May 31, 2011

Federal Player of the Week: Oliver Fischer

NAME

Oliver Fischer

POSITION

Demographer/Conflict Monitoring and Response Officer, U.S. Census Bureau

AGE

31

RESIDENCE

Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin, B.A.; University of Texas at Austin, M.A.

AWARDS

Service to America Medal Finalist 2011; Special Achievement Awards for work in Kenya, Zambia, Sudan, Mozambique, and India

HOBBIES

Hiking, cycling and barbequing

Julie A. Rushin

Fischer played two roles-that of a census expert helping to set the stage for an accurate vote count, and later as a member of the State Department's Civilian Response Corps.

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May 24, 2011

Julie A. Rushin

Simplifying the student financial-aid process for college hopefuls
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May 17, 2011

William (Bill) H. Arrington

Helping to keep the nation safe from terrorism
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May 10, 2011

Irene Chan

Protecting U.S. consumers from unsafe Chinese food imports
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May 3, 2011

Alfonso R. Batres

Delivering services that help combat vets rebuild their lives
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April 26, 2011

Ret. Army Col. Robert H. Vandre Jr.

Advancing miraculous medical techniques for wounded soldiers
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April 19, 2011

Justus Derx

Investigating serious and complex environmental crimes
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April 12, 2011

Michael Bahar

A compass for U.S. naval law
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April 5, 2011

Bill Cowell

Bringing Richard Nixon back to life
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March 29, 2011

Juanita Wheeler

Bringing young talent into the federal fold
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March 22, 2011

Cicely Wolters

An unabashed advocate for the Peace Corps
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March 15, 2011

Wendy Davis

Helping to bring energy-saving lights to consumers
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March 8, 2011

Emily Doerr

Helping the impoverished make healthy choices
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March 1, 2011

Leon Esterowitz

Laser pioneer applying science to defense and health care
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February 22, 2011

hannah draper

Helping women advance in Turkey
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February 15, 2011

Larry Rabin

Protecting endangered species
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February 8, 2011

Clare Ribando Seelke

Providing policy analysis to Congress
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February 1, 2011

Kenneth Graham

Aiding the Gulf spill response with weather forecasts
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January 25, 2011

John Wodatch

A Justice Department disability rights pioneer
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January 18, 2011

Nitin Madhav

Aiding the poor and suffering abroad
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January 11, 2011

Chad Jeremy

Facilitating a volunteer movement
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January 4, 2011

Keith Prewitt

Protecting the president
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December 28, 2010

Susan Solomon

Saving a planet in peril
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December 21, 2010

Laura Rosenberger

Advancing U.S. interests abroad
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December 14, 2010

Alberto Ruisanchez

Fighting those who discriminate against minorities and persons with disabilities
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December 7, 2010

Robert Harris

Advancing U.S. interests one treaty at a time
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November 30, 2010

Saskia van Gendt

Encouraging use of "climaterials" -- reusable construction products with a reduced carbon footprint
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November 23, 2010

Shyam K. Sharan

Determined to save lives through genetics
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November 16, 2010

Margaret Weitekamp

Using memorabilia and science fiction to explain how Americans view space flight
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November 9, 2010

Jeff Baker

Building green, saving green
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November 2, 2010

Alex Romero

A steward for national parks in the D.C., Maryland region
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October 26, 2010

Ayesha D. Edwards

Providing federal support for children's educational television
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October 19, 2010

Paul Coburn

Helping First Responders Communicate During Disasters
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October 12, 2010

Sara Bloom

Fighting drug maker health care fraud
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October 5, 2010

Paul T. Peek

Helping the traveling public get passports while guarding against fraud
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September 28, 2010

Greg Kutz

Uncovering child abuse and neglect at residential, public and private schools
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September 21, 2010

Kate Beale

USAID's congressional liaison on Haiti Read Full Profile »

September 14, 2010

Dr. Suzan Murray

Chief Veterinarian, National Zoo Read Full Profile »

September 7, 2010

Till Rosenband

Inventing The World's Most Precise Timekeeping Device Read Full Profile »

August 30, 2010

Carl Burleson

The greening of aviation: Reducing air and noise pollution from jetliners Read Full Profile »

August 24, 2010

Michelle Collins

After Katrina, Preparing Students for Emergencies Read Full Profile »

August 17, 2010

Mike Wash

Bringing the Government Printing Office into the digital world Read Full Profile »

August 10, 2010

Cherise Spiller

Hands-on federal internship Read Full Profile »

August 3, 2010

Chris Redwood

Bringing improved nursing care to the VA's sickest patients Read Full Profile »

July 27, 2010

Joseph Schaefer

Saving lives in "Tornado Alley" Read Full Profile »

July 20, 2010

Deborah Autor

FDA official leads charge against dangerous unapproved prescription drugs
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July 13, 2010

Joshua Bienfang

Securing high-speed communication. Read Full Profile »

July 6, 2010

Kevin Smith

Helping vets get engineering degrees and jobs. Read Full Profile »

June 29, 2010

Sue Ellen Walbridge

Encouraging students to excel in math and science. Read Full Profile »

June 22, 2010

Kenny Thompson

President Obama's advance man. Read Full Profile »

June 15, 2010

Carl Pike

Leading the law enforcement fight against violent Mexican drug cartels. Read Full Profile »

June 8, 2010

Lisa Shames

The ultimate consumer watchdog. Read Full Profile »

June 1, 2010

Peter Wilhelm

Peter Wilhelm has been involved in the development, deployment and operation of more than 95 satellites critical to the nation's defense.Read Full Profile »

May 25, 2010

Joan Lok

A community affairs specialist with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC).Read Full Profile »

May 18, 2010

Teri Glass

Glass leads the development and fielding of state-of-the-art medical evacuation equipment.Read Full Profile »

May 11, 2010

Mark Simakovsky

A policy adviser to Secretary Gates on Russia and Georgia. Read Full Profile »

May 3, 2010

Robert Benzon

Benzon organizes and leads the investigation after airplane crashes. His team interviews pilots, cabin crew, air traffic controllers and passengers to gather information. Read Full Profile »

April 27, 2010

Rachel Volke

Volke gains real life experience as an intern and integral part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Read Full Profile »

April 20, 2010

Cynthia Nolt-Helms

Nolt-Helms encourages college students to think about how to preserve the earth for future generations, and to encourage them to be proactive. Read Full Profile »

April 13, 2010

Karen Turner

Turner and her team have begun a quiet revolution which utilizes mobile technology to help developing countries. Read Full Profile »

April 6, 2010

Marcy Forman

Forman led the Office of Investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative arm of DHS with more than 8,000 employees. Read Full Profile »

March 29, 2010

Vickie Kloeris

Kloeris is responsible for developing, testing and packaging all of the food that is sent into orbit on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Read Full Profile »

March 22, 2010

Rachel Dorman

Dorman, who is legally blind, is a youth policy advisor in the Labor Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy. Read Full Profile »

March 15, 2010

John Fox

Fox has a mandate to chronicle the colorful and often dramatic history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read Full Profile »

March 9, 2010

David Fahey

Fahey contributed to the influential Montreal Protocol. Read Full Profile »

March 2, 2010

Kevin Kampschroer

Responsible for ensuring that all federal buildings meet the sustainable design and energy reduction requirements Read Full Profile »

February 22, 2010

Tracy Mustin

Building common ground to stop the spread of nuclear weapons Read Full Profile »

February 15, 2010

Jeffrey Collins

Battling the narcotics trade in Bolivia Read Full Profile »

February 8, 2010

Daniel Weinberg

Managing the 2010 Census and planning for 2020 Read Full Profile »

February 1, 2010

Budge Weidman

Uncovering our nation's history Read Full Profile »

January 25, 2010

Jim Blubaugh

Protecting children from harmful school bus diesel emissions Read Full Profile »

January 18, 2010

Daniel Irwin

Using NASA technology to solve disaster, environmental conditions Read Full Profile »

January 11, 2010

Christina Sanford

Applying the law to world hot spots Read Full Profile »

January 4, 2010

Judah Levine

The nation's timekeeper Read Full Profile »

December 28, 2009

Richard Santangelo

Building more with less (energy use, that is) Read Full Profile »

December 14, 2009

Les Shepherd

First impressions are everything for GSA chief architect Read Full Profile »

December 7, 2009

Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers

Assessing the finer aspects of U.S. foreign policy Read Full Profile »

November 30, 2009

Leslie Holland-Bartels

Pioneering new climate-change policies Read Full Profile »

November 23, 2009

Eileen Harrington

Improving the agency's ability to help small businesses Read Full Profile »

November 16, 2009

Steven Chalk

Managing Billions of Dollars in Clean Energy Stimulus Funding Read Full Profile »

November 9, 2009

Katharine Gebbie

Creating a climate for cutting-edge research Read Full Profile »

November 2, 2009

Richard Greene

USAID's Greene: Helping save lives with low-cost tools Read Full Profile »

October 26, 2009

Dinah Cohen

Helping wounded veterans re-enter the workforce Read Full Profile »

October 19, 2009

Nicole Faison

Ensuring efficiency at HUD Read Full Profile »

October 12, 2009

Jeffrey Knox

From Wall St. to Prosecuting Terrorists After an About-Face Read Full Profile »

October 5, 2009

Jared Summers

Aircraft Mission Saved Taxpayers' Millions Read Full Profile »

September 28, 2009

Cara Peck

Confronting the Nation's Energy Crisis, Air Quality and Ecological Balance Read Full Profile »

September 21, 2009

Amy Meyer

Leading Efforts to Spur the Economy in a Volatile Region (USAID) Read Full Profile »

September 14, 2009

Chris Dwyer

Tracking Ships, Terrorists and Pirates Read Full Profile »

September 8, 2009

Benjamin Fisherow

Working for the Environment -- in the Justice Department Read Full Profile »

August 31, 2009

Michael German

Leading the Fight Against Homelessness Read Full Profile »

August 24, 2009

Patricia Guerry

Collaborative Works Leads to Food Borne Illness Vaccine Read Full Profile »

August 17, 2009

Thomas Waldmann

NIH Scientist Leads Fight Against Cancer, AIDS Read Full Profile »

August 10, 2009

Audrey Nelson

On a Quest to Protect Health-Care Workers Read Full Profile »

August 3, 2009

Compton Tucker

Pioneering Satellite Monitoring of Vegetation Read Full Profile »

July 27, 2009

Ian Spielman

Cracking the Code of Superconductivity Read Full Profile »

July 20, 2009

Robin Robinson

Improving the Government's Pandemic Response Read Full Profile »

July 13, 2009

Regan Murray

Advancing Crucial Clean Water Standards Read Full Profile »

July 6, 2009

Jeffery A. Schloss

The 'Unsung Hero' of the Human Genome Project Read Full Profile »

June 29, 2009

John McDougal

Busting Offshore Accounts for the IRS Read Full Profile »

June 22, 2009

Cray Henry

Driving DoD's Supercomputing Enterprise Read Full Profile »

June 15, 2009

Tim Evans

Using Web Analysis to Improve Government Read Full Profile »

June 8, 2009

Cathleen Berrick

Taking the Reins on Transportation Security Read Full Profile »

June 1, 2009

Fran Ligler

Combating Bio-threat Agents, Recognized Worldwide Read Full Profile »

May 25, 2009

David Leckrone

'Superman of the Hubble Science' Read Full Profile »

May 18, 2009

William Fallon

Operation Falcon in Full Force Read Full Profile »

May 11, 2009

Karen Turner

Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices Read Full Profile »

May 4, 2009

Allan Comp

Pushing Enforcing Cleanup Projects Nationwide Read Full Profile »

April 27, 2009

Stephen Ayers

A Capitol Visionary Read Full Profile »

April 20, 2009

Carol Shull

Pushing to Preserve History, One Landmark at a Time Read Full Profile »

April 13, 2009

Gail Lovelace

Godmother of the Transition Read Full Profile »

April 6, 2009

Cynthina Bascetta

Fighting the GAO's Battle of New Orleans Read Full Profile »

March 30, 2009

Walter Oleszek

A Hill Staffer's Guide to Congressional History and Habit Read Full Profile »

March 23, 2009

Jesse Tampio

Presenting Uncle Sam to a New Generation of Leaders Read Full Profile »

March 16, 2009

George Selim

DHS's Selim: Training Generation Y to Fight Terrorism Read Full Profile »

March 9, 2009

Joshua Pomeroy

Joshua Pomeroy's NIST can be described as an "iPhone on steroids." Read Full Profile »

March 2, 2009

Orlando Illi

Orlando Illi has been a man on a mission, a very personal mission to change the way the military handles medical records. Read Full Profile »

February 23, 2009

Kristen Taddonio

Kristen Taddonio illustrates a new generation of thinking about climate change as she and her peers at the EPA seek ways to use technology to remedy the historical gap between industry and a clean environment. Read Full Profile »

February 16, 2009

Carolyn Shanoff

Shanoff, a member of the FTC, leads an effort to protect victims of security fraud by helping organizations in educating their members about avoiding identity theft. Read Full Profile »

February 9, 2009

Dr. David Lipman

Lipman of the National Institutes of Health is an Internet pioneer has worked for more than a decade to make critical medical and scientific information available online for scientists, researchers and the general public. Read Full Profile »

February 2, 2009

David Williams

Williams, a senior official at the Internal Revenue Service who helped devise a consumer-friendly way to get more money into the hands of qualified low income tax payers through Earned Income Tax Credit benefits. Read Full Profile »

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