Andy Ozment returns to work with new cyber coordinator Michael Daniel. Ozment worked at DHS for the last year as director for compliance and technology.
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Lisa Young is the objects conservator at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. She discusses the challenges of preserving spacesuits as part of Federal News Radio’s Cool Jobs in Government series.
Dr. Kyle Myers works with a team of physicists, engineers and mathematicians, who apply their expertise to evaluating imaging systems that help diagnosis medical conditions such as cancer.
Gregory Jaczko is stepping down after more than a year of scrutiny from his colleagues.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt is stepping down after 2-1/2 years, an NSC spokeswoman confirms.
Deborah Temkin leads the governmentwide campaign against bullying, working with the White House and federal agencies to educate school districts and governments at all levels on what they can do to protect young people. She is a Service to America Medal finalist in the Call to Service category.
When disaster strikes, one of the biggest challenges facing responders is how to efficiently treat and track those injured. H. Allen Dobbs has made the modernization of the process a priority during his career and is now being recognized for his work.
Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said diversity is an issue “people get hung up on,” but he’s never looked at it as meeting quotas. “It’s about making heads counts, not counting heads,” he said. The profile is part of Federal News Radio’s Federal Voices series.
If confirmed, Welsh would succeed Gen. Norton Schwartz, who is retiring this summer. Welsh has flown more than than 3,400 hours. He completed multiple combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. And he’s a 1976 graduate of the Air Force Academy.
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals — or Sammies — recognize federal employees who have gone above and beyond in their work. This year, 33 feds were named finalists in eight categories. Federal News Radio will be interviewing the finalists in the coming weeks.
President Barack Obama’s choices for two top Defense Department jobs have had their hearing before the Senate. Dr. Kathleen Hicks is the nominee for principal deputy under secretary of defense for Policy. Derek Chollet is the nominee for assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs.
Danny Toler becomes the second State Department official to go to the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications since January. He also is the second high ranking official to join DHS in the last week.
Mike Locatis will become the new assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate. He replaces Greg Schaffer who left in March.