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NASA should revise contract termination policy, GAO says

As terminations become more likely due to tightening budgets, GAO said NASA needs to develop more guidance for its acquisition professionals. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisitions and sourcing management at GAO, spoke with Federal News Radio about the recommendations.

Tags: GAO , Contracting , acquisition , contract termination , Cristina Chaplain , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:35pm EDT

Picking up space exploration where NASA left off

Boeing's vice president of commercial crew programs John Elbon joins the Federal Drive with information on his company's plans for commercial space exploration.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , commercial space exploration , Boeing , john elbon

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 11:20am EDT

Agencies slowly moving to fixed-price contracts

A new report from OFPP finds agencies spent a billion dollars less on time-and-materials and labor hours type contracts in 2010. Still, OFPP found an overall increase in cost-reimbursement type contracts. Agencies have a goal to reduce by 10 percent these types of contracts, which the administration calls risky.

Tags: Contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Commerce , Cost reimbursement contracts , time-and-materials contracts , labor hours contracts , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 07:02am EDT

End of NASA shuttle program transforms acquisition workforce

William McNally, deputy CAO at NASA, discusses changes in the agency's acquisition workforce.

Tags: William McNally , space shuttle program , acquisition , Contracting , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT

NASA's CALIPSO satellite takes 3 billionth image

A NASA satellite has taken its 3 billionth image of the earth's atmosphere.

Tags: satellite

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 12:56pm EDT

Smithsonian opens special exhibit of NASA artwork

Engineers, pilots and physicists aren't alone in shaping NASA's legacy over the years. Artists also have been part of the space agency.

Tags: Smithsonian , Smithsonian Air and Space Museum , James Webb , NASA Art program

Saturday - 05/28/2011, 07:00am EDT

NASA scientist: Va. mystery boom may be meteor

A NASA scientist says a loud boom that rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore might have been caused by a meteor.

Tags: Joe Zawodny ,

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:03am EDT

Scammers hack NASA web site

A scammer selling cheap adobe software has hacked into NASA websites.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , hack , JPL

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:30am EDT

NASA, USAID team up to solve worldwide problems

Will Schmitt, the open innovation advisor in the Office of Science and Technology at USAID, spoke to Federal News Radio about the collaborative effort.

Tags: USAID , SERVIR , LAUNCH , Will Schmitt , technology , Collaboration , disaster response

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:19pm EDT

NASA works to make airplanes quieter and greener

Designs that may make airplanes greener and quieter for future generations are one step closer to reality. NASA's Richard Wahls explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Contracting , Richard Wahls , Subsonic Fixed Wing Project

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:41am EDT
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