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Miguel Roman, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard

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 be speaking to many of the finalists. On today's Federal Drive, Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke with Miguel Roman, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. His studies of thermal infrared imaging technology have helped authorities detect and fight wildfires. He's also used satellite imagery to quantify electricity use worldwide and map the impact of storms on the power grid. View photos and read more about each of this year's 33 finalists. In addition, read a Q&A with Miguel Román.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Miguel Roman , NASA , NASA Goddard , wildfires , electric grid , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/19/2014, 09:56am EDT
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Anthony Regalbuto, U.S. Coast Guard

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. Anthony Regalbuto, chief of the Coast Guard Office of International and Domestic Port Security, plays a key role in protecting shipping ports from terrorist attacks. He has set up a program to improve security both in the United States and abroad. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his program.

Tags: Anthony Regalbuto , Coast Guard , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:39am EDT
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Archuleta: Feds' hard work needs to be recognized

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Federal News Radio that federal workers deserve the attention they receive during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Public Service Recognition Week , OPM , Partnership for Public Service , diversity , hiring , Pathways Program , Michael OConnell ,

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:46am EDT
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Partnership honors protector of student, teachers' rights

During his 40-plus years in the federal service, Philip Rosenfelt, the Education Department's acting general counsel, has bolstered the rights of students and advanced the teaching profession through his work in education law.

Tags: Philip Rosenfelt , Sammies 2013 , Education Department , people , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/09/2013, 05:02pm EDT

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 , workforce , Federal Drive , people , Sammies

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

FBI team honored for efforts to break up two N.Y. crime families

The Partnership for Public Services nominated Supervisory Special Agent Seamus McElearney and a team of FBI agents for a 2013 Sammies Medal, for their investigation of the notorious Colombo and Bonanno La Cosa Nostra crime families.

Tags: Seamus McElearney , Sammies 2013 , people , Michael OConnell , In Depth , FBI

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 12:14pm EDT
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NIH scientists break new ground in halting deadly outbreak

Over a 12-month period, a deadly bacterial infection spread through one of the nation's top research hospitals, killing seven patients. A team of scientists used new techniques to identify the source of the infection and develop a treatment.

Tags: Julie Segre , people , Sammies 2013 , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:58pm EDT
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NIH's Gottesman at forefront of anti-cancer research

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman has spent four decades researching cancer cells and overseeing the development of anti-cancer drugs at the National Institutes of Health.

Tags: Michael Gottesman , NIH , Sammies 2013 , people , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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DHS fast tracks licensing of animal vaccine to prevent potential outbreaks

Michelle Colby, branch chief of Agricultural Defense at the Homeland Security Department, shepherds new vaccine through federal licensure process.

Tags: Michelle Colby , DHS , Sammies 2013 , people

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:03pm EDT
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CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , CDC , people , Sammies 2013 , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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