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The Ryan budget, sequestration, and mobile apps

On this week's Capital Impact show, guests discuss how the Paul Ryan budget plan would affect federal spending, how NASA would be affected by sequestration, and two new mobile apps for this year's Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 16, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Allen Scott , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , Medicare , health care spending , budget battle , sequestration , Christopher Flavelle , Robert Litan , Kevin Brancato , contracting , Matthew Zisman , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , mobile apps

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:59pm EDT
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Sammies finalists build a space-bot to aid astronauts

Fifteen years ago, NASA began their Robonaut project to create the first humanoid robot that would be capable of working in space. Despite various funding problems, the resulting humanoid machine is currently on the International Space Station helping crew members by taking over simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks now performed by astronauts.

Tags: Sammies 2012 , robotics , International Space Station

Monday - 08/13/2012, 11:52am EDT
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In Depth interviews - August 13

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Janet Kopenhaver , Paul Rosenzweig , Cary Russell , Hord Tipton

Monday - 08/13/2012, 07:50pm EDT

In Depth interviews - August 7

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Wise , Michael Phillips , Jeff Zients , Ashton Carter , David Hendel , Tom Shoop , Doug Criscitello , budget , USPS , IRS

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 07:41pm EDT

NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station, as part of the third phase of NASA's efforts to get private space companies to take over for the space shuttle.

Tags: Charles Bolden , acquisition , contracting , Boeing , SpaceX , Sierra Nevada Corp.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Report: Lack of encouragement causes agency innovation to fizzle

The federal government is saddled with the reputation of a stodgy, stunted work environment where the status quo rules the day. But the problem isn't that federal employees don't have bright ideas for doing business differently. The problem is that too often agency leadership fails to encourage employees to think outside the box or to reward them when they do so.

Tags: best practices , management , innovation , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , SEC , Surface Transportation Board

Monday - 07/23/2012, 08:35pm EDT

Navy sharpens acquisition pencil to find savings

The service is taking a four-pronged approach to improve its procurement process and find savings. A review board looks at all acquisitions to make sure its strategy and contract formation are beneficial. Other agencies, like NASA and DHS, are consolidating more contracts into larger buys.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Navy , DHS , Mike Smith , Elliott Branch , Joanne Woytek , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , jason miller , DoD

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Space workers struggle a year after last shuttle

A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished when shuttles blasted off from the Florida "Space Coast."

Tags: jobs , federal drive , space flight , industry

Sunday - 07/15/2012, 10:36am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- July 13

Tom Simmons of Citrix discusses the technological challenges facing teleworkers. Dave Romano of the Army Corps of Engineers talk about the Asian Carp. Steve Redburn, former senior executive, Office of Management and Budget,discusses the current stalemate on Capitol Hill and Dr. Paul Ceruzzi of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum looks at the historical significance of Telstar.

Tags: Tom Simmons , Citrix , Dave Romano , Army Corps of Engineers , Steve Redburn , telework , OMB , Paul Ceruzzi , Smithsonian Air and Space Museum , Telestar , federal drive

Friday - 07/13/2012, 09:35am EDT

Conference to explore agencies use of big data

How is the government using big data currently?

Tags: technology , The Big Data Report , big data , DoD , Energy , DHS , gsa , NIST

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 01:43pm EDT
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