Posts Tagged: control

Unpacking the “Black Box” of Incident Reporting

Government agencies regularly report “incident” data, such as the number of burglaries, house fires, cases of food poisoning, bankruptcies, workplace injuries, and more. While these data can be used externally for accountability, they can also be used internally to predict and prevent these kinds of incidents. These days, more detailed, near real-time data can be… Read more »

Francis Collins: NIH Aims for Upgraded Medical Robotics

The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $2.4 million in funding for three robotics projects in an effort to help patients with disabilities and aid in medical procedures. NIH is participating for the second year in the National Robotics Initiative to build robots that are intended to assist visually- and physically-impaired individuals and enhance… Read more »

Analyst Forecasts $62B Per Year in Defense Procurements

A Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analyst predicts that defense budget may drop as much as $415 billion if sequestration remains in place over the next decade, Aviation Week reported Friday. Michael Bruno writes CSBA defense analyst Todd Harrison said Thursday that the military’s authorized procurement would fall to $62 billion on an annual… Read more »

University Researchers Examine Shutdown’s Effects on Health, Security Programs

The U.S. government shutdown could interrupt some of the country’s services such as disease detection and prevention, healthcare, food safety, emergency response and compliance activities, according to a report by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Lisa Schnirring and Robert Roos write public health and food safety agencies have warned… Read more »

A Look at the Next Two Weeks…And Beyond

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President With the Washington Nationals now eliminated for sure from this season’s baseball playoffs, Washington the city and the market can focus fully on handicapping the possibility of a government shutdown next week. Just in case, the White House issued a memo this month on agency operations during… Read more »

Awake! To the Ramparts! Very Important Work Awaits Us Tomorrow!

We must motivate the Congress to act now to prevent a future Newtown Tragedy. April 14, 2013 by Ron Manderscheid Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on google | More Sharing ServicesShare | Print Today, Sunday, April 14, marks the four month anniversary of the horrendous Newtown Tragedy. Essential changes regarding… Read more »

Government Conferences: Now What? The first meeting to address the knee-jerk reactions toward cutting government events

What’s your take on what should be discussed? An online event on February 7, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00 EST NEWS: Adam Arthur, Virtual Platform Initiative Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just added to the speaker roster. The conduct of vitally important government conferences has come under increasing fire in the past couple of… Read more »

How to Cause Panic: Television, Social Media and Emergency Management

Http://LeonardSipes.Com CBS “Sunday Morning” (best news show on television) produced “Casting a Skeptical Eye” on April 1, 2012 stating, “No fooling – it’s April 1st, which means we should be extra skeptical about everything today. But correspondent Mo Rocca says with technology letting mis-information and myths spread so quickly, being skeptical is good advice every… Read more »

Sprint M2M to Boost Utility Industry Operations; Make Systems Smarter

Press Release Jan. 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EST Sprint M2M to Boost Utility Industry Operations; Make Systems Smarter Itron, Lanner, Power Insight and Silver Spring offer Sprint connectivity to utilities for automated monitoring and data collection http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sprint-m2m-to-boost-utility-industry-operations-make-systems-smarter-2012-01-19 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electric and water utilities are changing the way they… Read more »