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6 GovCon Industry Groups Ask Federal Govt to Delay Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

Six member associations of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations have asked the Obama administration to delay the implementation of a final rule that aims to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws. The industry groups wrote in a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that the …

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NASA, China Form Air Transportation Automation & Management Study Partnership

NASA and a state-owned aerospace company in China have entered into a partnership to carry out a five-year joint aeronautics research initiative in an effort to update air transportation and work toward greater automation of aviation operations in both countries. Both parties will gather and analyze data from Chinese airports to support air traffic management …

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NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Completes Space Launch System Test Stand; Scott Chartier Comments

Workers at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama have completed construction of a test stand for the Space Launch System in support of preparations for the space agency’s Journey to Mars mission. Marshall engineers work to install equipment and instrumentation for the structural Test Stand 4697 and future steps will test the …

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NASA Engineers Seek to Carry Laboratory-based Instruments Into Space Through New Satellite System

A team of NASA engineers has developed a pressurized satellite platform designed to bring off-the-shelf, laboratory-based instruments into space. Engineer Joe Burt led the group at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to build the Capsulation Satellite designed to carry approximately 661 pounds of instrument payloads into space, NASA said Tuesday. …

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University of Michigan Professor Thomas Zurbuchen Named NASA Science Mission Directorate Head

Thomas Zurbuchen, a space science and aerospace engineering professor at the University of Michigan, will officially join NASA on Oct. 3 as associate administrator of the space agency’s science mission directorate. He will succeed Geoffrey Yoder, who currently leads the science mission directorate on an acting basis and will retire from the space agency …

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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness

The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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Space News: NASA Sees Minimal Effect of Russian ISS Crew Downsizing on Research Operations

Russia has decided to temporarily lessen the number of its crew on the International Space Station in an effort to mitigate costs until the launch of Russia’s Multipurpose Laboratory Module ISS component in late 2017, Space News reported Monday. Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said the space …

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