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Public Health Vet Robert Redfield to Become CDC Director

The Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Robert Redfield, a more than 30-year public health veteran, to serve as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of CDC’s Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two decades and as …

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FCC’s David Bray to Serve as First NGA Chief Ventures Officer

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, will join the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next month as the organization’s first chief ventures officer in July, MeriTalk reported Monday. He will be responsible for helping drive NGA’s internal and commercial innovation efforts in his new position, according to the report. He led FCC’s information technology …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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Paula Yoon: CDC Explores Data Collection Tech to Modernize Disease Surveillance Systems

Paula Yoon, director of the health informatics and surveillance division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said CDC currently explores technologies as part of an initiative to modernize aging public health surveillance systems. Yoon wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that CDC eyes application programming interfaces and microservices that …

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CDC Director Tom Frieden Calls On Congress to Support $1.9B Zika Emergency Package

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agency, has urged the Congress to back President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request in emergency funds for Zika virus response efforts. Frieden wrote in a blog post published Monday the Department of Health and Human Services has repurposed funds to meet laboratory requirements, develop diagnostic …

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