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NASA chooses new chief technologist

Cornell University Professor Mason Peck will help communicate how NASA technologies benefit space missions and the day-to-day lives of Americans, NASA said. Peck replaces Dr. Bobby Braun, who left the agency in September.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 03:16pm EST

Agencies using cloud to de-clutter IT systems

The Homeland Security Department and NASA moving to the cloud to support mission needs and reduce the cost and effort to support back-office systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said he is focusing on four areas of cloud: agencies, procurement, international and cybersecurity.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:23am EDT

Continuous monitoring requires strong leadership and software

Bruce Levinson, with the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, joined the with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the center's recent survey on agency FISMA compliance.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 09:22am EDT

Agencies overcoming cloud security fears

CIOs and other federal IT experts say cloud computing security isn't much different than other protecting other technology systems. The chief technology officer for the CIA, Gus Hunt, said the cloud's elasticity makes it harder for hackers to attack.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:04am EDT

NASA taking applications for next class of astronauts

Duane Ross, the manager of astronaut candidate selection and training at NASA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the astronaut application process.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 09:29am EDT

Weiler reflects on 33-year NASA career

Ed Weiler has retired as the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:14pm EDT

OMB orders governmentwide review of conference spending

Agencies must complete their analysis by Nov. 1 and be prepared to present their findings during the December cabinet meeting with the Vice President. OMB's edict comes after the Justice Department inspector general found excessive spending by the agency. This is not the first time agencies have had trouble controlling conference expenses.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:51am EDT

Future NASA rocket most powerful ever built

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and several members of Congress on Wednesday unveiled the Obama administration's much-delayed general plans for its rocket design, called the Space Launch System.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 07:35pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 13

On today's Federal Drive: some agencies have netted extra cash from governmentwide acquisition contracts and furloughed FAA workers won't receive back pay under the latest House FAA funding reauthorization.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 08:08am EDT

Interagency effort tries to protect federal supply chain

The White House, Defense Department, NASA and federal procurement experts have formed a working group to tackle the problem of counterfeit goods in the government's supply chain. The Justice Department has convicted military suppliers of selling phony parts that were used in military equipment used in Fallujah, Iraq. The group will make recommendations to President Barack Obama by the end of the year.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 06:05am EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines Sept. 7

On today's Federal Drive, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has asked Congress for more flexibility in its finances to stave off an impending default and the chief designer of the General Services Administration's Networx telecommunications program announced he'll leave early next year.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 08:36am EDT

What drives innovation at NASA?

This week the space agency will get to unveil some of those innovative ideas at the second annual IT Summit in San Francisco.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 05:36pm EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 15

On today's Federal Drive: Buyouts at the Air Force and the Government Accountability Office, new screening methods for traumatic brain injuries and a streamlining effort at NASA.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 08:17am EDT

Some feds juggle roles in field, at headquarters

James Michael Duncan, the deputy chief medical officer at the Johnson Space Center, told Federal News Radio, about his rotating role out in the field and inside the Beltway at D.C. headquarters. The interview is part of Federal News Radio's exclusive series, "Talk Back to Washington: Insight for the federal manager on the workforce outside of D.C."

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 09:07am EDT

GAO: Acquisition planning must include cost estimates, best practices

The top four civilian agencies can do a better job in the planning stages for service contracts, according to a new Government Accountability Office.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:07pm EDT

NASA makes final award under I3P program

The space agency hired The Portal Group Consulting under the web enterprise services and technology contract. It could be worth $82 million over five years.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 01:26pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 2

On today's Federal Drive, more updates on how the debt-limit deal will affect agency budgets. Plus, NASA's green mission to Jupiter and why the National Security Administration is looking for new hires at a hacker convention.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 08:34am EDT

How NASA helped the trapped Chilean miners

Dr. James Michael Duncan, NASA deputy chief medical officer, led the NASA team that provided medical, engineering and survival expertise to save 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 69 days.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 10:50am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 1

On today's Federal Drive, even though Washington's political leaders struck a deal on the debt limit, the FAA partial shutdown continues. Plus, more details on changes to OPM childcare benefits and buy-out guidance.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 09:00am EDT

NASA's partnership to yield new transportation system

The space shuttle program is grounded for good. Get an update on how some new partnerships are helping NASA shape the future of commercial space flight from Phil McAlister, Acting Director of NASA's Commercial Space Development.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 10:08am EDT
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