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NASA News

Agencies setting off into the next data frontier -- procurement

GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it's not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:44am EDT

Joanne Woytek, program manager, NASA SEWP

NASA delays a new governmentwide acquisition contract for IT equipment and software.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:52am EDT
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NASA Ames CIO takes pie in the face to celebrate Pi Day

NASA Ames Research Center celebrated Pi Day by hosting various morale-boosting activities, including a real pie-throwing contest. (Photos provided by NASA Ames Research Center)

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:26pm EDT

3 agencies reap benefits of shared support functions, report says

In times of constrained budgets, agencies are cutting and consolidating services to save money and resources. Could it be the key to transforming government? A new report looks at what three agencies are doing right.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:00pm EST

NASA's Johnson Space Center takes customer-first approach to IT

Annette Moore, the chief information officer at the Johnson Space Center, said she's reshaping her office to be more flexible and agile in meeting the IT needs of the mission areas.
February 20, 2014

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 01:34pm EST
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Words from the wise: How 3 agencies attained best places to work status

NASA, the Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Communications Commission found success by engaging both managers and employees. All three agencies earned high marks in the annual Best Places to Work survey.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:30am EST
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NASA: Cooling pump on space station shuts down

NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:02am EST

NASA's Expedition 38 prepares for liftoff

The countdown to liftoff begins for NASA's Expedition 38. Three astronauts will launch from Kazakhstan on Nov. 7, 2013 local time.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 08:25am EDT
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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit dies

Scott Carpenter, pioneering astronaut and 2nd American in orbit dies at age 88

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:50pm EDT

DHS, NASA team up to develop 'Holy Grail' of search and rescue

A partnership between the Homeland Security Department and NASA has led to the creation of a new technology called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER).

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 03:55pm EDT
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INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

NASA crash tests polka-dot chopper to study safety

Researchers at the NASA Langley Research Center dropped a helicopter from a height of 30 feet into a bed of soil. They will use the data to create more efficient and safer designs in the future.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 12:59pm EDT
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NASA, industry helped cook up the final RFP for SEWP V

The space agency releases the solicitation for the next version of the $10 billion IT hardware and services contract. Proposals are due in about eight weeks.

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 03:41pm EDT

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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