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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , Senate , information sharing , USPS , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

NASA establishes data portal

NASA has created its own data portal to consolidate its vast warehouse of digital information and share it with the public. Data.NASA.gov starts off with a collection of 500 datasets on topics ranging from climate to aeronautics to life sciences and six other categories. The open data project also includes a selection of widgets and tools to manipulate and search for information. NASA says it receives more than 4 terabytes of digital data, just from its spacecraft missions, every day.

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Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:55pm EDT

NASA shuttle program estimates 6,300 gradual layoffs

Sue Leibert is with NASA's Johnson Space Center, where she heads up the Space Shuttle Transition Liaison Office. She explains how the agency is handling the workforce reduction accompanying the end of the shuttle program.

Tags: sue leibert , space shuttle program , workforce size , layoffs , In Depth , Courtney Thompson

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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NASA's LAUNCH aims for innovation

NASA has been collaborating on innovative ideas and technologies dealing with such global challenges as water resources, clean air, health care and energy. We get details from team leader, and SAMMIE nominee, Diane Powell.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES 2011 , Sammies , Diane Powell

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:31am EDT
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How bin Laden was hunted across the matrix

Tom Talleur, a former head of NASA's cyber crimes unit, tells us intergancy cooperation made the difference in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Tags: Federal Drive , security , digital forensics , Tom Talleur , Osama bin Laden

Monday - 05/09/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Background checks move to the forefront

The Supreme Court has refused to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Debra Roth explains what's going on here.

Tags: Federal Drive , Legal Loop , pay and benefits , background check , security clearances , Debra Roth , JPL , SCOTUS

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 09:41am EST
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NASA satellite surveillance assists disaster relief

WTOP's Kristi King talks to NASA's Jim Irons.

Tags: Jim Irons , Federal Drive , Kristi King , WTOP , disaster relief , satellite

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 09:59am EST
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Heroines in Technology are heros everywhere

The women named as Heroines are women business owners and leaders who devote their energy to charities of choice to better their communities.

Tags: Federal Drive , Heroines in Technology , Deborah Diaz , pay and benefits , CIO , Doctors Without Borders , March of Dimes , AFCEA

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 11:17am EST
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Security checks affect NASA and beyond

Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , background checks , JPL , Debra Roth , Supreme Court , SCOTUS , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:41am EDT
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