All this week, in our special week-long series, \"Cool Jobs in Government, \" Federal News Radio uncovers and highlights some of the most interesting and unorthodox ways feds spend their days. This afternoon, we meet Kitty Nicholson of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Federal employees have some pretty cool jobs. Check them out!
Chris Harris is a dolphin trainer with the U.S. Navy. The Navy uses dolphins\' natural sonar to help it locate underwater objects, such as sea mines.
Since 1981 an estimated 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide.
If you are a sticker for time then your in luck.
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.
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.
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.
One NASA scientist is literally helping people see.
NTSB\'s Robert Benzon says \"I\'m trying to put myself out of business,\" as an accident investigator.
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 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 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 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.