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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 , Sammies , Federal Drive

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

Michael Byrne, Former Geographic Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio is speaking to the finalists. This former Federal Communication Commission employee is being honored for helping the public and policymakers know their Internet, cable and TV options. As a geographic information officer with the FCC, Michael Byrne mapped out broadband availability across America, sometimes block by block. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss his former role and how it led to his nomination. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists. Read a related story and Q&A with Byrne.

Tags: Mike Byrne , broadband

Friday - 07/25/2014, 02:48pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Michael Byrne , people , Sammies , FCC , broadband , thing

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

Ed Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Justice Department

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio will speak to the finalists. When the Justice Department has a big case before the Supreme Court there's one man it turns to over and over again. Ed Kneedler has argued 125 cases before the high court, a record among today's lawyers. He's defended the government's positions on the Affordable Care Act, on a controversial Arizona immigration law and even in the Elian Gonzalez case during the Clinton Administration. Deputy Solicitor General Ed Kneedler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss his Sammies nomination.

Tags: Sammies Awards , Ed Kneedler , Supreme Court

Monday - 08/04/2014, 01:09am EDT
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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 , Sammies , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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Jonathan Gandomi, Former Field Representative, State Department

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio is speaking to the finalists. As a diplomat, you don't seek out the easy life. Jonathan Gandomi was the State Department's field representative for the Counter-Lord's Resistance Army Mission. He spent two years on an assignment that has frustrated the world, ridding Africa of one of its oldest and most brutal extremist groups. Gandomi joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss his experience in Africa that led to his 2014 Sammies nomination. View a photo gallery of all the Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and related story.

Tags: Jonathan Gandomi , State Department , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/14/2014, 06:34am 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.

Tags: Susan Hanson , FBI , Sammies , people , In Depth

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 , Sammies , 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 , Sammies , people

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

Gandomi plays key role in U.S. efforts to counter African extremist group

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi said the State Department's Jonathan Gamdoni worked on the frontlines in coordinating efforts to counter The Lord's Resistance Army.

Tags: Jonathan Gandomi , State Department , Sammies , Africa , people , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:49pm EDT
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