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'Sammies' to honor tech achievers

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The Partnership for Public Service announced its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (also known as the Sammies) to federal employees in recognition of their outstanding public service.

This year, two winners will be recognized at the Sept. 20 awards ceremony for their outstanding technological contributions.

Jaques Reifman, a senior research scientist in the Department of the Army, will receive the Science and Environment award for leading the team that developed APPRAISE, an artificial intelligence system that collects and interprets soldiers' vital signs during transport to treatment centers so that medical personnel can be alerted if the patient will require an immediate blood transfusion, saving time and potentially saving lives.

Tate Jarrow, a Secret Service special agent, will be awarded the Call to Service Medal for his role in tracking down and catching cybercriminals involved in activities that include hacking, stock manipulation, illegal gambling, credit card fraud and money laundering schemes.

The full slate of Sammie award honorees can be found here.

Posted by Chase Gunter on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:33 AM


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