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Patrick DeGroodt, Deputy Product Manager, Department of the Army

The technical name for one of the Army's communications networks is Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment Two. But some soldiers prefer to call it their digital guardian angel. Another calls it the holy grail of communication. Now one of the creators of the Army's WIN-T system is receiving prestigious recognition for his role in its creation. Patrick DeGroodt is Deputy Project Manager for the Department of the Army. He's a Service to America medal finalist in the National Security and International Affairs category. He explained the creation process on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read a Q&A with DeGroodt.

Tags: Patrick DeGroodt , Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment Two , Army ,

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 04:23pm EDT

CBP employees develop mobile doc scanner

Since March 2010, the device has helped to catch 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers and potential terror suspects. The developers of the technology are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medal.

Tags: Thomas Roland , Nael Samha , CBP , DHS , mobile , Technology , Federal Drive , terrorism

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 09:58am EDT

DOE analyst takes science beyond textbook

We continue our Sammies Tracker series, speaking to finalists in this year's Service to America Medals from the Partnership for Public Service

Tags: Sue Ellen Walbridge , Federal Drive , DoE , National Science Bowl , Sammies 2010 ,

Monday - 07/12/2010, 10:40am EDT

DHS fed named 2010 Federal Employee of the Year

The devastation in Haiti was so overwhelming after the January earthquake, it might have paralyzed lesser people than our next guest. But this Homeland Security Department worker swung into action. As a result, there are hundreds of happy children scampering around the U.S. He is the Citizenship and Immigration Services field office director for Haiti, and the 2010 Federal Employee of the Year, Pius Bannis.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES Tracker , Sammies 2010 , Pius Bannis ,

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 10:31am EDT