Agency News: NASA

Agencies adapt FOIA ops to new requirements

Agencies are using various automated systems to reduce administrative costs and comply with new rules for responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.

NASA wins two awards for sites

NASA’s primary Web site won a People’s Voice award, and the Cassini mission site was named best science site.

Looking for a few good friends

Now that the General Services Administration has reached an agreement with Facebook, an immensely popular social-networking tool, clearing the way for agencies to use it as they see fit, the question becomes: Why would they?

Knowledge retention helps agencies retain employees' expertise

Organizations use knowledge-retention programs to capture workplace wisdom and provide mechanisms for sharing expertise learned from retiring workers.

Cureton: Time to face your Facebook phobia

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center CIO Linda Cureton provides some straightforward advice to those who are timid about embracing Facebook.

NASA astronaut tweets about mission

The public can follow Mike Massimino’s training for a mission to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope via Twitter.

GAO: Energy faces problems with stimulus billions

The stimulus law sends almost $12 billion to Energy Department programs with track records that raise concerns about accountability, the GAO says.

NASA plans Webcast about the sun

The event will reveal new information and images about the Earth’s sun and its influence on the solar system, NASA says.

Upgraded site offers information on research projects

An Energy Department site has added projects from the Defense Department, NASA and the Transportation Research Board to its federal R&D project summaries portal.

NASA wins Twitter award

Updates about the Mars Phoenix Lander mission won NASA a prize in the science category of the Shorty Awards.

NASA adds video as part of Networx progress

NASA moves videoconferencing to Networx and it moves toward a transition from FTS2001 to Networx.

Senate to vote on Stimulus cut for IT

Sens. Nelson and Collins are promoting an amendment that would cut $83 billion from the stimulus package, including reductions in major IT items.

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