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Peter Morrison, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research, Navy

Naval warfighters have new technology now to help it face a growing body of new threats. Peter Morrison and his team built the laser weapons system. It's faster to install and safer and cheaper to use than other missiles. The Navy says each laser costs less than a dollar a shot. Morrison, a program officer for the Navy Department's Office of Naval Research, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the national security and international affairs category. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the laser is different than other weapons systems.

Tags: Peter Morrison , Sammies 2015 , Navy , DoD , Technology , In Depth

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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USAID's Beers provides 'tremendous' leadership during response to Ebola outbreak

The Partnership for Public Service recently named Mia Beers as a 2015 Sammies finalist for leading the U.S. Agency for International Development Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team's efforts during the last year's Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Tags: USAID , Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team , Mia Beers , Ebola , Sammies 2015 , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , Michael OConnell , people

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:53pm EDT

Work of Cancer Genome Atlas leads to breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis, treatment

The Partnership of Public Service recently named Jean C. Zenklusen, Carolyn Hutter and the Cancer Genome Atlas Team as finalists for the 2015 Science and Environment Medal.

Tags: Jean Zenklusen , NCI , Carolyn Hutter , NHGRI , Cancer Genome Atlas , Sammies 2015 , NIH , people

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:56pm EDT

Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

Today is the first work day of Public Service Recognition Week. The finalists for this year's edition of the Service to America Medals is out. Tim McManus is Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered a sneak peek of this this year's list of finalists for the Service to America medals.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:18pm EDT
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Partnership names CDC team Federal Employee of the Year

The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the 13th Annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Dr. Rana Hajjeh and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were honored for promoting the immunization of children worldwide to prevent the spread of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) virus.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , CDC , Health and Human Service , Sammies , Partnership for Pubic Service , Max Stier , Michael OConnell , Edwin Kneedler , Sara Meyers , Michael Byrne , Omar Perez Aybar , Reginald France , Alan Lindenmoyer , Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , William Bauman , Ann Spungen

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:14am EDT
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William Bauman and Ann Spungen, James Peters VA Medical Center

A quarter century of hard work and collaboration is giving paralyzed veterans a chance to rediscover a healthy, happy life. William Bauman is director and Ann Spungen is associate director of the National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury. That's at the James Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. They're Service to America Medal finalists in the Science and Environment category, and described their work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: William Bauman , Ann Spungen , Veteran Affairs , Sammies , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Bauman, Spungen work to improve paralyzed veterans' quality of life

Dr. William Bauman and Ann Spungen of the Veterans Affairs Department have been working as a team to improve the quality of life of paralyzed veterans for nearly 25 years.

Tags: Bill Bauman , Ann Spungen , Sammies , Veterans Affairs Department , In Depth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 03:28pm EDT

One woman's call to government service

Lara Shane, vice president of Communications and Research at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm to discuss the importance of government in peoples' lives and her own call to government service.

Tags: Lara Shane , Partnership for Public Service , innovation , STEM ,

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 10:32am EDT

McFadden spins many plates in Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Marion Mollegen McFadden of HUD helps coordinate the work of numerous government agencies in providing relief to the survivors of the Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: Marion Mollegen McFadden , Sammies , Federal Drive , people , HUD , Hurricane Sandy

Friday - 09/12/2014, 01:05pm EDT

Bill Charmley, EPA, and Jim Tamm, NHTSA

Less air pollution and lower gas bills will be the result of a collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Bill Charmley is director of the Assessment and Standards Division at the EPA. Jim Tamm is chief of the Fuel Economy Division for NHTSA. They're Service to America medal finalists in the Science and Environment category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Jim Tamm explained the success and the collaboration that got their teams selected. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Bill Charmley , Jim Tamm , NHTSA , In Depth , Sammies , people

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:42pm EDT
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