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Dr. John Grant, Geologist for Earth and Planetary Studies, NASA

NASA is celebrating the two year anniversary of the Curiosity Rover's landing on Mars. The robot has used its six wheels to tour the red planet, searching for signs that something once lived there. John Grant is a geologist for Earth and Planetary Studies at NASA. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to recap what the rover has accomplished in the past two years.

Tags: John Grant , Curiosity , Mars rover , technology , space exploration , innovation

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:29pm EDT
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Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator Office of Small Business Programs, NASA

For the first time in nearly a decade, the government earned an 'A' for meeting its small business contracting goals. That's 23 percent of contracting dollars across the government. NASA got the equivalent of an 'A+'. Nearly 30 percent of its contracts went to small and disadvantaged businesses. How did they do it? Glenn Delgado is associate administrator of NASA's Office of Small Business Programs. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive that the commitment starts at the top.

Tags: Glenn Delgado , small business , contracting , SBA

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:59pm EDT
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2014 Causey Award Winner - Dr. Linda M. Jensen

Dr. Linda M. Jensen was honored with a 2014 Causey Award for shifting the culture at NASA Ames Research Center and improving its workforce capabilities.

Tags: Linda Jensen , NASA Ames Research Center , Causey Awards , workforce , people

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:28am EDT

Federal News Countdown: Costly IT flop; Innovation and leadership

Bob Otto, president for the Government Services Sector at Agilex and former Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Postal Service, joined Francis Rose to count down the week's top stories.

Tags: Bob Otto , Agilex , USPS , Linda Cureton , Muse Technologies , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 08/01/2014, 06:42pm EDT
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NASA, FDIC score high marks for leadership communication

When it comes to leadership communication, NASA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation rise to the top, according to a Partnership for Public Service analysis released Wednesday.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , FDIC , management , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 12:02pm EDT

The public-private future of NASA

On this week's Women of Washington radio show, former NASA Deputy Director Lori Garver gives her take on the agency's future.

Tags: Lori Garver , Airline Pilots Association , budget , space travel , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 11:39am EDT

Belva Martin, Government Accountability Office

A group of foreign nationals working on one of NASA's major projects found a way to choose their own security clearances to gain access to sensitive technologies. The way they did it was pretty simple. NASA just let them do it. Belva Martin is director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office. In a new GAO report, she looks at NASA's supply chain security. She shared a few ways the agency can tighten up its grip on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Belva Martin , InDepth , GAO , oversight , security clearances , Supply chain management , Francis Rose

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

Agencies taking the 'Burger King' approach to strategic reviews

OMB is giving agencies a lot of latitude to figure out how best to meet key parts of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010. NASA, NSF say they are developing strategic review processes that fit their specific mission goals. Agencies are going through the first set of reviews and rankings this summer.

Tags: management , GPRA Modernization Act , Lisa Danzig , OMB , Beth Robinson , Martha Rubenstein , National Science Foundation , NAPA , strategic reviews

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:04am EDT
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