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Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson named a former Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division as the interim acting director.

Tags: Secret Service , Julia Pierson , people , Jeh Johnson , Alejandro Mayorkas , Joseph Clancy , DHS , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:35pm EDT

Relmond Van Daniker, President, Association of Government Accountants

A long-time government financial management expert is calling it quits. Relmond Van Daniker retires as the president of the Association of Government Accountants today. During his 11-year tenure at AGA, Van Daniker helped the organization grow in membership and prominence. He also led an initiative to encourage government to create a four page citizen-centric report, which offers taxpayers information to help them make better decisions within their communities. Van Daniker joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why he feels now is the perfect time to retire.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Relmond Van Daniker , Association of Government Accountants , taxpayers , financial management , people

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 11:00am EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

This week, the award for Federal Employee of the Year went to Dr. Rana Hajjeh for her contributions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her work with vaccines will save the lives of about 7 million children by 2020. The Service to America Medals gala on Monday also featured several young federal employees who might earn that honor for themselves one day. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He was at the Sammies Awards. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he sees some special potential from this year's finalists in the Call to Serve category.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , people , Sammies , workforce , HHS , CDC , Rana Hajjeh , Partnership for Public Service , Call to Serve , Tim McManus

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Senate leaves Social Security's Colvin, others, waiting for confirmation

The Senate left Washington without confirming several of President Barack Obama's nominees for the executive branch, including Carolyn Colvin, his choice to lead the Social Security Administration.

Tags: Carolyn Colvin , SSA , Don Kettl , people , Nani Coloretti , HUD , Michael Carroll , USAID , Sharon Block , NLRB , Rhea Suh , Fish and Wildlife Service , Debo Adegbile , NHTSA , workforce , Congress , Senate , Emily Kopp

Monday - 09/22/2014, 12:24pm EDT

More openings at OMB than just VanRoekel

Steve VanRoekel isn't the only one leaving the E-Government office.

Tags: OMB , technology , people , Scott Renda , Jenn Gustetic , NASA , OSTP , challenges , Eric Won , SBA , Bob Brese , Gartner , Cristin Dorgelo , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:23pm EDT

Federal CIO VanRoekel leaving post for new role at USAID

VanRoekel will advise the agency's senior leadership on using technology and data to help coordinate the government's response to the crisis. This is his second stint at USAID. Lisa Schlosser will be the interim federal CIO.

Tags: technology , OMB , USAID , Steve VanRoekel , Beth Cobert , people , Jason Miller , federal CIO

Friday - 09/19/2014, 08:01am EDT

William Bauman and Ann Spungen, James Peters VA Medical Center

A quarter century of hard work and collaboration is giving paralyzed veterans a chance to rediscover a healthy, happy life. William Bauman is director and Ann Spungen is associate director of the National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury. That's at the James Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. They're Service to America Medal finalists in the Science and Environment category, and described their work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: William Bauman , Ann Spungen , Veteran Affairs , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Obama to finally fill OPM deputy director role

The President plans to nominate retired Navy Rear Adm. Earl Gay to be the second in command at OPM. The last Senate-confirmed deputy director left more than three years ago.

Tags: people , OPM , management , Earl Gay , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:20am EDT

McFadden spins many plates in Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Marion Mollegen McFadden of HUD helps coordinate the work of numerous government agencies in providing relief to the survivors of the Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: Marion Mollegen McFadden , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive , people , HUD , Hurricane Sandy

Friday - 09/12/2014, 01:05pm EDT

Bill Charmley, EPA, and Jim Tamm, NHTSA

Less air pollution and lower gas bills will be the result of a collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Bill Charmley is director of the Assessment and Standards Division at the EPA. Jim Tamm is chief of the Fuel Economy Division for NHTSA. They're Service to America medal finalists in the Science and Environment category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Jim Tamm explained the success and the collaboration that got their teams selected. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Bill Charmley , Jim Tamm , NHTSA , In Depth , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:42pm EDT
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