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SAMMIES nominee helps the blind to see

One NASA scientist is literally helping people see.

Tags: technology , Sammies 2010 , Rafat Ansari , Service to America Medals , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 04:32pm EDT
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NASA stops focusing on FISMA

GovExec's Tom Shoop brings us analysis of why NASA's deputy CIO has told his employees that FISMA compliance isn't the be-all, end-all of IT security.

Tags: technology , management , FISMA , GovExec , Tom Shoop , Jerry Davis

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 04:31pm EDT

NASA and Justice Assist Toyota Inquiry

Learn why the space agency in particular is helping out.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , DoJ , NTSB , Toyota

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 02:20pm EDT

GAO: VA systems open to cyberattack

NASA sidesteps flaws in FISMA, Microsoft to give feds early warning on security

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , VA , Microsoft , FISMA , GAO

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 08:30am EDT

NASA contest promotes the future of science

Students from across the country worked to develop a project that markets careers at NASA to teens. NASA's Alotta Taylor, responsible for the space operations education program, tells us about the winning effort.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contest , Alotta Taylor , STEM

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Omega-3/Bone Loss

NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone loss that occurs during spaceflight, and in osteoporosis. Researchers say, the solution could have significant implications for space travelers and those susceptible to bone loss on Earth.

Ongoing research has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in astronauts for decades. It's one of the main effects of exposure to the weightlessness of space.

Researchers found that astronauts who ate more fish lost less bone mineral after four-to-six-month-long spaceflights. In a series of cell-based studies, scientists documented that adding a specific omega-3 fatty acid to cells would inhibit the activation of factors that lead to bone breakdown.

The studies were conducted by a team of scientists across multiple disciplines at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goal through Technology , Scott Carr

Monday - 05/17/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Secure Cloud Computing- "Progress & Best Practices"

May 26th

Program will discuss Key Initiatives & Progress Made in Cloud Computing, NASA Ames Nebula and DISA RACE Case Studies, GSA Cloud Computing Storefront Update, Barriers or Contraints to still overcome in getting to a Secure Cloud Environment, and Future Vision.

Tags: technology , Federal Executive Forum , Russell Dietz , McAfee , SafeNet , Ed White , Curt Aubley , Lockheed Martin , Kevin Foster , OSD , Jim Flyzik , Chirs Kemp , David McClure , cloud computing

Monday - 05/10/2010, 07:40pm EDT

US CTO Chopra describes the work to be done on openness

Assessments show that we are off to a good start--but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , Open Government Directive , CTO , Aneesh Chopra , open government dashboard , OSTP , OMB , HHS , Transportation , best practices

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:58am EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , OMB , State , VA , Justice , DHS , USDA , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring , Cyberscope

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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NASA Global Hawk

NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean. The flight was the first of five scheduled for this month's Global Hawk Pacific, or GloPac, mission to study atmospheric science over the Pacific and Arctic oceans.

The Global Hawk is a robotic plane that can fly to altitudes above 60,000 feet, and as far as 11,000 nautical miles. Operators pre-program a flight path, then the plane flies itself for as long as 30 hours.

GloPac researchers plan to directly measure and sample greenhouse gases, ozone-depleting substances, aerosols, and constituents of air quality in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.

During its inaugural flight, the plane flew approximately 45-hundred nautical miles. The mission is a joint project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , Global Hawk , GlowPac , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Monday - 04/12/2010, 05:41pm EDT
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