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In Depth interviews - June 11

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 , James Wilson , OSC , Michelle Bernier-Toth , State Department , Kevin Jones , IPv6 , Bill Anderson , GAO

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:18pm EDT

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.

Tags: technology , Adrian Gardner , Goddard Space Flight Center , cloud computing , mobile computing , virtual desktop initiative , Management of Change Conference , MOC 2012 , IAC/ACT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 05:12am EDT
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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.

Tags: Lisa Young , Air and Space Museum , Smithsonian , Cool Jobs in Government , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 11:16am 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.

Tags: SpaceX , International Space Station , Intelsat General Corporation , satellite , industry

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

Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , FDIC , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SBA , SSA , education , DoT , Labor , TSA

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

State, CIA, FBI rank high as ideal employer, college students say

A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.

Tags: Camille Kelly , Universum , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive , recruitment , Jolie Lee , FBI , NIH , State , DoD , NSA ,

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:44am 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.

Tags: SpaceX , Falcon 9 , Dragon , International Space Station , Federal Drive , technology

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.

Tags: Lori Garver , SpaceX , Falcon 9 , commercial space exploration , Federal Drive , technology , International Space Station , Space Shuttle

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 12:05pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 17

The Federal Drive talks to NASA's deputy administrator about the first commercial space launch and ClearanceJobs.com's Evan Lesser about speeding up the clearance process.

Tags: Evan Lesser , Lori Garver , SpaceX , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , security clearances

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 08:18am EDT

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.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , GWAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:05am EDT
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