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NASA brings new attitude to stimulate IT innovation

Sasi Pillay, NASA's chief technology officer, said the IT Labs program wants rapid, low-cost, low-risk projects to improve the space agency's use of technology. NASA is in its third year of the effort, which has produced several potential breakthroughs, including one for RFID and a secure computing environment.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 06:10am EDT
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NASA's Curiosity rover completes first year on Mars

Dr. James Green, NASA's director of planetary sciences, told Federal News Radio that Curiosity is uncovering scientific data that one day may lead to humans living on Mars.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 05:57pm EDT
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Deputy NASA administrator Lori Garver stepping down

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is stepping down from the space agency. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced in a note to staff Garver would leave next month to serve as the general manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, where she will oversee day-to-day operations of the largest union for pilots.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 02:10pm EDT

Final rule sets new categories, factors for evaluating past performance

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA issued a final rule today amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. FAR must now include performance rating categories and different factors for past performance evaluations.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:09pm EDT

NASA Glenn restructures IT delivery to focus on mission needs

Randy Humphries, NASA Glenn Research Center's chief information officer, uses his background in project management to improve how technology is delivered to mission areas.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:49pm EDT
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Hiring reforms thriving despite freezes, early outs

In an exclusive Federal News Radio survey, agency chief human capital officers said the hiring reforms instituted by the Obama administration are working. Most respondents said it now takes their agencies 46 to 100 days, on average, to hire new employees. Hiring reforms also have improved diversity at agencies and the ability to bring on more talented employees. At the same time, CHCOs said sequestration is impacting their ability to train and complete HR projects.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 06:08am EDT
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Borucki's career soars from Apollo to the stars

With a career spanning 50 years at NASA, space scientist William Borucki has had a hand in man's exploration of the Moon and distant stars.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 12:35pm EDT
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NASA taps long-time employee to be new CIO

Larry Sweet comes to headquarters from Johnson Space Center and will replace Linda Cureton.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 06:30pm EDT

NASA picks 8 new astronauts, 4 of them women

NASA picks 8 new astronauts, 4 of them women, including 1st female fighter pilot in years

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 03:20pm EDT

An update on the NASA SEWP program

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the contract and the implementation of SEWP 5.
June 18, 2013

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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An update on the NASA SEWP program

Joanne Woytek, program manager of the NASA SEWP program joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the contract and the implementation of SEWP 5.
May 21, 2013

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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Cureton continues to take risks in post-federal career

Linda Cureton recently retired as the NASA CIO. In an exit interview, she offered lessons learned over her 34-year federal career.
April 25, 2013

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 06:53pm EDT
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NASA OKs East Coast rocket test launch this week

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles is set to launch its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday from Wallops Island, Va., and it could be visible in cities from Washington to New York.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 10:19pm EDT

A look at SEWP V

Larry Allen of Allen Federal and Jim Connal, vice president of Red River Computer, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the SEWP program.
April 15, 2013

Monday - 04/15/2013, 09:22pm EDT
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NASA's Wallops Island prepares for the spotlight

On Wednesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. plans to conduct the first test launch of its Antares rocket under a NASA program in which private companies deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

Saturday - 04/13/2013, 11:20am EDT

NASA center in Va may cut contractor work force

The number of contractors working at NASA's Langley Research Center could shrink as the result of automatic spending cuts.

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 07:53am EDT

Woytek: SEWP 5 will provide 'full-service data' at NASA

Joanne Woytek, NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program manager, fleshed out details of the space agency's new governmentwide acquisition contract Monday on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 12:29pm EDT
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FBI arrests NASA contractor about to leave U.S. for China

Agents charged Bo Jiang, a contractor at the National Institute of Aerospace, with lying to federal investigators. Jiang was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Act.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 07:21am EDT

FBI investigating NASA whistleblower reports of Chinese data breach

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose subcommittee handles NASA's budget, said whistleblowers have reported a foreign national connected to an 'entity of concern' was allowed to exfiltrate sensitive data to China. The FBI is investigating the allegations.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:13am EST
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NASA regains space station contact after outage

Space station crew can speak to Mission Control Houston after accidental communication loss

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:36pm EST
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