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NASA should revise contract termination policy, GAO says

As terminations become more likely due to tightening budgets, GAO said NASA needs to develop more guidance for its acquisition professionals. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisitions and sourcing management at GAO, spoke with Federal News Radio about the recommendations.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:35pm EDT
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Picking up space exploration where NASA left off

Boeing's vice president of commercial crew programs John Elbon joins the Federal Drive with information on his company's plans for commercial space exploration.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 11:20am EDT
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NASA shuttle program estimates 6,300 gradual layoffs

Sue Leibert is with NASA's Johnson Space Center, where she heads up the Space Shuttle Transition Liaison Office. She explains how the agency is handling the workforce reduction accompanying the end of the shuttle program.

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Agencies slowly moving to fixed-price contracts

A new report from OFPP finds agencies spent a billion dollars less on time-and-materials and labor hours type contracts in 2010. Still, OFPP found an overall increase in cost-reimbursement type contracts. Agencies have a goal to reduce by 10 percent these types of contracts, which the administration calls risky.

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 07:02am EDT
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End of NASA shuttle program transforms acquisition workforce

William McNally, deputy CAO at NASA, discusses changes in the agency's acquisition workforce.

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT
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NASA's CALIPSO satellite takes 3 billionth image

A NASA satellite has taken its 3 billionth image of the earth's atmosphere.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 12:56pm EDT

Smithsonian opens special exhibit of NASA artwork

Engineers, pilots and physicists aren't alone in shaping NASA's legacy over the years. Artists also have been part of the space agency.

Saturday - 05/28/2011, 07:00am EDT

NASA's LAUNCH aims for innovation

NASA has been collaborating on innovative ideas and technologies dealing with such global challenges as water resources, clean air, health care and energy. We get details from team leader, and SAMMIE nominee, Diane Powell.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Scammers hack NASA web site

A scammer selling cheap adobe software has hacked into NASA websites.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:30am EDT

NASA scientist: Va. mystery boom may be meteor

A NASA scientist says a loud boom that rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore might have been caused by a meteor.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:03am EDT

Cloud lessons from OpenStack 2011

Have you heard of OpenStack? It’s an open source cloud computing project from NASA and a group of tech companies. According to the OpenStack website, “All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. We strongly [...]

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:44pm EDT

How bin Laden was hunted across the matrix

Tom Talleur, a former head of NASA's cyber crimes unit, tells us intergancy cooperation made the difference in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 10:08am EDT
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NASA, USAID team up to solve worldwide problems

Will Schmitt, the open innovation advisor in the Office of Science and Technology at USAID, spoke to Federal News Radio about the collaborative effort.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:19pm EDT
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NASA works to make airplanes quieter and greener

Designs that may make airplanes greener and quieter for future generations are one step closer to reality. NASA's Richard Wahls explains.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:41am EDT
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HHSInnovates awards online health tools

Health and Human Services recognizes six software tools that are leading the way in innovation for the agency.

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:31pm EDT

NASA has sky high hopes for open source

Open source brings numerous benefits to NASA software projects, including increased software quality, reduced development costs, faster development cycles, and reduced barriers to public-private collaboration through new opportunities to commercialize NASA technology. NASA's Nicholas Skytland explains.

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 10:41am EDT
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NASA spacecraft servers have cyber-holes

NASA's internal computer network is full of holes and vulnerable to a cyberattack, an audit by the Office of the Inspector General has found.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 08:30am EDT

NASA picks SAIC for second I3P award

Monday - 03/28/2011, 03:38pm EDT

NASA robotics inspiring the next gen of feds

The "leaders, innovators, and collaborators of the future" are going head to head in a robotics competition. FIRST DC's Herb Muktarian explains why and how.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Federal jobs among most desirable

While Google ranks as their ideal employer, many college students say they are interested in working for federal agencies.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 08:28am EDT
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