Agency News: NASA


Feds at work ... in bunny suits

The bunny-suited techs work 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday, so you're sure to catch them at work as they add robotic arms, a geology lab, a rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras.

NASA opens photo-sharing site

NASA is inviting the public to add information and other comments on its historic photo collection on Flickr Commons.

NASA makes 3G iPhone available to employees

NASA has added 3G iPhones to its Outsourcing Desktop Initiative list that makes the devices available to employees.

Can the Apple iPad get any workplace respect?

Apple's iPad tablet computer is attracting some interested glances from government

NASA could get funds for solar-storm warning system

Congress is considering legislation that would provide funding for NASA to better predict solar storms, which can interfere with electronic communications on Earth.

Teachable moments from NASA's social media project

NASA debuted its "Spacebook" internal social media system to allow more collaboration a year ago; now it is yielding lessons about how to use Web 2.0 technologies.

OpenGov Tracker puts the best open-government ideas in one place

Two NASA developers, working on their own time and with no budget, built a site that lets the public submit, rank and comment on ideas on how agencies can best fulfill the goals of the Open Government Directive.

How have NASA's Mars robots lasted 24 times longer than expected (so far)?

NASA's two Mars Rover vehicles were designed to last only 90 days but, six years later, they're still operating.

Obama rockets to space with new policy

The Obama administration released a new policy for space exploration that calls for maintaining and enhancing space-based positioning, navigation, and timing systems, as well as protecting access to the radio-frequency spectrum.

NASA hits FISMA reset button

NASA's Jerry Davis has won many admirers for saying his agency would focus on reducing security risks through automation, rather than compliance paperwork.

NASA, VA open-source plans spark debate

NASA and the Veterans Affairs Department drew criticism after announcing their latest plans for open-source software.

NASA's new FISMA approach and what it means for you

Jerry Davis, NASA's deputy CIO for IT security, discusses his agency's break from the paper-based process used to measure IT security.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!