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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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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
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