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IG report: NASA has insufficient info security framework

NASA lacks an agencywide information security management framework and should hire a permanent senior security officer to better address its risk management efforts, a recent Inspector General report found.

USGS and ESA partner to share Earth observation data

The European Space Agency established a new partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey last week in order to complement earth observing capabilities from the Landsat satellite series. The partnership will allow anyone to access complete Sentinel and Landsat data at no charge. The agencies plan to incorporate and converge the data sets in order to give users a more complete and accurate model.

Spotlight: Patchless NASA networks in jeopardy

Software patching has been largely neglected at NASA, according to internal documents obtained by  FederalNewsRadio. 

GSA makes agency-specific digital analytics available for 10 federal agencies

Analytics.usa.gov added agency-specific analytics dashboards to its offerings Thursday, a capability that will allow 10 federal agencies to gather more specific information about how visitors use their websites.

Data capacity, analysis, expertise drive IoT work at NASA

In addition to storing the data, bringing forward technology and personnel to make that data useful is critical, said John Sprague, deputy chief technology officer for IT at NASA.

NASA, FCC, USDA lean on open source to propel IoT forward, DoD less so

As the sensors and connected technologies that make up the Internet of Things find a home in the federal government, many agencies believe the adoption of open source technology will ensure that innovation isn't happening in silos.

Excess unobligated program balances were helpful during the 2013 shutdown, says GAO

While auditors may typically frown on agencies' unobligated funds exceeding balances, the practice is sometimes justifiable, and it was particularly helpful during the 2013 government shutdown,  says  an Oct. 30 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: Better use of strategic sourcing can help manage IT spending

Several major government agencies have done a better job of managing their information technology spending, but duplicative contracts continue to plague their buying power, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Feds slightly more engaged this year, says Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Federal workers were slightly more engaged in their jobs this year than they were last year, and NASA remained one of the top agencies for job satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Feds slightly more engaged this year, says Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Federal workers were slightly more engaged in their jobs this year than they were last year, and NASA remained one of the top agencies for job satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.