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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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Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: workforce , human resources , OPM , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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Former NASA CIO discusses the art of leadership, taking risks

Former NASA CIO and cloud computing pioneer Linda Cureton sits down with Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm to discuss leadership, the importance of taking risks and current fiscal constraints on NASA.

Tags: Linda Cureton , Muse Technologies , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , budget , innovation , leadership

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 10:45am EDT

Camsie McAdams, Deputy Director, Office of STEM, Department of Education

The government is in the biggest drive to promote STEM since the Sputnik era. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The country needs more students to become interested in these vital fields. Now the Education Department and NASA have teamed up in a novel approach attract students to STEM. Camsie McAdams is the deputy director of the STEM office at Education. She spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Camsie McAdams , Education Department , STEM , Energy Department

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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Román uses satellite data to detect wildfires, monitor effects of climate change

While many people may think NASA is focused on space and looking at the stars alone, NASA research physical scientist Miguel O. Román is using satellite data to monitor changes in the Earth's environment.

Tags: Miguel Roman , Goddard Space Flight Center , technology , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive , people

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:34pm EDT

Alan Lindenmoyer, Johnson Space Center, NASA

NASA's reliance on private companies to get astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station is in question now because of the problems with the U.S. relationship with Russia. But the future of the private space industry in the U.S. looks bright, thanks to NASA's plan to spur competition in that industry. Alan Lindenmoyer is program manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a finalist for a Service to America Medal in the Management Excellence category. He describes to In Depth with Francis Rose the series of events that led NASA to encourage private space development. Read a Q&A with Lindenmoyer.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , Johnson Space Center , International Space Station , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Friday - 05/23/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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Lindenmoyer taps private industry to fulfill NASA's space transportation needs

Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , industry , contracting , International Space Station , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:04pm EDT

Miguel Roman, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard

The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio will be speaking to many of the finalists. On today's Federal Drive, Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke with Miguel Roman, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. His studies of thermal infrared imaging technology have helped authorities detect and fight wildfires. He's also used satellite imagery to quantify electricity use worldwide and map the impact of storms on the power grid. View photos and read more about each of this year's 33 finalists. In addition, read a Q&A with Miguel Román.

Tags: Service to America Medals , Partnership for Public Service , Miguel Roman , NASA Goddard , wildfires , electric grid , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/19/2014, 09:56am EDT
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