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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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Red Hat gets common criteria approval

Red Hat Chief Technology Strategist Gunnar Hellekson joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company helps federal agencies with their open software needs.
May 15, 2012

Tags: technology , Open source software , Red Hat , Gunnar Hellekson , Open Source for America , cloud computing , Gluster , Amazon , open stack , Rackspace , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:19am EDT
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White House promises veto of GOP spending bill

The White House on Monday vowed to veto a House spending bill for the Justice Department, NASA and several other agencies, charging its GOP authors with violating last summer's budget pact and cutting programs like legal aid to the poor too deeply.

Tags: Congress , House , Justice Department , budget , Barack Obama , John Boehner

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:28pm EDT

Feds rank leadership low in annual survey

The Partnership for Public Service took a closer look at the data from the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and discovered that feds aren't too happy with their leaders. Senior leaders especially received low rankings from federal employees.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , OPM , management , workforce , DHS , NRC , FDIC , State , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:09am EDT

NASA's latest space telescope on track for 2018 launch

NASA is currently building the James Webb Space Telescope and expects delivery of all of its scientific instruments this year.

Tags: James Webb Space Telescope , John Mather , Federal Drive , space , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 10:58am EDT
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Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Tags: technology , management , cloud computing , open gov , OIRA , SSA , Cass Sunstein , Chris Vein , Michael Astrue , citizen services , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

NASA nabs Shorty Award for social media use

This week, NASA's communications team took home a Shorty Award the equivalent of the Oscars for social media.

Tags: Bob Jacobs , Twitter , social media , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/30/2012, 09:57am EDT
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NASA's Kennedy Space Center gets message from Hill on cyber

Center CIO Mike Bolger said encrypting laptops and implementing logical access are among his top priorities in 2012. Kennedy Space Center also is exploring how to let employees using their personal smartphones or tablet computers on the network.
March 29, 2012

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Kennedy Space Center , Mike Bolger , HSPD 12 , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:48pm EDT
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