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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.

Tags: technology , Nicholas Skytland , open source , NASA

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 10:41am EDT

How to backtime the budget

Any budget deal in Congress has to be reached a lot sooner than you might think. The House and Senate need more than just enough time to pass it. Because of that Russell Berman, congressional reporter, says not to be surprised if another continuing resolution is needed to keep the lights on at your agency.

Tags: budget , The Hill , shutdown , furlough , CR , Russell Berman , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 10:41am EDT

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - March 30th

Agencies told not to talk about shutdown plans

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 09:36am EDT

Could USPS make money off of truck sensors?

A radical new plan would outfit postal service trucks "with sensors to collect and transmit information about weather or air pollutants," including radioactivity! We talk about it with the originator, the Postal Regulatory Commission's own Chief Counsel to the chairman, Michael Ravnitzky!

Tags: USPS , innovation , technology , management , Michael Ravnitsky

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 09:31am EDT

Pentagon cyber strategy complete

The Pentagon is finalizing a new cyber warfighting strategy that will create a framework for training and equipping forces.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Pentagon , cyber strategy , cyber warfare

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 09:30am EDT

Northrop & Raytheon make two for OPTARSS-II

Both Raytheon and Northrop claim part of an Army Forces Command contract to support military operational and training needs.

Tags: DoD Report , defense , contracting , Raytheon , Northrop Grumman , Army , OPTARSS-TWO

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 10:35am EDT

Disaster won't stop Japan fellowship

A fellowship program that sends U.S. government officials to work in Japanese government offices is as determined as ever. We get details from the Mansfield Fellowship program's Paige Cottingham-Streater.

Tags: management , Paige Cottingham-Streater , Mansfield Fellowship , Japan , internship

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 10:31am EDT

Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast - March 29th

USPS names the new deputy postmaster TSA fires spell-casting Wiccan

Tags: newscast

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:38am EDT

Budget deal must come by the end of the week

The specter of at least a partial government shutdown looms once again. The AP's Jerry Bodlander has the latest.

Tags: Congress , budget , Jerry Bodlander , shutdown

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:31am EDT

Contractors investigated for misuse of IT

Technologies developed for federal government may have been used to "harm U.S. citizens on behalf of clients in the private sector."

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , contracting , technology , HBGary Federal , Berico Technologies , Palantir Technologies

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:30am EDT
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