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'In case of nuclear attack...'

Dr. C. Norman Coleman's daily duties immerses him in what "most people don't want to think about," and for his exceptional work on radiation, he is a SAMMIES finalist.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES Tracker , NIH , C. Norman Coleman , Norman Coleman

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:31am EDT

DOJ COPS program is changing perceptions

The economic problems of the past few years have taken their toll on local governments, including police departments. We learn how building partnerships with the private sector landed DOJ's Zoe Mentel a seat at this year's SAMMIE finalist table.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIE TRACKER , DoJ , Zoe Mentel , COPS , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 06/06/2011, 10:31am EDT

NASA's LAUNCH aims for innovation

NASA has been collaborating on innovative ideas and technologies dealing with such global challenges as water resources, clean air, health care and energy. We get details from team leader, and SAMMIE nominee, Diane Powell.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sammies , NASA , Diane Powell

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:31am EDT

Increased collaboration aids Justice missing persons cases

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) proves effective in matching up missing persons reports to unidentified remains, according to Charles Heurich, the program manager of NamUs.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoJ , Service to America Medal , charles heurich , namus , Jory Heckman , Technology , Missing persons , law enforcement

Monday - 07/11/2011, 12:39pm EDT

Census demographer helped bring peace to Sudan

Oliver Fischer is a demographer and a conflict monitoring and response officer with the U.S. Census Bureau and a Sammies award finalist.

Tags: Census , Sammies , Sudan , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 03:53pm EDT

National security plans for 21st century disasters

Your agency will function just fine after a major disaster. Richard Reed is the special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the Executive Office of the President. He's also the man that made that possible.

Tags: In Depth , management , national security , disaster recovery , Richard Reed

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 06:33pm EDT

Vet Centers grow under caring hands

Alfonso Batres' life has been dedicated to one important mission—addressing the needs of our nation's veterans and their families. We talk with him about that and it led him to become a finalist in thie year's Service to America Medals.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sammies , VHA , Alfonso Batres

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:31am EDT

SAMMIE nominee faces a watershed moment

Sammies finalist, EPA's Katherine Antos, describes her work as "very gratifying". We find out why and what she's done to be a finalist.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Call to Service , SAMMIES Tracker ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 10:31am EDT

SAMMIES 2011: how to get a head start

The SAMMIES pay tribute to America's dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. We get nomination tips from the Partnership for Public Service's Max Stier.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Service to America Medals , Max Stier

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 10:41am EST