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NASA tasked with new cybersecurity reporting

NASA has a mandate to manage computer risks in real time.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity ,

Monday - 12/13/2010, 09:30am EST

NASA's 'booth babe' spreads the SEWP

At one conference, the Government Contract Management Conference, we learn about plans for a NEW conference from NASA's Joanne Woytek.

Tags: Federal Drive , NCMA 2010 , NCMA , GCMC , SEWP , contracting , acquisition , management , procurement , Joanne Woytek

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 11:01am EST
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NASA masters the science of social media

It's not rocket science, but when it comes to social media, NASA is in its own stratosphere.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , George Washington University School of Business , Doug Guthrie

Monday - 11/29/2010, 09:31am EST
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NASA dashboard tracks open gov goals

NASA's online dashboard tracks the agency's open government goals.

Tags: Nick Skytland , open government , dashboard , technology , Gov 2.0 , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 04:26pm EST
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Colony on Mars? Not yet

Learn more about a NASA plans to clear hurdles for deep space travel

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , propulsion system , Michael Hecker

Monday - 11/22/2010, 10:31am EST
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NASA challenge: Directing IT security

NASA's inspector general designated information technology security as one of eight top management and performance challenges the space agency faces.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , management , technology , security , cybersecurity , CIO , inspector general ,

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 08:30am EST

NASA Software Leads to Fuel Savings For Airlines

Software developed at NASA's Ames Research Center is enabling fuel savings for airlines while also increasing their planes' environmental efficiency.

The Ames Direct-To software is a product of NASA aeronautics research in air traffic management. It enables airlines to save fuel and reduce emissions by automatically identifying flight shortcuts that are wind-favorable and acceptable to air traffic controllers.

It's already been adopted by the Boeing Company for commercial use. Their offering a new air traffic efficiency service that uses the software.

Project directors say they've estimated a potential combined savings of about 900 flying minutes per day for all aircraft using the software. That means a potential savings of tens of thousands of flight minutes per year for a medium-sized airline.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology , Scott Carr

Monday - 11/08/2010, 12:41pm EST

Local scientist's work went to the moon and back

He was a farm boy from North Dakota who attended a tiny college in Minnesota, but as World War II raged, Otto Berg came to Washington when the government was desperate for scientists to assist with the war effort

Tags: Otto Berg , U.S. Naval Research Laboratory ,

Saturday - 11/06/2010, 12:30pm EDT

NASA discusses challenges of data center consolidation

It's been more than nine months since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative began with the intent to reduce energy usage, lower IT costs and improve security. And some federal agencies are discovering that it's difficult to reduce spending without putting some money upfront first. NASA is just one of the federal agencies trying to [...]

Tags: OMB , Chris Kemp , cloud computing , technology , Federal Cloud Blog , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , IT , IT infrastructure

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 01:21pm EDT

Woytek talks success and future of NASA SEWP

Joanne Woytek is Program Manager for NASA's SEWP: Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement. She gives Tom Temin an update on the success of the program and tells him what lies ahead.

Tags: SEWP , Joanne Woytek , Executive Leadership Conference , Federal Drive , contracting

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:06pm EDT
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