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2010-07-13 10:20:00

NASA should develop a broad, integrated strategy to contain costs and maintain schedules as earth and space science missions are planned and designed, says a new report by the National Research Council. The report also calls on NASA, Congress, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to consistently use the same method to quantify and track costs. "Cost and schedule considerations are important for NASA missions," said Ronald M. Sega, chair of the committee that wrote the report and the...

2010-06-28 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement today regarding President Obama's new National Space Policy: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA is pleased to be an integral part of President Obama's National Space Policy. NASA's new direction, announced as part of the fiscal year 2011 budget, is embodied in the new National Space...

2010-06-26 07:11:59

NASA has awarded a contract with a maximum value of $273 million to Barrios Technology, Ltd., of Houston for International Space Station mission integration services support. This is a fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that includes a base period of more than five years and two one-year options. The base period, from Oct. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2015, is valued at $185.5 million. Option 1, from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016, is valued at approximately $42.7 million....

2010-06-21 14:26:43

The president submitted to Congress on Friday, June 18, a fiscal year 2011 budget amendment that targets up to $100 million toward spurring regional economic growth and job creation in the aerospace industry. The amendment would provide up to $40 million in aid for Florida's Space Coast and a maximum of about $60 million for other affected regions. These funds specifically would be made available from the Constellation Program transition element of the agency's exploration request. The...

2010-06-21 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The president submitted to Congress on Friday, June 18, a fiscal year 2011 budget amendment that targets up to $100 million toward spurring regional economic growth and job creation in the aerospace industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The amendment would provide up to $40 million in aid for Florida's Space Coast and a maximum of about $60...

2010-06-09 07:25:00

NASA awards Smart Global Solutions JV LLC of Silver Spring, Md., the Sponsored Research and Education Support Services (SRESS) contract. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a two-year base ordering period and a three-year optional ordering period. The minimum contract value is $5 million with a maximum value of $100 million. The contractor will provide administrative, logistical, and information technology support for the peer review and project...

2010-04-12 10:52:58

The 13 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 6:26 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 14. U.S. reporters may ask questions in person from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and NASA Headquarters in Washington. A portion of the news conference will be set aside for Russian and Japanese reporters. To participate in the news conference, U.S. journalists must call the public affairs...

2010-04-08 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver presented an outline for new and extended program assignments across the agency Thursday in support of the president's fiscal year 2011 budget request. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Pending congressional approval, NASA will create new program offices that include activities in exploration technology and development, heavy lift rockets and...

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2010-04-08 07:50:24

Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies. In December 2009, the White House issued the Open Government Directive calling on executive branch agencies to become more open and accountable. The directive is centered on the principles of transparency, collaboration, and participation. NASA...

2010-04-07 15:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In December 2009, the White House issued the Open Government Directive calling on executive branch agencies to become more open...


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