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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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FAA and NASA join efforts for space tourism

This change in national direction has been coming, with bipartisan momentum, for over two decades. It started in the Reagan Administration, when a Democratic Congress passed a law creating the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and President Reagan removed commercial satellites from the Space Shuttle by Executive Order. It continued in 1990, when a Democratic Congress passed the Launch Service Purchase Act of 1990, which was signed into law by the first President Bush. Then, in 1998, a Republican Congress passed the Commercial Space Act of 1998, which was signed by President Clinton.

Tags: FAA , mngt , technology , George Nield , Commercial Space Transportation

Friday - 02/26/2010, 09:27am EST
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First to the cloud: agency infrastructures

OMB and GSA issue RFI to see what approaches exist and could be used in government. Document expected to be first of many around cloud computing.

Tags: technology , Bobby German , OMB , GSA , NIST , VMware , IBM , Robert Ames , Aileen Black , Cloud computing

Wednesday - 05/20/2009, 07:45pm EDT
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Long-time fed Meyerriecks to come back at ODNI

She will lead ODNI's acquisition efforts as well as its science and technology research and development efforts. Meyerriecks is a former DISA CTO.

Tags: management , technology , Contracting , Dawn Meyerriecks , Dennis Blair , ODNI , DISA , Research and development , science and technology

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 03:41pm EDT

OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD's books

He outlines several priorities if confirmed, including further reducing improper payments and reducing the federal real property inventory. Werfel says DoD must better understand why a qualified audit helps them meet their mission.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Sen. Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , VA , DoD , DHS , Financial management , improper payments , Consolidated financial audits , real property

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 06:46pm EDT
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