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Tuesday morning federal headlines - August 2

On today's Federal Drive, more updates on how the debt-limit deal will affect agency budgets. Plus, NASA's green mission to Jupiter and why the National Security Administration is looking for new hires at a hacker convention.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 08:34am EDT

How NASA helped the trapped Chilean miners

Dr. James Michael Duncan, NASA deputy chief medical officer, led the NASA team that provided medical, engineering and survival expertise to save 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 69 days.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 10:50am EDT
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Monday morning federal headlines - August 1

On today's Federal Drive, even though Washington's political leaders struck a deal on the debt limit, the FAA partial shutdown continues. Plus, more details on changes to OPM childcare benefits and buy-out guidance.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 09:00am EDT

NASA's partnership to yield new transportation system

The space shuttle program is grounded for good. Get an update on how some new partnerships are helping NASA shape the future of commercial space flight from Phil McAlister, Acting Director of NASA's Commercial Space Development.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 10:08am EDT
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NASA's Dream Chaser will be realized

NASA considers using a "space taxi" to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. More information from Jim Ball, NASA's deputy manager at the Center for Planning and Development.

Friday - 07/15/2011, 11:22am EDT
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How NASA cuts affect aerospace industry

Marion Blakey is the President and CEO of the Aerospace Industry Association.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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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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