Jim Seymour of the Partnership for Public sevice, and several Service to America medal winners join host Debra Roth on today’s program. September 21, 2012
Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner’s job on USAJobs.gov on Monday.
The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies and gave the top honor, Federal Employee of the Year, to Lynne Mofenson, an employee at the National Institutes of Health, for her work to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.
A team from the Corporation for National and Community Service is being hailed as heroes for coordinating 60,000 volunteers after the twister. Kelly Menzie- DeGraff led the effort under AmeriCorps.
Livia Marques created a nationwide community garden network that, to date, has donated 1.3 million pounds of produce to the needy. She is a finalist for the 2012 Service to America Medals.
Dorothy Robyn, who for the last three years has overseen the Defense Department’s military facilities and buildings, has been named to head the General Services Administration’s embattled Public Buildings Service.
When Princeton University football player Jordan Culbreath was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, there was only one place to go: the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at NIH. The once-fatal illness now carries an 80 percent survival rate, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Neal A. Young.
Shane Morris overcame numerous obstacles during the Arab Spring uprisings to ensure that U.S. diplomats in the Middle East could securely dispatch and receive classified documents and equipment. She is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.
Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan is stepping down at the end of this month.
Since March 2010, the device has helped to catch 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers and potential terror suspects. The developers of the technology are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medal.
What has the recession, the pay freeze and this summer’s heat done to the dress code in your office? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Are you seeing more of your co-workers and enjoying it less?
Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as “Mohawk Guy” of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.
Lou Milione is a special agent and group supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is a finalist for a 2012 Service to America Medal.
Fifteen years ago, NASA began their Robonaut project to create the first humanoid robot that would be capable of working in space. Despite various funding problems, the resulting humanoid machine is currently on the International Space Station helping crew members by taking over simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks now performed by astronauts.