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NASA hacker enters plea

A Texas man who admitted hacking into the computer systems of a Minnesota company and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud.

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 09:30am EST

This week in the cloud

It was a big week for cloud computing on Federal News Radio – from NASA’s Nebula cloud to more information on OMB’s Cloud Computing Strategy. Plus, we learned what budget cuts might mean for the cloud… NASA demos open source cloud computing Hear how NASA is pairing its Nebula platform with open source cloud initiatives [...]

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 11:45am EST

Four generations: one workplace, many challenges

The typical workplace is made up of four generations with different learning and communication styles, different work-life balance needs, and different preferences in how their contributions are recognized. Dr. Bonni Yordi tells us about a new study on what can lead to a more effective organization.

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 09:41am EST
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NASA demos open source cloud computing

The agency's Nebula platform is just one possibility in the process of incorporating public cloud initiatives across the board.

Friday - 02/18/2011, 05:07pm EST
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NASA helps partners to meet a "Sputnik moment"

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver has been on the road to meet with leaders of commercial space companies. She joins us with details of what she found.

Monday - 02/14/2011, 09:31am EST
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NASA to change EVM requirements

The proposed rule change would make life a little easier for some contractors.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 08:11pm EST

NASA searching for locations of lost 'space trees'

NASA is trying to find space voyagers that are lost here on earth.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 02:19pm EST

Background checks move to the forefront

The Supreme Court has refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Debra Roth explains what's going on here.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 09:41am EST
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NASA to update IT security rules

NASA is working on making cybersecurity a top priority.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 03:43pm EST

Agency Tip 4: Make new hires feel welcome

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, NASA's Toni Dawsey explains how the space agency revamped its onboarding program for new hires.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST

NASA continues to reach new heights in collaboration

NASA continues to push the envelope concerning its day-to-day use of video conferencing.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 05:45pm EST

WikiLeaks reveal marketing as part of diplomacy

The New York Times reports on U.S. diplomats' efforts to market U.S. items, such as jets, to foreign countries, revealed by the WikiLeaks cables.

Monday - 01/03/2011, 03:38pm EST

Cloud computing tips from NASA’s Chris Kemp

NASA‚"ôs Nebula Cloud Computing Platform has gotten a lot of attention from agencies looking to move into the cloud. Chris Kemp, the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, spoke with Federal News Radio about his agency‚"ôs use of the cloud and how that has morphed over the years. Initially, the Nebula cloud was developed [...]

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 08:07pm EST

NASA awards $2.5B IT contract to Hewlett-Packard

NASA's Mike Sweigart gives details of the contract that replaces Lockheed Martin.

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 09:51am EST
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DoD, GSA tighten standards on contractor IDs

New regulations published Thursday aim to make sure agencies reclaim vendor employees' HSPD-12 cards when they're no longer needed to perform contract work.

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 09:24am EST

NASA satellite surveillance assists disaster relief

WTOP's Kristi King talks to NASA's Jim Irons.

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 09:59am EST
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NASA explores new uses for video teleconferencing

NASA is one of the federal pioneers of video teleconferencing systems (remember the first broadcasts from space?)Öso it's no surprise that this agency's program managers continue to rely on video conference technology to meet its daily demands for high-quality audio and visual communication among diverse public and private sector communities. "At NASA, teams at varied locations need a way to engage in timely, technical conversations and collaborate remotely to meet mission-critical goals," said NASA's Deputy Chief Information Officer Deborah Diaz. NASA -- both Headquarters and its major centers around the country -- uses video teleconferencing for everything from meetings, seminars, major international conferences and face-to-face meetings to quick conversations on pressing issues. The payoff is obvious: more cost-efficient and -effective operations, with savings on facilities as well as meeting planning and logistics. At an Open Government Summit hosted by NASA in the fall of 2010, nearly 60 percent of the participants used electronic tools to "virtually attend" the summit. Organizers faced twin challenges of being efficient but also inclusive, while juggling video streaming, cooperative note-taking, online teleconferencing and adapting conversational practices in the room, to bridge the gap between physical and virtual participants. What are they using? NASA Headquarters maintains video teleconferencing systems (ViTS) in multiple configurations, with equipment from vendors including Tandberg, Polycom and LifeSize. The typical ViTS stack includes the ViTS components themselves, additional recording units, PCs and in some cases SmartBoard capability. NASA is in the process of migrating all of its ViTS to have High Definition, digital sign control, and MP3 audio recording capabilities Latest capability improvements include Flash and Windows Media Video streaming via the Web. Users who have a small portable streaming system can view transmissions via computer from anywhere in the world. Some configurations offer MP3 recording capability that lets NASA burn CDs to distribute audio recordings; in others, NASA can use full audiovisual recording capability to capture entire events on Digital Video Disc (DVD) or Blu-Ray. NASA has begun implementing a Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) phone system, too. That will speed the delivery of IP-based desktop video conferencing as the agency phases out ISDN-based systems and will increase ViTS availability to NASA employees while reducing overall costs associated with equipment maintenance, operations, and logistics typical of larger ViTS facilities. "Technology enables and supports one to thousands of conversations," said NASA's Chief Technology Officer for IT, Chris Kemp. "We're finding that if we don't stand in the way of that conversation, incredible things can happen."

Monday - 12/27/2010, 10:47am EST

Lessons from NASA's Nebula cloud platform

Chris Kemp, CTO for IT at NASA, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the agency's Nebula Cloud Platform.
December 14, 2010

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:28pm EST
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NASA tasked with new cybersecurity reporting

NASA has a mandate to manage computer risks in real time.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 09:30am EST

NASA's 'booth babe' spreads the SEWP

At one conference, the Government Contract Management Conference, we learn about plans for a NEW conference from NASA's Joanne Woytek.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 11:01am EST
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