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NIH scientists break new ground in halting deadly outbreak

Over a 12-month period, a deadly bacterial infection spread through one of the nation's top research hospitals, killing seven patients. A team of scientists used new techniques to identify the source of the infection and develop a treatment.

Tags: Julie Segre , people , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:58pm EDT
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9 ways to make government more efficient and effective

A new report by the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for a multiagency enterprise approach to the way the federal government handles major public policy goals.

Tags: Enterprise , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Stier , Lloyd Howell , management , human resources , workforce , good government , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 09:00am EDT

Jobs website sees increase in contract employees seeking work

It's not only government employees who are suffering from sequestration, but contractors, big and small, are feeling the hit as well. Contractors may have to trim their staffs if they lose out on a government contract.

Tags: Ginger Groeber , Exfederal.com , sequestration , contracting , hiring , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:33pm EDT
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Pension, health care changes key to Senate postal reform plan

The Senate postal reform bill calls on the Office of Personnel Management to change the way it calculates how much the U.S. Postal Service must pay into the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System. The change could result in a $6 billion surplus for the debt-burdened USPS.

Tags: Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , USPS , Senate , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , postal reform bill , Darrell Issa , Michael OConnell , workforce , retirement , pay and benefits

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:19pm EDT

Vantage point: Small and mid-sized contractors offer perspectives on sequestration

With fewer government contracts coming down the pipeline, small and mid-sized contractors are feeling the pinch of sequestration. Should they diversify, cut staff or sit tight and hope that big contract is just around the corner? Federal News Radio examines these issues in part 6 of our special report, Private Side of Sequestration.

Tags: Private Side of Sequestration , sequestration , contracting , small business , hiring , workforce , Lisa Mascolo , Optimos , Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , Carmine Taglialatela , TecPort Solutions , Nancy Blethen , Tech Systems , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 12:40pm EDT
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NIH's Gottesman at forefront of anti-cancer research

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman has spent four decades researching cancer cells and overseeing the development of anti-cancer drugs at the National Institutes of Health.

Tags: Michael Gottesman , NIH , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , people , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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Contractor hiring, morale take sequestration hit

With fewer new federal contracts on the horizon, vendors are trimming staff, changing direction and hedging their bets as sequestration plays out, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. Contractors are also blaming sequestration for low morale in their offices.

Tags: sequestration , Private Side of Sequestration , Evan Lesser , Stephen Fuller , Ward Carroll , Cameron Leuthy , Bob Lohfeld , Mary Beth Romani , Chris Romani , workforce , hiring , furloughs , Budget Control Act , budget , Michael OConnell , management

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 04:26am EDT

CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , CDC , people , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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DoE's Silverman helps us breathe a little easier

Josh Silverman, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Sustainability Support, led a team that identified and eliminated 1 million tons of dangerous greenhouse gases that were being emitted from DoE facilities.

Tags: Josh Silverman , Energy Department , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , people , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 11:46am EDT
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Borucki's career soars from Apollo to the stars

With a career spanning 50 years at NASA, space scientist William Borucki has had a hand in man's exploration of the Moon and distant stars.

Tags: William Boruki , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , people , NASA , Michael OConnell

Friday - 06/28/2013, 12:35pm EDT
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