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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

The current contracting environment and more

Host Mark Amtower talks about the state of government contracting with Olessia Smotrova-Taylor, CEO of OST Global Solutions.
February 18, 2013

Monday - 02/18/2013, 10:54pm EST
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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.
February 11, 2013

Monday - 02/11/2013, 09:22pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 8, 2013

Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and Linda Cureton of NASA talks about their upcoming retirements. Register employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer explains what feds can expect from possible furloughs. White House Historical Association Vice President of Research talks about possible renovations at the White House.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:38am EST

NASA CIO Cureton to retire in April

Linda Cureton has decided to leave government service after 30 years, including the last four as the space agency's chief information officer.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 06:35pm EST

NASA readies draft RFP for SEWP V

NASA announced earlier this week it would release the draft request for proposals on or about Feb. 8, with a final solicitation scheduled for early summer.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 04:51pm EST

Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room

NASA is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome "metal cans" that now serve as astronauts' homes in space with inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 10:25am EST

NASA's $1 billion opportunities and a preview of the 113th

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts examine NASA's acquisition forecast for this year, and the legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
January 10, 2013

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 06:58pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 9, 2013

Theresa Kern, a member of Women Construction Owners and Executives, discusses a new provision in the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill that helps women-owned, small construction companies. Grant McLaughlin of Booz Allen Hamilton talks about a new social media guide for feds. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper previews the upcoming confirmation season. Matthew Zisman of Bloomberg Government talks about new contracts for NASA.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 09:51am EST

Highest ranked agencies distinguished by strong leadership

NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 05:42am EST
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USDA laying the groundwork for BYOD

Deputy CIO Charles McClam said the Department of Agriculture is developing a policy and has awarded a mobile device management contract to figure out how best to let employees use their own smartphones and tablet devices on the agency's computer network. NASA Goddard also is creating a BYOD policy that depends on its virtual desktop infrastructure.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:48am EST
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Elasticity and the cloud

Mark Ryland, chief solutions architect with Amazon Web Services joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency transition to the cloud.
November 6, 2012

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 11:57pm EST
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Judge backs NASA lab in work discrimination case

A California judge has tentatively ruled in favor of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former computer specialist who alleged he was singled out in part because of his belief in intelligent design.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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