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Jonathan Baker, Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate

One thousand things have to go right to launch a rocket into space successfully, according to the Air Force. Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Call to Service category. Jonathan helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches. View a gallery of Sammies finalists. Also, Read a Q&A with Baker.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:15pm EDT
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Courageous leadership inspires former POW to overcome fear, lead others

The leadership displayed by his fellow prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp inspired the leadership lessons Lee Ellis teaches as part of his job as a leadership consultant.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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White House: Obama to add Julian Castro to Cabinet

President Barack Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office, a White House official said Thursday.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 02:20am EDT

DoD names Tillotson assistant deputy chief management officer

Appointment is a promotion for Dave Tillotson, who until now has served as the Air Force's deputy chief management officer.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 01:10pm EDT

Lindenmoyer taps private industry to fulfill NASA's space transportation needs

Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:04pm EDT

What's the latest on Capitol Hill?

NARFE's Chris Farrell joins host Mike Causey to talk about some of the bills introduced in Congress that affect federal workers.
May 21, 2014

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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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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