I am really surprised that our friends at the Partnership for Public Service (http://www.ourpublicservice.org/) have not joined this discussion. After all, their mission is to "revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works." They have great programs like the SAMMIE awards to recognize exceptional Federal service, the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government awards, Call to Serve, Public Service Recognition Week, FedRecruit, and their Ambassador program. These are all steps in the right direction. I'm just not sure all US citizens know about their great work. They could be the foundation for a great outreach effort to tell our story to the American public.