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DHS fast tracks licensing of animal vaccine to prevent potential outbreaks

Michelle Colby, branch chief of Agricultural Defense at the Homeland Security Department, shepherds new vaccine through federal licensure process.

Tags: Michelle Colby , DHS , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , people

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:03pm EDT
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GSA names Sisk as deputy FAS Commissioner

Bill Sisk gets to remove the acting from his title as he takes on the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service on a permanent basis.

Tags: people , Bill Sisk , GSA , acquisition , Jason Miller , Tom Sharpe

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 01:12pm 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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Napolitano departure highlights gaps in DHS leadership

The leadership vacancy created by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation is the latest and greatest blow to a department where one-third of the heads of key agencies and divisions have been filled with acting officials or remained vacant for months. Napolitano's departure, slated for September, will create the 15th hole in the department's 45 leadership positions.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , leadership , people , workforce , management

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 08:56am EDT

Napolitano to step down as DHS secretary

Janet Napolitano announced that she would be resigning as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in early September to take a senior post at the University of California.

Tags: DHS , Janet Napolitano , people , University of California , Cabinet

Friday - 07/12/2013, 10:17am 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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Senate confirms GSA's Tangherlini, others to key agency posts

The top spots at a few key federal agencies are now officially filled following Senate confirmation votes this week. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve Dan Tangherlini to be the administrator of the General Services Administration and Howard Shelanski to serve as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. Senators also OK'd Brian Deese to serve as OMB deputy director for budget.

Tags: people , GSA , OMB , Dan Tangherlini , Howard Shelanski , Brian Deese , OIRA , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:26pm EDT

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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How to burn things and influence fire safety

Dan Madrzykowski, a fire protection engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, uses science to study blazes in order to come up with new firefighting techniques.

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Friday - 06/28/2013, 11:54am EDT
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