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EPA's Norton builds online tools to help public protect watersheds

For two decades, Douglas James Norton, senior environmental scientist in the Environmental Protection Agency's Watershed Branch, has been spearheading projects to help maintain the health of America's rivers, streams and lakes.

Tags: Doug Norton , EPA , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 03:08pm EDT

HUD names Diaz as new CIO

Rafael Diaz is named as the new HUD chief information officer, replacing Jerry Williams.

Tags: HUD , Rafael Diaz , Shaun Donovan , Jerry Williams , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/23/2014, 04:58pm EDT

Obama picks Colvin to head Social Security agency

President Barack Obama will nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin, who has been the deputy commissioner for three and a half years and acting commissioner since Michael Astrue stepped down in February 2013 at the end of his six-year term.

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Friday - 06/20/2014, 12:48pm EDT

USAID teams innovate to find $1B in aid for developing countries

The U.S. Agency for International Development is helping build hospitals and medical centers around the world by channeling smart investments through commercial banks in developing countries.

Tags: Jason Fleming , USAID , Sammies , Service to America Medals ,

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 02:50pm EDT

DHS procurement head Nick Nayak to step down

Nick Nayak is leaving as the DHS procurement chief in early July after more than three years on the job.

Tags: Nick Nayak , DHS , acquisition , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:03pm EDT

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 , Service to America Medals ,

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

Van Dyck leaving OMB

Haley Van Dyck will move on from her role at the Office of Management and Budget at the end of August after more than two years. She oversaw the innovation portfolio for the E-Government and IT office.

Tags: Haley Van Dyck , OMB , technology , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 03:03pm EDT

Steve Cooper's coming back to government as Commerce CIO

The former FAA and DHS CIO is taking a third tour of duty in government and will replace Simon Szykman.

Tags: technology , Commerce , Simon Szykman , Steve Cooper , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 06:15pm EDT

Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Saving lives around the world has a Federal doctor in line for a Service to America Medal. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She's a Sammies finalist in the National Security and International Affairs category. She tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose on In Depth the virus she and her team promoted the vaccine for isn't well known, but the consequences are. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , CDC , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 01:42pm EDT
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Sofia Hussain, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Busting fraudsters in financial services is protecting hundreds of millions of dollars from fraud. Sofia Hussain, senior forensic accountant in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is a Service to America award finalist in the Call to Service category and a critical part of the SEC's effort to protect American investors. View a gallery of Service to America finalists. Also, read a Q&A with Sofia Hussain.

Tags: Sofia Hussain , SEC , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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