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Protecting the environment keeps Americans safe

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development is developing solutions and creating a better understanding of how the environment impacts public health. Chris Frey, assistant administrator for research and development at the EPA, explained that old service lines are exposing people to lead via their drinking water. The agency is working on […]


Government Matters – Fighting human trafficking, Protecting the environment and people – December 1, 2022

Kari Johnstone with the State Department on combatting human trafficking and Chris Frey with the EPA on protecting humans and the environment


Vets must ‘create their own career path’ in the federal government

The Interagency Veterans Advisory Council supports the roughly half a million vets employed in the federal government. The biggest challenge for veterans trying to work in the federal government is “getting their foot in the door,” Lloyd Calderon, chair of the Interagency Veterans Advisory Council, said. The 2022 report from the Interagency Veterans Advisory Council […]


‘Meeting people where they are’ is the key to increasing innovation, director of the USPTO says

The mission of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is to support American innovation, issue patents and trademarks and drive economic growth. Protecting intellectual property is critical to protecting innovation, Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and director of the USPTO said. Women Entrepreneurship Initiative was started because women are the […]


Government Matters – USPTO focuses on increasing innovation, How veterans are faring in federal jobs – November 29, 2022

Kathi Vidal with USPTO on increasing innovation and Lloyd Calderon with the Interagency Veterans Advisory Council on vets in the federal workforce


Addressing security risks with smart devices

Smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) pose security and privacy risks that consumers are not always aware of. A cyber label, along with new legislation, could offer protection. Brandon Pugh, resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, explained that while smart devices have many benefits, there are also many security risks that […]


Government Matters – NASA’s Artemis 1 Mission, Security risks with smart devices – November 25, 2022

Pam Melroy on Artemis 1 Mission and Brandon Pugh on security risks with smart devices

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