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Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Teachers' union wants DoE Secretary Duncan's resignation

Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for Education Secretary Arne Duncan's resignation.

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Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:26am EDT

Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , Air Force , DoD , Air Force Research Laboratory , technology , IEDs , Afghanistan , drones , Sammies , Service to America Medals ,

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

Scott Borg, Head of Antarctic Sciences Section, National Science Foundation

Helping coordinate the discovery of a new species of dinosaur is no ordinary accomplishment. But try discovering two new species and collecting a 15-million-year-old water sample trapped half a mile below the surface of Antarctica. Scott Borg, head of the Antarctic Sciences Section in the Division of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation, is a Service to America medal finalist in the Career Achievement category. Borg and his team support university researchers and scientists to help make their scientific visions a reality. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explains what draws him to this kind of work. View a photo gallery of other SAMMIES finalists. Read a Q&A with Borg.

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Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Navy has its first female four-star admiral

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Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 12:32pm EDT

VA reshuffling leadership team

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Friday the nomination of Carolyn Clancy as interim undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:58pm EDT

DoD procurement chief Dick Ginman planning to retire

Pentagon's most senior contract policy official is set to retire soon, but schedule is uncertain.

Tags: DoD , Richard Ginman , Shay Assad , acquisition , Jared Serbu , exclusive

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:03am EDT

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
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