Sammies 2017

‘Oscars’ of government service take place Wednesday night

‘Oscars’ of government service take place Wednesday night

Jim Seymour, director of programs and events at the Partnership for Public Service, previews the 2017 Service to America Medals...
DOE scientist honored for developing energy-monitoring sensor

DOE scientist honored for developing energy-monitoring sensor

Paul Ohodnicki, a materials scientist at the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL), discusses his work on advanced sensors designed to...
Sammies finalists pioneered ‘quality of outcomes’ program at CMS

Sammies finalists pioneered ‘quality of outcomes’ program at CMS

John Pilotte and Heather Grimsley with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore discuss their work on Accountable...
Cross-agency team honored for Medicare fraud investigation

Cross-agency team honored for Medicare fraud investigation

Kevin Nalu, special agent for criminal investigation at the IRS, discusses the work that earned him and three other colleagues...
Sammies finalists improve the air pollution screening process, save millions

Sammies finalists improve the air pollution screening process, save millions

Sarah Jovan, research ecologist for the Pacific Northwest Research Station at the U.S. Forest Service, discusses her work on air...
FDA team helped greenlight first-generation artificial pancreas

FDA team helped greenlight first-generation artificial pancreas

Stayce Beck, chief of the Diabetes Diagnostics Devices Branch at the FDA, discusses her work on the first automated insulin...
Veteran honored for breakthrough work helping the disabled

Veteran honored for breakthrough work helping the disabled

Rory Cooper, director of human engineering research laboratories at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the work that won him...
Studying the data around shared services

Studying the data around shared services

In October of 2015, the Office of Management and Budget chartered a new organization dubbed USSM — Unified Shared Services...
NASA scientist honored for career researching air pollution

NASA scientist honored for career researching air pollution

Hanwant Singh, senior scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses his 30-plus-year career in air pollution research and his nomination...
DOJ advisor recognized for diplomatic work in Albania

DOJ advisor recognized for diplomatic work in Albania

Jon Smibert, resident legal advisor in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in Tirana, Albania, discusses the work that earned...
Treasury IG team battles IRS impersonator scams

Treasury IG team battles IRS impersonator scams

Tim Camus, deputy inspector general for investigations at the Treasury Department, discusses the work his team did battling IRS impersonation...
Customs and Border Protection team recognized for customer experience initiative

Customs and Border Protection team recognized for customer experience initiative

Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner for Trade at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and a finalist in the management excellence...
Sammies finalist designed new generation of protective gear for Marines

Sammies finalist designed new generation of protective gear for Marines

Flora Jordan, an engineer with Marine Corps Systems Command, is a Sammies finalist in the promising innovations category. She discussed...