Making an impact through cross-sector collaboration
The Partnership hosted a West Coast virtual event highlighting lessons learned and keys to successful results regarding cross-sector collaboration. Code for America CEO Amanda Renteria and Joey Mercer, the principal investigator for NASA’s Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations, each explained how they worked with government entities and others to benefit the public.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with BCG and finalist Claire Parkinson
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Claire Parkinson, the climate change senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, spoke with BCG’s Brooke Bollyky and Troy Thomas, about her cutting-edge scientific research and the future of her work.
Stories of Service: NASA employees partner with local communities to help COVID-19 patients
NASA employees are adapting projects currently underway and developing new ideas to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the ventilator, oxygen helmet and other tools that NASA engineers created in recent months.
Stories of Service: How the nation’s space agency is communicating with its workforce during the coronavirus pandemic
From the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, NASA leaders recognized the importance of communicating clearly to employees using multiple channels. We spoke with Joel Carney in NASA’s Office of Mission Support Operations to discuss how the agency has kept its employees up to date during the pandemic.
Here’s how you can join agencies to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary
Federal agencies are sharing how you can celebrate Earth Day from home with educational resources, online activities and sustainability tips.
Celebrating Women’s History Month with NASA’s first all-female spacewalk
In October 2019, NASA coordinated the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at this historic milestone.
What I didn’t expect to take away from a trip to NASA
Nola Tolsma, an events associate at the Partnership, was invited to visit the Kennedy Space Center by Director Robert Cabana, a 2019 Sammies winner. Learn about her trip and the surprising discoveries she made.
Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing with the 2019 People’s Choice Award winner
This week, the Partnership announced the 2019 Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award winner as Robert Cabana and the Kennedy Space Center Senior Management Team. Their work is particularly salient this week as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In this blog post, Janet Petro, deputy director of the Kennedy Space Center, remarks on her team’s win and how the moon landing inspires them today.
Forging an innovative government capable of meeting 21st-century challenges
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 moon landing mission, we must recognize the accomplishment as a distinctive moment in government innovation. Although the government continues to provide inventive products and services, our country still faces many complex challenges. Learn more about government modernization efforts and the Partnership’s vision for an innovative federal culture that would help address these challenges.