- Federal Employee of the Year Dr. Lynne Mofenson of the National Institutes of Health who made it her mission to prevent mother-to-child transmission of AIDS -- and has largely succeeded.
- Susan Angell of the Veterans Affairs Department and Mark Johnston of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with their colleagues on the Homeless Veterans Initiative Team, have worked together to come up with innovative ways to provide housing for vets.
- James Cash, the National Transportation Safety Board, recipient of the Career Achievement Medal. Cash’s nearly three decades of work has led to better audio, video and data recording devices used by airlines and others in the transportation industry to pinpoint the cause of accidents.
Sometimes it's frustrating to see these amazing federal success stories and know that outside the Washington bubble no one knows of this amazing work. Instead stories of conference spending scandals and budget fights dominate the news. I'm not saying those stories shouldn't be part of the conversation, but so to should the work that these feds accomplish. Work that in many cases only the government can do.
So from the entire DorobekINSIDER team, we wanted to stop, and take a second to say thank you.