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Virtual desktop key piece to NASA Goddard's future in cloud, mobile

CIO Adrian Gardner said he will pilot the technology this summer. VDI also will help with foreign nationals who need access to some of the space agency's data for collaborative projects. Gardner said the Innovations program is looking other leading-edge software.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 05:12am EDT
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SpaceX signs 1st customer for big new rocket

Space Exploration Technologies says it has signed its first commercial contract for a new rocket that will be more powerful than the one that launched the company's Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last week.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Cool Jobs: The Spacesuit Conservator

Lisa Young is the objects conservator at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. She discusses the challenges of preserving spacesuits as part of Federal News Radio's Cool Jobs in Government series.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 11:16am EDT
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Private supply ship rockets toward space station

A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 09:14am EDT

NASA takes one giant leap into commerical space flight

The space agency is set to launch its first commercial resupplying mission, perhaps as early as Tuesday. The Falcon 9 rocket will carry the Dragon capsule into space, where it will deliver food and water to the International Space Station.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 12:05pm EDT
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NASA kicks off SEWP V planning

The space agency will reach $10 billion in sales in 2012 under the SEWP IV governmentwide acquisition contract. Joanne Woytek said there is a lot of industry interest in the next iteration of the contract.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:05am EDT
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Red Hat gets common criteria approval

Red Hat Chief Technology Strategist Gunnar Hellekson joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company helps federal agencies with their open software needs.
May 15, 2012

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:19am EDT
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House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT

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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