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How NASA's Curiosity rover got 1.1M Twitter followers

The Mars rover Curiosity is breaking barriers both in space and the Twittersphere. Curiosity now has more than 1.1 million followers on the social media site. A NASA social media manager shares best practices for maintaining a Twitter account.

Tags: Veronica McGregor , Mars , Curiosity , technology , social media , Twitter , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 04:12pm EDT
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Proposal would alter cybersecurity requirements for contractors

A proposed rule would make contractors responsible for securing networks that store any type of government information. It defines key terms like information and "information system."

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , GSA , DoD , technology

Monday - 08/27/2012, 10:07am EDT

NASA, Alaska officials see new uses for airships

Lighter-than-air aircraft advocates say a California company's Zepplin airship may one day be a common sight, delivering fuel or construction material to remote Alaska villages or food to hungry people on another continent.

Tags: S. Pete Worden , airships , Ames Research Center

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:54pm EDT

In Depth interviews - August 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Sammies 2012 , Sammies , DISA , cloud computing , State Departement , Arab Spring , TechStat , NTEU , workforce

Monday - 08/20/2012, 05:43pm EDT

NASA reveals how it revived a struggling program

The space agency gave Federal News Radio an exclusive, in-depth look at a recent IT review session on its enterprise service desk. With the program faltering, NASA detailed how it used TechStat to reinforce planned solutions.

Tags: technology , oversight , management , Gene Sullivan , Lara Petze , TechStat , Inside TechStat , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 08/17/2012, 05:31am EDT
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NASA's new stars make geeky seem chic

Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as "Mohawk Guy" of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.

Tags: Mars rover , federal employees , Cool Jobs in Government , JPL

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 09:28pm EDT

The Ryan budget, sequestration, and mobile apps

On this week's Capital Impact show, guests discuss how the Paul Ryan budget plan would affect federal spending, how NASA would be affected by sequestration, and two new mobile apps for this year's Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 16, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Allen Scott , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , Medicare , health care spending , budget battle , sequestration , Christopher Flavelle , Robert Litan , Kevin Brancato , contracting , Matthew Zisman , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , mobile apps

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:59pm EDT
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Sammies finalists build a space-bot to aid astronauts

Fifteen years ago, NASA began their Robonaut project to create the first humanoid robot that would be capable of working in space. Despite various funding problems, the resulting humanoid machine is currently on the International Space Station helping crew members by taking over simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks now performed by astronauts.

Tags: Sammies 2012 , robotics , International Space Station

Monday - 08/13/2012, 11:52am EDT
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