Federal Drive interviews -- May 17

Thursday - 5/17/2012, 8:18am EDT

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today's guests:

Lori GarverDeputy Administrator, NASA

NASA says this time is the charm: after several delays, the first commercial space flight is set to launch on Saturday. A capsule built by the company SpaceX will take off from Cape Canaveral and head to the International Space Station. If successful...it will be a milestone in NASA's plan to replace its space shuttle program with commercial carriers.

NASA takes one giant leap into commerical space flight


Evan LesserManaging Director, ClearanceJobs.com

Feds who need security clearances are getting them more quickly. A recent study by ClearanceJobs.com shows more than half of the people who received their final clearance waited an average of four months a 30-day improvement from 2010. Evan Lesser shed light on why the process is speeding up.

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Thursday morning federal headlines - May 17, 2012