For many federal workers, mission trumps money. They field job offers from the private sector, but public sector work affords opportunities few jobs can match:
1. You don't have to answer to investors. 2. The work you do can change the world.
Each year, the "Sammies" honor outstanding federal employees who do just that.
Hatzel Vela goes behind the scenes at the National Museum of Natural History and meets team members from the Smithsonian's Digitization Program -- finalists for the Citizen Services Medal.