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White House: Sequestration Brings Science Funds Down 8%

Fiscal year 2013 funding for federal science programs will go down 8.2 percent if cuts under sequestration take effect starting in January, Science magazine reports. These figures are part of a report the White House released Friday, detailing which line items in the federal budget would be cut under sequestration. …

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Agencies Want Contractor Info Systems Added to FISMA Rules

Three federal agencies are seeking to change a federal acquisition regulation on how contractors handle information systems for containing and processing government data, Fierce Government IT reports. The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA want to extend the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act’s requirements to cover those systems, …

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FAA, NASA To Share Commercial Space Travel Regulation Duties

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA will work together on forming criteria for commercial space travel of both government and non-government astronauts, the agencies announced Monday. Under a signed agreement, NASA will handle all issues regarding crew safety and mission assurance and the FAA will focus on public safety by …

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NASA Launches IP Version 6 On Its Website

NASA is joining in the worldwide launch of the Internet Protocol version 6, which will replace IPv4 as the communication protocol used to direct most traffic on the Internet. The space agency said it is the first federal agency to support the launch and has enabled dual use of both …

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NASA Launches First Commercial Spacecraft

The first commercially-built spacecraft that NASA will use to taxi supplies to the International Space Station launched on Tuesday. NASA said the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is the second demonstration mission for the space agency’s commercial orbital transportation services program. Administrator Charles Bolden said in a …

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Research Group Says Earth Observing Satellite Capabilities In Danger

The U.S. is at risk of losing capabilities of NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite systems used to survey the Earth’s climate conditions, FierceGovernment IT reports. Not effectively observing environmental factors will limit weather forecasting accuracy and reduce agencies’ ability to respond to natural hazards, according to a National Research …

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Marion Blakey: Hypersonic Research Loses Out From Flat Budgets

NASA and the aerospace industry are affected by flat or declining budgets but but Defense Department programs already underway are impacted as well, an aeronautics industry official said, according to FierceGovernment IT. Marion Blakey, aeronautics committee chair on NASA’s Advisory Council and president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told the House …

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