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Baker saves $4B on purchase of Air Force rockets

Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches.

Tags: Jonathan Baker , Service to America Medals , Air Force

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 02:41pm EDT

Alan Lindenmoyer, Johnson Space Center, NASA

NASA's reliance on private companies to get astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station is in question now because of the problems with the U.S. relationship with Russia. But the future of the private space industry in the U.S. looks bright, thanks to NASA's plan to spur competition in that industry. Alan Lindenmoyer is program manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a finalist for a Service to America Medal in the Management Excellence category. He describes to In Depth with Francis Rose the series of events that led NASA to encourage private space development. Read a Q&A with Lindenmoyer.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , NASA , Johnson Space Center , International Space Station , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Friday - 05/23/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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Lindenmoyer taps private industry to fulfill NASA's space transportation needs

Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , NASA , industry , contracting , International Space Station , Service to America Medals , people

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:04pm EDT

Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Tags: Richard Rast , Service to America Medals , Air Force Research Laboratory , Michael OConnell , In Depth , technology , Air Force

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Richard Rast, Senior Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base

One of your colleagues has figured out a new way to find pieces of trash that are orbiting the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour. His creativity is now earning him some prestigious recognition. Richard Rast, a senior engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category. Read a Q&A with Richard Rast.

Tags: Richard Rast , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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Max Stier, President, Partnership for Public Service

Once a year, the federal government celebrates its employees' achievements in Oscar-like fashion. The Service to America Medals recognize the most innovative federal employees or teams that are making a difference for the public. The Partnership for Public Service has just released the list of 33 finalists. President Max Stier , told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the categories for this year's Sammies nominations.

Tags: Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 10:51am EDT
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Rabens fosters next generation of government leaders

Andrew Rabens, 30, helps young people from the Middle East and North Africa to be come the next generation of leaders in the their communities.

Tags: Andrew Rabens , Sammies 2013 , people , Partnership for Public Service , State , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/23/2013, 02:42pm EDT
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Service to America Medals 2012 nominees

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies recognize federal employees who have gone above and beyond in their work. This year, 33 feds were named finalists in eight categories. Federal News Radio will be interviewing the finalists in the coming weeks.

Tags: management , Service to America Medals , workforce , Federal Drive , people ,

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:09am EDT

In Depth interviews - August 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Sammies 2012 , DISA , cloud computing , State Departement , Arab Spring , NASA , TechStat , NTEU , workforce

Monday - 08/20/2012, 05:43pm EDT

IRS employee saved millions targeting tax fraudsters

IRS employee Shauna Henline has helped saved millions in taxpayer dollars by penalizing people who make fraudulent claims.

Tags: Shauna Henline , IRS , Service to America Medal , management , tax fraud

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 09:57am EDT
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