NASA has fostered a less dramatic public image over the years, pursuing research over exploration. But it may be preparing to invade the mainstream once again.
The Health and Human Services Department is taking a page out the playbook of major retailers, and it’s using blockchain to make it happen.
Internal Revenue Service enforcement operations brought in $2.6 billion more in 2017 than in 2016, despite a continually shrinking staff. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the IRS is getting better at doing less with more.
More than 3,800 civilian federal employees, and more than 9,700 military personnel are currently deployed to help respond to Hurricane Florence.
The Office of Personnel Management reminded agencies that they have a number of flexibilities available to them to deal with employees displaced by Hurricane Florence on the East Coast and Tropical Storm Olivia in Hawaii.
FEMA is the most familiar federal player in the drama of disaster response, but other agencies from the Coast Guard to USDA to USGS are pitching in to the effort to respond to Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is taking Hurricane Florence seriously, and it’s not ruling out any options in responding. That includes activating the Surge Capacity Force.
A new High Risk series report from the Government Accountability Office took the federal government to task over its lack of action on cybersecurity issues, but House lawmakers passed a few bills that aimed at improving the situation.
NASA’s Office of Inspector General said the agency won’t be able to continue to fund the ISS and pursue missions outside low-earth orbit without significantly more funding.
Federal News Radio has narrowed this reorganization down to 13 distinct proposals that federal employees should stay aware of. Follow their progress here.
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Harrison Schmitt, first scientist in space and former U.S. senator, said NASA was mostly oriented on a single goal during the Apollo program, and that’s what made it successful.
The Senate managed to pass several appropriations bills last week, putting it on rough par with the House. But the Defense Department’s initiative known as Deliver Uncompromised could really affect contracting.
The Johnson Space Center’s Engineering Directorate has its hands full as NASA begins to ramp up toward a new era of spaceflight and exploration.