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Video: Pioneering Technological Advances at NIST

November 26, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Jacob Taylor, a young physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has made pioneering scientific discoveries that in time could lead to significant advances in health care, communications, computing and technology. As a fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute at...

Innovative Rehab Method Giving Combat Amputees an Active Life

November 9, 2012 Combat amputees have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan physically and emotionally devastated. Charles Scoville has given them new hope. At the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Scoville developed an innovative medical, counseling and sports rehabilitation program that helps combat amputees regain their independence, restore their...

How Mobile Tech is Helping DHS Combat Traffickers and Smugglers

November 2, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn When confronting suspicious travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents must make decisions based on information at hand. Nael Samha, a program manager in CPB’s Office of Technology, and Thomas Roland, Jr., a program manager in the Office of Field Operations, developed...

HUD, VA Team Seeks to End Vet Homelessness by 2015

October 26, 2012 More than 60,000 veterans live on America’s streets. Susan Angell, Mark Johnston and their interagency team are making major strides toward ending this national disgrace by 2015. The goal is challenging given the high national unemployment rate and the influx of individuals returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Department...

'Great Technological Importance:' NIST's Pioneering Young Scientist

October 19, 2012 Scientists worldwide are working to make giant advances in medical technology, online communications and computing. As a young physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Taylor, 34, devised original scientific theories that could lead to medical imaging in microscopic detail for better health care, while harnessing the...

'An Operational Puzzle:' Preventing Future Plane Crashes

October 18, 2012 James Cash has spent nearly three decades successfully deciphering information from electronic recording devices to help determine the causes of major aviation and other transportation accidents, leading to reforms and greater safety for the traveling public. Working at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) , Cash is the government’s top...

The Navy’s Savvy Negotiator

October 12, 2012 Our warfighters need the right equipment to fulfill their missions and return home safely. Elliott Branch ensures they are properly equipped at the best possible value. As the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for acquisition and procurement, Branch keeps watch over the vast, complex, $90-billion-a-year procurement operation for the...

Video: Federal Employee of the Year

October 9, 2012 As the number of children with AIDS increased dramatically in the United States and around the world during the late 1980s, the depressing fact was that little could be done to prevent infants from getting HIV, the virus that causes the terrible disease. Fast forward more than two decades to...

The NIH Doctor Who Pioneered Life-Saving Treatments

October 5, 2012 For years, patients with severe aplastic anemia died within months of developing the rare blood disease. Dr. Neal Young has increased the survival rate to 80 percent. In his work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Young has combined pioneering basic laboratory science, clinical research, and direct patient care...

Capturing the 'Merchant of Death'

September 28, 2012 Notorious Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout was considered untouchable, but Louis Milione and his Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) team defied the odds, leading a bold sting operation that put the “Merchant of Death” behind bars. After being asked to get involved by national security officials in 2007, Milione and his...

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