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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 2011 , NIH , C. Norman Coleman , Norman Coleman

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

State Department fed works to change the world

As a deputy legal adviser, Robert Harris supervises offices providing advice on an array of issues ranging from human rights and refugees, treaties, law enforcement and intelligence, and regional issues involving the Western Hemisphere and Asia.

Tags: Federal Drive , Service to America Medals , State , Robert Harris

Monday - 08/09/2010, 10:40am EDT

GAO shines a light on a very dark place

GAO's Greg Kutz led a wide ranging investigation that prompted congressional and federal action to protect vulnerable children in residential programs and schools from neglect and physical abuse by their teachers and caregivers. We talk with the Sammie nominee about his work.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sammies , Greg Kutz , GAO

Monday - 07/19/2010, 10:40am EDT

TARP team honored as a Sammies finalist

Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department's newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.

Tags: Federal Drive , Service to America Medals , Sammies 2010 , Treasury , TARP , Timothy Massad , Office of Financial Stability

Monday - 06/28/2010, 10:40am EDT

Sammies Tracker: Quantum cryptography gets real

Quantum cryptography was first demonstrated in the laboratory in the 1980s and had largely been viewed as an experimental field due to a variety of practical difficulties. NIST's Joshua Bienfang made the dream come true.

Tags: Federal Drive , NIST , quantum cryptography , Joshua Bienfang

Monday - 06/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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