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NASA's Nebula rolls out in the cloud

NASA Ames is rolling out a private cloud platform, Nebula, that will run in a portable data center housed in containers.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Nebula , Chris Kemp , NASA Ames Research Center

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 09:40am EDT

Woytek says SEWP's secret is its people

SEWP (Pronounced soup) stands for Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement. Program Manager Joanne Woytek explained the success of SEWP is customer service.

Tags: contracing , procurement , Aquisitions , SEWP , Joanne Woytek , best practices , defense

Monday - 03/15/2010, 10:55am EDT

Budget questions on the Hill

Of all the questions being asked about the president's budget proposal, one of the biggest is how the heck they're going to get through it all before October. Federal News Radio learns why feds should stop worrying and learn to embrace the budget. Repeat over and over, "it's just a proposal, it's just a proposal."

Tags: Congress , Jodi Schneider , FY 2011 budget , American Banker , small business

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 11:30am EST

Background checks challenged in court

The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute between NASA and some of its independent contractors over required security checks, a decision that could affect how the federal government investigates the background of current and future employees.

Tags: management , privacy , technology , HSPD-12 , security , Supreme Court , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth , contracting

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 09:40am EST

GAO: NASA IT security has a problem

NASA remains vulnerable to disruptions in its information technology network. NASA has not always implemented sufficient controls to protect information and systems supporting its mission directorates.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , GAO

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 09:07am EST

NASA confronts down to earth job cuts

The shuttle program has five missions left, and questions remain about how Americans will return to space after the shuttles stop flying in September. An even more down to earth consideration is what will happen to jobs at NASA now that the president is directing the agency to buy rides on privately-owned space ships.

Tags: budget , FY 2011 budget , John Logsdon , George Washington University , Space Policy Institute

Monday - 02/15/2010, 10:39am EST
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