Agency News: NASA

Recommended Reading for Feb. 9

The case against cloud computing; Brainstorming loses favor; The inauguration, up close and personal; Lessons from the freckled CIO.

Social media tools slow to take root

Social-networking technologies generate a lot of buzz, but agency efforts to use them are still rare.

NASA, Google provide 3-D views of Mars

The Mars mode on Google Earth lets users explore the planet's canyons and mountains.

NASA site asks public to choose telescope's mission

People can visit a new site to vote for an astronomical object to be viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA to capture inaugural parade on Twitter, rover webcam

A video camera mounted on a lunar rover in the parade will provide NASA Web site visitors with a unique perspective.

Students seek government work

Some young people are highly motivated to join the federal government, but they may need to lower their salary expectations if they do so, a report said.

GAO: NASA needs to improve its internal audits

Audits performed by NASA’s inspector general do not result in savings found at other agencies, Congress' auditing agency finds.

Satisfied employees prove value

Good management has a role in making employees feel engaged and important, and evokes better performance.

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