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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 , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive , 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 , Service to America Medals ,

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:42pm EDT
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Google's Megan Smith named new White House CTO

President Barack Obama filled two positions on his technology team: Google executive Megan Smith as the new chief technology officer and former Twitter general counsel Alexander Macgillivray as the deputy CTO.

Tags: Megan Smith , Alexander Macgillivray , technology , Barack Obama , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 12:59pm EDT

Brese leaves Energy in a better position to consolidate, centralize IT

Energy Department CIO Bob Brese is leaving government after almost 35 years of service. He said now is the right time to hand off the reigns because Energy is about to embark on an IT consolidation and centralization initiative.

Tags: Bob Brese , Ask the CIO , technology , IT modernization , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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High-ranking Justice Dept. official leaving post

Associate Attorney General Tony West, who has been the Justice Department's chief negotiator in its lawsuits against major banks, plans to leave the department Sept. 15.

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Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 06:10pm EDT

White House sends Park to recruit in Silicon Valley

In his new role, Chief Technology Officer Todd Park will leave the White House and head west to recruit tech whizzes from Silicon Valley to help the government.

Tags: Todd Park , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 08/25/2014, 08:43am EDT

Thissen elected NARFE's new national president

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association delegates elected Richard G. Thissen as their new national president. He succeeds outgoing President Joseph A. Beaudoin.

Tags: Richard Thissen , Joseph Beaudoin , NARFE , workforce , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:19pm EDT

Obama to nominate new DHS undersecretary for management

Russell Deyo will be nominated to be the Homeland Security Department's next management czar. Danny Marti also is in line to be the next White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

Tags: management , White House , DHS , Russell Deyo , Danny Marti , Barack Obama , intellectual property , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 06:15pm EDT

Ronald Walters, Acting Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs, VA

Almost 125,000 veterans die every year. The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for laying them to rest with honor, and for that service the VA has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any organization -- public or private -- in the country. Ronald Walters is acting undersecretary for memorial affairs at the Veterans Affairs Department. He's a Service to America medal finalist in the Management Excellence category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why the VA is so successful in this arena. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

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Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:21pm EDT
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Jeffrey Rogers, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Ret.)

The Defense Department has mine detectors and satellites to watch for threats around the world. Now troops have an injury detector that can scan for brain trauma nobody can see. Jeffrey Rogers is program manager of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category for inventing a traumatic brain injury sensor. He explained how it works on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read a Q&A with Rogers.

Tags: Jeffrey Rogers , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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