Agency News: NASA


NASA inches towards multi-billion dollar IT contracts

NASA plans to soon open competition for the first of five information technology services contracts that have been estimated to be worth more than $4 billion total.

Open-source tools could make it easier to build a hybrid cloud

Government agencies interested in building out privately-run internal clouds have a growing number of open-source tools to work with.

Cloud computing: Winners and losers

Technology companies that expect to beneift from cloud computing must creatively adapt licensing, pricing and revenue models.

Does 'early and often' work for software?

A growing number of agencies are using agile development techniques to produce better software faster, but some question whether the approach can succeed in an environment that favors certainty.

NASA awards 152 small-biz research contracts

NASA awards contracts to 126 small businesses worth $91 million for research projects in areas including technology to monitor the health of space crews and transmitters for deep space communications.

Astronaut has more than 1 million followers on Twitter

Astronaut Mike Massimino tweets about experiences at NASA, or aboard the space shuttle.

NASA to update schedule for coming IT acquisitions

NASA soon will release a new schedule for opening competition on five information technology services contracts estimated to be worth a total of more than $4 billion.

Linda Cureton

New NASA CIO views technology as an enabler

Cureton brings social media savvy to new post as NASA CIO.

Linda Cureton

Cureton brings social media expertise to new NASA role

NASA selects Linda Cureton to be new CIO after nearly year-long search.

NASA plans to spend billions for IT services

NASA plans to soon offer a series of contracts estimated to be worth more than $4 billion for information technology.

Gov ID card program enters new phase

As most agencies get over the hump of issuing HSPD-12 computer identification cards to all employees and contractors, they must now tackle the next challenge of developing card-based security systems that will control access to government facilities and computer systems.

Regulators urged to lighten up on award-fee rules

Agencies asked regulators to avoid more burdensome rules and reporting requirements.