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NASA Names Kevin McGhaw Deputy Director of Marshall’s Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications

NASA has named Kevin McGhaw as its new deputy director for Marshall Space Flight Center’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications. The space agency said Wednesday McGhaw will manage 160 civil service and contractor employees who perform strategic planning, communications and analysis functions at OSAC. “Both the analysis and communications sides …

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GSA, DoD, NASA Propose Rule to Tackle Federal Contractor Confidentiality Requirements

The General Services Administration, NASA and the Defense Department have proposed a regulation to block vendors that use internal agreements to prevent their employees or subcontractors from reporting wasteful spending, fraud and abuse to federal customers. The three agencies said Friday in a Federal Register notice their proposed rule would …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Reduce Unused Vehicles

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to reform their assessment processes for federally leased vehicles in order to help reduce underutilized fleets. GAO said in a report released Thursday that the General Services Administration should establish a mechanism to facilitate discussion between fleet managers and their fleet service representatives …

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NASA Unveils New Office to Detect, Track Near-Earth Objects; Lindley Johnson Comments

NASA has launched a new office within the science mission directorate’s planetary science division that will work to detect and monitor asteroids and other near-Earth objects. The planetary defense coordination office will also coordinate programs and craft plans with the Defense Department, Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal and international …

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GAO: NASA, TSA Use ‘Other Transaction’ Agreements Outside RD&D, Prototypes

The Government Accountability Office reports that a majority of the 11 federal agencies authorized to use what GAO called “other transaction” agreements for contracting or financial assistance programs employed them sparingly from fiscal year 2010 to 2014. GAO said in a report submitted Thursday to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) — ranking member …

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NASA Completes 8 Aviation Tech Demos; Jaiwon Shin Comments

NASA researchers have collaborated with industry to research, develop and demonstrate eight technology platforms designed to reduce aviation’s environmental impact through a six-year project. The space agency said Tuesday it launched the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project in 2009 to develop new platforms that focus on vehicle systems integration, propulsion and airframe …

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