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NASA CIO Cureton to retire in April

Linda Cureton has decided to leave government service after 30 years, including the last four as the space agency's chief information officer.

Tags: people , technology , Linda Cureton , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 06:35pm EST

NASA readies draft RFP for SEWP V

NASA announced earlier this week it would release the draft request for proposals on or about Feb. 8, with a final solicitation scheduled for early summer.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , SEWP , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 04:51pm EST

Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room

NASA is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome "metal cans" that now serve as astronauts' homes in space with inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap.

Tags: Bigelow Aerospace , Federal Drive , contracting , industry , Glen Miller , Lori Garver

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 10:25am EST

NASA's $1 billion opportunities and a preview of the 113th

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts examine NASA's acquisition forecast for this year, and the legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
January 10, 2013

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , contracting , Congress , budget battle , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Hurrican Sandy , Matthew Zisman , Cameron Leuthy , Loren Duggan , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 06:58pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 9, 2013

Theresa Kern, a member of Women Construction Owners and Executives, discusses a new provision in the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill that helps women-owned, small construction companies. Grant McLaughlin of Booz Allen Hamilton talks about a new social media guide for feds. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper previews the upcoming confirmation season. Matthew Zisman of Bloomberg Government talks about new contracts for NASA.

Tags: Theresa Kern , MA Steel Erectors , DoD , DoD authorization bill , women construction owners and executives , Grant McLaughlin , Alex Bolton , Cabinet Tracker , President Barack Obama , The Hill , Matthew Zisman , Bloomberg Government , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 09:51am EST

Mass transit idea wins SAVE award

The government will save money on mass transit for federal employees thanks to this year's SAVE award winner. Frederick Winter's idea to switch eligible feds from a regular transit fare to a reduced senior fare will lower the cost of those employees' travel by 50 percent.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeff Zients , Frederick Winter , Education Department , SAVE award , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 12/21/2012, 09:07pm EST

Highest ranked agencies distinguished by strong leadership

NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.

Tags: management , Transportation , Surface Transportation Board , Partnership for Public Service , OMB , Best Places to Work , Daniel Elliott , John Porcari , Lori Garver , Danny Werfel , Max Stier , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/14/2012, 05:42am EST
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'Best Place to Work?' -- Not so much

The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte released the 2012 Best Places to Work in Federal Government rankings today. While some agencies improved their employee satisfaction rankings, the majority did not, resulting in the greatest overall change -- a 3.2 point drop -- since the rankings began.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work 2012 , Deloitte , Hay Group , Max Stier , employee satisfaction , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:36am EST
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Federal agencies in D.C. reopen Wednesday

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area reopened Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework options available to employees, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Before OPM made the announcement, several agencies contacted by Federal News Radio detailed only minor impacts from the storm and said they would be ready to open if OPM made that decision.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Sandy , operating status , DHS

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 04:34pm EDT
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