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Ronald Walters, Acting Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs, VA

Almost 125,000 veterans die every year. The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for laying them to rest with honor, and for that service the VA has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any organization -- public or private -- in the country. Ronald Walters is acting undersecretary for memorial affairs at the Veterans Affairs Department. He's a Service to America medal finalist in the Management Excellence category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why the VA is so successful in this arena. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

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Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:21pm EDT
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Jeffrey Rogers, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Ret.)

The Defense Department has mine detectors and satellites to watch for threats around the world. Now troops have an injury detector that can scan for brain trauma nobody can see. Jeffrey Rogers is program manager of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category for inventing a traumatic brain injury sensor. He explained how it works on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read a Q&A with Rogers.

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Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Robert Canino, Regional Attorney, Dallas District Office, EEOC

Creativity helps a federal attorney catch the bad guys. Robert Canino is regional attorney at the Dallas District Office for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Career Achievement category for his history of creative legal prosecutions. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how he uses civil rights law to prosecute human trafficking cases. View a photo gallery of Sammies finalists. Read an exclusive Q&A with Canino.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:12pm EDT
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EEOC attorney finds creative ways to uphold antidiscrimination laws

For nearly three decades, Robert A. Canino has been a champion for the underdog, finding creative solutions to protect the most vulnerable from discrimination.

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Thursday - 08/21/2014, 06:27pm EDT

Trovato's efforts lead to new policies at EPA, healthier schools

E. Ramona Trovato has been an agent of change at the Environmental Protection Agency when it comes to health policy in terms of the impact of pollutants on children.

Tags: E. Ramona Trovato , EPA , health policy , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 06:16pm EDT

Sammies finalist puts FCC 'on the map' -- literally

Michael Byrne provided comprehensive data about nationwide broadband coverage to citizens, activists, policymakers and industry, helping them to make better informed decisions.

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Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 01:06pm EDT

Gunter Waibel and Adam Metallo, Smithsonian Institution

Less than 1 percent of the artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution are on public display. But 3-D printing could help the agency send millions more artifacts to museums and schools around the world. Gunter Waibel is director of the Digitization Program Office, and Adam Metallo is 3-D Program Officer of the Smithsonian Institution. They're both Service to America medal finalists in the Citizen Services category, and explained their pioneering work on In Depth with Francis Rose. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Gunter Waibel , Adam Metallo , 3-D printing , technology , Smithsonian Institution , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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Susan Hanson, Senior Resident Agent, FBI

Justice is served for three Alabama prison guards and a corrections officer who murdered an inmate. They face five to 35 year prison sentences, and the woman who helped put them behind bars now faces some high praise. Susan Hanson, senior resident agent for the FBI in Dothan, Alabama, is a Service to America medal winner in the Homeland Security and Law Enforcement category. She tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu how the case started. See a photo gallery of all SAMMIES finalists. Read a Q&A and related story.

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Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Green blazes trail to making ambulances safer for EMTs, patients

Working with a public-private team, James D. Green recommended 10 crash safety standards or practices to be used for ambulances and their equipment.

Tags: James Green , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , CDC , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:27pm EDT
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Crosse shines light on FDA's regulatory challenges overseas

For her efforts in raising awareness of the regulatory challenges the Food and Drug Administration was facing due to globalization, the Partnership for Public recently named GAO's Marcia Crosse as one of the finalists for the 2014 Citizen Services Medal.

Tags: Marcia Crosse , FDA , GAO , Federal Drive , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 06/16/2014, 02:17pm EDT
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