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FBI agent doggedly pursues guards in beating death of Alabama inmate

For her efforts in bringing to justice four prison guards who beat and murdered an inmate, the Partnership for Public Service recently named Susan Hanson as one of the finalists for the 2014 Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal.

Tags: Susan Hanson , FBI , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 11:14am EDT

Obama's second-in-command at EPA leaves for private sector

Bob Perciasepe was appointed deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. He will become president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions think tank in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday - 07/17/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Teachers' union wants DoE Secretary Duncan's resignation

Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for Education Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation.

Tags: Education Department , Arne Duncan , National Education Association , people

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:26am EDT

Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , Air Force , DoD , Air Force Research Laboratory , technology , IEDs , Afghanistan , drones , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

Scott Borg, Head of Antarctic Sciences Section, National Science Foundation

Helping coordinate the discovery of a new species of dinosaur is no ordinary accomplishment. But try discovering two new species and collecting a 15-million-year-old water sample trapped half a mile below the surface of Antarctica. Scott Borg, head of the Antarctic Sciences Section in the Division of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation, is a Service to America medal finalist in the Career Achievement category. Borg and his team support university researchers and scientists to help make their scientific visions a reality. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explains what draws him to this kind of work. View a photo gallery of other SAMMIES finalists. Read a Q&A with Borg.

Tags: Scott Borg , National Science Foundation , In Depth , Service to America Medals , people

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Navy has its first female four-star admiral

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Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 12:32pm EDT

VA reshuffling leadership team

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Friday the nomination of Carolyn Clancy as interim undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: VA , people , management , Carolyn Clancy , Sloan Gibson , Robert Jesse , Eric Shinseki , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:58pm EDT
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