Service to America Medals

  • Nats fete Sammies winner

    Federal, state and local officials honored during Public Service Night

  • Nats fete Sammies winner

    Federal, state and local officials honored during Public Service Night

  • The Sammie Awards

    The Oscar Awards come up on Sunday, but for the government, it is nomination season. There are only a few more weeks to nominate feds for the Partnership for Public Service’s Service to America Medals,…

  • Work is Fun for SAMMIE Nominee

    Sniffing the air for anthrax has never been more high-tech. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have come up with sensors that can diagnose infectious diseases, track airborne toxins and even detect explosives in…

  • GAO’s Watchdog Extraordinaire

    The Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight program has been operational since the beginning of the year. The system screens airline passengers against the terrorist watch list. Cathleen Berrick is the managing director of Homeland Security…

  • SAMMIES Tracker: Allan Comp’s Hardrock cachet

    Some of the most environmentally degraded communities can be found in Appalachian coal country and the Western Hardrock mining region. Dr. Allan Comp, a program analyst with the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface…

  • SAMMIES Tracker: Cooler and greener

    You’re driving a cooler and more eco-friendly federal fleet today, at least when it comes to air conditioning. That’s in part because of 26-year old Kristen Taddonio. Her work as Director of Climate Choice at…

  • SAMMIES nominee making incalculable contributions to understanding

    Dr. Ian Spielman pioneered a new area of research in government that’s helping scientists understand crucial, but currently intractable, mysteries of physics — like an explanation of something called high-temperature superconductivity.Spielman is a Physicist at…

  • 2010 SAMMIES honor the best in civil service

    The Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards program pays tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. Max Stier, President of the Partnership for Public Service, gives us a preview of today’s announcement

  • SAMMIE Finalist reassured while averting disaster

    His conviction that the Treasury’s debt office was on the verge of disaster much like 2005 when the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ill-equipped to handle Hurricane Katrina led him to push for a complete overhaul of the risk management tools used to issue the national debt. Meet Karthik Ramanathan: SAMMIE finalist.