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On the show today - March 21

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 , Tom Soderstrom , GAO , Bill Woods , Michele Mackin , Francis Rose

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 01:59am EDT

NASA endures 5,000 computer security breaches over two weeks

NASA has had more than 5,000 computer security breaches in the last two years, according to Inspector General Paul Martin. One of the biggest losses: command codes for the International Space Station.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal News Radio

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:21am EST

NASA upgrades IT for now with eye on future

The space agency's CIO Linda Cureton said the I3P contracts are helping NASA stay on pace as technology matures. The agency already is seeing benefits from the three awards made in 2011.
February 23, 2012

Tags: technology , Linda Cureton , Gary Cox , I3P , technology services , data center consolidation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:56pm EST
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Call for new astronauts garners 6,000 applicants

NASA recently put out a call for new applicants to ensure that its astronaut corps is fully stocked for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More than 6,000 people applied for 10 to 15 positions.

Tags: Duane Ross , astronauts , Federal Drive , workforce , hiring , Michael OConnell

Monday - 02/13/2012, 11:35am EST
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Aerospace panel issues space station safety report

Retired Vice Adm. Joseph Dyer, chairman of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, talks to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about a new report on safety aboard the International Space Station.

Tags: Joseph Dyer , International Space Station , Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel , Federal Drive , safety

Friday - 02/03/2012, 10:54am EST
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Romanian accused of hacking NASA-JPL computers

Tags: hacking , JPL , cybersecurity

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:27am EST

NASA not waiting to adopt winning SAVE idea

The 2011 Save Award winner met with President Obama Monday to present his idea to create a lending library at NASA. Matthew Ritsko said his suggestion was built off of an effort by the space agency to become more efficient. He said two related efforts are underway to improve how NASA manages and shares tools and equipment.

Tags: management , Matthew Ritsko , Barack Obama , SAVE award , budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:14am EST
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2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , budget , research and development , DoD , Energy , NIST , NSF , Commerce , innovation , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

NASA listens as Voyager One nears edge of interstellar space

Launched in 1977, the Voyager One space probe is approaching the heliosphere, the large bubble created by the sun, on a journey to a faraway constellation. Ed Stone has been the chief scientist of the Voyager program since its inception in 1972. He and other NASA scientists have been tracking Voyager for 34 years, listening to his transmissions and analyzing its scientific discoveries.

Tags: Ed Stone , Federal Drive , technology , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/30/2011, 10:09am EST
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Federal websites suffering from lack of consistency, standards

New report from the .gov Reform Task Force shows agencies run more than 440 inactive websites, few measure performance consistently and there are few standards for how to design the sites. In the survey of the 56 largest agencies, the task force found Treasury has the most domains and NASA has the most public facing websites.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , GSA , .gov Reform Task Force , websites , customer service , Jason Miller , Treasury

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:54pm EST
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