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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Oct. 4

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Congress , CR , Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Navy , emergent biosolutions , TSA , SAIC

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 08:11am EDT

Weiler reflects on 33-year NASA career

Ed Weiler has retired as the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.

Tags: ed weiler , people , In Depth

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:14pm EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 28

On today's Federal Drive: OMB takes a more hands-off approach in giving agencies 2013 budget guidance, two companies dropped their protest of an Interior Department cloud-computing contract and the USPS debt deadline is extended.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , OMB , budget , Jack Lew , USPS , GSA

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 08:30am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - Sept. 26

On today's Federal Drive: A shutdown looms larger as the Senate prepares to debate a continuing resolution and DHS officials said they are committed to the headquarters consolidation effort underway at St. Elizabeth's even as funding appears uncertain.

Tags: Congress , budget , USPS , continuing resolution , Health IT

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:25am EDT

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. 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.


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

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

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

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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