Amazing, emotional, important and, sometimes, amusing things happen in the federal community each day. Luckily for us, someone has caught them on camera. (This photo gallery will be updated on a daily basis.)
At age 50, the National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing, which will add new exhibit space and more interactive elements.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin broadcasts live from the 2014 Air Force Association Conference at National Harbor in Maryland.
Each year, the Partnership for Public Service recognizes the outstanding achievements of dedicated federal workers with the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. View a gallery of and learn more about each of the finalists.
Energy Department hosts chili cook off to promote sixth annual Feds Feed Families food drive.
On Aug. 4, NASA celebrated the second full year of the Curiosity rover's exploration of the surface of Mars. Here are some recent photos from the rover.
Federal News Radio broadcasts live from the National Contract Management Association's World Congress in National Harbor, Maryland.
Retired military dogs stood beside their veteran handlers at the "Military Dogs Take the Hill Event" July 23, 2014, asking Congress to bring all U.S. K-9 heroes home to reunite with the soldiers they served.
45 years ago, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the moon as part of NASA's Apollo 11 mission.
Naval History and Heritage Command receives Meritorious Unit Commendation for improving its handling of historic materials, as its commander, Capt. Henry Hendrix, retires.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus presents 49 medals to civilians and service members who demonstrated heroism and valor on Sept. 16, 2013.
Seventy years later, Naval History & Heritage Command shares D-Day photos.
Lee Ellis, author of "Leading with Honor", visits the Hanoi Hilton 40 years after his imprisonment during the Vietnam War.
National Park Service reopens iconic monument nearly three years after August 2011 earthquake.
The 2014 Government Performance Summit, hosted by The Performance Institute and the Association of Government Accountants, examined how agencies can decode the financial and performance puzzle. View photos and listen to Federal News Radio's interviews from the event.
Hundreds turned out for the Public Service 5k Walk/Run on May 4, 2014, at Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C.
Archivists at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., recently discovered two wooden boxes containing hundreds of glass-plate photos dating back to the Spanish-American War. Read related story
On Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, children of White House staff and press had the chance to ask any questions they wanted to First Lady Michelle Obama. The kids asked everything from who helps take care of "First Dogs" Bo and Sunny, to what Mrs. Obama likes best about her job and if she ever gets lost in the White House.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed families to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. The event featured live music, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, some Easter egg rolling.
Born out of postwar optimism about America's rising technological prowess, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has evolved over its five decades on the National Mall. Read related story.
The United States Capitol Dome was constructed more than 150 years ago and has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960. Age, weather and elements have created more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies in the dome.
The Coalition for Government Procurement's spring event helps procurement experts find success in the federal market. Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp broadcast live from the event, interviewing procurement experts.
View photos and listen to Federal News Radio's interviews with top military officials from the 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition including Admiral Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations; Vice Admiral Philip Hart Cullom, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics; Lt. General Kenneth Glueck, deputy commandant of Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; and Danny King, commander of the Supply Corps for the Navy and director of the Navy Food Service..
The Presidential Innovation Fellows are a diverse group of innovators and thinkers. Meet the fellows from Round 2. This gallery is part of our special report, "Solving the Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows."
Federal News Radio's Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp broadcast live from the 2014 Acquisition Excellent Conference, which was sponsored by ACT-IAC, the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
To boost office morale, NASA Ames CIO Jerry Davis made himself the target on National Pi Day.
View photos and listen to our interviews with government executives from the event.
The White House played host to a "Women of Soul" event Thursday, March 6, 2014, where Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Ariana Grande, Janelle MonŠe and Tessanne Chin all performed.
Obama administration officials testify on Capitol Hill as the President rolls out his fiscal 2015 budget proposal.
Federal News Radio celebrates Presidents Day with a look back at America's 44 presidents.
The Office of Personnel Management announced the federal government was closed Thursday because of snow, but that doesn't mean all federal operations cease. See how feds conquered the snow.
Federal News Radio's Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp reported live on the morning of Feb. 11, 2014, from the 2012 AGA National Leadership Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama invited French President Francois Hollande and other guests to the White House for a state dinner Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address in Washington Tuesday night. Click through the gallery to view photos from his speech.
From technology failures to shrinking budgets, 2013 was a turbulent year for the federal government. Click through the gallery to view the top 11 federal stories of 2013.
Special agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations recovered the missing diary of prominent Nazi official Alfred Rosenberg. ICE presented the diary to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Human Capital Management for Government Training Series brings together key stakeholders from throughout the federal and defense HR community to discuss best practices for managing human capital, improving efficiency and advancing innovation. Listen to interviews from the conference.
Dave Wennergren, vice president of Enterprise Technologies and Services at CACI, joined Francis Rose on the Thursday, Nov. 11, 2013, Industry Chatter show.
Federal Drive Co-Host Tom Temin was live at the AFCEA DC Mobile Technologies Symposium, Nov. 22, 2013. Listen to Tom's interviews on our conference page.
Photos from the National Contract Management Association's annual Government Contract Management Symposium.
Federal employees celebrated their achievements Wednesday at the Feds Feed Families closing ceremony. Collectively, feds donated nearly 9 million pounds of food and other non-perishable goods in 2013. Read the full story here.
Pictures from Federal News Radio's live broadcast at AFCEA Bethesda's Health IT Day held November 13, 2013.
The National Institutes of Health held a kickoff event for the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. The event had been postponed by a month because of the government shutdown.
In Depth with Francis Rose broadcasts from the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards ceremony in Tysons Corner, Va.
Three astronauts are heading out to space for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu was on-site at the 2013 AUSA Conference. While there, Jared had the chance to speak with Army officials on some of the biggest topics and issues facing the service.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the American Foreign Service Association and others rally against any potential or real proposals to change how the government calculates cost of living adjustments.
How are you spending your furlough days? Extra time with the family? Working on a project? Volunteering? Or, just goofing off? Send us a photo by email and share what you're doing. Please include your name for attribution.
From closed federal buildings and memorials to rallies on Capitol Hill, Federal News Radio captures the shutdown through pictures.
Thirteen people were killed when 34-year-old Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16. The shooter himself was killed in a gun battle with the police. These are the stories of the victims.
For several weeks each August, the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are closed to the public to allow conservators to repair and renovate the collection of historic objects. The rooms, which hosted more than 800 events last year, serve as a backdrop to State's diplomatic efforts. (Read related story.)
Congressional Cemetery employees herd of goats to control invasive vegetation.
Customs and Border Protection's P-3 aircraft are important parts of the agency's work along the southern border of the United States to stop drugs coming into the country.
Researchers at the Forest Products Laboratory worked with Major League Baseball to investigate what causes bats to break.
The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp covered the AFCEA International Cyber Symposium live on the air on Wednesday, June 26.
Federal News Radio's logo has changed a lot since our inception in 2000. Follow its evolution in the photo gallery below.
Each year, the Partnership for Public Service recognizes the outstanding achievements of dedicated federal workers with the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Federal News Radio highlights each of the winners here.
Public Service Recognition Week got off to a fast and fun start on Sunday, May 5, with the Public Service 5k Run/Walk. Participants helped to raise almost $15,000 for the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund.
Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock was named the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year. He has won the award seven times. Check out some of his winning photographs in this gallery.
Will Reynolds, a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, was chosen for the 2013 U.S. Army team competing in the Warrior Games.
The Senior Executive Service honored many of its unsung heroes Thursday, April 26, 2013, at the 28th annual Distinguished Presidential Rank Awards ceremony.
As part of Federal News Radio special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio takes a deep-dive look into the properties owned by the federal government and the challenges it faces in offloading excess properties. You won't believe some of the unconventional properties the government still owns.
The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp broadcast live Feb. 12, 2013 from the AGA National Leadership Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama took a public oath of office Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, beginning his second term. View the photos that defined the day.
The Federal Drive Reports from the National Contract Management Association's 31st Annual Government Contract Management Conference Nov. 5, 2012, in Washington.
Federal buildings begin to recover on Oct. 30, 2012, one day after Post- tropical Cyclone Sandy made landfall in Washington, D.C.
Emily Kopp of the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp reports from the AUSA Conference in Washington on Oct. 22, 2012.
Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin interviews federal managers at the AFCEA Health IT Day on Oct. 18, 2012, in Bethesda, Md.
Executive Editor Jason Miller reports Sept. 6, 2012, from the Excellence in Government Conference in Washington, D.C.
Emily Kopp of the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp reports live from Government Performance Summit June 18, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Federal News Radio covers the 2012 Management of Change Conference June 4, 2012, in Cambridge, Md.
Veterans wounded in combat compete in the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 26, 2012.
Jason Miller, executive editor of Federal News Radio, and Web Manager Julia Ziegler attend the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award ceremony April 26, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
View photos from Federal News Radio's live coverage from the Thursday, March 29, Acquisition Excellence 2012 conference.
Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp of the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp covers the Human Capital Management Defense Conference in Arlington, Va.
Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp and Ruben Gomez provide live coverage from the AGA National Leadership Conference.
Federal News Radio's Jolie Lee profiles USPS mural preservationist Dallan Wordekemper.
Veterans attend the VA for Vets job fair in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18, 2012. (All photos by Jamie Blanco/Federal News Radio)
Check a photo gallery of the top 10 "Federal Drive" stories from the past year.
Changes to federal pay and benefits, the Twitterverse and the D.C. area earthquake are among the top federal stories of the year. Check out the full top 10 list of Federal News Radio stories that were clicked on the most this year.
They're called the "Oscars" of federal service. The Service to America Medal (or Sammies) recognizes excellence in public service. The Partnership for Public Service presents the honors each year.
The Washington Monument was damaged in the 5.8 earthquake that impacted D.C. August 23. Damage to the monument was greater than initially thought. Follow-up inspections found more cracks in the topmost pyramidion section.
Federal employees have some pretty cool jobs and we've got the photos to prove it. Be sure to check out our entire Cool Jobs in Government series to read more about these interesting feds.
Hungry...and in need of a job? You're in luck if you live in D.C. The Transportation Security Administration took its hiring efforts to the streets, advertising on pizza boxes. It's also recruiting at the gas pump.
Photos from the 2010 Excellence in Government Conference, which was held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Federal News Radio broadcast live from the event. See pictures from our booth.
The General Services Administration took an unorthodox approach to getting rid of unwanted grasses and weeds at one federal building in California - it hired goats.
OPM, GSA, and DoT launch a partnership with D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare Program to encourage federal employees to bike to work.
Federal News Radio broadcasts live from the 2010 Executive Leadership Conference. See photos from our interview booth.