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Service to America winners announced, NIH employee named Fed of the Year

The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies and gave the top honor, Federal Employee of the Year, to Lynne Mofenson, an employee at the National Institutes of Health, for her work to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , management

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:00pm EDT

Cool Jobs: USDA Community Gardener

Livia Marques created a nationwide community garden network that, to date, has donated 1.3 million pounds of produce to the needy. She is a finalist for the 2012 Service to America Medals.

Tags: Livia Marques , USDA , Cool Jobs in Government , community gardens

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 08:00am EDT

Americorps team organized 60K volunteers in Joplin aftermath

A team from the Corporation for National and Community Service is being hailed as heroes for coordinating 60,000 volunteers after the twister. Kelly Menzie- DeGraff led the effort under AmeriCorps.

Tags: Kelly Menzie- DeGraff , AmeriCorps , Corporation for National and Community Service , Joplin , disaster relief , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 10:21am EDT
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NIH doctor's work transforms once-fatal illness

When Princeton University football player Jordan Culbreath was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, there was only one place to go: the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at NIH. The once-fatal illness now carries an 80 percent survival rate, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Neal A. Young.

Tags: Neal Young , NIH , Federal Drive , Jordan Culbreath , National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:55am EDT
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State employee devised diplomatic dispatch service during Arab Spring

Shane Morris overcame numerous obstacles during the Arab Spring uprisings to ensure that U.S. diplomats in the Middle East could securely dispatch and receive classified documents and equipment. She is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Tags: State , Shane Morris , diplomacy , In Depth , management , Arab Spring

Friday - 08/24/2012, 11:27am EDT
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DEA agent's work led to capture of 'Merchant of Death'

Lou Milione is a special agent and group supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is a finalist for a 2012 Service to America Medal.

Tags: Lou Milione , DEA , management , Viktor Bout , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 09:21am EDT
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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 , Sammies , management , tax fraud

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 09:57am EDT
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Sammies finalist investigates transportation accidents

James Cash of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Research and Engineering uses his technical expertise to uncover the causes of transportation accidents.

Tags: James Cash , NTSB , Sammies 2012 , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 11:15am EDT
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NIH official recognized for efforts to create AIDS-free generation

Thanks in part to the work of Dr. Lynne Mofenson, future generations won't have to worry about being born with HIV or AIDS. The State Department has made ending mother-to-child HIV transmission, what it calls an AIDS-free generation, a U.S. policy priority.

Tags: Lynne Mofenson , NIH , Sammies

Monday - 07/09/2012, 12:02pm EDT
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Sammies finalist helped secure nukes materials

For her work as the National Security Council's director of nuclear energy policy, Joyce Connery is a finalist for the Service to America medals.

Tags: Joyce Connery , National Security Council , Sammies

Monday - 07/09/2012, 11:49am EDT
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