Publications

NIH scientists credited with breakthrough in treating a genetic disorder

August 26, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

A major breakthrough in treating a genetic disorder can be credited to our next guest. Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that affects more than 20 million people worldwide. They’ve recently had a breakthrough. Federal News Network’s Eric White spoke to one of the scientists at the National Institutes of Health conducting research on...

Dedicated feds behind the scenes made major trade agreement possible

June 17, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Earlier this year Congress passed and the president signed a trillion-dollar new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. You might ask how’d they do that? It wasn’t the politicians that figured out the thousands of details. That took a dedicated team of career feds. In this case, John Melle and Maria Pagan of the Office...

Implementing cybersecurity standards in a changing threat landscape

June 14, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, talks about how agencies have used the cybersecurity risk management framework from NIST to be prepared during the pandemic

Sammies finalist works to intervene and prevent mass shootings

June 11, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Lina Alathari, Chief of the National Threat Assessment Center at the Secret Service, explains how the National Threat Assessment Center is helping schools and other organizations prevent mass shootings

Education Dept economist earns Sammies nomination for work on K-12 practices

June 10, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Sometimes it takes an economist to look at things differently and make them better. That’s been the case for Kindergarten through 12th grade education and its teachers. Elizabeth Warner is an economist at the Institute of Educational Sciences at the Education Department. Her work is credited with creating all sorts of best practices, and it earned...

GovExec Daily: Three-Dimensional Innovation at VHA

June 5, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Sammie-nominated Dr. Beth Ripley joins the show to talk about her work creating an interconnected, hospital-based 3D printing network.

CDC Doctor and Sammies Finalist Helps Track over Prescribed Opioids

June 3, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

It’s hard enough to control opioids when illegal imports and dealers flood the market. But all the more so when legal, licensed doctors and pharmacists over prescribe and deliver them. That’s where Vikram Krishnasamy has helped a lot. He’s a doctor and medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and now a...

Sammies Finalist Negotiates Trade Arrangement with Mexico and Canada

June 1, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

John Melle, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, discusses the process and significance of negotiating the new United States-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement (USMCA)

Sammies finalist creates public-private partnerships

May 28, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Thomas DeBass, Managing Director at the Office of Global Partnerships at the Department of State, explains how the State Department works with public and private partners to advance foreign policy

Sammies finalist helped make cybersecurity framework that guides government, industry

May 27, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Topic: Service to America Medals

Her peers and bosses credit her with a powerful role in establishing the highly-regarded Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. They call her a world leader in cybersecurity. Now she’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. Donna Dodson joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.