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Secure Cloud Computing-"Progress & Best Practices"

May 22nd at 12pm

Program will discuss Key Initiatives Around "Cloud Computing" in Government, Key Benefits Associated with Cloud Computing, Barriers or Contraints to still overcome, How to Address Security Concerns in a Cloud Computing Strategy, Private vs Public Clouds, A Future Vision for the next 1-2 Years in Cloud Computing

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:11pm EDT
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White House promises veto of GOP spending bill

The White House on Monday vowed to veto a House spending bill for the Justice Department, NASA and several other agencies, charging its GOP authors with violating last summer's budget pact and cutting programs like legal aid to the poor too deeply.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:28pm EDT

Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren't too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:09am EDT

NASA's latest space telescope on track for 2018 launch

NASA is currently building the James Webb Space Telescope and expects delivery of all of its scientific instruments this year.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:58am EDT
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NASA seeks innovations for space waste

NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:57am EDT
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Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

NASA nabs Shorty Award for social media use

This week, NASA's communications team took home a Shorty Award the equivalent of the Oscars for social media.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:57am EDT
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NASA's Kennedy Space Center gets message from Hill on cyber

Center CIO Mike Bolger said encrypting laptops and implementing logical access are among his top priorities in 2012. Kennedy Space Center also is exploring how to let employees using their personal smartphones or tablet computers on the network.
March 29, 2012

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:48pm EDT
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Agencies asked to switch to new locations on airwaves

The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their existing frequencies with commercial networks.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 06:48pm EDT

NASA endures 5,000 computer security breaches over two weeks

NASA has had more than 5,000 computer security breaches in the last two years, according to Inspector General Paul Martin. One of the biggest losses: command codes for the International Space Station.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:21am EST

NASA upgrades IT for now with eye on future

The space agency's CIO Linda Cureton said the I3P contracts are helping NASA stay on pace as technology matures. The agency already is seeing benefits from the three awards made in 2011.
February 23, 2012

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:56pm EST
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Call for new astronauts garners 6,000 applicants

NASA recently put out a call for new applicants to ensure that its astronaut corps is fully stocked for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More than 6,000 people applied for 10 to 15 positions.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 11:35am EST
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Romanian accused of hacking NASA-JPL computers

A federal grand jury has indicted a Romanian citizen on charges he hacked into 25 climate-research computers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:27am EST

Aerospace panel issues space station safety report

Retired Vice Adm. Joseph Dyer, chairman of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, talks to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about a new report on safety aboard the International Space Station.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 10:54am EST
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2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

NASA not waiting to adopt winning SAVE idea

The 2011 Save Award winner met with President Obama Monday to present his idea to create a lending library at NASA. Matthew Ritsko said his suggestion was built off of an effort by the space agency to become more efficient. He said two related efforts are underway to improve how NASA manages and shares tools and equipment.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:14am EST
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NASA listens as Voyager One nears edge of interstellar space

Launched in 1977, the Voyager One space probe is approaching the heliosphere, the large bubble created by the sun, on a journey to a faraway constellation. Ed Stone has been the chief scientist of the Voyager program since its inception in 1972. He and other NASA scientists have been tracking Voyager for 34 years, listening to his transmissions and analyzing its scientific discoveries.

Friday - 12/30/2011, 10:09am EST
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Online NASA publication showcases technology ROI

Dan Lockney, the head of technology transfer and Spinoff at NASA, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how a new online site showcases the space agency's technology and how it enters the marketplace.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 08:04pm EST
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Sunlight reviews open government directive

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation talks about his organization's review of the Open Government Directive. How well have agencies complied with mandate?

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 12:52pm EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 30, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 08:16am EST
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