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NASA challenge: Directing IT security

NASA's inspector general designated information technology security as one of eight top management and performance challenges the space agency faces.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 08:30am EST

NASA Goddard CIO discusses cloud as a priority

Adrian Gardner has been the chief information officer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 10 months. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller spoke with Gardner recently about his priorities for the agency. Gardner says one of his goals is to understand the needs of the scientific community. If you look at computing here at Goddard [...]

Monday - 11/15/2010, 06:26pm EST
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Heroines in Technology are heros everywhere

The women named as Heroines are women business owners and leaders who devote their energy to charities of choice to better their communities.

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 11:17am EST
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NASA Software Leads to Fuel Savings For Airlines

Software developed at NASA's Ames Research Center is enabling fuel savings for airlines while also increasing their planes' environmental efficiency.

The Ames Direct-To software is a product of NASA aeronautics research in air traffic management. It enables airlines to save fuel and reduce emissions by automatically identifying flight shortcuts that are wind-favorable and acceptable to air traffic controllers.

It's already been adopted by the Boeing Company for commercial use. Their offering a new air traffic efficiency service that uses the software.

Project directors say they've estimated a potential combined savings of about 900 flying minutes per day for all aircraft using the software. That means a potential savings of tens of thousands of flight minutes per year for a medium-sized airline.

Monday - 11/08/2010, 12:41pm EST

NASA discusses challenges of data center consolidation

It's been more than nine months since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative began with the intent to reduce energy usage, lower IT costs and improve security. And some federal agencies are discovering that it's difficult to reduce spending without putting some money upfront first. NASA is just one of the federal agencies trying to [...]

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 01:21pm EDT

Woytek talks success and future of NASA SEWP

Joanne Woytek is Program Manager for NASA's SEWP: Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement. She gives Tom Temin an update on the success of the program and tells him what lies ahead.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:06pm EDT
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NASA awards SAIC first contract under I3P

This is the first of several component contracts awarded under the I3P Program. NASA will use the contracts to procure services that provide agency-wide management, integration, and delivery of IT infrastructure services.

Friday - 10/29/2010, 07:04am EDT

Inside Government - October 22nd, 2010

Ed O'Keefe
Reporter, The Washington Post
Dorothy James
AFGE District 7 National Vice President
Jane Nygaard
AFGE District 8 National Vice President
Dr. Bernard Harris
Former NASA Astronaut

Friday - 10/22/2010, 12:29am EDT
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Dead Sea Scrolls to be digitized and put online

The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google are digitizing the 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, The Washington Post reports.

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 04:13pm EDT

GAO recommends more privacy in OPM background checks

Gregory Wilshusen, director of Information Security Issues for GAO, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss GAO's recommendations to increase privacy in OPM background checks.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:34pm EDT
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Chile's Rescue Formula: '75% Science, 25% Miracle'

NASA played an integral role in the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 05:11pm EDT

Security checks affect NASA and beyond

Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling 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. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:41am EDT
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NASA goes green in space too

NASA's sustainability policy is to execute NASA's mission without compromising our planet's resources so that future generations can meet their needs. Details from NASA's Olga Dominguez.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 09:08am EDT
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NASA Microgravity Experiments

NASA will host two national science competitions that challenge students - six through 12 - to develop and prepare a microgravity experiment.

Both competitions are open to teams across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and they can be formed from any type of organization or club, such as a science class, a group of friends, or youth group, and each team must have an adult advisor.

A panel of NASA scientists and engineers will evaluate and select the best proposals by December first. The winning teams will design and build experiments that will be conducted in the 2.2 Second Drop Tower at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. When an experiment is "dropped" into the 79-foot tower, it experiences weightlessness for 2.2 seconds.

The top four teams get an all-expenses-paid trip to conduct their experiments with NASA personnel.

Monday - 09/27/2010, 01:20pm EDT

Cureton settles in as NASA CIO

NASA CIO Linda Cureton may have come from inside NASA, but she tells Federal News Radio's Jason Miller she's still learning a lot.
September 23, 2010

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 10:05pm EDT
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How to save money at NASA

How does a tech giant like NASA control mission costs? Doctor Ron Sega, a professor at Colorado State University, says NASA needs to come up with a comprehensive integrated strategy.

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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DoT, NASA use Web 2.0 to increase satisfaction

What makes one federal agency better than another in terms of worker contentment? One of Washington's good government groups did some additional digging in the wake of the federal "Best Places to Work" survey and found that better communication using social networking tools helped at least two agencies move up the list.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:19am EDT
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Grants Support Biomedical Research in Space

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the first new grants under the Biomedical Research on the International Space Station (or BioMed-ISS) initiative, a collaborative effort between NIH and NASA. Using a special microgravity environment that Earth-based laboratories cannot replicate, researchers will explore fundamental questions about important health issues, such as how bones and the immune system are weakened.

The National Laboratory at the International Space Station provides a virtually gravity-free - or microgravity - environment where the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie human diseases can be explored.

Scientists will conduct their experiments in two stages. The first is a ground-based preparatory phase to allow investigators to meet select milestones and technical requirements. The second is an Space Station experimental phase. That will include preparing the experiments for launch, working with astronauts to conduct them on the Space Station, and then performing subsequent data analyses on Earth.

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 11:59am EDT

NIST to retrain NASA feds as cyber pros

Anti-US hacker takes credit for 'Here you have' worm

Monday - 09/13/2010, 08:30am EDT

NASA shows the way with e-mail consolidation

The space agency's experience in reducing the number of its e-mail systems could serve as a model for others who are going down a similar path. NASA's benefits include cost savings, better cybersecurity and scalability to deal with the expanding need for mobile access.

Friday - 09/10/2010, 07:22am EDT
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