Videoconferencing wins over more than just rocket scientists

Videoconferencing is becoming a compelling technology that can allow government customers to collaborate without leaving their offices or spending time and money on travel.

New NASA priorities open billions in new opportunities

As NASA reduces its focus on space operations, opportunities in other science and technology areas will grow.

Think hard, invent something, win a prize

Contests are gaining acceptance as a research tool, Steve Kelman discovers.

Lockheed and NASA set sights, budget on Mars and beyond

NASA and Lockheed Martin may be able to overcome gravity, but can they overcome federal budget limitations to put a manned crew into deep space and return it safely to Earth within the next few decades?

Agencies update progress on transparency plans

Federal agencies are publishing charts, graphics and progress reports on their open government efforts.

SAIC increases NASA portfolio with $1.3B NICS win

Company grabs a piece of space agency's Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program.

SAIC scores $62M IT contract extension from NASA

Science Applications International Corp. has won a 22-month IT contract extension from NASA that could be worth more than $62 million if all options are exercised. The Unified NASA Information Technology Services contract extension calls for SAIC to help the NASA Information Technology Service Network with agencywide information services and integration support.

Watchdog group faults Obama decision to withdraw transparency proposal

The Obama administration withdrew a proposal to require that contracts, as well as task and delivery orders, be posted online.

NASA extends SAIC's $63M IT contract

NASA has extended its Unified NASA Information Technology Services contract to Science Applications International Corp. with an eight-month base of $36.4 million with options for a 14-month period with potential value up to $62.7 million.

NASA names new deputy chief technologist

NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun has announced the appointment of Michael J. Gazarik as the agency's deputy chief technologist.

NASA chief technologist gets AIAA's von Karman Award

Bobby Braun has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics von Kármán award given annually to people who have distinguished themselves technically in the field of astronautics.

HP comes up ACES with $2.5B NASA win

HP Enterprise Services won a $2.5 billion contract to manage NASA's IT services across all the agency's centers. Who did they beat to win the contract?

Lockheed Martin wins NASA SEISS contract

Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company will provide systems engineering for the Dextre robotic system.

NASA chooses Keegan as associate deputy administrator

NASA named Richard Keegan as the agency's associate deputy administrator on Dec. 16. He replaces Charles Scales, who has held the position since April 2007. Scales is retiring.

Unisys gains NASA flight simulation contract

NASA awarded a $48.5 million contract to Unisys Corp. to provide support for flight simulation research at Langley Research Center.

Astronaut Alan Poindexter leaves NASA

Veteran NASA astronaut Alan Poindexter has left the agency to return to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

Small business captures big $251.5M NASA contract

DB Consulting will support IT operations at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

SAIC captures $321.2M NASA consolidation contract

The company gets the first award under NASA's $4 billion Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program.

Satellites drive steady stream of new business

Satellite technology could hardly be hotter as government agencies rely on it to predict the weather, surf the Web, run defense and intelligence applications, further scientific research, and provide critical data.

Supreme Court case sheds light on security clearance challenges

The Supreme Court case involving security checks on federal contractors at a NASA facility brought up details on how many contractors have been denied a federal credential as a result of answers they gave during background checks.