For years the Indian Health Service operated by the Health and Human Services Department, has struggled with healthcare quality and management issues. Now the HHS inspector general is urging Indian Health Service management to get a grip on what it takes to fix it. For highlights, we turn to the Deputy Inspector General, Ruth Ann Dorrill.
00:11:17 9/19/2019
Federal agencies and industry have been competing for scarce cybersecurity talent. Now a new group of people you might have overlooked has emerged as a talent source. People with neurological issues, such as autism, often have the skills and intelligence needed with the right training. Here with how this has worked in a federal setting, this year's GEAR Center challenge grand prize winner, the vice president for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships at the Mitre Corporation, James Cook.
00:10:20 9/19/2019
As the General Services Administration reaches 70 years in business, Federal News Network has been exploring what that means for the agency whose main customer is the federal government itself. From the first time the legendary Texas Congressman Jack Brooks dialed a number using the newly established contract called federal telephone service, GSA has been in the business of operating contracts that supply telecom services to federal agencies.Continuing the series, GSA @ 70: Mission Evolved, and to gain some long-term perspective, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with a 32-year employee: Tom Howder, acting deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service. He explained how acquisition looked back then and reviewed telecom, which is where he got his start.
00:14:34 9/18/2019
The Census Bureau is doubling down on its cybersecurity as part of its prep work for the first U.S. decennial count that allows households to respond online. But it's also taking steps to crack down on misinformation on social media that might dissuade people from responding to the census. Part of that effort is a nationwide messaging campaign to set the record straight about what the bureau does and doesn't do with all that census data. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman had more details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:06 9/18/2019
Deals made under other transaction authority, as opposed to regular procurement contracts, help the government buy innovation and prototypes. That was the case with the Air Force looking for new space launch technology. Space X did not get a deal. It protested and discovered whether a protest is even possible under OTA. For details, procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:42 9/18/2019
As the military grows it needs to recruit young, bright people to fill its ranks. The Air Force is hitting its goals so far, but it's changing some of the ways it presents itself to the next generation to make the service an appealing employment option. Federal News Network's Scott Maucione spoke with Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service, about the issues the Air Force faces and how it's planning on overcoming them. Maucione spoke with Leavitt at the recent Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
00:06:56 9/18/2019
Trump administration's executive orders on federal employees and employment launched an epic struggle. Much of the president's May 2018 workforce orders have been locked up in legal battles for the past year. But the Office of Personnel Management sees a window of opportunity to implement portions of one of them. OPM is out with new regulations now. They're designed to streamline and shorten the firing and disciplinary process for federal employees. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to break down the details.
00:08:55 9/17/2019

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