Posts Tagged: FDA

Elevating the Citizen Experience with Digital Government

Amidst the enticing aroma of bagels, government and industry employees gathered at GovDelivery on Tuesday morning for a panel on elevating the citizen experience in digital government. The foundation of the panel was a report that GovDelivery published recently on trends in digital government engagement. The panel consisted of three current and former government employees… Read more »

Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders

This article was originally posted by Dan Chenok on the IBM Center for the Business of Government blog. In a recent event, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service added to a significant body of knowledge about how government leaders can leverage the power of analytics and data to… Read more »

Director of Innovate FDA Discusses Progress in Workforce Planning

We depend on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the medical innovations are safe and effective. Director of Innovate FDA and PEW Health Expert, Kathleen Stratton, has said, “FDA has a critical mission to promote and protect the public health and we should all care about their ability to do that.” Chris… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: July 20, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Ludwig Wittgentsein is Weeding Wilting Tuts. Bill Gates thinks game-play will become more prevalent as a mode of teaching and learning. Meanwhile, “The Art of Video Games” debuts at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Tim O’Reilly argues that “only by having fun with technology can we truly unlock its potential.” And if you… Read more »

Potentially Fatal Software Flaws in Medical Devices, DARPA’s Gigapixel Camera, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories has found widespread software flaws in medical devices which could cause patient harm or death. More here. The Transportation Security Administration is looking for software to monitor employee online activity including emails and keystrokes for… Read more »

States, Localities Inspire Federal Data-Driven Management

The New York City Police Department launched it vaunted CompSTAT more than a decade ago. This data-driven management approach inspired dozens of other cities and several states to adopt it to run their operations as well. Now it is being pioneered in federal agencies and will likely spread quickly with the encouragement of Congress and… Read more »

Your Tax Dollars Up in Smoke

The FDA wants you to know that smoking kills. Last month, the agency unveiled it’s latest effort on the war on smoking, a series of graphic cigarette warning labels. Next fall, your pack of Camels will be emblazoned with a photo of blackened lungs or rotting, nicotine-stained teeth, among other stomach-churning images. But there might… Read more »

Top 10 Tobacco Control Achievements 2001-2010

CDC online article identifies top 10 public health achievements of the first decade of the 21st century. Tobacco control makes the list, due to a federal cigarette tax increase; more smoke-free laws; and FDA regulations that ban flavored cigarettes, restrict youth access to tobacco products, and require larger, more graphic warning labels on cigarette packages…. Read more »

Weekly Round-up September 3, 2010

Here are the articles that caught our attention this week: Gadi Ben-Yehuda Of course, no one should miss my incredibly insightful and unfathomably well-written post “Meeting Half-way: Becoming Citizen 2.0.” But other people published material that you should read. Check out: Center for Democracy and Technology – Your Great Granddaddy Had Syphilis And Now Everyone… Read more »