2005 Federal Employee of the Year

Orlando Figueroa

Position: Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, Science Mission Directorate

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Led the development of the Mars Exploration Rover project.

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2005 Career Achievement Medal Recipient

Barbara Turner

Position: Deputy Assistant Administrator

Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Worked her way up to the highest levels at USAID where she has played a critical role in the Agency’s work in Egypt, the former Soviet Union, Bosnia and multiple other countries.

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2005 Call to Service Medal Recipient

Kevin McAleenan

Position: Director of Anti-Terrorism

Agency: Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Developed the Office of Anti-Terrorism, which was created soon after 9/11 to help better secure the nation’s ports and borders from terrorists and terrorist weapons.

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2005 Citizen Services Medal Recipient

Terence Lutes

Position: Associate CIO, Information Technology Services

Agency: Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Location: Washington, D.C.

Achievement: Led the development of the popular eFile system that has allowed millions of Americans to get their tax refunds in as few as 10 days, while also cutting processing costs for government by as much as 90 percent.

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2005 Homeland Security Medal Recipient

Steven Bice

Position: Director, Emergency Operations

Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Achievement: Developed two of the country’s most effective emergency preparedness organizations in the public health field.

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2005 International Affairs Medal Recipient

Tobin Bradley

Position: Political Advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority

Agency: U.S. Department of State

Location: Dhi Qar Province, Iraq

Achievement: Organized 15 local elections in southern Iraq and developed a voting system that the U.N. used as the basis for the January 2005 national elections.

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2005 Justice and Law Enforcement Medal Recipient

Elizabeth Grossman

Position: Acting Regional Attorney

Agency: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Location: New York, New York

Achievement: Secured EEOC’s second largest sexual discrimination settlement ever in landmark case against Morgan Stanley.

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2005 National Security Medal Recipient

Alan Estevez

Position: Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

Agency: U.S. Department of Defense

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Achievement: Implemented use of Radio Frequency Identification by the military, transforming military logistics for the 21st century.

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2005 Science and Environment Medal Recipient

Subhashree Madhavan and the Rembrandt Project Team

Position: Biomedical Informatics Specialist

Agency: National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Location: Rockville, Maryland

Achievement: Created database that could lead to new cancer treatments and revolutionize the way cancer research is conducted.

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The Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.

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