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  • TARP team honored as a Sammies finalist

    Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department’s newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.

  • SAMMIE Tracker: the secret to success

    Peter Wilhelm has developed and deployed 95 satellites, pioneering significant advances from lunar exploration to GPS to global weather forecasting. We talk with the Director of the Naval Center for Space Technology about his work.

  • SSA makes rural America accessible to all

    If you have traveled out West, you have an idea of the vastness of parts of this country. Two Sammies nominees tell us how they’ve managed to close the gap — literally.

  • SAMMIES nominee helps the blind to see

    One NASA scientist is literally helping people see.

  • SAMMIE nominee advances airline safety for millions

    NTSB’s Robert Benzon says ”I’m trying to put myself out of business,” as an accident investigator.

  • Karin O’Leary, Department of Justice

    Karin O’Leary is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. O’Leary was nominated for putting into place new recruitment processes to improve employee retention.

  • Beverly Malone, IRS

    Beverly Malone is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. She created a mentoring program for the wounded soldiers to gain work experience with the IRS prior to transitioning out of military service.

  • Elizabeth (Kitty) Wooley, Department of Education

    Elizabeth (Kitty) Wooley is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. Wooley was nominated for creating unique ways for federal managers to collaborate on best practices through regular meetings and through her own blog.

  • Dr. Susan Clayton, IRS

    Dr. Susan Clayton is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. Dr. Clayton identified and evaluated emerging and experienced leaders within the IRS’ succession and leadership programs.

  • Neil Barofsky, SIGTARP

    Neil Barofsky is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. He built the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Protection Program, from two people to 100 people in one year, doubling his staff every two months by calling upon experienced folks from every agency.

  • Sabrina Segal, USAID

    Sabrina Segal is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. Segal was nominated for developin a wiki to assist in the ethical decision making of her fellow attorneys.

  • Dr. Susan Clayton Nomination

    Dr. Susan Clayton, HR Specialist, Internal Revenue Service, was nominated for identifying and evaluating emerging and experienced leaders within the IRS’ succession and leadership programs.

  • Beverly Malone Nomination

    Beverly Malone, with the Internal Revenue Service, was nominated for a Causey Award for creating a mentoring program for the wounded soldiers to gain work experience with the IRS prior to transitioning out of military service.

  • Karin O’Leary Nomination

    Karin O’Leary, with the Department of Justice, was nominated for a Causey Award for the new recruitment processes she developed to improve employee retention.