Agency News: NASA


Federal IT execs share approaches to working with industry

Senior federal information technology officials today discussed making government data available and working with industry during an event hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Bethesda Chapter.

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NASA's new CTO proposes a brave new universe for the space agency -- one in which officials will have to conquer their fears of open-source projects.

GSA's environmental 'moon shot'

GSA Administrator Martha Johnson has goals for environmental improvements that she compares to the Apollo space program for ambitiousness.

Search is dead: Long live 'findability'

Enterprise searches should be dynamic and interactive, speakers said at the 2010 Knowledge Management Conference. NASA Langley Research Center is one example of agencies embracing the virtues of findability.

Agencies struggle with securing computers, GAO reports

Senators act to get agencies to secure their computer systems against cyberattacks and hackers.

NASA engineers join Toyota investigation

The Transportation Department, looking into alleged acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles, is getting help from NASA engineers with expertise in electronics and software.

Emma Antunes embraces social media for collaboration

NASA's Spacebook shows agencies how to bring employees together to share ideas and expertise.

NASA rethinks $1.5B enterprise data center contract

NASA recently announced that it would be reworking its plans for acquiring an enterprise data center to better meet the agency's needs.

NASA launches mission simulator Web site

NASA launches an online simulator that lets anybody pilot the space shuttle and view how space communications works.