Civilian

NASA Inspector General Office Reports 2019 Challenges

NASA's Office of the Inspector General has found seven challenges faced by the space agency in the areas of management and performance. The agency is challenged to conduct manned lunar exploration by 2024, improve management across major programs, sustain a skilled workforce, maintain human presence in-orbit, better oversee contract awards, address information technology issues and support facilities, NASA OIG said Wednesday.

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Library of Congress Addresses GAO IT Recommendations

Carla Hayden, the librarian of congress, said the Library of Congress has made progress to improve information technology management since 2015, Fedscoop reported Thursday. The library, also known as the Congress' research arm, has addressed almost 95 percent of the Government Accountability Office's recommendations from a 2015 audit.

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AT&T Selected by HHS for Network Modernization, Wireless FirstNet Access; Brendan Floyd Quoted

AT&T has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) to transform and modernize its network and provide wireless access to FirstNet, the nationwide, wireless communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders and public safety community, AT&T announced on Tuesday

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Greg Robinson: NASA Makes Progress in James Webb Telescope Dev’t

Greg Robinson, program director of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, said his team and Northrop Grumman are working on testing and integration towards the observatory spacecraft's launch in March 2021, Space News reported Tuesday. The activities, including optics and instrument integration, took place at Northrop Grumman's facility in Southern California.

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Ron Thompson on NASA’s Data Resources, Implementation of National Data Strategy

Ron Thompson, chief data officer at NASA, told Government Matters in a video interview posted Monday how the agency leverages data to support its missions. He discussed NASA’s data resources and how the agency executes the Office of Management and Budget’s National Data Strategy based on those resources.

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