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Román uses satellite data to detect wildfires, monitor effects of climate change

While many people may think NASA is focused on space and looking at the stars alone, NASA research physical scientist Miguel O. Román is using satellite data to monitor changes in the Earth's environment.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:34pm EDT

How to prepare for life transitions

Life coach Patti Hudson offers some suggestions on how to deal with career changes and other life transitions.
May 19, 2014

Monday - 05/19/2014, 08:22pm EDT
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Obama considering new housing and budget leaders

Obama shuffling Cabinet, with Donovan in line for budget job, Castro considered for housing

Monday - 05/19/2014, 10:06am EDT

Miguel Roman, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio will be speaking to many of the finalists. On today's Federal Drive, Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke with Miguel Roman, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. His studies of thermal infrared imaging technology have helped authorities detect and fight wildfires. He's also used satellite imagery to quantify electricity use worldwide and map the impact of storms on the power grid. View photos and read more about each of this year's 33 finalists. In addition, read a Q&A with Miguel Román.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 09:56am EDT
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Richard Rast, Senior Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base

One of your colleagues has figured out a new way to find pieces of trash that are orbiting the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour. His creativity is now earning him some prestigious recognition. Richard Rast, a senior engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category. Read a Q&A with Richard Rast.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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VA undersecretary Petzel resigns in wake of health scandal

One day after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about allegations of mismanagement at some VA health facilities, Dr. Robert Petzel stepped down as VA's undersecretary for health. Earlier in the month, the White House tapped Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky to be Petzel's replacement.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:57pm EDT

Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Commerce Secretary Pritzker layers people, customer service throughout strategic goals

After nearly a year on the job, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is overseeing progress against five strategic pillars, including innovation, trade and management. She said she's trying to make sure employees feel connected to the vision and mission of the agency.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 04:11am EDT
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What's happening in Congress?

Jennifer Mattingley, director of government affairs for Shaw, Bransford and Roth, and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will give us an update on legislation affecting federal workers.
May 14, 2014

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:19pm EDT
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Treasury CIO East to retire in June

Robyn East confirms she will leave after three years on the job.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:54pm EDT

GSA's Rung takes first step toward OFPP administrator role

Anne Rung, the associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, is heading to the Office of Management and Budget by the end of May to be a senior adviser.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:18pm EDT

Halvorsen named as acting DoD CIO

Terry Halvorsen, who has served as the Navy Department's chief information officer since 2010, will become the acting DoD CIO next week.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 10:44am EDT

Regalbuto helps develop model to assess potential threats to nation's ports

Anthony Regalbuto led the Coast Guard's effort to evaluate America's ports and eliminate vulnerabilities to potential terrorist attacks.

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 03:58pm EDT

Career transition during early and mid-career stages

Career transition coach Mike Townshend gives advice on what to do if you are considering changing jobs.
May 12, 2014

Monday - 05/12/2014, 05:34pm EDT
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Anthony Regalbuto, U.S. Coast Guard

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. Anthony Regalbuto, chief of the Coast Guard Office of International and Domestic Port Security, plays a key role in protecting shipping ports from terrorist attacks. He has set up a program to improve security both in the United States and abroad. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his program.

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:39am EDT
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Help for veterans looking for work

Sandy Smith, transition services manager for the Arlington Employment Center in Arlington Virginia, will discuss what her organization is doing to help veterans enter the civilian job market.
May 9, 2014

Friday - 05/09/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Celebrate Police Week 2014

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of National Police Week 2014, which is being held in Washington D.C. from May 11th through the 17th.
May 9, 2014

Friday - 05/09/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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The OPM budget memo, RIFs, and buyouts

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss OMB's budget guidance memo, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will give us an update on Public Service Recognition Week.
May 7, 2014

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:26pm EDT
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ICE names Kern as its next CIO

Kevin Kern comes to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement after spending most of his career in industry.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 08:31am EDT

2014 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced 33 finalists for this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The list includes federal employees both new and experienced, who are making "high-impact" contributions on a domestic and global scale.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:10am EDT
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