The communications infrastructure that links NASA’s Mars robots and satellites to earth is aging and by 2020 may not be fully capable of supporting the agency’s mission. In order to keep scientific discoveries coming from the red planet, NASA is exploring commercial options to own and operate critical data relay orbiters.
The Federal Aviation Administration is getting some help from NASA to make air traffic controlling more efficient.
In December, Amazon’s CEO announced the company was exploring a drone-based delivery service that could deliver some packages in as quickly as 30 minutes. Less than a year later, the company is ready to take that plan to the next level. In a letter Wednesday to the Federal Aviation Administration, the online shopping giant requested an exemption under section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act to operate an unmanned aircraft system before the agency’s official guidelines are released. “Amazon shares Congress’ goal of getting small aerial vehicles (a.k.a., small unmanned aircraft systems, or “sUAS”) flying commercially in the United States…
FedScoop’s popular podcast series, “Up-and-Coming,” is back. Starting July 15, FedScoop will be interviewing and profiling the millennials who are setting the stage for what the next decade of federal IT will look like.
That was fast. The Department of Labor has written an SDK for Apple’s Swift, which has only been available to the public for a month.
NASA, by virtue of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, is challenging the public to use its open data to create ways to study the planet’s actual clouds.
Will a new proposed spaceship help take NASA, and humanity, into a Star Trek-like universe where the stars are within reach?
Commercial and personal space travel has progressively been gaining traction since the end of NASA’s space shuttle program in 2011. And now NASA’s commercial crew program is one step closer to being a reality.
The federal government is not learning critical lessons in cyber incident response because agencies are not effectively documenting how they respond to attacks or what the impact of those attacks have been on agency operations, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
After passage three months ago, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, passed the House again yesterday as an amendment to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. The House voted it through 326-98.
Federal agencies perform “very well” when using social media to service citizens, a newly released study said.
NASA is looking for more information on how to expand commercial opportunities on the International Space Station.
The Partnership for Public Service, Deloitte and Hay Group, as part of their analysis of the 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government data, took a look at how innovative the government is and found that in the three years the survey has been done, innovation scored the lowest in 2013.
Space agencies around the world are gearing up for this upcoming Saturday’s International Space Apps Challenge, a two-day code-a-thon-style event. For the third year in a row, NASA is looking to the public to address some of its most-pressing obstacles.
NASA has picked a new chief technology officer: David Miller, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has stepped into the position.
Jason Townsend, deputy social media manager at NASA, talks in this FedScoopTV interview about tools NASA uses for both internal and external engagement.
With the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget released yesterday, one particular agency is getting one step closer to a really cool mission.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is planning to make key upgrades to a new mobile system for locating living victims in large disaster areas.
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