Charles Bolden

  • Trump administration sees retirement proposals as a ‘downpayment’ for the future, not punishment

    Recent proposals to change the existing federal retirement system are just the beginning of coming recommendations from the Office of Personnel Management.

  • NASA’s ongoing cyber woes prompts Administrator, CEO meeting

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services CEO Meg Whitman in October to discuss ongoing challenges with the $2.5 billion ACES contract.

  • More DHS employees feel engaged, despite 2016 FEVS ranking

    The federal workforce said it was slightly more engaged at their agencies. Employee engagement rose slightly in 2016, rising from 64 percent in 2015 to 65 percent this year, according to the newly released results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

  • 30th Annual Presidential Rank Awards

    The Senior Executives Association honored 43 recipients of the 2015 Presidential Rank Awards at a banquet in Washington April 21. The winners were responsible for saving government more than $121 billion. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper gave the keynote speech.

  • NASA chief tours Russian cosmonaut training center

    NASA Administrator recently paid a visit to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where many of the crews of the International Space Station train.

  • Charles Bolden, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA has a lot going on these days, and not just the investigation into Tuesday evening’s explosion of a privately-operated rocket at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA has received high marks for employee satisfaction, and it’s also moving ahead with plans to end U.S. reliance on Russia. NASA chose contractors Boeing and Space-X to transport astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. The Tuesday crash involved a rocket made and operated by Orbital Sciences, which is not involved in astronaut transport. In an interview with Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp, Administrator Charles Bolden spoke about new rockets and why they’re special.

  • Deputy NASA administrator Lori Garver stepping down

    NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is stepping down from the space agency. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced in a note to staff Garver would leave next month to serve as the general manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, where she will oversee day-to-day operations of the largest union for pilots.

  • NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

    NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station, as part of the third phase of NASA’s efforts to get private space companies to take over for the space shuttle.

  • NASA flying high with budget approval, top priorities in place

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about his agency’s fiscal health and top priorities, which extends from low-earth orbit to Mars and beyond.